Thursday 5th November:
CARRICK KNOWE TAKE BRONZE!
A huge well done to our brilliant Euro Quiz team, who first won the Euro Quiz Edinburgh heats earlier this year, went on to collect a Bronze medal in the national final. The team totted up an impressive 63/75, after going up against every Scottish Local Authority.
There were three gruelling rounds, European history and geography, a foreign language round and a culture round. There were some really tricky questions that Mr Morrison had no idea about, thankfully the team did…
Perseverance was key in the teams success as they managed motivate themselves for one last push to compete in the rescheduled final, which took place on Monday (originally planned for June).
Congratulations team Carrick Knowe!
Friday 16th October:
P7 Part 1: Done!
Despite the changes and restrictions we’ve been faced with this term, 7A have settled back into school and are progressing brilliantly with their learning. Things haven’t always been easy, but when faced with challenges, we’ve been putting our growth mindset and resilience toolkit to good use.
Loads of us have really enjoyed spending more time outside, making the most of our extensive school grounds. One outdoor learning highlight this term has been creating pieces of art using natural materials found all around us. Even those of us who sometimes struggle with art found this a relaxing, calm activity to finish the day with. Here are some of our works of art, which really show off the amazing autumnal palette of our playground:
I hope everyone has a well-deserved, restful October break!
Monday 21st September:
Our New Captains!
Since returning to school, the P7s have hit the ground running with the house and sports captain elections! Once deciding whether they wanted to run for house or sports captains, the candidates came up with policies, delivered speeches and created posters to convince others to vote for them.
All the P7s put in so much work into this, and the results were extremely close, with most winners only winning by a few votes. Well done to everyone who took part! After a closely fought campaign, we have our new captains:
Wednesday 23rd September:
7A had the task of building miniature dens in the woods, designed to fit either a small toy or animal! They needed to use a variety of natural materials, make sure the den was relatively waterproof and windproof, and could withstand any sudden gusts of typical Scottish wind. This was deceptively difficult and fiddly, especially as we were working alone, but we persevered and produced some very creative structures.
Now that autumn is upon us, we hope to continue going outside as much as possible, making use of the fantastic space we have at Carrick Knowe Primary!
Monday 7th September:
Mr Brewer & Mr Morrison are busy organising the P7 Leavers Hoodies.
Last year, all the children either ordered a XS, S or M (adult) sized hoodie. We have shown the P7s these sizes to help them choose, unfortunately the sample sizes cannot be tried on, but are available to view in the school foyer for the next two weeks. We hope this helps you to make your decision.
Please note the colour of the samples is not correct, the actual hoodies will be more similar in colour to their current P7 sweatshirts. This is also a bulk order, therefore late orders and payments will not be possible.
If coming to view sizes, please respect the one way system alongside social distancing measures. Only one household should be in the entrance foyer at any one time.
Mrs Matear will very shortly be sending a letter (via Parent Pay) with further details on how to place your order.
Tuesday 11th August:
I hope you all had an amazing holiday, whatever you got up to, and had a chance to recharge your batteries and unwind!
Today, I’ve been in school with the other teachers, and it’s definitely been strange walking back inside the building after months of being at home! I’m really looking forward to having you all back in on Wednesday/Thursday, too! It’s perfectly normal to be feeling anxious or nervous about this, but we’ll have plenty of time to talk about this, ask lots of questions and hopefully put your mind at ease. We’ll go through all the new bits and pieces when you’re in!
Just to remind you, our classroom is in the annex this year, which you will line up outside at the beginning of the day (at the ramp):
Take care, enjoy the last couple of days of holiday, and see you all very soon,
Thursday 25th June:
Welcome to P7A!