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Bird Box Community Cafe

On Wednesday the 11th of March 2020 Lochdonhead Primary School had a community café.

At the community café everyone made bird boxes that are going to be put up in Ardura Forest. Jan the Forest Ranger came to help everyone to make the bird boxes. There was tea and cake for everyone and there was juice for the little ones.

Before the community café we all made empire biscuits and it was fun.

There was a raffle. Lots of the community came, family and friends also came, and we raised £68.60 for the school.

We are very grateful to everyone that helped and brought their tools. Thank you for giving any donations. By Lucy and Joseph

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International School Meal Day

On Thursday 12th March, Lochdonhead Primary took part in International School Meal Day.

The children helped to choose the menu with items from different countries:

Adobo and Egg Fried Rice – Phillipines

Nicoise Salad – France

Tacos – Mexico

Pavlova – Germany/New Zealand

All the children were very mature and tried all the items even if they weren’t sure and were impressed with the new flavours and tastes they have been introduced to.

 

UN Conventions of the Child

Article 31 – Leisure, Play and Culture

Every chiuld has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

 

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World Book Day

On Thursday 5th March the school celebrated World Book Day.

We all wore our comfy clothes and brought in our favourite stories. We were joined by visitors who shared their stories and read to us.

Mrs Grierson prepared different activities for us such as designing a new cover for our favourite book as well as allowing time for individual reading.

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Rescheduled Community Cafe

We are happy to share that we will be holding our postponed community cafe on Wednesday 11th March.

There will be bird box making, tea, coffee and fresh baking.

We hope you can make it!

DFG

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Visit from the Theatre

On Friday 28th February, we had a visit from Andi, Ruby and Sarah who came for a drama workshop from Tobermory Theatre.

The day was filled with energetic pirate swashbuckling!

The children learnt different acting skills from being still and quiet to loud and expressive, finishing the day with a Pirate Show!

We hope to visit the theatre in the coming months to perform our show with other schools from the island.

UN Conventions On the Rights of a Child

Article 13 (freedom of expression)

Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of informations as long as it is within the law.

Article 15 (freedom of association)

Every child has the right to meet other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

Article 29 (goals of education)

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

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Young Sports Leader Workshop

P5/6 Pupils spent the day at Tobermory High School to attend a workshop on Young Sports Leaders.

The aim of the workshop was to increase their skills on becoming a good leader as well as completing sports based tasks.

The day started with an introduction into what makes an activity Safe, Fun and Active – the children played a few active games to get them thinking about these goals and how they can adapt simple games to make them different and engaging.

The afternoon was spent planning and leading their own warm ups and games. The children all thoroughly enjoyed their day and now feel confident to put their new skills into practice in the playground.

Thanks to Allan and Marion for running the day.

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Growth Mindset Workshop

Lochdonhead Primary School were joined by Ulva Primary today for a Growth Mindset Workshop led by Jayne from Live-N-Learn.

The workshop helped the children to realise the effect of thinking more positively when faced with challenges or thinking about their own progresses.

Here are some of the thoughts from the children about the workshop:

Hannah – I learned to ask for help. I enjoyed the lego dance.

Joseph – I learned not knowing yet is fine.

Lucy – I learned that to get good at something you need to keep trying (I can’t do it YET).

Mya – I learned about listening.

Leo – I learned good listening and I enjoyed the lego dance.

Nouille – I learned to never give up.

Isla – I learned that I can get better at yoga when I am older. I enjoy yoga.

Callum – I had fun!

Lucille – I learned to ask for help.

 

UN Conventions on the Rights of a Child

Article 12 (respect for the views of the child)

Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

Article 13 (freedom of expression)

Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of informations as long as it is within the law.

Article 15 (freedom of association)

Every child has the right to meet other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

Article 29 (goals of education)

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

 

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Birdbox Making Open Afternoon – All Welcome

We would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon of bird box making for Ardura Forest

Wednesday 26th February – drop in anytime between 1.30-3pm!

 

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Big Garden Birdwatch

In February, the children contributed to the Big Garden Birdwatch.

We split into 3 groups to watch out of the kitchen window for an hour – 20 minutes each.

Each group recorded their findings…

 

Miss Helen sat with us and helped us to identify each type of bird and explained that we could only count the most amount of birds we could see at one time.

This meant that after our watching, all 3 groups joined together to find out which group had spotted the most amount of each bird type within their time slot.

We inputted this information into the Big Bird Watch Website and were able to collate our results into varying tables and graphs to help us see how our results varied to the rest of the country.

 

Our most popular bird was the House Sparrow and least popular was the Coal Tit.

All the children enjoyed watching out of the window and identifying the birds. We have kept the bird poster hanging in our lunch room and the children are still excited to recgonise the birds whilst eating lunch!

 

UN Conventions On the Rights of a Child

Article 13 (freedom of expression)

Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of informations as long as it is within the law.

Article 29 (goals of education)

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

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Community Cafe Preparation

All the children have been busy in the kitchen today, baking shortbread for our community cafe on Monday!

They used maths skills to work out measurements and proportions and communication skills by working in pairs or groups with one person measuring and the other adding to the bowl.

Thanks to Miss Helen for taking time to work with us, demostrate the process and of course baking them in the oven!

We look forward to seeing you at the cafe on Monday 2-3pm 🙂

 

 

 

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