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P7 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.





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.  




Nursery – a trip to the opera.

We were delighted to be asked to the P6 and P7 opera performance and luckily had the best seats in the house for the rehersal performance.

What we thought-

“The boat was a good part – there was sails and water.”

“I liked the starting and when everyone was falling.”

“I liked the singing.”

“I liked the swords”

“I liked the dancing”

“I liked when they sang about home at the end”

“I liked the pirates! I liked the singing”

“I liked when the boy was fighting the pirate! He took his sword”

“It was exciting”

Mrs Bain and Mrs Carey also thought the show was fantastic, amazing job P6 and 7!


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.

Dramatastic P7

This term we have been working on lots of different targets with Miss Penman in drama and dance.

  • 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.

Can you tell what we are trying to do in our pictures?!

Group Shapes


What animal can you spot?

The Machine

Can you tell what our machines are?

Miss Penman

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

As part of our celebrations of World Book Day we teamed up with Primary 1 to do some shared reading.

We had a lovely time spending the time together and reading new books.

We talked a lot in class about how to sit, hold the book and encourage our buddies.

Next time we are going to listen to P1 read their reading books to us.

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“I enjoyed having time with the younger ones” Emily

“I enjoyed seeing my buddy being able to read some of the sentences” Sam

“I enjoyed working with P1 because I learned how to read to younger ones” Ellie

“I liked it when my buddy smiled when I read to him” James

“I think that doing this can help P1 but also help us too as we have to think about expression and not reading too quickly” Katie

“I liked it when my buddy made sound effects to go with the pictures” Kenneth

“I found it interesting to see what books my buddy did and didn’t like” Alasdair

“I enjoyed it when my buddy described the pictures” Eilidh

“I enjoyed it when my buddy explained why he liked the book” Cairn

“I enjoyed teaching my buddy what the different pictures were” Kaii

“I enjoyed listening to the questions she asked me and evaluating her answers” Rachel

“I enjoyed working with P1 because it helps me with my expression when I read as I don’t do it enough” Ashleigh

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!

Internet Safety Day

Internet Safety Day was a great success. P5-7  started  the day with a visit from our community police officer who spoke to us about keeping ourselves safe on the internet. Then we had rotations of groups to give the children a broad experience of various aspects of the internet. These included the history and positives of the internet, Smart Thinking, appropriate and safe information on profiles, internet passwords and websites (fake/ unsecure), social media and cyberbullying.

These are comments the children made about the day.

“It was good we had a visit from our community police officer, because now I know more about internet safety and the dangers.”

“The ‘Smart Thinking’ told you how to keep safe on the internet. I enjoyed making a poster about it.”

“I have learned what SMART stands for. Safe, Meeting, Accepting, Reliable and Tell. Smart Thinking is useful because the word Smart is easy to remember.  The poster was also fun to make as we got to work in a team.”

“It was great learning about internet safety as now we know what to do if something happens.”

“I have enjoyed learning about all the different ways to keep safe on the internet.”

It has taught me how to keep myself safe and why you might not trust others.”

“I learnt that www stands for World Wide Web and that Sir Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web.”

“I learnt that the first computer ever made took up the size of a whole room and the first food ordered online was pizza.”

“It was interesting to learn the difference between internet and the World Wide Web.”

“Some of the advantages of the internet are: You can learn from it, complete job applications, socialise with others, send emails instead of writing and you can be entertained e.g You Tube.”

“ I enjoyed internet safety day as it told me the internet can sometimes be dangerous.”

“I learned how to recognise a fake website.”

“I learned how to make a strong password.”

“I learned that it is easy to hack into accounts if you have a weak password.”

“I learned that the world wide web and the internet are different things.”