Children In Need 2017

P1/2 have been very busy in school!

They organised and ran a whole school fundraising event for Children in Need on Friday 17th November 2017. They had to think about organising an event and had to make posters to display all about the school. We had lots of confident individuals who also volunteered to speak at our school assembly to tell the whole school about our fundraising event.

After having a little vote in class, P1/2 decided that they would like their class fundraiser for CiN to be a pyjama day whereby everyone could come to school wearing their pyjamas and donate £1 to our chosen charity! (They also loved that this also meant that Miss Millar and all of the staff would also be coming to school in pyjamas!).

P1/2 also organised a bake sale to raise some additional money. We then also ran a whole school event after break time whereby nursery to P7 pupils were put into mixed groups and were challenged with the task of making the best Pudsey’s! They were all amazing!

We were also lucky enough to have a visit from the photographer from The Courier and our photograph has been chosen to feature on the newspapers website!

Thank you to everyone for their donations (especially our parents, grandparents and friends for the delicious home made treats) and for taking part in our class fundraiser! We can’t wait to find out how much money we have raised! 

A big well done Primary 1/2. You all worked extremely well as part of a team and were all superstars!







We adopted a leopard

We adopted a leopard. It is called Narva. Narva is named after a river. Thank you for coming to our car wash, you helped us to adopt a leopard. She lives in the far east of Russia. In 2013 the area where Narva lives became part of the Land of the Leopard national park. Narva’s territory contains lots of steep rocky cliffs and caves. Female leopards sometimes use the caves to give birth and raise their young. We know that Narva has raised several litters of cubs.

Written by Murray (P3)

Rainforest planting!!!

On a rainy Monday last week,  Mr Simmcock helped P1-3 to plant ash and oak trees at the Glebe. We have been learning about the loss of trees in rainforests and wanted to plant some new trees. We  also saw the range of fruits and vegetables it is possible to grow locally. Thank you Mr Simmcock and friends!

All Things Scottish Assembly

The whole school came together on Friday to share and celebrate their learning about ‘All Things Scottish’.

The Nursery entertained us all with there fabulous rendition of Three Craws. P1-3 recited two poems, one by JK Annand and one by Robbie Burns. They also told us about the Scottish themed artwork they had done and tested the audience of Scottish words. P4-7 shared some fantastic poetry that they had written themselves using Scottish vocabulary.

Well done everyone for a great effort.


World of Work Week and Pop-up Business Day

Thank you very much to Mrs Little for organising a great ‘World of Work’ week. All classes enjoyed a number of visits to hear about a wide and varied range of jobs. There were great discussions and thoughtful questioning throughout as well as the opportunity to try out some of the skills needed.

The culmination of the week was P1-3 and P4-7 running their own pop-up businesses, hand massage and car washing . They were a great success and some bonuses were definitely earned after quality control was applied.

Both classes will now think about how to re-invest their profit to develop their businesses – watch this space.

Nursery Burns Celebrations

Today the nursery celebrated Robert Burns Day. The children enjoyed tasting haggis, neeps and tatties as part of their Burns Supper snack. We shared and learned some interesting facts about Burns during the morning. The Selkirk Grace started our Supper and we sang some Scottish songs to round off our snack. The fun continued outside as some of the children prepared haggis in our mud kitchen! Happy birthday Mr Burns.

Drama Club Performance

The drama club gave their performance for family and friends on Thursday. After weeks of preparation around 40 pupils took part in  a wonderfully entertaining show all about finding a new Santa. There were a range of contenders fighting it out on ‘The S Factor’. All ended well with only Santa being able to do the job!! Phew!

Raising The Saltire

Following the P1-3 assembly all our school went outside and raised our brand new saltire. Maja and Milly, our eldest and youngest pupils did a sterling job raising the flag to cheers and applause. Of course huge thanks to Mrs Darrie for getting the flag all ready.We then all joined in singing a wonderful rendition of the Saltire Song.p1000335 p1000336

P1-3 St Andrews Day Assembly

P1-3 welcomed family and friends into school to share in their assembly. We heard all about their recent learning about The Seashore. The children were able to tell us about Safety at the Beach, shared imaginative stories, what animal groups different animals belonged to and how a food chain works. They also treated us to some great beach themed songs. Well done P1-3 it was a wonderful assembly.