P7 Assembly

Well done to P7 who presented a great assembly about the Olympic Games today. Everyone enjoyed hearing about the history of the Games and learning about Team GB, the highlight would have to be raising the flag for our Star Award winners! This year we are inviting parents to their child’s class assembly so it was lovely to see several parents come and watch the children lead assembly.

Parent Council AGM.

This is an open invitation to all parents & carers of Smithton Primary School & Nursery children. The school parent council AGM is on Monday 29th August at 6pm in the community room of the school. Come along & find out how important your voice is in shaping the school life of your child. We look forward to meeting you on Monday.

Judith Anderson – Chairperson

A very warm welcome back!

The sun shone to ensure that everyone had a very warm welcome back to the new school year at Smithton Primary today.  The children all look very smart, healthy and well rested.  Judging by the pictures, these pupils are delighted to be back!  We extend a very warm welcome to all the new families joining us this year and hope that everyone has an exciting and successful year of learning ahead.

End of Year Service/ Summer holidays

school closed for summer

Thank you to all those parents and relatives who were able to attend our end of year service this morning.  It was lovely to see so many of you there and join us in wishing our P7 leavers all the very best as they move on to the next stage in their learning.

School will reopen again on Tuesday 16th August at 9.00am.

On behalf of all the staff can we thank you all for your support this year and wish you all a wonderful summer!

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Learning about Computer Coding

Following their recent visit to the ‘Building Blocks’ exhibition at Inverness Museum, pupils in P5 were given the opportunity to learn about writing computer code using Minecraft as the context for learning.

Pupils learned that computer code is a set of special instructions that is used to control things and make things happen.

 

Would you like to learn more about computer programming and how to get children interested in it?

The excellent Hour of Code website lets children explore the idea of creating computer code using contexts that they are familiar with.

In addition to this, how about getting involved with the Inverness CoderDojo?  This is a local group that is set up to promote computer programming for young people in our local area.  For more information on this, click here.