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A Fond Farewell from P1/2

 A Fond Farewell from P1/2 and Miss Macnaughton 

We have come to the end of the year together, we are sad to say goodbye but we will see each other again next term. Out final thoughts of the year…..

‘I learned lots of new things in school, I didn’t realise I would learn so much. I will miss Miss Macnaughton in P2 but I will still see her.’ Amber

‘I enjoyed the school trip to Urquhart Castle, I bought a teddy there.  I’m excited to go to a new block and get another teacher.’ Emily

‘I’m excited to go into a new block, meet a new teacher and learn new stuff.  I’m looking forward to seeing new people.  I will miss my teacher but I will still see her at break and lunch.’ Adam

‘I was excited when learning about castles, I am looking forward to going into Miss Giblin’s classroom.’ Kian 

‘ I liked having Miss Macnaughton as my teacher, I’m looking forward to moving block.’ Lucas

‘I enjoyed the trip going to Urquhart Castle and the Baillie Cup.  I’m looking forward to having a new classroom.’ Charlie

‘In art it is really fun because its a time when you get to draw.  I’m excited to go in to a new classroom.’ Effie

‘I liked how I got a medal in the Baillie Cup, I’m really happy because I am with my friends next year.’ Ewen

‘I’ve enjoyed Friday because I got Pupil of the week and I learned to not loose golden time.  I’m nervous about getting a new classroom, I’m also sad about getting a new teacher.’ Xane 

‘It was exciting when we went to do the drama, we were learning about the Snail and the Whale.  I am excited about next year because I’m going into a new class.’ Ailsa

‘I loved learning about the castles, next year we will learn about different stuff.’ Laurie

‘I enjoyed golden time because I like playing with the lego.  I am excited about next year because I will make new friends’ Alena 

‘I have enjoyed playing with my friends and learning about Castles.  I’m excited about next year because I will get a new classroom.’ Grace

‘I liked getting table points and pupil of the week.  I am excited about next year because I am going to get a new teacher and I might make new friends.’ Ethan

‘I liked learning about Castles.  I am excited about next year because I’m staying in A block.’ Jessica P

‘I liked it when we did Chinese whispers, I am happy and nervous about next year because I’ll make new friends and I’m moving block.’ Jessica M

‘I enjoyed being in P1/2 and having Miss Macnaughton.  I am feeling sad about leaving A block but I’m excited about going to B block.’ Riley

‘I loved going to Urquhart Castle.  I feel excited about next year because I’m getting a new teacher.’ Chloe

‘I liked when we were having our assembly practise.  I’m excited that my class is going to look different.’ James C

‘I liked this year, it was nice to see my friends but now the year is moving on and I’m going to miss my friends.  I am looking forward to going to B block and making new friends.’ Harvey 

‘I liked learning about the water cycle and castles.  I am looking forward to having a new teacher.’ James B 

‘I liked learning about writing.  I am looking forward to getting new reading books.’ Vanessa

‘I liked learning my phonics and I liked learning how to count to 20 in French.  I’m looking forward to making new friends.’ Hamish 

‘I have thoroughly enjoyed all the learning that has taken place over the year.  What a fun filled and busy time we have had.  Wishing all the children and families a lovely summer holiday.’ Miss Macnaughton

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One World Picnic A block

On Friday we had a lovely picnic, the weather was not very good so we had it in the hall.

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Primary 2 Castles Day

While Primary 1 were on their trip to Urquhart Castle, all of the Primary 2 children had a chance to mingle and work together across two classes to complete different activities related to their topic of Castles.

Here is what they got up to:

Urquhart Castle Trip Comic Strips:

‘We learned that comic strips have writing and pictures in them. They have speech bubbles and thinking bubbles.’ Melody

‘We had to put lots of colour and detail in them so that they stood out.’ Rory H

‘We had to use full stops, exclamation marks and WOW words.’ Katie

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Local Castle Art in the Style of Andy Warhol’s Pop Art:

‘I liked it when we were colouring in our castles because we had to make it stand out and keep changing the colours in each section.’ Aiden H

‘I remember that the artist was called Andy Warhol.’ Sophie

‘I liked the colour of the castles because we were able to use all different colours.’ Josh & Lily

‘I thought it was going to be really easy but drawing Urquhart Castle was really hard. So I chose Inverness Castle instead.’

‘It was cool, colourful and fantastic to draw castles like Pop Art.’

‘I enjoyed it a lot and it was really interesting.’ Harvey

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Urquhart Castle Trip and Fencing with Culloden Fencing Club!

Primary 2 children had a wonderful day at Urquhart Castle this week. They enjoyed exploring the ruins, seeing the prison cell and learning about the history of the castle and the different people who once lived there. The next day A block had a chance to have a go at fencing using plastic fencing equipment.

