That’s all folks….

So, we’ve made it! After a very different and, at times, difficult year, we’ve reached the end of the summer term. Thank you to all of the class for your hard work this year and for managing to cope so well with all the different rules and restrictions in school – as well as those 9 weeks of home-learning. I’d also like to say a huge thank you for all your lovely cards and generous gifts; they are very kind and thoughtful and are really appreciated.

I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing holiday, and hopefully things will be back to something more like ‘normal’ after the summer. P7s, best of luck in your new adventures at Grantown Grammar, and P6s, we’ll see you back here on Tuesday 17th August as you become the new P7s!

I’ll leave you with some photos of the P7 leavers enjoying their afternoon tea yesterday.

Bye for now, and have a great summer!

Mr Cain

Goodbye P7 Leavers

Today we were all sad to say farewell to our fantastic P7 pupils at the Leavers’ Assembly. P7s, you have been a wonderful year group who have coped admirably with the difficulties of the last year, showing resilience and staying positive. You have also worked tremendously hard and been a credit to your school. You’ve been great fun too, and you’ll all be missed by everyone here. Exciting times lie ahead for you though, so we wish you all every success at Grantown Grammar – and hope you enjoy your summer holidays first! Hopefully you’ll come back and see us in the future, but for now, goodbye and good luck!

Videos of the Leavers’ Assembly will be posted in Google Classroom shortly. In the meantime, here are some memories of our P7 stars………………

Outward Bound

This morning Abernethy P7 were joined by P7 pupils from Deshar and Carrbridge for some outdoor activities led by Alan and Mike from Outward Bound. It was a great opportunity to get to know some of the pupils they’ll be going to GGS with in August, and everyone really enjoyed all of the activities.

Cereal Stars

As part of our Health and Wellbeing topic this term, P6/7 have been working through the High 5 food and nutrition programme. Last week we looked at different breakfast cereals, and examined how the nutritional information is presented on the packaging. We compared the different cereals for their sugar and fibre contents, and the pupils built a spreadsheet to rank the cereals in order of their ‘healthiness’.

This week’s task was to design their own healthy breakfast cereal, and create a branded package which would appeal to children of their own age. As you can see, we had some fantastic healthy creations……

Term 4 Week 2 by Harris and Josie

This week at school the p7s did their SNASAs throughout the week. There were four SNASAs: Maths, Reading, Writing and a practise one.

On Monday we had P.E. with Mrs Nicol and played hurdles and cricket.

On Wednesday we learnt about bean plants and the different parts and how they grow.

We also did maths and reading on Wednesday.

On Thursday we learnt about flowers and more specifically their life cycle and how they pollinate. This was part of our topic this term. We also played dodgeball, benchball and silent ball in P.E.

Homework Grid for Term 4

This term’s homework grid has been posted to all pupils in Google Classroom.

A version is also available on the Homework page of this blog (there were some formatting issues when converting it to a pdf so on the blog version the grid is split over two pages).

Andy Goldsworthy Nature Art

As part of our home-learning this week we’ve looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy and have created some art ourselves inspired by his work. Here are some of P6/7’s fantastic home-made creations…….

Chloe
Finn
Harris
Josie
Millie
Harry (with a feathered friend!)
Archie
Eleanor
Oran
Marnie
Aaron
Warrick
Ruaridh
Eilidh
Ceitidh

Extra Activities

Morning everyone, I hope you’re all settling back into online learning and are managing to access everything in Google Classroom. As you’ll know, there will be three learning activities posted every day, and in addition to those there are some optional extra activities on the Home Learning Grid. If that still isn’t enough to keep some of you occupied, then here are some links to some great resources from Education Scotland and BBC Scotland:

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/scotland-learns/#

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0934ly5