What: An event to share practical games to support maths at home.
When: Wednesday 16th January. 6-730pm
Where: Holm Primary School Hall
For who: Everyone
If you can make it: Please return the slip to let us know how many people are coming. If you do not have a slip, simply put a note into school stating how many people are attending.
If you cannot make it: Information will be shared on the blog after the event. If there are any further questions, please get in touch with Mr Ross.
Hope to see you there!
We were fortunate in school to have a visit from Barbara Henderson, a local author. Barbara Henderson has written children’s books, and she shared with us in an assembly where she got some of her ideas from. The P6s in the class also took part in a workshop about writing.
Here are some of the comments the class made about the visit.
“Barbara Henderson told us if you are doing writing about your emotions, don’t tell the reader how they feel. Instead describe the emotions instead to make the reader think what they are feeling.”
“We showed how each person in the book was feeling by doing poses.”
“We heard about how Barbara Henderson became an author and how she got the idea for one of her books ‘Fir for Luck’.”
“Barbara Henderson told us about some of the history she had to find out about before she wrote a book.”
“We heard about how books have to be detailed or some people won’t want to read them.”
“I would like to be an author like Barbara Henderson. She was inspirational and I love writing stories.”
Here are the P5s in our class, getting ready for their Christmas party.
The P6s getting ready for their party.
Primary 5 had their party on Thursday afternoon. We played party games including pass the parcel, musical statues, corners and the elimination dance. We also had some delicious biscuits (made by the canteen staff) and some other snacks. We made our own party playlist which came in very handy for the dance competition at the end of the party! There were lots of prizes and some great Scottish dancing too. Thank you to everyone that helped us to make our party a success. Here are some photos from the party!
Today we wore our Christmas jumpers and donated money to MFR Mission Christmas.
“We are thinking of others at Christmas.”
“Today we don’t have to wear school jumpers. We got to wear our Christmas jumpers and bring £1 for the charity.”
“Raising money was good because we are thinking of others less fortunate.”
“I enjoyed Christmas Jumper Day because I got to wear something new other than my school uniform.”
“Fèis Rois engages children to take more interest in music.”
” I enjoyed Fèis Rois because we were learning and singing new songs.”
“We took part in games to identify different types of music.”
“I learned about the different strings in a guitar.”
“I enjoyed learning about traditional songs like ‘Mary Mac.”
We were learning about what Children In Need does and how it supports others. It helped us to think about things that we may take for granted that other children may not have.
In school we raised money by having a ‘Dress Down Day’.
In class, we were learning about this year being the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. We also discussed the symbol of the poppy, and how we show respect by wearing or buying poppies.
In class, we looked at the work of various artists who had used poppies in their art pieces. We created our own pictures using a variety of mediums.
My heart couldn’t feel more full!! Absolutely bursting with happiness and just being so proud!!! What an achievement to the girls!! Thank you so much to everyone that helped us on our journey. Mrs Williams, Mrs Webb and Mr Ross – legends.
Eden Court were amazing and special thank you to the Dance Artist Louise Marshall!!
All the girls were superstars!!!! Thank you to them and their families. I have been so touched by the words of thanks but the girls are the true achievers. It’s moments like this that I love my job and all the children I work with. I hope the girls will remember this day for what it was – truly awesome!!! More importantly they continue to believe they can achieve whatever they want to and KEEP DANCING !!