School Streets

Our JRSOs have a very busy week ahead of them. This morning they were reminding pupils about the importance of crossing with our crossing patrol officers. Keeping everyone safe as they walk home is our biggest priority and all children were reminded to cross sensibly.


The JRSOs will also be reminding pupils about the School Streets pilot we are participating in. This has been up and running since September and access restrictions are in place at school peak times.

Please click here for more information. Police WILL be patrolling the top of Abbey Street.


Big Bird Week

This week our classes joined in the RSPB’s Big Schools Birdwatch. Each class chose a bird that they wanted to learn about.  We went outside to see if we could spot any visitors to our playground.

At assembly, classes presented their birds to the rest of the school: blackbirds, crows, owls and much more!




100 days!

The Primary 1 classes celebrated their 100th day in school this week.  They got together and took part in some great activities including making 100 Day crowns, doing 100 exercises and painting 100 dots.  Most importantly, they reflected on all the things they have learnt and achieved in school so far and felt justifiably proud.  We are very proud of them too.IMG_0731[1]IMG_0727[1]

And they’re off!

You might have heard about the initiative ‘Mile a Day’, that has started in some schools around Scotland.

During school each day, children go out with their classes to walk, run, jog or skip a mile. Schools involved have seen fantastic benefits: improved fitness, behaviour and concentration.

We thought it sounded like an excellent idea! This week Primary 7 measured out two different tracks and got active. Primary 2 and 3b have also been using our track, with the rest of the school to follow after our February break, staff included!

Primary 7 have enjoyed their first full week of this, and have set targets for themselves. They also enjoyed buddy time, when helping Primary 2 on their first day, also joined by 3b.

P2 in Victorian Times

P2 had a bit of a shock this morning.  When we got into our classroom, it wasn’t set out like normal – all the tables were in rows, and we weren’t allowed to play!  Miss Doig made us stand really quietly in a line, and read us the rules.

We went into the classroom and sat down in a seat.  Miss Doig did the register.  When our names were called, we had to stand up and say Good Morning.

We started our lessons by standing up and reciting the days of the week, the months of the year and numbers to 20.

We each had chalk and a slate for our handwriting lessons, instead of jotters and a pencil.  Miss Doig drew on the blackboard instead of the whiteboard.

We asked some excellent questions!  If we wanted to ask a question, we had to stand up and wait til we were called.

Some if us really enjoyed it, but most of us prefer our normal school days, and getting to play at the start of the day.