This week our teaching and support staff took part in Restorative Practice training with Marie Prior our Family Support Worker and Laura Clark our Educational Psychologist. This was a really interesting session looking at restoring relationships between pupils after conflict and we were all struck by the many links with the Paul Dix approach to behaviour we are implementing this year of being Ready, Respectful and Safe.
As part of P7’s topic, Risks to Health, we created posters about how to say no effectively to peer pressure. These were created to share with P6 in order to pass on what we have learnt. We met with P6 and shared with them our posters, took part in peer assessment and were given two stars and a wish about our work from the P6’s. Thank you for your help P6!
Some of our pupils took part in a Pupil Focus Group today. We had representatives from across the school looking at Health and Wellbeing in our school community. We used statements and questions from the document How Good is OUR School to help our conversation along – great work everyone – we came up with a small list of actions
P4 and P7 joined together this afternoon to share their learning experiences in ICT. P7 taught P4 how to use P7 which is a quiz website and P4 taught how to do coding using the microbits. It was great to see the children working together and sharing their knowledge.
Our community police officer came in to visit P7 today as part of our topic, Risks to Health. She talked to us about drug awareness and answered our questions. The highlight definitely seemed to be getting put in the handcuffs!
On Monday P7 went to visit the Scottish Parliament as part of our topic ‘Who Represents us?’ This consisted of a workshop exploring how the Parliament came about and a tour around the building. This we loved as we got to go into the committee room and sit in the chairs that Nicola Sturgeon sits in and use the microphones! We took part in a quiz and the adult group came first! (though were disqualified due to competitiveness sadly)
P7 had a great time last week at the Christmas fair. We have been hearing a lot recently in the news about reusing plastic so we decided to make our Christmas decorations out of plastic straws that we already had at home, rather than buying new resources in. We melted the plastic using an iron (Miss Warrender was in charge of this bit!) then we cut out Christmas shapes and punched a hole in the top to hang them up. We also made plastic straw star decorations just using cable ties and plastic straws! We enjoyed helping out with the other classes stalls!