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.

Marvellous Macmillan Morning!

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

For your generous donations of baking and the money you gave your children for snack. Big shout out to Mrs Campbell and Mrs Scobbie for their Event Management Skills!

A magnificent £410 will be going to Macmillan with love from the pupils and staff at Crown Primary! Have  a great weekend!

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Guerrilla Gardening ! A plea FROM parents TO parents…

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Dads, mums, grandparents,parents, carers, older brothers and sisters & all green thumbs….

Please, please, please consider giving up some of your time this weekend on

Saturday 01 October 2016 9.30 onwards

and again on Friday 07 October 2016 09.30 onwards

to assist with some ‘guerrilla’ gardening around the Nursery and School grounds.  The playgrounds are the outdoors learning and recreation spaces for your children, and part of a community garden within the school grounds. Unfortunately without help from ourselves (as the parent body from the nursery and school) the garden has become hugely overgrown.  What will help enormously is to have a big team of helpers to assist with a big structural tidy up of the gardens (pruning, cutting and clearing) ahead of the October holidays.  This is a once a year job, but if done now the grounds will be in great shape over winter.  However is not a job for our kids to do, nor the teaching staff (though both are welcome to join us)……it requires MAN POWER AND WOMAN POWER from parents.

If you can bring along any of the following: gardening / working gloves, shears, secateurs, long loppers, brushes, spades or forks, plus a flask of tea or coffee (and lunch) that would be ideal.

However there are also lots of tools in the sheds, if you need these, or don’t own any.  If you are inexperienced in gardening but willing to help you are most welcome along and instruction will be given; don’t be put off.

Kids can join in, and they are most welcome to do so or play in the school grounds.  It will be a great day out of doors, and positively enhance the environment for all our kids. All parents undertake this on the understanding that  their children are their responsibility and the school will not be held accountable for any slips/trips!!

A firm commitment from a number of parents for these dates would be both hugely encouraging and welcome, as it is a job to be shared.

Please text or phone

Julie on 07709 732133, or let Claire (Morning Nursery) or Tori (afternoon Nursery) know you can help.

Fabulous Friday Tomorrow … Baking AND Wear Your House Colours!

Image result for macmillan coffee morning cakesRemember to bring a ££few coins££ to buy some baking instead of snack  TOMORROW- and thanks to all the offers of yummy treats! Thank you to Mrs Scobbie and Mrs Nesbit for organising this🙂

PLEASE NO NUTS IN ANY OF THE BAKING🙂 AND PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON TUBS YOU WISH TO BE RETURNED SAFELY!

You can also come dressed in your House Group Colours-blue,red,yellow or green

It’s All Go at Crown Primary!

 

Hockey Festival Delight!

A message from Fiona and Maria  Savage:

Maria was so proud of her team today.  They haven’t had much practice as yet, but they kept their heads down and played their best.

Lots of good sportsmanship was displayed and the team were really grateful to Kaitja for coming down and transferring some of her shinty skills at short notice. She played really well both in goal and on the pitch.

Ms MacDonald says: “Thanks to Maria and Fiona Savage for their support of our fledgling hockey team! I saw first-hand their positivity and emerging awareness of how to share the play successfully- what fun they had. The hockey club would LOVE more members, so please get in touch with Fiona if you are interested”  fcrsavage@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Millburn Pupils’ Visit to Romania

Image result for pairs of childrens shoesA request for support from Millburn pupils. Crown has supported this very worthwhile cause before and I hope we will again. A good motivator for me to have a good dig in the back of my shoe cupboard during the October holidays….

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“As a Business Studies Teacher in Millburn Academy I organise and lead a group of S5 students on a trip to Romania at the end of the summer term and into the summer holidays.  During this trip we run a week-long summer camp and also work for 6 days at an orphanage. 

A couple of years ago the team were so aware of the plight of children and their need for shoes so they ran a project called “Happy Feet” that collected good condition unwanted shoes, boots, trainers etc in conjunction with our feeder primaries.

This year’s team would like to once again run this project and was wondering if your school would like to get involved.

They are proposing that collections start after the October holidays and end on 11 November to allow them to get them sorted, packed and shipped in time for Christmas running alongside the shoebox appeal that many schools, including ours, operate. Thank you.”

Roz Souter