Urquhart Castle

‘I really enjoyed the trip because we got to see what castles actually looked like in the film. At the end I loved how they opened the curtains so we could see what the castle looks like now. We saw how it had changed and what happened to it.’ Rosa

‘It was great fun and it was very adventurous. I loved seeing the dungeon. There was a creepy man in it.’ Suzie

‘I liked that you could see real armour and helmets.’ Dougray

‘I liked seeing the catapult because it was interesting.’ Brody

‘The catapult was called a trebuchet.’ Reuben

‘We found out that not all castles have water in the moats. Some castles don’t even have moats.’ Samuel

‘I enjoyed going to the shop because you could buy anything you liked with a limit of £5.’ Rory H

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Fencing with Mrs Christie and her daughters from Culloden Fencing Club

‘I learned how to stand and fence and how to try not to get hit.’ Grace

‘It’s called ‘en gard’ when you are in the proper fencing position ready to start.’ Sohpie

‘It was nice how the ladies came all the way to our school to do fencing with us.’ Melody

‘I enjoyed learning about how to lunge forwards.’ Reuben

‘We could only hit or poke people with the plastic swords between the neck and waist.’ Aiden H

‘I learned that fencing was a sport.’ Andrew

‘I liked playing the pirates game because everyone got a shot.’ Katie

‘I enjoyed the plastic sword fight because I’ve seen it in films but never tried it in real life.’ Suzie  

We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Christie, Rachael and Imogen for coming in to work with us! It was great fun!

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Afternoon Nursery Transition Banquet

On Wednesday the Nursery joined Primary 1/2 for our last transition project event.  We celebrated with a castle banquet.  We started with some dancing followed by our buffet banquet and our song There Was A Princess Long Ago which we acted out in the Lilac room.  This is what we thought of the day –

“I really liked it, it was fun.  The best bit was the dancing.”  Daniel McRoberts

“I liked the food we had to eat.”  Layla

“I liked the popcorn.”   Abbie

“I liked the dancing and the music.”  Lennox

“I liked the drinks and the food.”  Erin

 

 

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Baillie Cup

What a fabulous day at the Baillie cup yesterday, even with the rain.  All the children did so well and representing the school brilliantly. We also won best banner and got a box of celebrations.

‘It was exciting doing the Baillie Cup, I came third in the relay and the sprint.’ Charlie

‘It was fun running for our school. I got a medal for the relay.’ Grace

‘I was a little bit scared at the start but when it was my turn I sprinted all the way to get third place.’ Ewen 

‘I liked running and getting a medal. I was doing the sprinting and I got a third medal, I felt excited after the race.’ Amber

There were different races of different lengths and primary 1, 2 ,3 and 4 went.  I really liked when we did the relay because the primary one started, then primary two, then me and lastly Ryan.  My group came third and I got a medal.” Jamie

“I enjoyed this activity because it was the first time going on the track.”  Rhys

“I thought it was really fun as we won the best banner”  Rachael.

“I liked the 100 metres relay race and the 150 metres sprint.  I came third in both of these”  Ryan

“I was nervous before my race.  I cant really remember what I was thinking or feeling but I know that I had to run around the whole track once and a half in the 600 metres race.  Afterwards I felt ok as I had manage to complete the whole race”.  Harvey.

“I liked the bus journey.  I felt nervous on the way there but then on the way back I felt mixed feelings.  I was disappointed because I had not won anything but I felt happy to be involved in the opportunity to go and represent our school in the Baillie Cup”  Kirsty   

“I liked doing the Baillie Cup and the races.  I came fourth in the relay.  If we ran really fast we got a medal”  Lily

“It was really fun.   I came second in a running race I got a medal.  All of it was amazing.”  Rhys

“It was fun because we won the banner competition for having the best banner.  I enjoyed running because I almost got a medal but someone overtook me.  We needed to work hard and train for it.”  Murray

‘It was really fun and everyone was really encouraging. Everyone ran really fast. I got a silver medal in the relay race.’ Kirsten

‘It was good watching other people’s races. We had a cool banner which said Bring the Cup Holm Sweet Holm. We got two chocolates at the end because we won the banner competition.’ Emily

‘I enjoyed being there as I saw lots of people I knew.’ Blair

Thank you to Mrs Dillon, Mrs Foxcroft and other parent volunteers for their time and enthusiasm whilst training the children and for attending the event on the day. 🙂 

See you next year Mr Baillie!

Fairytale Friday

Fairytale Friday, we have really enjoyed dressing up and learning together.

We did workshops about Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Tournament.

