Visit from Chief Executive
On Tuesday morning, we look forward to welcoming Mr Jim Savege, Chief Executive of Aberdeenshire Council to St Fergus School. Mr Savege will be accompanied by local councillors.
Visitor into P1
Thank you so much to Elaine Booth who spent time speaking to the P1 class about wind turbines.
I liked seeing the men inside the hub. Iona
I liked it when it was getting put together. Charlie
When it goes fast because the wind blows it makes electricity. Georgie
Visitor into P3
Thank you so much to Helen Birnie who spent time speaking to the P3 class about St Fergus long ago.
Helen helped us learn about school from long ago. Ruby
We found out if you were bad in the olden days you would have got the strap. Ava
Helen used to bike to school. Alexa
Nursery have been busy at the art and craft table making different types of weather pictures. We made puddle pictures, rainy day and used wellie boots to do some printing. The children also followed a pattern to make their colourful umbrellas. We are busy practising for our Christmas concert and looking forward to making out Christmas crafts and putting up our tree!
We have been working really hard this term as we have started selling squares for the chance to win a Hatchimal Twin Surprise! Last term the P7 tuck shop Tuesday was a success as we raised over £200! On Saturday we will be attending Fraserburgh Tesco for a bag pack, we would love for you to come shopping that day. On the 15th December we have a super fun day planned for all the pupils to come along and have fun! Next term we hope to do another tuckshop so please donate to help us achieve our target!
Thank you from P7.
P3 Victorian School Experience
Our P3 class visited the Tarves Heritage Centre where they experienced a morning in a ‘Victorian school’. Here are some of their reflections…
The trip was fun. The teachers had to act very strict. I liked doing the maths which was chimney sums. It was strange using chalk on boards.
The trip was really good. I liked using the chalk to write. The teacher was meant to be scary but she started to laugh. I tried not to laugh. Jace
I liked the trip because we got to use chalk to write with. I wouldn’t have liked to go to school then because if you were bad you were caned. Zoe
We had to dress up in pinafores and boys had to wear waistcoats. The teacher was very strict but I wasn’t scared. Ruby
I thought the trip was funny. I liked looking at the potato and listening while it was passed round. We had to write on chalk boards. Josh
The trip was good. I had to wear a dunce’s hat. I wouldn’t have wanted to be in a Victorian school. Jay
Nursery News (ELCC)
The nursery children are looking at different types of weather and its effects on them. We went out in the rain for Topper Tuesday and splashed in puddles. We added paint to make them colourful. We also have discussed different clothes to wear to keep us warm and dry.
The children learned about Guy Fawkes and can recite the poem, ‘Remember, Remember the 5th November’.
Please remember that school will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for In-Service training. This term staff will be joining all Peterhead Cluster schools for training on Visible Learning which looks at the most effective ways to raise attainment in our schools. We are spending a considerable time developing a whole school approach to improvement in this area.
During day two we will be working on the curriculum entitlements in our Cross Curricular Themes. We will be looking at which topics our classes study and how we can best ensure the children are meeting the benchmarks that should be achieved while considering the uniqueness of our local area.
Christmas Charity Fundraising
This year our Pupil Council have decided that the money raised at Christmas Concerts will go to two charities selected by our pupil council, The Max Appeal and Hamish Dear’s Warm Hugs. Information giving details about these two very worthwhile charities will be issued soon. Pupil Council will be developing powerpoints, posters and leaflets.
With this in mind, we are planning ahead. We had a super parent suggestion, so this year, instead of asking for donations for the hampers, we are suggesting that each child brings £1 and a parent has offered to fill/decorate the hampers ready for the concerts. Please hand your contribution into the school office, thank you.
P7 Leavers’ Legacy
Our P7 class are busy fundraising for their Legacy. They are planning to do a bag pack at Tesco in Fraserburgh on Saturday 25th November from 10am-4pm.
They have been generously donated a Hatchimal Surprise and this will be raffled through a 100 square. Squares will be on sale around the classes from next week at £3 per square. Initially pupils will only be allowed to purchase one square. P7 pupils will also be selling squares in nursery at certain drop off and pick up times.
Looking further ahead, they plan to have a Leavers’ Legacy Fun Day in school on Friday 15th December, more information on this later.