Please find the link below to a letter Mrs Matheson released yesterday about social media and the way is is being used by some pupils.
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.
The children from P5 of P5/6 and P7 from P6/7, worked together on a team challenge to design and create a bridge which would hold the weight of a dictionary. They were given limited resources for the task and had to work together and share ideas. What a super morning it was!
Here are some of the comments the children made.
“We were given a certain amount of card, paper art straws, glue and tape to make our bridge with. At the beginning we looked at pictures of different bridges to give us ideas.”
“It is really fun working as a team because you don’t feel like you are on your own.”
“It was a challenge to make a bridge but we all worked together and shared our ideas to make it work.”
“It is enjoyable to work as a team and for everyone to have their role.”
“We found the task challenging as we used up all the materials straight away and we didn’t have any more. As a team we have to plan our design better before we start to build it.”
“I think this morning really helped us to get to know each other more because we had to work together to design and make the bridge.”
“It was a successful morning because we learned from our mistakes and celebrated each success from all the groups.”
Over the last 3 weeks Primary 5 and Primary 5/6 have been given the opportunity to receive tennis coaching. We have been learning about racket control, under and over arm passing, volleys and passing over a net. Here are some photos of our time at tennis so far. Thanks Lizzy for coming in to help and support our classes!
In preparation for the McRobert cup the Primary 4s and 5s will be doing some trials outside on the field over the next couple of weeks. Please can you make sure that your child is bringing suitable outdoor footwear to run in over the next couple of weeks.
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!