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We currently have 22 pupils in P6/7.

Primary 6 – 10 pupils

Primary 7 – 12 pupils

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PAIRED READING – On Thursday 30th November P6/7 began their paired reading with a buddy in P1/2.  It was a very productive session and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.  This is part of the P6/7 Health & Wellbeing studies, teaching skills including empathy and social interaction with younger children.

NSPCC VISIT – On Monday 27th November, the NSPCC visited our school and held two assemblies for P1-P4 and P5-P7.  P6/7 were then involved in workshops discussing issues such as neglect, domestic abuse, physical and emotional abuse and sexual abuse. The children held a very mature discussion and enjoyed their session.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING – On Friday 29th September P6/7 hosted their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning for the pupils, parents and friends of Gourdon School.  There was a wonderful turnout and an enjoyable morning was had by all involved.  The P6/7 children sold toys, bric-a-brac,, books and cake and candy.  Children were able to have a shot in the lucky dip and try their luck with the chocolate tombola.  They also guessed the number of sweeties in a jar and Dougal, the Giant Teddy’s Birthday as well as other fun filled activities.  All the children in the school dressed in green in support of the charity.  P6/7 worked extremely hard in the planning, preparation and carrying out of activities on the day of the coffee morning.  A fantastic total of £1397.58 was raised, another Gourdon School record.  Mrs Christie was very proud of her class for their enthusiasm and effort.

MONTROSE AIR HERITAGE CENTRE – The last day of the first term saw P6/7 visit the Air Heritage Centre in Montrose.  This visit was topic related and the children were able to participate in a hands on experience at the museum.  The pupils tried on war uniforms, sounded the air raid siren, stepped inside a real Anderson shelter and also investigated inside the fire look-out tower.  They were able to sit inside replicas of war planes.  A busy morning was had by all and the children were able to see artefacts up close rather than merely in a book or on the Internet.  Please click on the link to view more photographs. https://photos.app.goo.gl/2k7KI0YaHAcikMcj1


BACK TO THE 70’s – The children enjoyed their trip back through the decades for Gourdon School’s 60th Birthday Celebrations and P6/7 had a brief insight into life in the 1970’s.  The music was popular with most of the children and we had some budding John Travolta’s amongst the pupils.  The pupils of P6/7 all worked very hard to learn their lines and performed admirably.  A lot of fun was had in the build up to their performance and afterwards as the photos show.  Please click on the link below to view more photographs.



WORLD WARS TOPIC – Our World Wars topic was tied up last week with a VE Day Tea Party.  The children did a WW1 reenactment of the Xmas truce.  Their singing was beautiful and Mrs Christie was very proud of their efforts. Please click on the link to view more photographs. https://photos.app.goo.gl/FRQ3tigmfYxBvAxA2


COLLABORATIVE LEARNING – P6/7 did some collaborative learning with P1/2 (making a mess with P1/2) this week.  We all had great fun painting hands and feet and making Christmas pictures.  Please click on the link below to view more photographs.



COUNTRY DANCING – P6/7 have had great fun at country dancing over the last few weeks.  They have learned several new dances, including The Snowball, The Christmas Tree, The Flying Scotsman and The Highland Welcome.  Please click on the link  to view more photographs. https://photos.app.goo.gl/dp5XhIcZ44attSgd2