P1 came to an introductory lunch with their parents prior to starting school all day.
P6 had Pauline Smeaton, Children's Librarian in to explain the Big Book Brains Quiz. They will now read all of the books for this year.
P2-7 had an assembly where they were intorduced to the Wellbeing Indicators - Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible, Included - SHANARRI.
P1-3 and P4-7 each had an assembly led by representatives of NSPCC about Speaking Out, Staying Safe. P6 and 7 then had follow up workshops. This is an important message for children in having someone to talk to if they are worried about anything.
Clubs - Cross- country for P5-7, Boxsoccer P1-7 and Senior Code Club have all started.
SSPCA came in to deliver workshops based on Pet Care and to talk about their job to P4-7. They also talked to P1-3 about their role.
P7 went on their outdoor experience to Ardroy where they worked on teamwork. They have also visited the Scottish Parliament and had MSP Willie Rennie in to school to talk to them about his job and how parliament works.
All children took part in Maths Week Scotland. Across the school the children were involved in some of the planning of maths activities. Thank you to the parents who came in to talk to individual classes about how they use maths in their jobs.
P.7 took part in a transition project which looked at Pilgrimage. This will be followed up in S1 at Madras.
P.7 have visited the Scottish Parliament
P.1 had volunteers from Ceres Folk Museum to talk to them about different toys from the past.
Football - our girls' football team took part in a football festival in Cupar and the school football team came second in a festival held at St. Leonards.
P.2 had a visit from a PDSA vetenary nurse who talked to the class about looking after pets. They also had a visit from Chris the snail who belongs to Rowan.
P.1 and P.4 had Teddybear Hospital workshops. These were led by St. Andrews University Students and focused on Health.
A team of girls and a team of girls represented the school at the Dairsie Dash.
All classes baked for the MacMillan Big Coffee Morning which was run by PTA on our open morning.
P.5 had a visit to the local foodbank where they heard how it was organised and run. They made posters advertising the foodbank which have been put up in the school and round the village.
Assemblies - P.2 led and assembly sharing their learning about pets. P.6 led their assembly sharing their learning about developing stories and books. School assemblies were on the subject of Giving - thinking about charities we support and we had a whole school achievment assembly where children shared their achievements both in class and outside school.
At our end of term church service we heard items from the Senior Choir, Junior Choir, P.7 Ukuleles, P6 recorders and P1-3 song. The offering went to the NSPCC.
P.6 had a very informative visit to the V. and A. museum where they had a tour of the museum and took part in a graphic design workshop.
We 3 boys teams and a girls team representing the school at the Scottish Schools Relay Championship in Grangemouth.
We had a football team taking part in a festival at the Duffus Park in Cupar.
P7 children and their parents had the opportunity to hear about their transfer to Madras when Mr. McLure and a team came out to talk to them at a meeting after school.
15 children went to St. Andrews University Sports Hall to take place in a netball festival.
P.5 and P6 had a Ju Jitsu taster. Some of them have gone on to join the local club in Newport.
P.4-7 took part in the annual House Quiz. A team from Newton won overall.
P6 and P7 visited Abertay University for the screening of a new film they have produced ,highlighting Engineering ,called Dream Big. The children then had the oppportunity to take part in some engineering challenges.
P4-7 have started rehearsals for the Christmas Show.
P.4 and P.5 both had the oppportunity to go to an author event in the Rothes Halls as part of Book Week Scotland.
P3-5 had the opportunity to attend a performance by the Scottish National Orchestra in the Caird Hall. This was excellent with the children experiencing an orchestra playing and learning about different instruments and pieces of music.
The Junior Choir sang at the Rotary Christmas Fair.
P5&P6 experienced a Ju jitsu taster session. This has led to a number of children joining the local club.
P4-7 performed the Snow Queen as our Christmas Show. They all did a fantastic job with wonderful singing from everyone.
The whole school experienced a theatre visit when they went to see Sleeping Beauty at the Byre Theatre.
Family and friends joined us for our Christmas Church Service. P1-3 performed a short nativity with carols being sung to help with the story. Our wodwind groups and pianists showed their progress when playing their pieces. P5 had their first public performance on the recorder and both Junior and Senior Choirs sounded lovely with their selections.
P5 are working this term with Olsyn Balfour as part of the Youth Music Initiative. They are learning African drumming, chants and about the culture.
P6 hosted family and friends who came to visit their Design Museum that they had created. The class were very proud of their achievements and had played host to the other classes in the school before the holidays.
P4&P7 had Ju jitsu tasters during their PE time.
P6 went to a day arranged through the Bikeability Scheme. This was set up on the base at Leuchars for classes who had completed Levels 1&2 of bikeability. They spent the day making their way round a variety of activities.
Music Festival - We had both Junior and Senior Choirs performing at the Corn Exchange Cupar. Our pianists also took part in the piano class. They all received very good feedback on their performances.
P2 had Generation Science in for a workshop called Ella's Wobble. This invovled them investigating sound and making instruments as part of their learining about the Senses.
Elizabeth Downes, RSPB, came in to talk to P.1 about the different birds we see locally. This was in preparation for them taking part in the Big School Bird Watch.
P.1 and P7 took part in the Big Schools Bird Watch
P7 had a workshop led by Barnardos learning about Substance Misuse.
A team of P6s represented the school at the Big Book Brains Quiz.
P.4 had Generation Science in for a workshop called Fizz, Bang, Boom. This involved the class learning different chemical reactions as part of their topic Being a Scientist.
P5 are working with Dundee Rep on their GIFT project. This involves the children learning about all aspects of putting on a play including creating a script, making props and costumes, casting and performing. They will also have a visit to the theatre to see behind the scenes.
P7 had a visit to the V&A. They took part in a fashion and textiles workshop where they looked at the costumes being exhibited then designed and made a costume in groups. This work will be followed up in class.
P5,6 and 7 have worked with Lorna Tasker coding a message for the Space Station.
On World Book Day P6&P7 shared stories with their buddies from P1&P2. P5 shared stories with children in the nursery and P3&4 had a literacy hunt.
P6&7 went to a Career Fair organised by the Rotary, in the Blyth Hall. It was very informative with a lot of local businesses represented.
On Red Nose Day each class completed a challenge set by the headteacher which they presented in the afternoon. All classes were successful.
P4 had an informative visit to Dundee Science Centre in connection with their topic about the Body.
P.7 children had the opporunity to take part in the Leng Medal singing competitiion. Annabelle Greig and Danny Craig were the winners.
P.7 had a day at Madras playing in the hockey transition festival. They ahd a great day meeting P.7 children from other schools.
P5 put on a display of their African drumming for parents and family.