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Keep the quote and synchronised swimming success in P6/7!

We started a new way of awarding the Keep the Quote this past week.  As part of a previous homework task, children were asked to provide a quote.  When a child’s quote is chosen, that child is responsible for keeping an eye on who is keeping their quote, then awarding the quote, giving reasons for their choice.



This week

Rehearsals are well underway for Olivia!  Those children who are involved in the earlier scenes should have a copy of these.  Ms Jerrett is still working away on amendments, and we will post up the full script as soon as we have it (hopefully tomorrow, Tuesday).  I do not plan on giving homework next week or the week after, but will instead be asking children to ensure they know their lines, cues, and words and actions for all songs.

In the meantime, this week’s homework is as follows:

Parents’ evenings

Appointment slips for parents’ evenings went home on Thursday. I have tried my best to accommodate requests. My Thursday evening slots are completely full, so those who did not return their request have been given a time on the Wednesday. If this does not suit, please drop me a line at diane.macleod@highland.gov.uk and we can arrange another time that suits you.  Many thanks.

This week’s homework

Our day

I love seeing how well the children work, whether it’s up-and-about or sitting and concentrating, they really are the #bestclassever!

A pity I didn’t get pictures of them coo-ing over baby Tilly!

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Term 2 and holiday highlights


Welcome back to Term 2 – how did that happen?


My favourite times of the week. Any idea what ERIC and SSR stand for?

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Keep the Quote

Well done to Kaya, who earned the right to keep last week’s quote. Great work!


As it is the last week of term, I thought I would give the children a bit of a break from regular homework, and instead ask them to do the following:

Maths – Make 3 progressions in Maths Whizz.  Some children have mentioned they cannot access Maths Whizz.  Maths Whizz is accessed by visiting http://www.mathswhizz.com or by downloading the Maths Whizz app.  Accessing Maths Whizz on an i-pad via Safari will not work as it requires Flash Player.  If using an i-pad, download the (free) app.  If using a pc, visit the website.

Each week I choose a quote for us to work on.  Themes so far have covered hard work, respect, building each other up, and initiative.  Find a quote which you think would work well as our Keep the Quote, and e-mail it to me at diane.macleod@highland.gov.uk.  Use your name in the subject heading so that I can access is easily.  Each week I will pick one person, and their quote will be used.  That person will be responsible for looking out for who is working hard to keep the quote, and will award the quote at the end of week.

It’s been a lovely start to the week, let’s keep it up!