We have really enjoyed our visits from Sandra so far. She works for Feis Rois and has been teaching us about Gaelic music and rhythm through songs. We love her harp and she has even let us have a go! We are looking forward to welcoming her back next week and next term to continue our learning.
An ancient Inverness ceremony – the Kirking of the Council – took place on Sunday, 9 September 2018.
Staff and Members of The Highland Council along with guests from the University of the Highlands and Islands and community councils joined the parade, led by the Royal British Legion Scotland (Inverness Branch) pipes and drums, and the City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band along with uniformed youth groups and school representatives. Also attending was the Mayor of Inverness’s twin town, St Valery en Caux, France, Mme Dominique Chauvel, and her deputy.
Our House and Vice Captains enjoyed being part of the celebration and represented the school with pride and excellent behaviour. Well done
Yesterday we spent the afternoon planning our cabins and making a list of materials to bring in. Today we started work on our model Titanic shoe box cabins and they are already looking amazing! From mirrors made of CD’s to hand knitted carpets, the imaginative ideas are certainly flowing!
Our topic this term is Titanic – The Unsinkable Ship. This week we have got stuck into learning about the social classes and their accommodation on board the ship.
Each pupil was randomly given a 1st, 2nd or 3rd class ticket and had to find their “accommodation” in the classroom.
The first class pupils had plenty of room to work and were treated like royalty by the teachers; they were given refreshments, their work was written by the teachers and they were being fanned down as it was a hot afternoon!
The second class pupils were treated as always and had a good amount of room to work. They didn’t get much special treatment but they were treated well and offered basic refreshments.
The third class pupils found themselves crammed round a small table and were given very little attention from the teachers. The first class passengers took chairs and other resources from them and they had to make do with what they had.
The pupils really enjoyed getting a small insight into how life and where you ranked in society affected how you were treated in the early 1900s – we were shocked that so many people were treated in ways that we now found unacceptable and were a clear violation of rights.
Here are some quotes from some of our “passengers” after their trip on the Titanic:
“It was luxurious and I wouldn’t have wanted to go to any other class” (Lauren – 1st class passenger)
“I would rather jump in the ocean that live in 3rd class” (Elisha – 3rd class passenger)
“I was comfortable – not amazing but it was enjoyable” (Sean – 2nd class passenger)
“I had to give my chair up for someone in 1st class and had to sit on my knees. it was unfair” (Libby – 3rd class passenger)
“I enjoyed ti but felt bad for 3rd class and when Libby had to sit on the floor” (Francine – 1st class passenger)
Term 1 Overview
Please find attached the overview for Term 1 in P6/7. This is to provide information about class routines and an overview of the learning we hope to achieve this term.
On a side note, to clarify spelling homework, children should look, cover, write, check their spelling words twice (more if necessary) and learn the meanings of the words as well as this will be tested. Apologies if there was any confusion regarding this.
Welcome to the P6/7 Blog!
It was great to see everyone return to school after a long, hot and enjoyable summer. This week we have spent time getting to know each other and settling into our new classroom and routines.
Our P7s have been busy with buddy duties and what an excellent job they have done! It has been great to see how well they have taken on this responsibility and have certainly helped our littlest learners settle into life at primary school.
Next week I will post a detailed overview for the term but here are a few points about the upcoming term to get us started:
Our PE days are on Monday and Wednesday – please ensure that your child comes to school with appropriate clothing and footwear and that they have plenty of water
an information letter about homework went home in school bags at the beginning of the week – spelling homework will be sent home on a Monday and words and meanings will be tested on a Friday, numeracy and math homework will usually be sent home on a weekly basis and will commence in week 3, other homework related to our topic will be set when appropriate throughout the term
Please ensure that homework jotters are covered with wrapping paper, etc as this protects the jotters as they travel to and from school – please do not go to any expense!
An upcoming project in our class requires each child to have a shoe box – if you have any spare lying around the house it would be greatly appreciated if you could send these in; thank you to those of you who have brought one in already.
We have had a great first week and I look forward to working with your children over the coming year.
If you have any urgent queries please do not hesitate to contact me through the school office.
I hope everyone has a well deserved, restful weekend. See you all on Monday!