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P6 17/18

Sports Relief Daley Challenge

This week Primary 6/7 have enjoyed taking part in a ‘Daley’ Challenge as part of Sports Relief. Each day were able to enjoy a different sport:

  • Monday – Hula hooping
  • Tuesday – Skipping
  • Wednesday – Relay races
  • Thursday – Dancing
  • Friday- Football

We also managed to join up with both Primary 6 and Primary 7 for some of the challenges, making it even more exciting.

On Friday, alongside football, we also enjoyed taking part in BBC Super Movers Campaign, where we watched some physical activities videos and then joined in.

We had a great week supporting Sports Relief! Thank you to Mrs Nicholson and the Pupil Council for all their hard work organising the week!


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.





P6 and P6/7 Creative Cafe

Today Primary 6 and Primary 6/7 shared their learning with family and friends during their Creative Cafe. Pupils welcomed guests with a special performance of the song, “We are all in this together.” Afterwards guests could visit the many stations prepared by the pupils. Stations included Technology, Science, Maths and Rights Respecting Schools. Finally guests enjoyed a cafe experience run by pupils.

The Creative Cafe was a great success enjoyed by all! Well done Primary 6 and Primary 6/7 for all your hard work.

  • “I enjoyed working with a different group and performing for the visitors.”
  •  “Learning the song and actions was good fun, I think we did a great job.”
  • “Sharing the information with parents was something I enjoyed.”
  •  “I thought it was a really good experience because some people at home did not know what we are doing in school so this gave them a chance to understand.”
  • “I liked the creative café because I enjoyed setting up a station and working with others.”
  • “It was a fun activity to share our learning with others.”
  • “I enjoyed sharing with the adults what we have learned in school.”
  • “It was nice to work as part of a team and a good experience to work with new people.”
  • “I enjoyed working with all the P6s as it was nice to do something with all the year groups.”

Scottish Opera – The Dragon of the Western Sea

Today we had a fantastic experience working with Scottish Opera. We were then able to share our learning with our friends and family who came to watch our performance of The Dragon of the Western Sea.

Well done to all the performers and a big thank you to our visitors from Scottish Opera. Their expertise and energy allowed us to give a wonderful performance! Also our outfits looked spectacular – as you can see from the photos below.

  • “It was amazing to be involved – I really enjoyed it.”
  • “I enjoyed doing all the dancing and all the singing.”
  • “I enjoyed being the giraffe – Coby!”
  • “It was a new experience and I enjoyed listening and taking part in it.”
  • “I was really surprised at how it turned out, it was great.”
  • “It was a lot better than I thought it would be!”
  • “I liked the snake – Billy!”
  • “I enjoyed the different learning experience that we did with the Scottish Opera.”
  • “The Scottish Opera people were very enthusiastic – Greg, Leigh and Allan.”
  • “I think the Scottish Opera made it very fun and different rather than just facts.”
  • “Their singing was really good.”
  • “The way we were organised on the stage was very effective to show the boat.”

Primary One / Two Comments:

WOW what an amazing show!! We had so much fun and were very privileged to go see the dress rehearsal of:  The Dragon of the Western Sea.   


  • I liked the India part.  The people from India gave curry that was spicy.  
  • I liked it when they were sailing on the sea.  They had pieces of blue cloth at the front to show the sea.  Some children waved the blue cloth to show they were moving.
  • I liked the part where they gave out a sword in India.  After that they had a pirate battle with the swords. Later on they were able to kill a snake with their sword when they were in Africa.  
  • I liked the songs that the children sang especially the pirate song.  
  • I liked seeing my sister performing in the Scottish Opera.
  • I liked it when they came home.  
  • I liked it when the giraffe came  in.
  • I liked the costumes they had on.  It looked good.
  • I liked the bit at the end of the pirates when they did a silly face.  
  • We loved seeing all the older boys and girls in our school performing.  We were very proud of them. We hope they do brilliantly in front of their next audience.  




STEM Wizard School

This week P6, P6/7 and P7 enjoyed a fantastic wizard magic show. The show taught us all the ways to combine STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) with magic!

We all thoroughly enjoyed the show and look forward to trying some of the magic tricks at home.


  • “After watching it my sister and I are doing a science/magic show for our parents.”
  • “I enjoyed seeing different magic tricks.”
  • “It was fun being able to see how he did all his tricks.”
  • “I liked how clever the tricks where and I have never seen tricks like that before.”
  • “I enjoyed seeing how he does the tricks because I can know do them at home!”
  • “I thought the show was magical because it showed us how to lots of tricks and learn in the process.”
  • “I really enjoyed the magic because it was cool how the magician did the tricks and then he showed us at the end how to do it ourselves.”
  • “I enjoyed watching the show and now I will go on the website and try some of the tricks.”
  • “I learned how to use numbers to do a magic trick.”
  • “I learned that atoms are so tiny that you can’t even see them!”
  • “I though the jokes were really funny- we were learning information also.

Creative Cafe

Primary 6 and Primary 6/7 have been busy this week getting prepared for their Creative Cafe!

At the beginning of the week we learnt all about circuits and even built our own circuits. We then used this knowledge to design and built models. Our models light up and some even move – and we look forward to displaying these at our cafe!

Next we all wrote invitations, inviting our families to our cafe on Tuesday, March 20th.

Finally we began planning our stations – scripts were written, props were resourced and posters designed.

We look forward to welcoming you all to our cafe, where we will share our learning from this year. See you all soon!

Dramatastic P6

This term we have been working on a variety of expressive arts targets.

  • I can follow a variety of instructions.
  • I can create a shape using my body.
  • I can work in a team.
  • I can perform in front of others and describe our creative thoughts.
  • I can follow and lead in repetitive moves.
  • I can work co-operatively with others to connect repetitive moves to show and explain to others.
  • I can remember animal shapes to play a competitive game with my peers demonstrating quick thinking and communication with others.

Groups Shapes Can you spot what object we are making with our bodies in a team?  Which one is the iphone or the piano?  

Animal Poses  . What animals can you see in our game?  

Machines Which one do you think is the most interesting?

P6 and P6/7 Creative Cafe

P6 and P6/7 have began working on their Creative Cafe. We have been discussing ideas and making plans for all our different stalls. The cafe will take place on Tuesday 20th March at 9.30am.

Look out for your invitation in school bag mail in the upcoming weeks. We look forward to seeing you all!

Scottish Opera Visit

This week P6, P6/7 and P7 enjoyed a visit by Scottish Opera. This visit was a vocal session in order to prepare us for our upcoming Scottish Opera show,  The Dragon of the Western Sea. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience, as well as being able to showcase our singing talents to our peers and visitor.

“It was a good experience to have someone from Scottish Opera come in to work with us.”

“I felt nervous at first singing in front of the person from Scottish Opera but when I began singing it took my mind off things.”

“It was a fun afternoon and I enjoyed hearing all the songs linked together.”

World Book Day

On World Book Day, we took part in a variety of activities. We shared some books we have enjoyed, hoping to encourage others to read them too. We had the opportunity to take part in a book swap in school. Also there was an exciting book quiz with questions about different books and their characters. Everyone in the class enjoyed designing a new front cover for a book of their choice. We tried to make them really eye- catching. There was still time left to read some books as well!

“World Book Day is a great idea because it encourages people to read books.”

“Swapping books is good because you get a chance to read other books that people have enjoyed.”

“Books are great as they bring you in, to a whole new world of imagination.”

“You can learn lots of new facts through books. ”

“Books are good for your spelling and help you learn new knowledge.”

“Books make people happy!”

“Reading books can cheer you up.”