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P3 17/18

Cross Country McRobert Cup 2018

Holm Super Stars






Well done to all our Cross Country Teams.

What a fantastic achievement as all of our teams came home with a medal.

P2/3 boys, P4/5 girls and P6/7 girls teams came first.

P2/3 girls, P4/5 boys and P6/7 boys team came second.

A big thank you to Mrs Foxcroft, Mrs MacPherson, Miss McIntosh, and all the other parents who helped out at Bught Park.





Primary 3 – Conductors and Insulators

This week in P3 we were looking at what makes a material a condutor or an insulator . We made simple electrical circuits and tested them with different materials and recorded the results.








Primary 3 Achievements

Congratulations for passing your breast stroke swimming lessons. Well done,  for receiving a certificate to show how you had completed the Leisure Learn to Swim scheme. Well done!






The girls are in a basketball team. Last weekend they played against the Lions and Milton of Leys. They were successful in scoring baskets. Well done girls!


Inverness 5km Run

Well done to girls for completed the 5km run from Bught Park to the racing track at the Leisure Centre.

They received lovely medals for their effort.

Kindness Carries

Primary 3 and 3 / 4 Mindfulness.  

Last week, we watched a mindful video about being positive.  We saw a rain drop falling into water and then turning into a rippling wave.  We talked about how this happens in everyday life.  For example, when one person smiles, another person will smile.  

We watched a special video today called Life Vest Inside – Kindness Boomerang – “One Day”.  Look carefully and see what you can see.


Stephanie:  “Firstly, a boy accidentally fell off his skateboard and someone helped him up.”

Ethan:  “This boy then helped a lady cross the road.”

Ruby:  “I saw lots of people helping others and being kind.”  

Campbell:  “The video was about passing on positivity.”  

Rhys:  “People were passing on kindness.”  

James:  “I saw a person give a hot dog to a homeless person.”  

Finlay: “The hot dog stand man gave water to the person as well.”  

Nicole:  “One of the main messages of the video is to do nice things for each other.”  

Cody:  “The girl gave the lady flowers.  This was a stranger and Miss Penman said she often gives her friends flowers when they feel sad.”  

This is all the things we could see and remember.  Miss Penman challenged us to listen to the song lyrics next time and see what message the singers are trying to convey.  


STEM Wizard Visit!!

WOW we were amazed today!!!  We popped loads balloons clapping for our special visitor!! Thank you so much for coming to our school and sharing some of your magic tricks with us.

Colin:  “There was a water trick that was so good.”  

Cameron:  “The man told us how he changed the colour of the water by using food colouring in the lid.”  

Kaiyan:  “I liked it when Alan made an orange hankie appear and then he magically changed it into an orange ball.”  

Nathan and Tyler:  “I liked it when the man made his face go through the paper from a tiny hole.”  

Evie: “The man made the paper in the envelope change!! He showed us at the end that he does this by sticking two envelopes together.

Lily “I liked it when Alan put the ball in the box.  Next he put over the anti-gravity cloth. Then he magically made the ball float in the air by itself.”  

Lewis:  “I liked it when he used the force to bend the special metal from NASA.”  

Tillie: “I liked it when we did the trick for the numbers.  The magic is that you always land on number 3 that has the message on it because you have to follow the instructions.”  

Abbie:  “At the beginning he showed us cards and we had to shout out the numbers on the cards.  Then he kept changing them. We do not know how he did it.”

Evie:  “Alan did a trick with the ropes.  He showed us all the ropes different sizes and then he made them all the same size.”  

World Book Day in P3

On Wednesday we celebrated World Book Day early. We took in our favourite books to share with each other. We recreated our favourite book cover designs. To finish off the day we acted out scenes from Jack and the Beanstalk.

We then took part in a scavenger book hunt. We had to look through different fiction books to find certain characters.  We found witches, a king, a duck and even porridge.

We also investigated the months of the year poem. We read the poem as a class and looked at the rhyming words. Then we had to order the poem in groups as a challenge activity.

‘We enjoyed making our favourite book covers.’

‘I enjoyed the scavenger hunt because I got to be a book detective.’


Raffle tickets on sale today

Raffle tickets will be on sale at drop off (840-9am) and pick up (240-3pm) today at the school gate. They will cost £1 per strip. Money generated will be split to support MacMillan Cancer Support and the P7 trip.

The draw, and further ticket sales, will happen at the Quiz tonight in the Hall. The Quiz begins at 6pm and is open to all. Late entries are welcome. Team size set at a maximum of 6.

Prizes include

Tomatin Whisky and glass sets (Weldex)

Storehouse voucher

Golf balls (Weldex)

Red and White wine set (Café 1)

Therapy suite voucher

Afternoon Tea for 2 at Culloden House Hotel

2x PT session with Kevin Campbell PT (£60)

Nairn Dunbar Golf Voucher

1st Pizza Direct Voucher

Urquharts – lunch for 2 with a glass of wine each

Assorted bottles

Carpet vouchers

Thank you!

Dream Job Dress Up Day

What an amazing day we all had together!! It was so much fun talking about and describing what we would like to do when we grow up.  We liked finding out why we wanted to do our dream jobs too.  Can you guess from our outfits what we wanted to be?

John:  I want to be a helicopter pilot to take people to other places and on tours.

Justin:  I want to be a soldier to be part of a team and keep the world safe.

Daniel:  I would like to be a video game designer.  This is because I enjoy gaming when I am at home.

Levi:  I would like to be a car driver.  This is because I could drive a fast car.

Jessica:  I want to be an animator because I love to draw and watch movies.

Suha:  I want to be a nurse to help people feel better.

Hamish:  I want to be an inventor.  This is because I love creating things.

Xane:  I want to be a runner because I like being fit and healthy.  I want to become better at running so I can be fast.

Reuben:  I want to be a footballer so I can be fit and healthy.  I also want to earn a lot of money.

James:  I want to be a rockstar because I like music.  I will make my own songs and will give money to charities.

Aiden:  I want to be an inventor because I am smart and am good at working with computers.

Oscar:  I want to be an architect.  I am good at drawing and sketching out plans.

Holly:  I want to be a gymnastic teacher.  I would like to help people to learn different skills in gymnastics.   I would teach them new skills and then they would teach others.  It would be a great job.

Louisa:  I want to be a PE teacher.  I will help the children stay fit and let the children have fun.  I will play games with them.

Amber:  I want to be a vet because I want to help animals feel better.  I want to help animals so their owners are happy.

Special Delivery!

Look what arrived today! It is official that here at Holm we are a level 1 RRS school.

Onwards we go to the next level!

Well done to all of the team . 😀