Our class topic this term is ‘Scottish landscapes and Farming’. We are very excited to learn all about our country. We started off our journey of learning with a knowledge harvest. We discussed in groups what we already knew about Scotland, what we wanted to find out and how we wanted to share our learning.
P3/4 had a great time planting Daffodils and Crocuses in Kirkhill’s Grounds. These bulbs had been kindly donated by the Rotary club. We created and designed our own patterns with the bulbs and worked together in our groups to plant them. We can’t wait until spring so we cantatas them grow!
P3/4 and P4 had a visit from an SSPCA officer. This is going to help us with our new topic called Land, Sea and Sky which is all about animal habitats. The SSPCA officer told us what to do if we find an injured animal in the wild.
In Kirkhill this week all classes have been taking part in inventor week. For inventor week to be a success pupils needed to use a lot of skills including drawing, writing, reading, problem solving and construction skills as well as their science skills.
Some of the things classes have been inventing include:
Magnet mobile phones
3D car mats
Wall paper designs
Waste paper bins
Rubbish collector for the playground
The children had to work in small groups to design, plan and construct their inventions
Ella, Paige, Dylan and Daniel from P5/6 said “We loved building our invention. It was such good fun!”
Big Me Day
In Kirkhill this week the children have been taking part in Big Me day. The children donated £1 and were allowed to come to school dressed as what they want to be when they grow up. The school raised £160 for ActionAid which will go towards supporting some of the world’s poorest children. The money will help the children get a better education and hopefully a future career.
The best costumes were picked out for a picture that will be shown on the office TV.
The majority of the children came dressed up as footballers, doctors, policemen, builders, vets, gymnasts, dancers, singers and YouTubers.
Carly McIntosh in P7 said “I enjoyed dressing up as a dancer and I liked that it was for a good cause.”
It sounds like everyone had a great day for a great cause. Well done!
Anna Collins, Chris Darlington, Valerie Sutherland and Marian Pirie Nursery 2
Anna Collins, Laura Smith, Victoria Harrison and Rachel Charlton Primary 1M
Mr McGlynn Primary 1D
Mrs Duncan Primary 2B
Miss Baldacci Primary 2M
Miss McDonald Primary 3
Miss Somerville Primary 3/4
Mrs Nicholson Primary 4
Miss Denholm Primary 5/6F
Mrs Findlater Primary 5/6M
Miss Meldrum Primary 6
Mr Thomson Primary 7
Miss Lawrie Additional Support
Mrs Muirhead Kerr Non class contact