End of Week 12 of Digital Learning

Here we are again at the end of our 12th week of digital learning. It makes 14 weeks since we were last all in Riverbank.

The staff has, only, recently been given access to the school. This has allowed the removal of personal items and arrangements for pupils for their eventual return.

It’s certainly been a surprising week for us all! The announcement by the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, that schools would be returning in August to full time schooling resulted in many of our plans having to be redrawn. We were also advised that we would be given a further teacher and this has resulted in us being able to realign some of our classes. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that the rearrangement of classes may have caused.

Over the next week our pupils will have the opportunity to attend online Achievement Award Assemblies where Star Awards will be given out….virtually, of course.

Mrs Robb was on hand at the Tillydrone Campus giving out our P7 Leavers’ Hoodies. Something, that for quite a while, we thought might not happen, due to Covid19 and the lockdown. I’m sure our P7s will look smart in their hoodies.

Mrs Ironside has been keeping up a constant stream of information for staff, pupils and parents. This is a really difficult job given how many changes she has had to cope with and how often they have occurred. I wouldn’t have her job for all the tea in China.

As we head towards the holidays next Friday, we will keep you up-to-date with any news about returning to school.

Despite all that’s happened, I have still been able to pull together our usual wide range of items for our weekly showcase. So, let’s get started!

The first contributions come from Mrs Spry’s and Mrs Ng’s P6N. Suzanne, Sophie and Ksawery, carried out some mosaic art.


Our second contributions come from P6P, Mr Probart’s class. Aimi was looking at the famous Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh and Majka was looking at the work of Pablo Picasso. Majka did her art work as a collage and said how difficult it was. I think she’s made a pretty good job of it!

Our third contributions come from Mr Duarte’s P3D class. The pupils in this class have been working on a mini topic on pirates. Let’s show case their work now!

Next up we have P5B, Miss Bush’s class who have provided us with a range of items.

We have some lovely art work made from circles. We also have some Rainbow time activity work on what makes a happy house.

We also have an animal fact file. Animal fact file

Work from a young lady on what makes a happy place for her. My Happy Place

And lastly from P5B we have a lovely review, from one pupil, on the work they have covered in RME.

For our next class, we have Mrs Stephenson’s P4U. They were participating in Art with Rob, who was teaching them how to draw owls. Some of these were pretty good!

Next we have an array, from P1A, Mrs Arqued’s class, on ‘Thinks That Make Me Happy!’

The class also carried out work on creating lapbooks. The children were supported by adults, at home, in producing a short book or lapbook on their favourite animal. We have giraffes, butterflies and dogs for a start!

We also some lovely work on describing animals. Anastasia’s animal adjectives

They have been very busy in P1A because they also designed some posters to help with their tricky words!

Next we have the work of P3C – Miss Cody’s class. The class have been working on making estimates of how long a tasks might take. They then learned how to use a stopwatch to find out how long it actually took.

The class were reading the book Winnie Goes Batty and they enjoyed making headdresses for Wilbur…and themselves. They also looked at gathering information and making bar charts.

And the headdresses!

Mrs Smith’s pupils have been taking part in Virtual Sports Day. Mr Flanagan recommended the virtual sports day where the pupils carry out a different event each day.

We have a young man taking part in the bottle toss challenge.

The second event involves jumping over a given line from side to side and to try and get as many jumps as you can in 30secs. Here we can see a young man tackling the challenge.

The boys in the class were also carrying out work on 3D shape.

Miss Moreton’s Primary 3F class have sent their work on newspaper reporting. They were tasked with providing news which wasn’t all doom and gloom but it was about spreading Good News! Their news items were to bring a little hope and happiness to everyone.

As always Miss Howarth has sent on Miss Coyle’s class work, that of P1C. This week they have designed their own school badge since all school is at home now. They took part in building a strong bridge challenge, Trick Word work, Phonic Sounds work plus a 3D shape challenge.

We also had one particularly busy young lady who had learned how to sign happy and sad in Makaton and she also composed her own music from the virtual music room.

Finally, our very own Mr Flanagan shared with his class something he saw when he went out for his daily walk. it looks great. Fantastic nature seen on our doorstep.

So here we are again….at the end of another week and we have seen some lovely work from throughout the school.

One week to go and I hope I’ll have some last things to share with you before the holidays!


Article 3 – The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.

Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care …..

Article 28 – Every child has the right to an education.

Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

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