Education City Homework

The homework tasks for this week can be accessed via Education City.  Everyone should find at least one literacy and one numeracy task to complete in their homework folder.  All of the homework tasks are tablet-friendly.

Education City can be found here

Pupils are welcome to ask me to use the classroom PCs at Homework Club and/or lunchtime if they cannot successfully log on at home.

Pupils may also be working on their Science Week creative challenge for Friday 23rd March.  If you wish to use any materials from school, please just ask!

Cross Country MONDAY 19th MARCH P4-7

Please can everyone remember their PE kit on Monday AND Tuersday next week? And a pair of outdoor trainers? Thank you! Please see Miss MacDonald’s blog post…

Primary 4/5 ~ Miss MacDonald

Mrs Woodhouse has organised the annual cross country activity for P4-7.  This takes place on Monday 19th March so all pupils will need their P.E kit and suitable outdoor trainers.  Pupils will be running in year groups starting with P4 pupils.  If we have inclement weather the activity will be rescheduled to Tuesday 20th March.  Have fun!

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Street Struck Dance Taster Session

P6/7 enjoyed an energetic start to the day, learning a hip-hop style dance routine and adding in their own moves at the end.  The pupils loved it!  You can see lots of concentration on their faces as they learned the routine, a section at a time.

Street Struck Dance are offering a free taster session at the Blairbeg Hall on Tuesday 27th March at 5.15pm.  Lessons start after the holidays.  Visit Street Struck Dance or check out their Facebook page for more information.


Marine Life and Litter

We had a fascinating morning on Tuesday, learning all about the impact that marine litter has on the entire marine eco system.  We got a sense of the size of the Scottish bottlenose dolphin and the harbour porpoise.  We played games to learn how the diet of plankton affects little fish, big fish, whales and dolphins.  Thanks to Lorna Hall (SDC Education Officer) for such an interesting workshop.

Performance Workshop

On Monday afternoon, P4-7 enjoyed a very different Gaelic lesson from Angus, who transformed into the Brahan Seer (and his mother!)  It was a really entertaining performance and we learned some new words and phrases as well as the Gaelic root of several placenames.  We also learn how much stories change from generation to generation, by playing Brahan’s whispers!


MFR School of the Week

We are looking forward to listening to the interviews next week, although I think some brothers and sisters might not be impressed…*giggles*


What an exciting morning we’ve had with a visit from Dan, Grace and David from MFR.  Five children, one from each class, were chosen to speak with them and recorded answers to the questions today.

Listen in next week Mon-Fri at 8.35 each morning or recorded and posted on the MFR Facebook page from 10am.

Each child will be on as follows: Elsa – Monday, Sam – Tuesday, Shannon – Wednesday, Alicia – Thursday and Maisie – Friday.

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Well Done Glenurquhart ~ we are so proud of all your hard work preparing for this over the last 3 months. Huge thanks to Fiona Mackenzie for all the coaching sessions and to Isabella for being a super-prepared team sub!  There was close competition amongst the 28 schools taking part.   Our team scored a very respectable 25 points.  Congratulations to the top three schools: Crown, Cradlehall and Spean Bridge.  Best of luck to Crown Primary School at the final in Edinburgh!  🙂

Thank you to Ms Dunbar for all her hard work organising this for Highland schools every year.  🙂

Highland Learning for Sustainability

28 schools from across Highland Council, and with representation from all four areas of Highland, came together this morning to take part in the SEET Euroquiz competition that is open to P6 pupils across Scotland.

The quiz comprises of a geography round, a languages round, a round on ‘Understanding Europe’ and a final round on History, culture, sport and general knowledge.  The teams compete across the rounds and at the end of round 4 we proceed to a head-to-head with the top two scoring schools.

It was a very close competition throughout with Cradlehall taking an early lead, just pipping Crown and Central to that top spot.  After round two the scores were beginning to even up with Crown and Cradlehall neck and neck but with Central and Dornoch very close behind.  The Understanding Europe round seemed to be a great round for Crown as they took top spot at…

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Tattie Project 2018

Who would like to buy some seed potatoes this week?

Primary 4/5 ~ Miss MacDonald

The Eco Committee are getting ready to start this year’s tattie growing projects.  We will  be growing our own potatoes and selling seed potatoes to our school community.  If you would like to buy some seed potatoes please put order form and correct money in an envelope and return to school by Friday 16th March.  These will be collected from classes by our Eco reps.  Monies raised will go towards further growing projects in our school.

Happy growing and thank you for your support!

grow potatoes poster 2018

 order form 2018                    Tattie Project 2018 Varieties

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Paired reading

P6/7 worked hard to support their P1 and P2 buddies this morning.  The P1s really enjoy being read to.  The P2s are impressing us all with their confident reading aloud, ably supported by their older buddies.  Well done P1/2 and P6/7!


Gaelic fun and games

On Monday afternoon we welcomed Eilidh NicCoinnich from Fèisgoil to our school.  We are receiving three Gaelic workshops as part of the Blasad Gàidhlig initiative.

Fèisgoil is the formal education arm of Fèisean nan Gàidheal – Feisean website
Some of you may have had contact with them through their YMI provision in Highland, among other projects.

We played games, sang songs and learned some new vocabulary.  Mrs NicCoinnich was very impressed!