Maths and Art

It was lovely chatting to so many mums and dads this afternoon, I hope you enjoyed having a look round our class.

We looked at some of Piet Mondrian’s work, and how it developed into his well-known abstract pieces. We then took one of his works, and carried out some fractions and decimals work, before creating our own Mondrian-inspired art. We need to finish these off, and perhaps look at creating a whole-class piece.

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Children had a go at coding this morning. I’ve never had the class so quiet!!

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Visits to St Olaf’s

I have been trying to make a connection with St Olaf’s nursing home in Nairn, in the hope that we can have the children visiting.  It seems that it would suit them better if we went in small groups, rather than as a class, as I had hoped.

We have 2 dates, and at the moment, it would be just for Primary 7s.  One half of the Primary 7s would go on one date, and the other half would go on the second.  They have asked if the children would play board games with their residents.  We will only be able to do this if we have a parent helper who would be able to accompany the children on the visit.

Can you comment on here if you would be able to come along as a parent helper?  It does not need to be a Primary 7 parent.  If we get a helper for each date, I will get permission slips out to the Primary 7s.

The dates are Tuesday 27th February and Tuesday 27th March, in the mornings.


Many thanks


All children have been given a ‘pr’ code to sign up to a Family account in Seesaw.  Make sure you are connected to this to see some updates, from the children, about what we are doing in class.  I have also put some information on there about how to set up individual parent and children accounts, so that both can comment.  Let me know how you are getting on with it.

Anderson shelters

After beginning these Anderson shelters about 3 weeks ago, we finally got them finished this afternoon. They look awesome, and I will be asking the staff to judge them next week…

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Digital portfolios and Seesaw

As a school, we are looking towards developing digital portfolios where parents are able to see what their children get up to in school.  As part of this, P6/7 are trialling Seesaw, which is a free version.  I have created an account and put the childrens’ names into this.  This afternoon, children had a go at quickly uploading a picture using the class qr code.  Ultimately, however, I would like to use this as a way of creating individual portfolios.  Children have gone home today with their own individual pr code.  If you are able to follow the instructions, and have children upload something, I can then check whether that is uploaded into the class (where all children can see), or into your child’s individual account.  Daniel was a huge help with this afternoon, having used Seesaw before, and if anyone else has experience with using Seesaw, please drop me an email at diane.macleod@highland.gov.uk.



As we have been without internet all day, I have not had a chance to put up this week’s homework.  I have asked children to do their spelling task as usual, and make sure they are up to date with their Book Club reader.

Instead of written maths, can I ask that those children who are involved in the Primary School Quiz Team work on some general knowledge this week.  Those who are not part of the team should try to make at least 3 progressions in Maths Whizz.

The P6/7 class have been invited to watch the Rotary Primary School Quiz on Monday morning.  Please ensure permission slips are returned as soon as possible.

Have a great week.

This week’s homework

Loch Insh

A reminder that Loch Insh payments are to be made in full by 16th March.  Time is ticking by fast, and I didn’t want it to creep up on you!