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Dundee Cross Country

We would like to give a huge well done to all of our P6 pupils who participated in the Primary Schools Cross Country event at Baxter Park on Wednesday 14th March 2018.  Our Primary 6 girls’ team won a silver medal for their event. Everyone involved gave a great effort and represented Blackness very well.

 

 

Glee Competiton

This term pupils from P4-7 have been working during lunchtimes and after school, as well as practising at home for the Tayside and Angus heats of the Primary School Glee competition 2018.  On Tuesday 27th February, they performed their songs “Try Everything” and “We Are Young” to an audience of around 500 at the Whitehall Theatre.  Everyone performed exceptionally well, remember the lyrics and choreography and gave it their all, producing a great performance. 

Although we didn’t get through to the next round this time, we have gained a lot of experience if we decide we want to participate in the future.  A huge thanks to Mrs Gaynor Thomson for sorting out the application process, Miss Jenny Edwards for her choral work, and to Mr Ian Cameron for his choreography routines.  Well done to all who performed on the night!

P3 Vikings

We have been learning about Viking runes.  We made the 1st letter of our names out of clay.  We have also been learning about Viking longboats.  Vikings travelled this way to raid houses in Britain.  We found out about artefacts and the job an an archaeologist.  In a Viking long house the fire was in the middle.  If it had been at the side their house would burn down! We also learned about Viking clothes.  The men wore long tunics with big leather boots whereas the women wore similar tunics but with a head dress or a hat.  The class enjoyed the opportunity to dress up in Viking clothes!  It has been a really interesting topic! 

By Kirsty Caddick

 

Springo Bingo

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended our Spring Bingo on Wednesday 21st of March.  As always, it was a very well-attended event, with Miss Chapman turning in her usual expert performance as ‘Bingo Caller in residence.’  With lots of fun, and a fair few chocolatey prizes on offer.

 

Uphill Trust Bake Sale

P5 and P7 held a bake sale on Thursday the 22nd March to raise money for the Uphill Trust.  Both classes worked really hard to create posters and advertise the event to the other classes.  Everyone baked or brought something to sell.  They raised around an incredible £560!  They hope that the church collection will add to this impressive amount for this very worthwhile cause!  A big well done to all involved! 

The Uphill Trust supports Uphill Junior School, a private kindergarten/primary school in western Uganda. Many of the children who attend the school are from poor rural families and a significant number of the pupils are orphans or come from single parent homes due to the devastating effect of HIV/Aids in Uganda. Uphill Junior School actively promotes the education of girls as well as boys.

 

Bridge Building

Primary 5 and 5-4 were given the opportunity to visit the new Queensferry Crossing Bridge now that it has been completed and fully functioning. This linked to their project about bridges and structures and they found out about the newest innovations that has made the Queensferry Crossing an engineering marvel. On return to school they got the chance to build their own bridges inspired by some of the ideas on the visit to the bridge.

World Book Day

Blackness Primary School's annual participation for World Book Day

World Book Day was a success again in Blackness. All pupils were encouraged to, where possible, make costumes by recycling, repuropsing or reusing materials or old costumes. The results were spelndid with many Harry Potters, Matildas, Where's Wallys and a myriad of other book characters strutting their stuff around the school. Pupils were also encouraged to bring the book featuring their character in with them. There were many activities in classes to encourage pupils to access a variety of texts as well.

School Show

Once again this December, it was time for the annual school show which, this year, told the story of Dick Whittington and his Cat.  Pupils from Primaries 5-7 have spent a lot of time this term learning the songs, both during lunchtimes and at home, as well as learning lines and choreography.  We asked some of the cast about their experiences of being in the show.  James Coull (P7) said, “I really enjoyed it, I would definitely do it again because it was fun and it helped me with speaking in front of an audience.”

 

Jess Anderson (P6) who played Puss told us, “it was fun, but I was kind of nervous because there were a lot of people watching, but I think I did really well.”  Hannah Gibson (P7) who played the Queen said, “ I enjoyed it and would do it again because it was a great experience.

 

It got me out of my comfort zone and helped build my confidence.  Evie Young (P7/6) told us, “ I enjoyed it and it was fun.  I really liked having a bigger part with speaking and solo singing.  I was a bit nervous but when I was on stage I just pretended that I was on my own.”  We are really proud of the effort that the entire cast put into our production this year to make it what it was, and we would like to extend our thanks to all those who purchased tickets and came along to support the show.


Children's University

Blackness Primary School today became the first in Scotland to have its membership of the Children’s University formally recognised.

The link below will take you to an arcticle on the Abertay Website recognising Blackness Primary School as the first in Scotland to have it's membership to the Children's University formally recognised.

 
The school continues to use the scheme to reward and recognise the hard work of pupils outwith school hours. The pupils can use the Website to record their achievements, gaining points/credits for each activity they attend.
More information can be found at the official website by clicking the icon below.
 

The Navity - Prickly Hay

This December saw another very successful nativity performed by the primary one pupils at Blackness Primary. The pupils and staff worked very hard to produce a slick and entertaining performance which was enjoyed by pupils, staff and parents. The two shows were well attednded and full houses were enjoyed for each. Below are some of the pictures from the rehearsals in school.

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