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An Exciting and Busy Week

As our assembly this week was beginning, Jamie showed everyone the new smart watch that he got over the weekend. He said it is useful as it tracks his steps and he is also going to try to use it to monitor his sleep.

Over the weekend, Marley managed to get herself in a bit of a pickle when she pulled the blanket form the sofa and it landed on her back. Deborah told us that she looked really confused as she walked around, unable to see what the extra weight on her back was!

Lucy then had lots of great news to share with us during ‘Look, Listen’. Last week, Kyran was on TV as a mascot for Rangers during the Rangers vs Aberdeen game. Kyran was delighted to be chosen and enjoyed the match where he got to stand with the players on the pitch, and sit at their press desk!

Jay was also busy last week practicing his shadow puppets in preparation for our school drama performance next week on Robert Burns. Our Skye and Islay classes are also preparing to create some of our set, and Barra and Tyree will be making a stained glass window for our church set.

Our pupils were also busy last week making our community a cleaner place when they went litter picking during the Daily Mile. Some pupils also went to Delph Pond as part of their clean-up efforts – well done to everyone who took part!

This week, our pupil voice group will be meeting to finish off their list of fundraising ideas for our trip to Lendrick Muir this year.

Following ‘Look, Listen’, it was then time for Jack to present the news to us. Last Tuesday, Islay and Skye visited Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. Jack said he even though he had visited before, he really enjoyed the trip and his favourite part was the planetarium. In world news, the US has detected a meteor explosion in Earth’s atmosphere. According to NASA, the explosion happened in December, but was undetected until now as it happened over the Bering Sea, just off the coast of Russia.

Jack then gave us his Joke of the Week:

What do you call friends that you like to eat with? Tastebuds!

We then moved on to the musical part of our assembly, where we started of signing along to ‘Paradise’ by George Ezra. As we approach the end of the term, we have started to think about what our next signing song will be. We then listen to Jack, who sang to us a cover of ‘Watch’ by Bill Eilish.

Our Focus of the Week is ‘achieving’. For this focus, our pupils will be counting up their ’50 Things’ profile and looking at whether there are any others that they can demonstrate and next weeks’ special assembly. Our Finer Diners this week will be looking at ‘scraping their plates’, which will ensure that our plates can be kept clean. Our Sign of the Week is ‘Horse’, and Lucy showed us how this sign can be changed to mean ‘horse riding’.

Our Star Awards this week are:

  • Our Class of the Week is Islay, who earned a whopping 460 class points!
  • Ben was awarded a Positive Recognition Certificate for being a successful learner when he taught staff and peers the rules of carrying over in subtraction.
  • A Positive Recognition Certificate was also awarded to April for being an effective contributor when she went to the supermarket to get the weekly shop for the flat. Well done April!
  • Our Star Baker this week is Jason who invented a delicious haggis, sausage, cheese and onion puff pie with Jamie in celebration of British Pie week.

Our song at the end of assembly today was ‘Giant’ by Calvin Harris ft. Rag ‘n’ Bone man, which was chosen by Jack and Lindsay from Islay.

We’d also like to thank Ben, who did a great job helping Lucy with the PowerPoint presentations during our assembly this week, and getting our videos loaded. Well done Ben!