Opportunities for Pupils to Participate in Athletics

We have been sent some information from SportAberdeen and Aberdeen Amateur Athletics Club about opportunities for pupils from P4 to P7 to participate in some free sessions at the Aberdeen Sports Village.

As you can see, the free sessions also link in with the Primary Schools’ Athletics Meeting. If your child is interested in athletics, then please, download or use the QR code at the bottom of the posters (remember to scroll to the bottom of the posters) to book a place for your child.

 

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Riverbank has some budding artists!

We have two Primary 3-4 composite classes and the P4s from these classes have a 10 week block of swimming lessons at the moment. When the P4s go swimming with Miss Miller the P3s stay behind with Mrs Smith. The P3s do some maths or literacy work but Mrs Smith always has a special treat for the P3s in the shape of some art or craft.

Recently, they have looked at the work of two famous artists; Vincent van Gogh and Wassily Kandinsky. van Gogh was a Dutch artist and Kandinsky was Russian. They lokked at one one of van Gogh’s famous paintings called Starry Night. They even listened to Don McLean’s Vincent song. They then looked at the work of Kandinsky and looked at his famous concentric circles work.

I think our P3s made a grand job in their study of two famous artists. Well done to you all!

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P3A Foxtrot to the Music Hall for the RSNO!

The RSNO perform Gaspard’s Foxtrot with Zeb Soames.

P3A visited the Music Hall on Monday 14 March to hear and see the RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) perform Gaspard’s Foxtrot. The tickets for this event were in high demand and Mrs Arqued was lucky to acquire tickets for the whole class. It is a fantastic experience for our pupils to hear an orchestra as they don’t realise how loud the music is, especially as it is not amplified, electronically, as modern bands and artist do.

Gaspard’s Foxtrot is a musical adaptation of the book by the same name written by Zeb Soames. Zeb can be seen narrating part of the story with the orchestra playing behind him. There were some lovely drawings to go along with the music.

The story tells of Gaspards the Fox’s journey across London, in a bus, to meet his friend, Finty the dog and her owner, Honey, who are going to a concert in Hyde Park.

Mrs Arqued tells me that the children thoroughly enjoyed this event and they thought the RSNO were ‘AMAZING’!

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

SomeTHING1THING2 Funny Going on Here!

I wonder who they really are?

World Book Day brought many fantastic characters to Riverbank School! None more so than the odd couple who turned up outside my office on that very day!

Two good sports from the nursery had dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the famous Dr Seuss book, The Cat In The Hat!

I’ll leave you to Seuss out or should that be suss out who they are!

Roman Forts Built in P2C

As part of their IDL work, P2C were looking at the Romans and the ideas they brought to ancient Britain. They were Curious Claires about Roman soldiers and how they were dressed and they also looked at where the soldiers were billeted when they were away from Rome. The children were particularly interested in Roman forts. With the aid of work carried out by archaeologists, the class found out quite a bit about Roman forts.

As part of Together Time they worked in pairs and small groups to construct a fort of their own. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the children approach the problem and then try to solve it. I have to say that some forts had rather a lot of ‘mod cons’. Perhaps Dr Who had done a bit of time travelling to help out!

The children had lots of fun with this task and not only were they Cooperative Carlys. they displayed the Creativity of Callum! Well done everyone!

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Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full…..

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

Time to Turn Back the Clock with some Christmas Memories

I was trawling through some old photographs I had on file and found these which were accidentally forgotten about, due to the busy end of term we had in December!

Firstly, a couple of classes were given the opportunity to visit the Christmas Village outside Marischal College a few days before the end of term. The first invitation was cancelled due to a storm and we thought the children may miss out, but the date was rescheduled and the Riverbank visitors enjoyed an afternoon at the village on a rather nice but rather cold day. Below is small selection of photos.

The next batch of photos I found had been sent by Miss Stephens. Her class had made a number of items to take home for Christmas and they decided to put them on display so that everyone could see what fantastic Creative Callums they’d all been. I just love the pair of tiny Snowmen! The calendars were so bright and cheerful too!

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

Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for…..their own and other cultures……

Article 30 – Every child has the right to learn and use the langugae, customs and religion of their family…..