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P5 18/19

Dance Day Success!!!

Dance Day Success

What an amazing day we all had and raising money for Highland Hospice!! We hope you enjoy the photos, quotes and look out for us in the local paper.  Good luck to Kerry and her journey in Strictly Inverness.  We are so grateful to our school community as you all raised £962.31.  Thank you so much for your continuing support.

“I really enjoyed dance day because we all had fun and we raised money for a good cause” Aimee

“It was really fun and I liked seeing the smiles on other people’s faces” Katienne

“I usually don’t like dancing but the dance day was great fun and I really enjoyed it.”  Primary Seven 

“I liked all the different stations and the flash mobs” Sophie

“I enjoyed taking part in all the different dances” Caitlin

“I was nervous about dancing in front of the whole school and parents but in the end it was amazing and I really enjoyed it.”    Primary Seven 

“I enjoyed all the different styles of dancing.” Primary Two 

“I really enjoyed the dance day especially learning new types of dance.” Primary Five

We had dance stations in the morning.  Thank you to all adults and children for participating in this event.  Special thanks go out to Performers UK, Laura MacLennan and Hollie Simpson – Local Dance Artists for their time and talents.

Dancing with Performers UK

Dancing With Laura 

Dancing with Hollie 

“I enjoyed dancing with Hollie as we learnt lots of dance moves with ribbons.”  Primary Three 

“I enjoyed dancing with the scarves.”  Primary Two

Scottish Dancing with Mrs Nicholson and Mr Henstridge 

“I enjoyed the Scottish dancing because Mr Henstridge made everyone laugh” Shanah-Leigh

“Mr Henstridge’s Scottish Dancing was great fun.”  Primary Five

“I liked the Scottish dancing because it was fun” Ruthie

“I liked the Scottish dancing because it was fun.”  Primary Two

“The Scottish dancing was good fun as we got to dance with a partner a lot.”  Primary Three 

Interactive Dancing 

“I enjoyed the activity where we were doing Just Dance.”  Primary Four 

“I enjoyed the different moves on Go-noodle.”  Primary Two

“I loved doing just dance.”  Primary Seven

“The Frog Dance was the best.”  Primary One

“I enjoyed doing Just dance because it was fun” Robert

African and Smaba Dancing with designing a Costume 

“It was nice to design the African print trousers in one of the class after we learnt about African dancers.”  Primary Three 

“I liked learning all about the Samba.  I did not know the costumes are based on a carnival theme.”  Primary Five


“I enjoyed dancing and doing the Makaton actions.”  Primary Two

“It was nice to teach the Makaton dance to Reach (for the stars).”  Primary Four   Primary Seven

Lunchtime Surprises!! 

We had a flashmob, the newspaper and Bobby the Bee turn up.  What an exciting time.

“The flash dance in the afternoon was great fun.”  Primary Seven

“I loved seeing Bobby the Bee in the playground.”  Primary One

In the afternoon, Bobby came around classes to help sell sunflowers and wristbands for the Highland Hospice. A lady from the Highland Hospice came in to talk to us about the importance of our fundrasing and how Highland Hospice help in our community.  We were shocked to find out how much it costs to run the Hospice daily but were so thankful we raised so much money to help.

Lastly, we were happy to perform our last flashmob at home time to parents.  We loved our day.  Thank you to all the families that helped us be awesome!

class dojo reward

Primary 5 have managed to earn an amazing 3000 dojos this term. We will be having our whole class reward on Thursday to celebrate this huge achievement.

We will be watching ‘Hop’ and so have decided a few optional extras. Pupils are allowed to take in comfy/ lounge clothes or pjs to change into (please don’t wear to school).  They can also take in a blanket, cushion or small cuddly toy if they wish.  Pupils can also take in a small snack to enjoy while watching the movie if they wish.

Well don’t on all your hard work and polite manners this term- I am really looking forward to celebrating on Thursday!

Creative Café success

On Thursday Primary 5 hosted their creative café for family and friends. We decided to use this opportunity to celebrate our learning of the Jacobites as it was our topic this term.  We shared our learning through art, baking, computers and photos.  Thank you so much to everyone that was able to join us. We had a great time sharing our learning!


‘It was really fun watching the adults engage with the children at the stations.’ Rory

‘I had lots of fun sharing all the facts that I had learned.’ Rosa

‘I really enjoyed sharing my learning through my PowerPoint presentation’. Laria

‘I enjoyed sharing the potato scone recipe with parents and tasting the food afterwards.’ Campbell


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P5 Creative cafe

Primary 5 would like to invite all parents/ carers and friends of Miss Campbell’s class to join us to share our learning about the Jacobites this term.

The cafe will take place this Thursday (28th March) from 9:30 – 10:15.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Making butter

On Monday we were learning how to write a set of instructions. Our instructions were teaching people how to make butter.  We even made our own to test out our instructions.  We tried it out on some oatcakes as we thought that would link well to our Jacobite topic.

‘When we were making the butter I though my arm was about to fall off at any moment. Once the cream finally started to split I felt success!’ Rory

‘I enjoyed making the butter. I found it so much fun that I made it again at home.’ laria

Culloden Battlefield trip

On Thursday P5 and P5/6 were lucky enough to visit Culloden Battlefield as part of our Jacobites topic. We went inside the classroom and were all given a lanyard.  Some of us were asked to dress up as famous people from the time of the Jacobite rebellion. After that, we went outside to see the real battlefield.  We got to see where the soldiers stood and even where some soldiers were buried.  After lunch we were back in the classroom to look at artefacts that would have belonged to the people we had studied earlier in the day. Lastly, we went around the museum.  We saw some of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s personal belongings like his dress sword and waistcoat (it even had his sweat stains on it).

We had an amazing time and are looking forward to sharing more of our experience at our creative café later on this month!

*Fun Fact- Bonnie Prince Charlie’s full name was Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart.

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Lost Property

A huge THANK YOU to Mrs Williamson and Mrs Main who spent time this morning streamlining our Lost Property.

As you can see below they have allocated a box per class for named items so that they can be returned to their owner or their owner can check their class box.

This however will only work if ALL items are named.

We still have a  box of unnamed items and lunchboxes/water bottles.

Unclaimed items will be removed as per the Holm Primary and Parent Council Procedural Guide for Lost Property, a copy of which is displayed next to our Lost Property area.

Visit from the Wardlaw Mausoleum

Yesterday Erik came to visit our class to talk about his job at the Wardlaw Mausoleum. He showed us pictures and told us stories about how the Jacobite rebellion affected the Lovat Fraser clan.  He then went on to tell us about other events that happened throughout history near the Mausoleum.  We also got to look at different artefacts and books that he took in to show us.  Thank you so much for coming in to speak to us Erik.  We really enjoyed it!

‘It was very interesting to hear all about the mausoleum.  You wouldn’t know there were witch trials so near Inverness.’ Campbell

‘I found the story about the witch pricker (Mr Patterson) that was actually a woman in disguise very interesting.  I don’t know how she got away with it for 3 years!’ Aidan



Our Jacobite shield

This week Primary 5 have been busy designing and creating our own Jacobite shields. We used paint to make our designs come to life and then used split pins to bring our designs to life.


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