Saltoun Primary School

Archive for October, 2008

Scotland Read – Paired Reading Partners

Miss Leslie is looking for volunteers to help with paired reading.  You do not have to have a child at the school, perhaps you live in the village and have some spare time that we can use!   Click on the link to find out more.  invite-letter-oct-08

Busy Benmore!

Just to keep you updated on what’s happening at Benmore.  After arriving yesterday and settling into the accommodation, pupils went on a night walk.  This was very exciting being outside in the dark!  Today pupils went climbing.  We reached some dizzy heights!  Snow is forecast – watch this space……

Notes on a Story

Primary 1/2/3 have been working with Mr Turnbull from the Arts and Cultural Department.  He is a musician and teacher.  Pupils have been exploring instruments and using music to tell the story of Marvin.  Pupils have been conducting their own compositions.  We can’t wait to hear their final pieces!

Heat, Light and Sound

As part of Primary 1/2/3’s new topic they have been looking at sources of heat energy.  Through discussion they made a list of things in the home that provide heat.  Pupils then worked in groups to make a collage using pictures from old catalogues and magazines.  This has obviously stimulated interest as some pupils have brought in […]

Our Nursery Children’s Amazing African Savannah

All the children helped with this and although you may not see very clearly, some of   them have written the names of the animals – what lovely writers!

October Holidays

Pupils break for holiday on Friday 10th October and return on Tuesday 21st October.  Have a well deserved rest!

Walk to School Bus

  See our walking bus on the way to school.    Our Junior Road Safety Officers are Amy, Katie, and Robert.   This week is Walk to School Week.  We are meeting at the Glebe at 8.30am.  There was a great turn out today!  Hope to see you all tomorrow.      

African Fruit Salad

    Primary 1/2/3 and Nursery have been learning about fruits that grow in Africa as part of their topic work.  Today we made an African fruit salad and read the story Handa’s Surprise.  We tasted mango, passion fruit, pineapple, banana, oranges and avocado.  It was yummy! P1/2/3 have made an African House in our […]

Harvest Festival!

Just incase you haven’t seen P1/2/3 posters advertising the Harvest Festival, it is on Friday 10th October in Saltoun Parish Church.  It starts at 9.15am and when it finishes we would like to invite you back to the school for tea and coffee.  This year we are donating money to the Seeds for Africa charity.  Alongside the traditional collection basket, […]

Thank you!

      Miss Leslie and the netball team would like to thank all the parents who came to support our Parent v Pupil event on Friday.  We raised £56 with your very generous donations.  We had a vote today and decided to use the money to buy sky blue bibs, more balls and replacement nets for our […]