What Makes Crown Unique?

This year a group of pupils from P4 – P7 have been working with children in Nursery – P7, their families and staff to answer the question ‘What Makes Crown Unique?’.

The ‘What Makes Crown Unique?’ group have worked together to create a video to capture Crown Primary School. They’ve done this through writing a clever narrative, creating some super animations and demonstrating some skillful camera techniques.

The video will sit as part of the school’s rationale for children, their families, staff and any visitors we have along the way.

We’d love to hear your thoughts.

French Classes

French tuition in small groups commencing Tuesday 30th August 2016 in 10 week blocks at Crown Primary school.

A child is highly receptive to learning a new language from a very early age.
Why not help them while it is easy through fun activities, role plays, songs and games….

My Gaelle Patton, I am French and I have been teaching French to all ages for over 25 years and
I have been teaching French at Crown Primary through my French club for the last 2 years.

Classes are limited to a maximum of 12 which gives children the opportunity to learn the language with a native speaker. It also gives the children an essential grounding and confidence prior to attending secondary school where an additional language will be a compulsory element of the curriculum.

Weekly lessons during school term:

Group 1: P1 to P3 Tuesday from 3.05 to 3.35 pm £50 (£5 per half an hour x 10)

Group 2: P4 to P7 Tuesday from 3.40 to 4.40 pm £80 (£8 per hour x10)

Group 3: Available from Monday 5th September 2016 at Little Frog HQ if Tuesday at Crown Primary school not suitable.

If you would like to enrol your child/children then please contact Gaelle Patton on 07850 741 211 or email on lugandgaelle@googlemail.com

Music to Your Ears!

Do you have a child learning brass or percussion? Highland Brass are looking for children to join their newly formed junior band, regardless of ability. The band rehearse on a Thursday evening at Culloden Academy 6.30pm-7.20pm. Led by Highland Brass conductor Mark Bell, we offer music that is fun and manageable with opportunities to perform throughout the year. If you would like more information or are interested in coming along, please email highlandbrass@yahoo.co.uk or make contact through Highland Brass facebook page.

Calling Football Fanatics!

Ross County FC hosted a fun 4’s pilot festival in June, with a view to developing regular activity for the Primary 2/3 age group.  The event was very well attended and as a result 5 more sessions have been scheduled to run from 24th August to 21st September.

If you wish your child to attend, please get in touch with Gordon Duff at Ross County FC


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NEW Class Blogs!

blogAll of our class blogs are now up and running. Click the links below (or at the right hand side of the page –>) to access your child’s class. Please remember to follow the blog by entering your email address  under the ‘Follow Blog via Email’ section at the right hand side of the page. This will allow you to get email notifications each time  a new post is added. You’ll need to do this for each blog you wish to follow!

Nursery AM
Nursery PM

Here’s to a great first Monday of the term!

School Choir

Crown’s Got talent!

Dr Donald would like to form a choir from P5-P7 who would be available to sing at a service in Crown Church on Sunday 4th September at 630pm.

He will come into school and work with the pupils between then and now to prepare them, along with Mrs M Newall who teaches in the nursery. If your child has a love of singing or would like to develop musically, we would be delighted for them to join this wonderful opportunity.

For your child to be included, we would need confirmation that you are able to bring them to Crown Church on Sunday 4th September. Permission slips will be issued today and must be returned on Monday 22nd August.

Miriam MacDonald

Invitation to Volunteer!

Calling Grannies, Grandads, Mums and Dads!

 We intend to take our learning outdoors as often as we can at Crown Primary School and extra adult support would be much appreciated. Please leave a response to this post if you are happy to help accompany classes, noting times that would be convenient for you. We will compile a list for staff to use and they will make contact if and when they have outdoor learning planned.

Many thanks for your continued support in helping us provide exciting and dynamic learning opportunities for your children.

Miriam MacDonald

Head Teacher

Digital Technologies – Inverness Workshops

CaptureSkills Development Scotland (SDS) are offering three fabulous workshops for children and young people age 8 – 15 after school in their new interactive centre on Church Street in Inverness.

These free workshops are designed to inspire young people with fun, hands-on activities about science and technology.

Information on each of the workshops can be found below:

Roboplast! An ocean cleaning robot!
Thursday August 19th 2016 – 3.45pm – 5pm

Creativity! When technology meets art!
Wednesday August 24th – 3.45pm – 5pm

Space Junk – Satellites into space!
Friday 26th August – 3.45pm – 5pm

To book an activity send an email to studioinv@sds.co.uk with
– activity choice
– the child/young person’s name
– a family member’s name (emergency contact)

Football news!




P2/P3 FRASER PARK 930AM – 1100AM
P4/P5 FRASER PARK 930AM – 1100AM
P6/P7 WALKER PARK 930AM – 1100AM


All girls and boys interested in joining the Crown Football Club should come along on Saturday morning.  Please remember that shin guards are required and a water bottle.

Please fill out the registration form and hand in at training.

Crown FC – registration form

New coaches are always welcome. Any parent/guardian interested in helping with coaching please let one of the coaches know.

 Many thanks


Wonderful First Week!


Image result for welcome backIt is my great pleasure to welcome everyone back for the new session. Also a very warm Crown welcome to all our Newbie Crownies (including myself!) Everyone has been so welcoming, friendly and fun!

Letters have been issued by staff to invite you to Hopes and Dreams meetings for each child (have a peek in school bags if it hasn’t appeared) and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at that time.The sun can stay as long as it likes  because the happy faces it produces are wonderful to see!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help in any way. If it is important to your child, it’s important to us.

Here’s to a GREAT year, with many more to come.

Best regards,

Miriam MacDonald, Head Teacher