Our whole school community will strive to enable everyone to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.
Our school values:
- We are always learning.
- We give time to listen, think and talk.
- We are all given the chance to do our best.
- We treat everyone as we wish to be treated.
- We value and respect our school community and care for others and the world we belong to.
Please check here for updates on our P7 Benmore Camp 2016.
Activity Group 7 (Miss Collier)
- Finlay W
Activity Group 8 (Mr Laidlaw)
Activity Group 9 (Mrs Murrell)
- Finlay CN
Monday 26th September
We arrived at Benmore very excited for the week ahead. After juice and biscuits we met our instructors. Our first task was to make our own bed. It was easier for some than others! After a quick tour of the house most groups then went to the equipment store and got their waterproofs for the week and boots/ wellies if needed.
All groups went on a explore of the local area and the Benmore Botanical Gardens. This was a great opportunity to start working together as a team and to allow our instructor to get to know us.
Our evening activity was the nightline. We worked together in our activity groups, with someone leading and communicating with our group. We walked through the forest in the dark following the rope. We got very muddy! Once we had completed the two trails together as a class we walked up to the viewpoint and started to get our bearings. We all had to get hosed down when we got back to the centre. After that it was getting ready for bed 😴💤
Tuesday 27th September 2016
After a yummy breakfast of cereal or porridge, fruit, and our hot breakfast of bacon, hash brown and toast we were fuelled and ready to face the day! We had to complete our daily duties and then we had our dorm inspection. All groups did well, but room for improvement tomorrow!! We all met in the common room to hear what we doing for the day.
Please read below to read what each group did today. After dinner, we visited the tuck shop and started our diaries. Our evening activity was a quiz around the Centre. We had to work in trips to find answers about Benmore and the surroundings.
Group 7 went shore scrambling this morning. Scott gave the group a challenge where they had to walk using different points of contact! Once the group managed to get to the end of the course they got the chance to jump into the loch! Everyone took the challenge- well done Group 7!
This afternoon Group 7 went mountain biking. We navigated our way through the infamous Puddle Lane get soaked and muddy! We learned how to use the attack position and started doing some basic tricks. Once we were confident we started tackling trickier single path tracks through the forest, obstacle courses and streams!
Group 8 started their day with mountain biking. Our first task was to be the slowest person down the hill- easier said than done! We made our way up and down hills, through puddles and forests. One of our trickiest tasks was completing the mud loop. It was very challenging and hard to stay on the bike all the way round!
This afternoon Group 8 completed the climbing wall. They started off with off bouldering, then climbing with harnesses and abseiling. Everyone tried to go out of their comfort zone and giving all challenges a go!
This morning after a bumpy road ride in the minibus and a 15 minute hike up the steep hill Group 9 entered the caves! We were lowered by ropes into the darkness, where they scrambled to the other end of the cave. We then had to climb out using different techniques.
This afternoon Group 9 were forest walking. The group were up through Puck Glen: drinking from the waterfalls, scrambling over some rocks, eating Woods sorrel, taking in the beautiful scenery and all the sedimentary rocks, getting knee deep in muddy bogs and getting lost in the trees on the way back. Lots of fun was had by all!
We will update the website tomorrow (27/09) or Thursday morning (28/09)
We are launching Stockbridge Counts this year with the aim of increasing mathematical mental agility across the school.
Rationale for Mental Agility
‘The ability to calculate in your head is an important part of mathematics. It is also an essential part of coping with society’s demands and managing everyday events.’
~ City of Edinburgh Council Mental Agility Guidelines 2014
- Stockbridge Counts will focus on daily 10 to 15 minute mental agility at the start of every maths lesson.
- The whole school will focus on each aspect at the same time.
Our current focus across the school is Counting forwards and backwards.
What will this look like for my child?
Counting forwards and backwards within Early Level (Nursery and P1, but earlier or later for some)
- numbers in the range 1 to 20,
- then 1 to 30,
- (then 1 to 100);
- ordinal numbers
- starting from 1, then other starting numbers
- numbers in the range 1 to 10,
- then 1 to 20, then 1 to 30
Counting forwards and backwards within First Level (P2, P3 & P4, but earlier or later for some)
- Count forwards and backwards in ones from x to y, within 100 then 1000
- Count forwards and backwards by 2’s from 2 (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8, …)
- Count forwards and backwards by 10’s from 10 (e.g. 10, 20, 30, …)
- Count forwards and backwards on the decade by tens (e.g. 20, 30, 40, …)
- Count forwards and backwards by 5’s from 5
- Count forwards and backwards by 3s from 3
- Count forwards and backwards by 4s from 4
- Count forwards and backwards by 6s from 6
- Count forwards and backwards off the decade by tens (e.g. 37, 47, 57, …)
- Count forwards and backwards by 100s on the hundred (e.g. 200, 300, 400, …), on the decade (e.g. 350, 450, 550,…) and then off the decade (e.g. 172, 272, 372,…)
- Count forwards and backwards by halves (e.g. ½, 1 ½, 2, 2 ½,…)
Counting forwards and backwards within Second Level (P5, P6 & P7, but earlier or later for some)
- Count forwards and backwards by 7s from 7
- Count forwards and backwards by 8s from 8
- Count forwards and backwards by 9s from 9
- Count forwards and backwards in multiples off the times table (e.g. count in 3’s from 4)
- Count forwards and backwards in decimal tenths (e.g. 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, …)
- Count forwards and backwards in multiple tenths (e.g. 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, … )
- Count forwards and backwards in simple fractional steps
Counting forwards and backwards working towards Third Level (S1 – S3 but earlier or later for some)
- Count forwards and backwards within, and beyond, any times table
- Count forwards and backwards in decimal tenths off the tenths (e.g. 3.83, 3.93, 4.03, 4.13, …)
- Count forwards and backwards in fractional steps (stating equivalent fractions where possible) (e.g. ¼, ½, ¾, 1, 1 ¼, 1 ½, 1 ¾, 2, …)
- Count forwards and backwards for positive and negative numbers (e.g. forwards from -7…, -6, -5, -4, …)
Please use link below for the PowerPoint presentation for Primary 2, 3, 3/4 & 4 Curriculum Evening:
Please use link below for the PowerPoint presentation for Primary 5, 6 & 7 Curriculum Evening:
Please join us on Tuesday 27th September at 6pm. All parents welcome.
On Monday 29th August we had our first house meeting of the year. The Primary 7 pupils performed their House Captain speeches in front of their houses. Every pupil then got a chance to vote for the girl and boy they would like as their House Captains for their house.
Staff were incredibly proud of all the Primary 7 candidates. Congratulations to our newly appointed House Captains.
Clarence – Sophia and Finlay W
Henderson – Savanna and Finlay CN
Inverleith – Vera and Daniel
Raeburn – Lexy and Thomas