Today the whole school took part in an Enterprise afternoon. Parents were invited to come into the school and to see what the children had made.The planning began a few weeks ago when each class had to decide what they could make and then sell. Once they had decided they had to collect together the resources and equipment to make their chosen products. Some of the classes wrote to local businesses to see if a business would donate what they needed. Other classes bought the resources locally or through specialist catalogues.
The school bustled with activity throughout the afternoon. Most of the classes were able to sell all their products during the afternoon. The children enjoyed meeting new people and using their selling skills to make a successful sale.
P5 worked with the Whale and Dolphin Society from the WDCS Centre in Spey Bay. They did a series of activities including looking for dolphins in Moray Firth, looking life-size shapes of dolphins to understand their size and taking part in some wide games.
Every Thursday P5 are cycling to Findhorn to visit the beach and learn more about the local coastline with its varied flora and fauna. Local Charity WildThings have organised a series of six half-day visits once a week to coastline nearby. The children have the opportunity to investigate their local coastline through games, play and hands-on activities. They collected examples of coastal plants on sticky paper and made their own hats. They searched the beach and dunes for as many different plants as they could find. The pieces were stuck to the sticky paper and then the hat was put on. Some collected larger pieces which made less successful hats. Others needed an adjustment in the hat size.
Next week the children are goint to visit Hopeman beach.
Today the Olympic flame came to visit Kinloss Primary School.. Abi O’Grady came with her torch, which she had carried on the torch relay. She ran with the flame in Grantown. The children could hold the torch and learn about what it was like to carry it from Abi. It was a very interesting visit.
On 15th June a group of Stunt Riders (the Riderz) visited the school. The team is based in Scotland and they travel around the country performing their display.
Three hundred P5-7 pupils from local schools cycled here led by the Active Schools Co-ordinator, Chris Thompson. The schools included Applegrove, Andersons, Dyke Primary schools. The children brought a picnic lunch. Afterwards they watched the display and then after the visiting schools had left to cycle home Kinloss pupils took part in a slow race competition. The winner was George Hurst and he won a T-shirt.
A group of six children, Mr & Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Harper cycled over to Coltfield Junction to collect the torch. The torch went on the back of each child’s bike in turn as they made their way to Forres.
Seven schools in the local ASG competed in the annual competition run by our Road Safety Officer in conjunction with the Rotary Club. The competition is in two parts, a written quiz and then a practical. Kinloss Primary won both sections and achieved the highest score to date.