Thank you!

It is now sinking in that the school year is over.  I hope you are all enjoying your summer holidays and this beautiful weather.

I would like to sincerely thank all pupils and their families for the cards, gifts and kind words this past week.  I have truly enjoyed my time teaching P5/6 at Glenurquhart, I’ve made a lot of memories – and friends.  I will miss all the children especially, but I’m sure I will see them around the village and look forward to hearing what they are learning as they continue on their journeys in education.

Wishing you all an enjoyable summer.

Signing off,

Mrs. Mac

Last week reminders

Hello All!

I cannot believe that it’s the last week of the 2017-18 school year.  We are enjoying the opportunity to finish off some work this week, while reflecting on our learning this year as we tidy up the class and take our displays off the walls.

Unfortunately due to road closures and bus scheduling we missed our last two weeks of swimming.  Refunds for those who contributed to the bus costs will be issued this week.

Please ensure your child has a backpack or other bag this week, we will be sending home jotters and other work over the next few days.

Tomorrow promises to be a hot day.  We will be doing some mapping work outside, as well as P.E. outside.  Please make sure your child has water, sun cream, and a change of clothes for P.E. .

If you haven’t already, please send back the red profile jotters.

Thank you,

Mrs. Mac



Mapping – continued


The children have continued their work on mapping today, using great care to accurately draw the boundaries of the school garden from the measurements I provided.  Next week we will be cutting out the school to place in the proper spot in the school ground, and taking some time to add other features and landmarks.

The skills we’ve used today to draw the outline of the school grounds are:



-measuring and drawing angles



I saw this poster on social media and thought I would share as the pupils found a fledgling on Monday and were concerned about it’s well-being.  It ended up flying away


with it’s mum later in the day.

Map Making

As part of their key assessment task the P5/6 class worked with Mrs Laird today to create a scale map of the school grounds.  This was a challenging task but the children learnt various skills:

  • you can measure one part and then multiply it if it is the same size
  • measure right up against the part you are measuring
  • measure each straight part to each corner
  • have a clear marker for the end of the metre stick to improve accuracy
  • keep the metre stick/ trundle wheel straight for a true measurement
  • watch the trundle wheel clicks – are they 1m or 1/2 a metre
  • keep a tally when added big measurements

P5 P.E.

For P.E. with Mrs Laird this week P5 practiced their jumping skills.  We practised hop, skip, leap, jump combinations, keeping out heads up and bending our knees.  We also practiced jumping high and distances as well as, doing some skipping skill challenges.  Some of the children even managed to skip in pairs!


P6/7 Transition Dance Money due Monday

Originally posted on Primary 6/7 ~ Miss Mullin: Time to look out your dancing shoes! Our P6/7 transition dance will be held at Glen Urquhart High School from 7pm – 9pm on Thursday 14th June 2018. This includes P7s and P6s from Glenurquhart, Balnain and Cannich Bridge Primary Schools. Tickets cost £4 and include refreshments. Please find…

via P6/7 Transition Dance! — Primary 6/7 ~ Miss Mullin


If your child is interested in attending the transition dance at the High School please send £4 along on Monday.  This dance is for current P6s and P7s.

-Mrs. Mac

The modern classroom

I didn’t get around to sharing this picture last week, but I enjoyed this moment in P5/6 – there’s a real mixture of old and new with pupils using our new Chromebooks and some using “good old fashioned” notebooks.  Pupils will get the chance to do some of their writing using the Chromebooks, this is proving to be a positive experience to supplement the hand-writing we do in class.


-Mrs. Mac