Bikeability Level 2

Congratulations to the P6s who received their Bikeability Level 2 certificates this morning.

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Mr Brown returns!

We were delighted to welcome back Mr Brown this week.  He is on his summer holidays from the school he works at in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.  As well as catching up with his former pupils, on Wednesday he worked with a group who have been reading “The Unforgotten Coat” by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  The book features a Mongolian refugee family.  Mr Brown talked about his experiences in Mongolia and brought some artefacts for the P6s to examine.  They thoroughly enjoyed their discussion.

Sanitary Products

As part of Glenurquhart Primary’s health and wellbeing programme, and in line with the Curriculum for Excellence, P6/7 have been taking part in sexual health and relationships education.

As part of our learning about puberty and menstruation, we investigated how two different menstrual hygiene products work: sanitary towels and tampons.

We have watched 2 episodes of “Ask Lara” which discuss menstruation and PMT.

Ask Lara: Oh No! It’s here!

Ask Lara: Girls Only Party

Miss Mullin and Miss MacDonald explained that sanitary towels and tampons are always available from the school, if needed.

 

Additional information for parents can be found via the following links:

School SHARE Framework

NHS ~ Periods

 

Final Sharetime

On Thursday afternoon, we spent our final sharetime with our P1/2 buddies.  Most of the boys and girls chose to play in P1/2, but a few decided to spend time together in P6/7M, listening to relaxing music, drawing and reading together.  We had a happy time but felt quite sad when it came to an end.

Thank you P1/2 and P6/7M for being so kind to each other this term.  🙂

 

Rounding & estimating

P6/7M have been revisiting rounding and estimating over the last two weeks.  We have been rounding 4-7 digit numbers to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand to help us to estimate calculations.

On Monday afternoon, we made our own 4-digit numberlines with post-it notes.  We had to round 4 digit numbers to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand in our jotters.

When rounding and estimating calculations, we discussed how knowing our numbers bonds really well is a huge help.  This is something we can continue to practise at home, using our maths packs!  🙂

 

Ross County FC Visit

On Monday morning, P4, P5 and P7 were put through their paces at Ross County Football Club Stadium in Dingwall before being given a tour of the training areas and the stadium itself.

Thanks to all the coaches for such an active, exciting morning!  🙂

P6/7 Transition Dance

A big thank you to all who helped with this last night.  A super time was had by all.  A special thank you to Mrs Woodhouse and her S6 helpers who were fantastic last night and to Mrs Graham and her helpers for purchasing and preparing the food.

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Ross County Trip Tomorrow!

Just a quick reminder to P4, P5 and P7 pupils – they need to bring their PE kit, trainers (or football boots without metal studs,) a drink, a snack, a packed lunch and waterproofs for our trip to Ross County stadium tomorrow morning.

We will be leaving at 9.10am.

There are still 6 Primary 7s who need to return their permission slips!  Please make sure you bring them with you!

On apprend à jouer de la cornemuse!

We are busy making posters to introduce our school to our partner school in France.  We decided that the French pupils might be interested in the instruments that we are learning here in Scotland.  The first group to be photographed in action were the people learning chanter and bagpipes.  We wonder if any pupils in France will learn this at school?  We think probably not!

“We are learning to play the bagpipes” in French is “On apprend à jouer de la cornemuse.”

“We are learning to play the chanter” in French is “On apprend à jouer du chant.”

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