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P5:6 Holiday HWB Challenge




P5/6 October Holiday Challenge : Make the world a better place

Your holiday assignment this term is designed to ensure that you make the most of the time off school, whilst at the same time giving you an opportunity to develop your skills and improve your HWB.

Your Challenge:

Over the holiday, your mission is to complete 2 or more of the challenges listed below. Have a look at the challenges now. If you have already completed some, ignore those and concentrate on the other ones. 

Try to select challenges that won’t be too easy for you to complete: the ones that you think are harder are more likely to be more rewarding. You don’t have to complete all the challenges listed, but give as many challenges as you can a try. ??


??It’s sometimes easy to think that growing up is all about school, and that school is all about grades. The “to do list” presented overleaf is a challenge to all Year Seven students: try and complete every one of these thirty challenges before your thirteenth birthday. Each one is important. Each one will help you on your journey to becoming an adult, and help you live a happier life. ??Growing up in the twenty first century isn’t easy, and there are lots of pressures on your time that can sometimes distract you from doing what you are supposed to, but completing the challenges on this list will help remind you what is important…


??Recording Your Experiences:

Once you have completed your selection of challenges, you could pop a video or post in class Dojos to share what you did, what happened and how it made you feel. 

??For Parents:

I hope that students find the challenges listed both beneficial and rewarding, as well as memorable. The challenges should all be possible with little or no input from adults, and with little or no resources. If parents or siblings want to join in, then all the better!


?Tell someone how much they mean to you . 

?Do a household chore without being asked.

?Dream about your future and decide what you need to do to get there.

?Read a book by an author you’ve not heard of.

?Take some time to relax. 

?Sort out what you don’t need and give something to charity.

?Speak out when you see something you don’t think is right.

?Walk a journey that you would usually take by car. ?Write to your MP, about an issue you think is important. ?Put on your welly boots and splash in a puddle with your family or friends. 

?Make a hot drink for you and your family. 

?Spend some time outside every day. 

?Write a list of things you would like to accomplish by the time you are 12.

?Make s gift for a friend to make them happy.

?Hand write a letter to someone special and post it.

?Switch off your on-line presence and avoid all electronics or internet for 1 day. 

?Make a list of all the positive things that you can be thankful for.

?Talk to an older relative about your family history.?Pick up someone else’s litter.

?Carve a pumpkin. 

?Bake a cake for someone.

?try a new food you have not tried before. 

?Learn to play a song on a musical instrument.

?Skim a stone.

?Make a list of 10 things you like about you.?

?Talk to an older relative about when they were young.

?help cook your favourite meal.

?Research a charity and organise a fundraising event.?Learn a magic trick.

?listen to some new songs . 


Remember: the more challenges on this list that you complete, the happier you are likely to become. Make the world a better place

Primary 1B-ICT visit

Some photographs from our session today with the Community coaches from Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. Great fun had by all!













Primary 1B-final shoebox talks

We had our final talks today and I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thankyou to all the children for the tremendous effort they put in to each and every talk. Well done boys and girls! Amazing!





Lunches – Monday 29th October

Due to delivery dates and times on the week back to school the only option for BLUE sandwiches on the first Monday back will be egg mayonnaise.  Orange and green options will be the same as the menu states.  Milk and water will be available to drink but fruit juice will not.

Menu will be back to normal on Tuesday 30th October once all deliveries have been made to the kitchen.


P2 Happy Holidays

What a busy term we have had and the holidays have come round really quickly! The pupils have worked really hard and we had a fantastic trip to Cromarty. Next term we have a small trip to Vue Cinema as part of the Intofilm Festival on 12th November. A letter will be sent home at the start of next session with further details and a request for adult helpers to assist us on the trip. Thank you for your support this term and we hope you have a lovely holiday.

Story Sharing

Yesterday afternoon P1A had the privilege of welcoming Mrs Graham’s primary 4’s into their classroom. 

The P4’s had been working really hard on their story writing and Mrs Graham was so impressed that she she wanted to give them the opportunity to share their stories with others. 

The P4’s paired up with a primary 1 and took the time to read their amazing stories to their partner. The primary 1’s then had the opportunity to give their feedback on the stories they had heard – which was all positive! 

It was a lovely afternoon with lots of fantastic story writing and wonderful listening skills. 

A big thank you to P4 from all in P1A!  

Miss Munro



ELC – Messy Play

The children had the opportunity to experiment with different ingredients laid out for them.  We had flour, water, salt, ppolystyrene, food colouring and the children worked together to make their own potions (sticky dough) and seeing how materials change when they are mixed together.           

P2/3 Topic Posters


This morning we used collaborative learning  “1 stay 1 stray” to share our topic posters about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  We designed the posters in pairs and took turns to tell someone else about our poster. We just need to remember to try our best to do it all now, me included! 

Happy Holidays!

Mrs MacLelland