Over the last couple of months Bellfield Park Tennis Club have visited many schools coaching indoor mini tennis. We had a great time and would like to offer some classes for children aged 5-9yrs at various venues around the city so everyone can have a go. Classes are discounted for members but open to all and if you would like to know more about our membership and our club just go to our website www.bellfieldparktennis.co.uk
On Friday P5s got all dressed up for their Christmas party. We played games, took part in some Scottish dancing and had some delicious snacks made by Mrs Murdoch. Thank you to all the pupils in P5 for their amazing manners and sportsmanship. Mrs Fraser, Miss Cruickshank-Ryan and myself had a fantastic time celebrating the festive season with you. We hope you all had a great time too- here are some photos of the super afternoon!
“Out of the Box” CCC is putting on this Christmas musical with puppets at CCC on Wednesday 11th December 2019. It is from 6pm to 7pm and we invite parents to come with their children and stay for the performance. It is free.
We want as many people as possible to enjoy this so I am asking please if you would let the parents know this is happening. Here are a couple of links and it would be brilliant if you could post this on to your social media channels.
This year Ross County’s Community Department are running an Xmas Bonanza on the 21st and 22nd December for 5 to 12 year olds.
Over the 2 days everyone attending will receive 8 hours of football, 2 tickets to Ross County’s match against Motherwell on Boxing Day and a Christmas gift. I have attached the poster for full details.
Holm Primary now has its own team of budding reporters. P4 pupils have been working with Mr Evans, a former journalist. They have been learning about the media, how to research and write stories and talking about the big issues of the moment.
We’ll be posting their stories on the blog as they progress with their writing. So here are their first efforts – keep an eye on the blog to read more in the future…
Holm Primary News
By Erin and Charley
Welcome to Holm Primary News.
This term we interviewed Mr Ross. He very kindly answered all of our questions and even told us some funny stories too.
One day Mr Ross went to gel his hair and there wasn’t any gel so he used shampoo instead. Then he went to school. He went outside and it started raining and his hair went all bubbly!
Also he ripped his trousers. Not once, not twice, but three times in primary 7!!!! He was very embarrassed!!
We also asked Mr Ross about his new baby girl and how her name was chosen.
He said: “We made a list of names then scored them out of five and Ellie was the name that got the most votes.”
Holm Primary News
By Cameron and Emily
We have a new head teacher at our school. Her name is Mrs Mackay.
When we interviewed her she told us that her favourite things are shopping, gardening and family time.
In school now we have a reward scheme called Going for Gold. Pupils get rewards for kindness.
A silver card is if you do a kind thing. If you get 10 silver cards you get a gold card!!!
Before Mrs Mackay came to this school she was a head teacher at Teanassie, Dochgarroch and Tornacross.
She has been teaching for 12 years but she hasn’t always been a teacher. She also worked as a science development officer for a year.
Are you interested in a fun fundraiser that could win you all the wine you need for the festive season?
if yes, then all you need to do to enter is place £5 in an envelope with your name & contact details on it and donate a bottle of wine to be in with a chance of winning.
All envelopes will then be put in the pot and the winners drawn at end of the afternoon showing of Holm Winter Show on Wednesday 11th December.
1st prize – 20% of bottles donated
2nd prize – 15% of bottles donated
3rd prize – 10% of bottles donated
9 x 5% of bottles donated
10 x 1% of bottles donated.
If you wish to enter more than once then remember it is £5 and a bottle of wine for every entry.
For your chance to win then drop off your £5 and wine to the school office, Main residence if use back steps or any parent council member at the school gates. Good luck everyone
Primary 5 had great fun learning to create robotic owls with Vanessa from the SSPCA yesterday. We found out lots of interesting facts about owls (did you know their ears aren’t on the top of their head?) and got to ask Vanessa about her experiences with the SSPCA.
We worked as a team to construct Oscar the owl and then we used I pads to code and instruct the owl to speak, light up and move. It was great fun and very interesting!
Primary 5 had great fun yesterday afternoon with a visitor from the S.T.E.M hub. We were focussing on engineering and teamwork skills with the use of a giant meccano set. We first had to design and construct a tower. After that we had to create a wheelbarrow to hold a teddy. We have this set on loan from the STEM hub for a month so look out for more design challenges hitting our blog soon!