On Saturday 4th November P7 were in charge of the coffee morning at Dunoon Grammar School from 10-11a.m. The pupils provided the cakes for their slot for Dunoon Primary and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge!
Halloween party at Dunoon Primary on Thursday the 26th of October was lots of fun.
We had dooking for apples, 4 corners, musical statues and a dance competition.
New Session 17/18
P7 Leavers Dance 2017
P7 Enjoy a Workshop on the possibilities available for employment in the Food Industry.
Ms Bryson and our former Head Teacher Mrs McQuarrie came to DPS to enable the children to work collaboratively on a workshop based on the opportunities available for employment in the Food Industry.
The children worked in groups to come up with the meals they preferred to eat. That then got followed by a discussion on ready made meals and takeaway foods. Ms Bryson then discussed the possibilities available for employment from food produce (farms) right through to the retail sector. Advertising and the importance of branding products carefully. Shoppes prefer red packaging to blue and when choosing cereals shoppers tend to buy packets displaying faces e.g. Frosties!!!!
It was a very interesting and enlightening afternoon. It certainly generated lots of discussion and offered insight into employment possibilities for the future. A big Thank You to Mrs Bryson and Mrs McQuarrie for this excellent experience!!!!!
P7 welcome Ms Currie and 3 former pupils.
Ms Currie brought along Katie Cameron, Jess and Jessica to showcase their leadership skills. The girls began by playing some games with the P7’s in the Dining Hall and asked them to tick a box as to how they felt about their transition to DGS! We then headed back to class and the children worked collaboratively to come up with any concerns they might have. The girls then answered the questions raised raised by the activity and led a Qand A session. Great work girls and Ms Currie. The children were delighted to take part and thought it was very helpful!
P7 Enjoy an Afternoon of Science at DPS!
P7 had been researching information on forms of Energy in class on laptops. So it was a fantastic experience for them to attend the science workshop where they were able to build their own wind turbines and test them. After testing they could then carry out any modifications to improve their design. We had a former pupil, Eve Clark helping, in her role as an Ambassador of Science.
There was lots of experiments set up for the children to try. Safety Goggles were essential! The P7’s had a fantastic time trying out all the experiments and answering questions. In fact they were so involved that they didn’t hear the bell at 3:00pm. A sure sign that they were totally focused on task!!!!!
Dunoon Primary Speech Competition Final.
On Friday 24th February Dunoon Primary held the final of the P7 Speech Competition. We were delighted to welcome Mr Alexander, Mr Ken Barr and Mr Max Barr from the Dunoon Speakers Club to judge the final.
All the Primary Sevens had written and prepared a speech for the competition. After lots of practicing the children were judged and the final seven speakers were selected. The high standard made it very difficult to make the final selection.
On Friday the 24th the finalists had support from family and friends. 7 children spoke, each of them presenting their speeches really well. In the end the Judges made the final decision. 1st place was Callum Crofts with his speech on Genes and the runner-up was Ellie with her speech on Friendship. Fantastic Contest. Very Well Done to all of the speakers!!!
P7 Planning Their Global Citizenship Topic.
P7 worked collaboratively to plan their new topic on Global Citizenship. They then participated in their first lesson which involved discussing personal statements and placing then in order of importance! This activity generated lots of discussion but all groups managed to complete the task and talk about their final selection. Great work Primary Seven!!!
P7 Become Book Detectives
P7 have begun studying Children’s Classic novels using Book Detective Roles. Such as Correspondent, Illustrator, Question Writer, Word Wizard and Summariser!
The books the groups are reading are: Black Beauty, Treasure Island, Silas Marner, Kidnapped and Wuthering Heights.
Children in Need at Dunoon Primary!
On Friday 11th of November we launched our Children in Need fundraising activities for 2016. During the following week we sold raffle tickets for a Build A Bear Labrador, encouraged pupils to enter our draw a “Sporty Pudsey” Competition and sold Pudsey and Blush badges and bookmarks.
On Friday the 18th of November we organised a non uniform day when pupils could choose to wear something sporty, spotty or yellow in return for a donation to Children in Need. We also held a Big Bake Sale and Pudsey Product Sale.
The final total raised in Dunoon Primary was the amazing sum of £1015.25!!
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising activities.
PS The total is now £1017.25!
Team B from Dunoon Primary School won this huge shield at the Cowal Inter Schools Tournament at Dunoon Grammar School today. The rain was torrential as the teams from various schools battled it out for the trophy. Team B were victorious and below the three teams who took part! Well done DPS Team b!!
term 1 P7 2016-17
P7 Mrs A MacDonald
Dunoon Primary Celebrate British Science Week
Pupils in Dunoon Primary School went on a journey of discovery into the world of nanoscience and engineering.
Dunoon Primary School was awarded funding from the British Science Association to host a science event, one of thousands of activities occurring across the country, for British Science Week (11th-20th of March).
The event was delivered by Strathclyde University’s ReallySmallScience Group, led by Dr Joy Leckie, on the 11th of March.
Group leader, Joy said, “We’ve worked with Dunoon Primary School on a number of occasions and were fortunate to return to celebrate British Science Week with the pupils. We’re keen to engage with children about the research that we do at Strathclyde and so it’s great to see the pupil’s enthusiasm and excitement when taking part in our activities.”
Primary 4-6 made their own polymer bouncy balls and learned why polymers and plastics are important in everyday life. P6-7 classes took part in an active workshop called nanomove. Using balloons and music, pupils moved around like molecules to illustrate the energy changes in hot and cold substances.
Pupils also had the opportunity to interact with researchers from the Chemical Engineering Department at Strathclyde and learn about their jobs to find out what a chemical engineer does.
Dunoon Primary won the annual inter Primary School tournament on Wednesday 2nd March organised by Mrs McLean. The teams
From Kirn, St Mun’s, Strachur, Lochgoilhead, Tighnabruaich and Sandbank were a credit to their schools as they played with skill and enjoyed the day! Mrs Derrett worked so hard to ensure the teams were ready for this tournament, practising every week with Mrs A MacDonald’s help. Mrs Derrett also ran a lunch time club to ensure the pupils had lots of practice. Dunoon A and B teams both fought hard to get to the semi finals. the draw was made and they ended up playing each other to put one team through to the final round. Dunoon A were the winners and played the final against Kirn B. Dunoon rose to the challenge and were declared the winners of the tournament. what a wonderful opportunity for all the teams to compete in Dunoon Grammar School and grateful thanks to all the organizers. All teams played really well but big congratulations to the winning team, Cameron, John and Nathan. Well done Dunoon A,!!