Taste of Grampian Competition

Our p6 team won the prize of ‘best art and design’ at this years Taste of Grampian. All of the groups worked really hard and thank you to Tesco Newtonhill for donating the shopping bill. Thank you to Miss Rynne for entering our teams, organising the lessons and accompanying them at Thainstone Exchange. Our winning group met Jean Christophe Novelli.

A day in P3/4/5 05.06.15

There are lots of things that happen in a school classroom.  Today we have a focus on P3/4/5.  They were learning about volume and measurement in Maths.   Then they had time outside for literacy.  They were writing words using the phoneme ‘gn’ with chalk outside.  It made our playground and building very colourful!  Mrs Main supported a reading group in our cosy tipi.
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Music Festival 03.06.15

An amazing performance for the music festival at Aberdeen’s Music Hall. The school band came second in their category. We have never entered the competition before so to come 2nd is a huge achievement. Well done to everyone for their hard work and especially a big thank you to Mrs Baker who without her we wouldn’t have been able to do this!

Parent Survey Feedback 02.06.15

Please read our parent survey results Feedback June 2015 Thank you to everyone who took part, there were 32 responses altogether and mostly all positive.

School Fair 30.05.15

A hugely successful school fair took place on Saturday from 2-4pm with many families and community members present.  Angus the Bull from AFC, Mr Whippy Ice Cream Aberdeen City and Shire (find on Facebook), Solstice Nurseries and many other traders were present! Miss Gellatly and Miss Rynne with Angus!

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Playground Opening 29.05.15

We had our official opening of the school playground with many community members present including Director of Education Maria Walker, Head Teacher Portlethen Academy Neil Morrison, Quality Improvement Officer Deborah Masson, Head Teacher Portlethen Primary School, School Nurse Rachel McBride and MP Stuart Donaldson. Thank you to the parents who attended, helped with tea and coffee and baked goodies.  The Press and Journal will
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Kodally 27.05.15

We love doing Kodaly with Mrs Edgar!  It has been a long time since we had a Kodaly teacher so we feel very lucky to have one this term and especially as Mrs Edgar is so lovely!  Kodaly is music through rhythm and songs and it is so much fun!  Here are some photographs of P1/2 outside this week.  

First Aid Training 25.05.15

Tom Malcolm delivered an intensive 2 day programme to our P5/6/7 children.  The children learned some very important life skills which will last them a long time.  They learned how to keep calm in an emergency and how to deliver first aid.

Zoolab 26.05.15

We had a visit from Zoolab this week.  There were many rainforest animals and we thought it would be a good opportunity to invite our new P1 children and Mums.  I think Mums were a bit scared of all the creepy crawlies.  The current P1/2 children are learning about biodiversity and in the garden so they had lots of facts!

Forest Schools P1/2 25.05.15

Today was our first day at forest school!  We went with Mrs Sutherland and Mrs Main into the Banchory-Devenick woods behind our school.  In the forest we set up a base camp by using a sheet and cleared a space. We sat down and established our rules and boundaries.  We made a fire using the fire steels and then we made popcorn on the
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