Homework

Welcome back everyone for what promises to be a very busy second term!

The homework grid for Term 2 is now available on the Homework page of this blog.

For those pupils who are absent this week, this week’s spelling words are available here:

Spelling Lists Term 2 Week 1 Blog

Thanks,

Mr Cain

School Snowsports Programme

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A newsletter will (or should!) have come home today in schoolbags from the Badenoch and Strathspey Schools Snowsports Association.  Inside the newsletter is the form which needs to be completed for P6/7 pupils who wish to take part in the Schools Snowsports Programme this winter.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for pupils to learn (or improve at) skiing or snowboarding.  Just a heads up to parents that this form needs to be returned by Thursday 1st November – so the first Thursday back after the October holidays.

 

Castle Roy and Kenya Talk

Another busy day in P6/7 today! This morning we went down to Castle Roy to see the progress that has been made since the pupils were last there in P4/5.  Richard gave us a tour of the castle, and we played some games with RSPB Ranger Sara White to teach us about wetlands. We also met Murdo the hairy coo and had time for a game of pooh sticks on the way down!

This afternoon Mrs Steven came in to talk to the class about her trip to Kenya in the summer with the scouts. We heard about the aid the scouts took out to help schools in the slums of Nairobi, and found out what life was like for school-children in Kenya. She brought in Kenyan crafts and showed us some fantastic photos, including some from their safari trip and from their trek up Mount Kenya.

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African Adventures

This morning P6/7 were outside enjoying the wonderful autumn sunshine with Sarah Walker from the RSPB, while learning about African animals and habitats.  In some fantastic crosscurricular learning the pupils practised their compass and navigation skills while making nature trails, acted out some freeze-frames of different animals, and constructed African food-webs.

Young at Heart Tea

Yesterday P6/7 went down to the community hall to perform at the latest Young at Heart tea.  As well as performing their African drumming and dancing as a class, some of the pupils also performed individual music solos, and a group of the girls performed a dance they have been learning at the Cairngorm School of Dance.  All of the children performed wonderfully, and enjoyed chatting to members of the community.

Thanks to Cat Parmenter for the fantastic photos!

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Our Exciting Week!

P6/7 have had a cool week and we are going to tell you about some of the things we did, enjoyed and want to do again soon!

On Monday we started the week by  doing some really fun tin whistle and  it was our last session,  (sadly) later on that day it was bad weather outside so we did uni-hock for PE inside.

The next day (Tuesday) we started off by doing reading, some fun angles in maths and we all presented our ‘How I Stay Healthy’ projects where we all did a project to present to the class explaining how we stay healthy.

On Wednesday we had a lady called Sarah who is from RSPB  who we played some fun games with about ospreys and osprey migration. Later on that day we did some ukulele  practice to prepare for showing P1-3 next week, soon after that we did some foot ball in PE (nice).

The day after we did our writing assessments  (which wasn’t the best thing to start the day with)  then we played some Swedish dodge-ball  (which Emily cashed  in dojos for) then we played around the world (fruit/veg edition)  Heidi, me won!

Today we started  with assembly then we did our spelling and basic facts tests.

THE END!!!!

By Abbie and Heidi 🙂

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RSPB Visit

Today Sarah Walker from the RSPB came in to visit P6/7 as part of our topic on Africa.

We learnt how our local ospreys migrate to West Africa for the winter and about the different dangers they face on their journey. We looked at satellite data from a Loch Garten osprey showing the route it took from Scotland to Senegal, and we learnt about some of the different animals which the ospreys live alongside in Africa.

Thanks Sarah for another fun and interesting visit!