2021-2022 Archive



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A huge well done to our P6/P7 football team who took part in the first round of the Inspectors Cup this week. And after winning all three games, it’s safe to say we are through to the next round.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to one of our parents, Shaun Jack, who coaches the team!

“The day was Wednesday 11th March 2020 and the whole school were sat in the hall watching the P6/P7 Show!”

NEVER did we think that it would be another 2 YEARS, 1 MONTH, 2 WEEKS and 4 DAYS until we were able to get back in the hall for our next assembly!

So today was a very special milestone for Carrick Knowe and hopefully a sign of more normal times ahead. We were all very excited but nobody more so than Miss Inglis – it has been her hard work over the past 2 years that has ensured we’ve all had a virtual assembly to watch every Friday.

and she even made her own special t-shirt to mark the occasion!

2022 So Far!

It’s the end of the Spring term and to celebrate all of the many successes – we’ve created a 3 minute video!

CK Weekly Roundup!

It has been one busy week at Carrick Knowe!

There is lots more info and pictures on some of our blogs but here is a brief summary…

We had a Scoot-a-thon in P1-P4…

StarCatchers entertained us in P1-P2…

We made ice-cream in P7…

P1 visited India and Poland…

And we were finding out about Pysanky with Mrs Dale…

Celebrating Success @ CK

We were delighted to be handing out more ‘Celebrating Success’ certificates last week. In normal times, we would have been in the hall to celebrate all these achievements however we had to settle for Mr Morley personally delivering certificates to classrooms!

It’s always a difficult for teachers to choose just one pupil because there are so many children in the school working so hard.

This time we had certificates for such a wide range of things including… improvements in writing, attitudes to learning, being a great friend and learning to ride a bike in record time!

Well done to everyone who received one this time!
Note: I appear to have forgotten to take a picture of the P7s – so well done to Lewis and Isla too!

It has been INCREDIBLE to see so many of the children at Carrick Knowe Primary School choosing active ways of getting to school. Mrs Buchanan could not believe her eyes when she went to the scooter and bike sheds on Wednesday with the JRSOs and saw them absolutely jam packed with bikes and scooters.

Everyday, Mrs Buchanan has been sending the Carrick Knowe daily figures into SUSTRANS.

  • On Thursday, we were 2nd in Edinburgh and 54th across the whole of the UK
  • On Friday, we were 8th in the whole of Scotland!

We really are doing amazing! When we enter our results, we are entered into different daily competitions and there are LOADS of really good prizes up for grabs such as micro-scooters for the school, a company coming in to paint different games in the playground, bikes, learning workshops for the children plus a lot more!



Day One

I’ll be honest, we have some very hyper but absolutely exhausted children (and staff) tonight. We’ve had a little challenge uploading everything so bear with us!

The good news is we arrived in good time after a little stop in Dunkeld.

Making beds was as interesting as ever!

Everyone went out for the afternoon with their instructors, we had dinner, and then there was the night walk! What better way to kick off camp than blind folding them all and leading them through the woods!

And ’most’ of us are now in bed!

P.s. thank you for sending all the sweets! 🙈

Day Two

Just to let you know they are all eating!
Spot the tired faces!

Today was a day full of activities. We don’t think they were expecting to be doing so much in one day! As you’ll see below, some groups were in ’The Gorge’ with others on the ski slope. The Gorge was a doddle compared to the hassle of having to remove all of our wet clothes – the picture of Mrs Moore proves this

Another group went on an epic adventure up ’The Green Loch’. Mountain climbing, hiking and Backstreet Boys singing! What a day!

And tonight we had massive pizza slices for dinner with wedges. And some delightful chocolate brownie and cream for dessert! Then we went on a scavenger hunt for our night activity.

And that… was Day 2!

It’s also worth noting we have 5 million pictures which, thanks to the powers of technology, we’ll be able to share with all of our P7s on their iPads when they’re back! So although you might not see a photo of your child in all the activities – you can bet we’ve got photos of them somewhere!

Day Three

Once again, another busy day! This morning had groups back on the ski slope but they were snowboarding this time. We also had groups visiting local lochs and canoeing!

(For those wondering, these are Mr Brewer’s feet above as he ’supervised’ all the canoeing!)

This afternoon had all of the groups doing the same activity. There was a mix of abseiling, team games and tyroleon over the river – we found out this is a posh name for a zip wire!

As always, we’ve been happy enjoying our free time. The staff also enjoy this time with a cup of tea and biscuits which is why we don’t have too many pictures!

And tonight was amazing – we simply went for a walk…! Trudging through a forest and then sitting silently(ish) under the moonlight and stars was the perfect way to end to the day!

And not to forget our now daily rendition of the Backstreet Boys!

Day Four

Day four – and the tired faces are beginning to show! Despite this, we’ve had another epic day with hikes, abseilling, climbing and more gorge walking on show.

And our evening activities were ’Mumbo Jumbo’ – which involved activities such as ‘who can wear the most clothes’, ’make a human name’ and ’write the word Lagganlia with your feet!’.

Day Five

Just enough time to have warm croissants for breakfast, pack our bags (with varied success), say goodbye to our instructors and head off on the bus!

What a week!

World Book Day 2022!

What another fantastic World Book day with children across the school dressing up as their favourite book characters!

But it wasn’t just the children – once again the staff got together to produce what is now an annual video!

A huge thank you to Mrs Buchanan for putting all of her creative skills into action again!

P1 Love Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

We have been learning all about Scotland in Primary 1. Our first challenge was to learn a poem written in Scots. Pupils chose between ’My wee doggie’ and ’Mince and Tatties’, both by JK Annand.
We were so impressed by their efforts, well done to everyone!

We learned about some Scottish myths, including the Loch Ness Monster. Inspired by the story, we were creative and made art and models of what we thought Nessie might look like!

We discussed whether we thought the Loch Ness Monster was real or not. The truth, however, appears to be that Nessie lives in P1!

Throughout January, we have been practising our dance skills by learning two Scottish Country dances. We learned The Virginia Reel and the Canadian Barn dance during PE.

We learned about tartan and improved our maths pattern making by creating our own tartans and turning them into kilts.

To celebrate Robert Burns day and all our newly acquired skills, we had a ceilidh. We had great time in our tartan, dancing, singing, reciting our poems and having a wee party treat of Irn Bru and shortbread. A great time was had by all, even if some of us weren’t too convinced by the fizz!

What did you think?

To finish off our learning about Scotland, we looked at Edinburgh Castles and other castles around the country. Our STEM challenge was to use the objects in the classroom to build a castle with a doorway and a tall tower. What a creative bunch we are!

What a lot we have learned, I wonder what will come next?