‘It was fun because we dressed up and we were doing activities to do with Fairytales.  My favourite activity was doing the Rapunzel story map.’ Laurie 

‘I have enjoyed when we have done Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel’s tower.’ Suzie

‘I have enjoyed hearing different stories.’ Emma

‘It has been lots of fun because we were allowed to dress up and I enjoyed getting some sweets from Miss Macnaughton.’ Finlay

‘I enjoyed doing  writing because it was exciting, I was writing about Rapunzel.’ Amber

‘I enjoyed doing drama, because we got to act as people from Jack and the beanstalk, we got to wear masks.’ Josh

‘Its good today because its Fairytale Friday and we are learning about different stuff all together, like Jack and Beanstalk, Rapunzel and The Tournament .  We did 2 groups before lunch and 1 group after lunch.’  Adam

‘The message of the story in ‘The Tournament’ was all about not judging a book by its cover.’ Melody

‘We shouldn’t judge people on what they can do just because they are a man or a woman.’ Lois
‘Girls and boys can do any job they want to.’ Alyssa

‘We had to decide whether a man, a woman or both could do different jobs. We had to move under the poster to show our answer.’ Rory C

 

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“I liked reading all the stories and I liked when we did the story map with Rapunzels hair.  I liked everyones costumes”  Emma

“I liked reading Rapunzel and we made a map of the story.  I enjoyed being at Miss Giblins doing her tasks too”  Nicole

“I enjoyed dressing up and liked acting out Jack and the Beanstalk with the masks.”  Thea

“I liked doing Jack and the Beanstalk with our masks, it helped me to act it out.” Amy

“It was good to go around all of the classes.  We did different activities and I liked them all.  I liked doing the Rapunzel Hair best.” Alyssa

“It was good doing the knight story.  I wanted to be a footballer when I am big.”  Daniel

“I liked the knight book because it was about castles too.”  Rhys

“I liked doing the knight story because it was a good story and there was a castle in it.”  Stewart

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P1 Trip to Urquhart Castle

What a beautiful day for a trip to Urquhart Castle.

‘It was exciting going on the trip and when we got there we had a snack then we bought stuff in the shop.  I learned how Urquhart castle got blown up.’ Adam

‘It was fantastic because we got to watch a movie about the Castle.’ Xane

‘There was a fake man in the dungeons in the castle.  My favourite part was buying something in the shop, I got a sword.’ James B

‘The trip was exciting because we went in the castle, I learned that castle are cool.’ Amber

‘I enjoyed the trip because I liked getting my toy and I learned about the castle.’ Grace

‘I enjoyed going to the dungeons because it was really scary and there was a fake person in there, he couldn’t hear anybody. James C

‘The trip was awesome because we learned that they had prisoners that betrayed them.  I liked buying my knight helmet and my sword in the shop.’ Olly

“We learned lots we didn’t know.”  Anna

“I liked when we went up to the top of the castle.  We climbed up the round steps.”  Suha

“We watched a movie and we saw knights fighting at the castle.”  Isla

“I liked it when we went up to the keep and I liked it when we tried to find all of the things, the bus was fun too.”  Michael

“I liked the spiral staircase.  It was hard to go down but a bit easier to go up.” Alyssa

“I enjoyed when we had to find the bed, toilet, and the prison in the guards part.” Chloe

“I liked looking into the dungeon I saw a square window and a wee light, it was a little space.”  Thea

“I liked it when I bought stuff in the shop.  I got a helmet and a sword.  I liked it going up the big towers.”  Aiden

“We learned about all the different things they used in castle.  We got to hold them.  There were shackles like handcuffs made of metal and iron.”  Murray

“There was chain mail that the knights wore.  It was heavy.”  Rhys

“I liked getting the sword.”  Seth

“I liked going up the staircase.”  Emma

“I liked when we saw the film and how the castle had been burned.”  Ryan.

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Urquhart Castle trip and Fencing

We finally made it to Urquhart Castle on Monday.  We had a lovely day out together and learned loads about Castles.

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‘The trip was amazing, I liked how there wasn’t a moat.’Charlie

‘It was really fun because we got to the Castle, my favourite part is when we went into the Castle.’ Effie

‘ The Castle was awesome, I liked buying a toy in the shop.’ Harvey

‘I liked the school trip because we got to get toys from the shop.’ Lucas

‘I liked the Castle because it looked old.’ Riley 

‘It was really good because I liked seeing everything in the Castle.’ Alena

It was fun because we got to see all the different parts of the Castle.’ Emily

It was good because we got to go around all different places, my favourite part was watching the film about the castle history.’ Ailsa

‘It was nice, I really liked when the man showed us the movie about Urquhart castle.’ Jessica M

We learned all about Fencing today, we learned that fencing is an Olympic sport.

‘Fencing was fun because, it was cool getting to use the plastic swords to fight.’ Amber

‘We were learning to fight using swords and we had masks for your face, fencing is a sport.’ Kian

‘It was enjoyable because you get to tap people with the end of the sword.’ Laurie

‘I enjoyed when we were fighting against each other, it was nice to do it.’ Riley

‘It was epic because we were fighting with the helmets.’ Vanessa 

‘I liked doing the fencing because it keeps you healthy.’ Chloe 

 

 

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