Summer Fayre 2019

This week sees our MOL Summer Fayre on Thursday May 30th from 4-7pm! We have loads of exciting stalls lined up to keep everyone busy and entertained, including such favourites as the tombola, raffle, lucky dip, BBQ, hook a duck, beat the goalie, zorb balls, sponge the teacher and even, for 2019, the return of gunge the headteacher!

P6 and P5/6 pupils have been working extremely hard to pull this event together and we are grateful to them, the wider school and staff who have worked hard preparing for the fayre. We would still appreciate further contributions for the fayre – this includes prizes for the raffle, filled jars for the jar stall, teddies and general prizes for the teddy and general tombola. These can be dropped off at the school office or taken into school by your child during the week. Finally, we would appreciate your support filling the home bake plates that went home on Friday for everyone to enjoy on the day.

Thank you to everyone for your support and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday for the MOL Summer Fayre 2019!

Summer Fayre 2019

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Wear Yellow Day Friday May 31st

This year we are supporting Highland Hospice’s Wear Yellow Day on Friday 31st May. This means everyone is welcome to come to school wearing yellow on Friday in exchange for a donation for the Highland Hospice.

There will also be sunflower pin badges, wristbands and balloons on sale, each for a suggested donation of £1.00. These will also be available to purchase on Thursday at the summer fayre as well as raffle tickets for a dedicated Highland Hospice L’Oreal hamper, the proceeds from which will go to Highland Hospice.

Highland Hospice is a charity close to the hearts of many in our community and we are pleased to be able to show MOL’s support for it in this one-off appeal. Thank you in advance for your support as we join in turning the Highlands yellow for one day!

Highland Hospice Wear Yellow Day 2019

 

Health and Wellbeing Week

We have had a very active health and wellbeing week with Highland Games led by P7 on Monday, OJ sports and sports day on Tuesday, orienteering on Wednesday and Pilates and yoga with Mrs Mulraine on Friday! I’m sure everyone will be having a well deserved rest this weekend. We have really enjoyed all the mix of activities and well done to those that walked or cycled to school this week and brought healthy snacks to school.

A huge well done to everyone for trying so hard on sports day and well done to the P3 parents that participated in the mums and dads race. Sadly the weather meant that the P2 mums and dads race was called off! Thanks you to all of you that were able to join us in celebrating your children’s sporting achievement.

The school fayre will be held at the school on Thursday the 30th after school. If you have any donations then you can send these into school with your child. Thank you to those that have already sent in donations – they are greatly appreciated!

Outdoor Learning

We enjoyed our afternoon of outdoor learning on Friday. We were lucky to catch the good weather! We were making friends with trees by finding out what the bark felt like, how big or small the leaves were and if it was shady underneath the tree. We talked about the name of some of the trees we had looked at. Can you remember what they were called? It was a word beginning with b…

Photos of Our Week

Have a look at some of the photos of our trip to the woods last week. Unfortunately due to work going on in the woods we will not be able to go tomorrow. However, we will still do an outdoor learning lesson but on Friday within the school grounds.

We got outside for some more raised bed maintenance and planted our racing runner beans. We have been watering our plants and hoping our sunflowers will begin to grow too!

We took our art outside again and used natural materials in our playground to create collages in our cooperative learning groups. It was lots of fun!

Fun at the Woods

We loved our trip to the woods on Thursday and are looking forward to going again this Thursday. We made friends with trees by taking rubbings from the bark of the trees. Some were soft and smooth and others bumpy and rough.

We have also been busy planting sunflowers and are excited to see whose sunflower grows the tallest! There will be a prize for the winner!

P2/3 Outdoor Learning to the Woods

On Thursday 9th and 16th of May P2/3 and P3 will be doing some outdoor learning in the woods. Please send your child to school with appropriate footwear that will keep their feet dry, a warm waterproof jacket and a bottle of water.

We will be leaving the school at 1:30pm and returning by the end of the day for 3pm.

If you have any questions then please let me know.

Sarah Tulloch

P3 Trip to Scottish School of Forestry in Balloch

Next Friday the 10th of May, P3 will be joining the other P3 pupils in the school to visit the Scottish School of Forestry in Balloch. Pupils will be leaving the school at 12noon and returning for the end of day bell at 3pm.

As we will be having an early lunch before heading off, we also suggest your child takes a packed lunch on that day.

Thank you all for returning your consent forms and donations towards the bus.

Please can you send your child to school dressed appropriately for the weather with a warm waterproof jacket in case it rains, warm and waterproof footwear and a water bottle and snack.

Thank you to the parents that offered to assist us on the trip. If you have NOT been contacted then we do not need your assistance but thank you for offering your time.

Unfortunately, this trip is just for P3 children, therefore P2 will stay behind that day. We will be going on a school trip later this term – more details will follow in due course.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,

Mrs Tulloch

Our Learning This Week

We have been busy digging and planting in our raised bed this week. We were lucky to catch the good weather! We planted some summer plants and some sweet peas. Mrs Mackay used her green fingers to help us! We have made a make-shift greenhouse in our classroom to make a hot and moist environment for our runner beans and tomatoes to grow inside, before they are transferred to our raised beds.

We did our art lesson outside this week and used no pens, pencils, crayons, paint or chalk – we used plants, weeds, mud and grass to create lovely landscapes.

Today, we had a visit from Margaret and Jimmy the female dalmatian. They came to share a story of Jimmy’s move from America to Scotland in the story ‘Jimmy Gets a Passport’. This fictional book was written by Margaret Scott (Jimmy’s human mummy) to help raise money for the Highland Hospice. £1 from every book sold will go towards Highland Hospice fundraising efforts. If you are interested in buying any of these books, they can be found in WHSmith, Waterstones and Amazon online.

We counted our table points and the winning table chose a reward of having hot chocolate with the teacher. We couldn’t have chosen a better day for this! I wonder which table it will be next time!