Open For Business!

Good morning!

We are open as usual today. The roads around the school are icy this morning so please take care.

For those living in the outlying area of Daviot where there is significant snow on the roads, please only travel to school if it is safe to do so.

The school bus plans to run as usual.

We plan to run science club after school but will let you know if this changes.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Royal Society of Edinburgh Family Event

Please find below and attached (above) details of the next RSE @ Inverness Family Event.

Events are free to attend and open to all but we do ask that you register in advance. More details can be found at www.rse.org.uk/events

To Register:    Website www.rse.org.uk/events

Email:          events@theRSE.org.uk

Telephone:      0131 240 2780 / 07502 111610

 

Suitable for Ages 5 – 95!

DINO DIGS & MONSTER MYTHS

Inverness Town House, High Street, Inverness

Saturday 3 February 2018   11am – 4:30pm

THE DINOSAUR DETECTIVES PUPPET SHOW

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre

11am—12 Noon

The Dinosaur Detectives follow a fascinating journey surrounding the first fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantell. Their finds changed the face of history when they discovered bones of creatures that became known in Victorian times as Dinosaurs. A performance with rod puppets, shadow play and large scale projections illustrates the fascination, fun and the conflict that surrounds the search for ‘Dinosaurs’.

SUITABLE FOR AGE 5+

Storytelling with Lari Don

12:30—1:15pm

Join children’s author Lari Don and hear some of her favourite ‘Monster’ tales!

SUITABLE FOR AGE 5+

Dino Digs & Monster Myths—Talks & Discussion

2:15pm—4:30pm

FAMILY FRIENDLY Talks and Discussions

Lari Don                 Why Do We Love Monster Stories?

Dr Charles Paxton        Statistics and Sea Monsters

Mr Adrian Shine  Morphing the Loch Ness Monster – Fish, Flesh or Fake

Dr Steve Brusatte        Meet the Newest Dinosaurs: My Adventures in Palaeontology

Steve Brusatte is a palaeontologist at the University of Edinburgh. He studies the anatomy, genealogy, and evolution of dinosaurs. He has travelled around the world digging up dinosaurs, and has named more than 15 new species, including the tyrannosaur Qianzhousaurus (‘Pinocchio rex’). He appears on television often, has written several books for kids, and has his first adult pop science book coming out in May, called The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. He leads teams that do fieldwork on the Isle of Skye, and his teams have found several important new fossils there, including hundreds of sauropod dinosaur trackways in 2015.

Filming & Photography

Please be aware that photography and filming will be taking place during this event. All photographs and videos will be stored and used for editorial and media-use by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and selected media outlets. The Royal Society of Edinburgh and its affiliated companies retain the ownership/copyright of all photographs/videos and will not disclose content to any other third parties, except for selected media outlets as specified above.

Please speak to a staff member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh if you have any questions or concerns.

Children MUST be accompanied by a parent / guardian at all times.

 Kate Kennedy

Outreach Officer

22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

Tel +44 (0) 7502 111 610

Discover more at rse.org.uk

SCHOOL CLOSURE

The decision has been made to close Daviot Primary today ( Wednesday).

Thank you to all the parents who emailed and gave us an update on the weather/road conditions.

As you can see more snow is expected throughout the day.

 

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Weather Watching!

Thank you for the early morning Daviot weather reports that came to my email inbox this morning.  Local weather updates are much appreciated and helpful when making decisions about whether or not to close.

We’re continuing to keep an eye on the weather and will keep you informed of our intentions in the morning via the usual adverse weather outlets.
You can access the Highland Council’s school closures page here:
https://www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures
Or call the school closures information line 0800 564 2272 and have the school’s pin number ready – 041850.
We try to email, blog and tweet too, as well as using the quick text service where possible.  Let us know what works best so we can use the most efficient method of sharing important information.

SCHOOL CLOSURE

The decision has been made to CLOSE Daviot Primary today due to snow.

Whilst we appreciate it may not look too bad in town areas, the A9 is looking bad and we have a number of staff and parents having to travel to school.  We are also taking account of the  forecast for further snow showers in the area. The children’s safety is our no1 priority in these situations.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow hopefully!

Digital Learning with Literacy

This morning the Magic Marshmallow Reading Group were tasked with the job to create a word cloud on the Chromebooks to show the character traits of Auggie.   Auggie is the main character in the book ‘Wonder’.

The children using the Chromebooks had to carry out a number of operations in order to succeed. These included:

  • Finding and opening the template displayed in our Google classroom
  • Open a word cloud programme.
  • Reflect on the character traits of Auggie and enter them into the programme
  • Download their finished product
  • Send the art back to the Google Classroom for everyone to see.

Here is just one example of the finished product.  A super and creative way to incorporate digital learning and literacy together!

Auggie word Cloud on Chromebook