We Raised £4000.86!
On behalf of the PTA we would just like to thank you for making our Xmas Fair such a huge success. You can also now click here for a list of our raffle winners !
‘Simon Says Dance’ visits CK
Last Thursday, Simon from ‘Simon Says Dance’ visited the school and completed commercial dance workshops with the P4-7 classes. The children had lots of fun learning new dance moves. Check out some of our pictures and videos below…
Find out more about Simon Says Dance at: http://www.simonsaysdance.com/
Walking In A Winter Window-Land!!!
The pupils of Primary 6 entered a city wide competition to design a ‘stained glass’ window. The theme of the competition was ‘kindness’.
Congratulations to Avi Duff from P6B whose beautiful design has been chosen to be made into a light box window. Here is Avi’s entry along with pictures of all the completed window designs – they were fabulous!
The light boxes will be on display in West Parliament Square, outside St. Giles, and in four other locations around the city. They will be on display through the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Avi’s window will form part of the Winter Windows display at: Royston Wardie Community Centre, 11 Pilton Drive, EH1 1NF.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Carrick Knowe Cuppa!
It was that time of the month for a Carrick Knowe Cuppa and this week Mr Morley got to spend time talking to the children below about all the amazing things they have been doing. P4 Aaron and P2 Eilidh seemed to escape the photo though.
Their teachers were super impressed with all of their hard work and growth mindsets… and they even took their own mugs to the dishwasher!
Doctor Who in P6 and P7
This week Primary 6 and 7 have been looking at diversity and equality and used the latest Doctor Who episode to provide us with our inspiration. The episode focused on Rosa Parks and her fight for equality and against racism.
As they watched some clips (Thanks BBC!)it was great to hear such mature discussions going on hearing them recognise that these issues still affect people in 2018.
To describe the lesson as thought provoking would be an understatement.
“Racism is pointless. It makes the person feel bad and it doesn’t make the other person feel any better” (P6)
“I can’t believe some people think like this.” (P7)
“Being a diverse school is great as we are all different and we all have different things to offer.” (P7)
Scottish Maths Week!
This week Carrick Knowe celebrated Scottish Maths Week by taking part in a whole host of activities!
As a school we had a ‘Money’ focus and we’ve tackled this topic differently in the different stages of the school. For example, we had P2 visiting Mrs Rodgers’ shop, P3 creating their own shopping mall, P5 forming their own families (and having to pay rent), P6 learning how to handle taxes and P7 using websites to compare prices!
We have also focused on ‘Maths in the Real World’ and each stage were given an occupation to research to find out how maths is used in everyday jobs. P4 went one step further and invited their parents in for a ‘Q&A’ session about their jobs! Judging by all of their amazing questions, there are definitely some budding journalists amongst P4A!
As part of Maths Week, P7B arranged a ‘Maths Hunt’ for the school. They planned everything from the questions and locations to the honking of the hooter and handing out of the chocolate treat at the end!
Primary 1 also took part in their own Maths Hunt but, instead of answering algebra questions, it was their job to find a range of numbers which had been hidden in different parts of the P1 playground.
And even in Golden Time we had a bit of maths – with chess!