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Taste Testing

On Friday 23rd September we invited our parents in to sample some of the dishes we made using the tatties we planted and harvested as part of the Dandelion Project.

The children prepared and cooked in the morning which demonstrated super organisational and cooperate skills. We then had super servers who were so polite and engaged very well with their ‘customers.’

It was also a great opportunity to ‘meet the teacher’ and be in the school. There was such a lovely buzz within the school.

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New Term

We are now at the end of our second week into our new term. We are delighted to have welcomed lots of new Primary 1s and a few new Nursery children too.

The children are settling well and there is a lovely calm and productive feel within the school.

We are also delighted to welcome new staff to #Team Milton.

Here is a wee selection of what we have been up to….

Maths in P123 with Miss Rostock
The boys and girls in the nursery enjoyed exploring the obstacle course this morning and were practising their balancing skills.
This week our new P1s started to look at how to write the sounds we’ve been learning. It’s trickier than it looks!
P123 read ‘The Colour Monster’ and then created a monster based on how we were feeling.

COUNTING COLLECTIONS in P345

Self Portraits for Art

Being active in P567

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Visit from Mull Hall

We were delighted when Mull Hall asked if they could bring some residents to visit our Nursery Setting, we welcomed them with open arms.

The children sang some songs and then they went out into the garden to play. The children loved hearing stories from the past, they had a wealth of knowledge that they loved sharing with the children. We were so proud of our children as they were chatting and singing away to the residents.

We hope to welcome them back soon.

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Nursery to P1 Transition

We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome the parents back in, especially as part of our transition plans for our nursery children.

Last week, we had our whole summer picnic which was a beach theme. ‘Mairi The Cooker’ put on an amazing spread as always. We invited the parents of our new P1s to come in and join us.

Yesterday we had our Nursery Graduation, the Nursery was full with the children’s loved ones. The children did an amazing job performing the Gruffalo. Tomorrow they will be joining us in school where they will spend the day in P1.

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Milton Magic Maths

At Milton we understand the importance of counting and recognise how valuable meaningful ‘counting collections’ are.

Today, we were able to welcome parents back in, they were invited to join us to see how we teach and use this concept to develop children’s numbee knowledge and understanding. There was such a buzz and it was so lovely to observe pupils and parents as the most important thing is that children talk and communicate as they count.

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A Right Royal Breakfast.

How lucky were the boys and girls at Milton Primary School today? The Mercat Centre threw us a Right Royal Breakfast in honor of the Queen’s 70th Jubilee.

The children loved their treats and Nursery – Primary 3 had an impromptu dance party. I think the Queen would be dancing to Taylor Swift too…. Thank you to all the Mercat Team!

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Nursery Sports 2022

It was so lovely to have parent spectators back for this years sports day. The children did brilliantly and they all had a lovely time! Well done boys and girls.

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Community Concerns

We are aware that there have been a number of concerns raised about the community in the past couple of weeks. We have spoken to our local Police Liaison Officer and it has been advised that an effective way to report or share these concerns is to use the Fearless reporting system as well as reporting to the relevant professionals, Social Work, Police etc.

This is an anonymous service so you do not need to provide any personal details.

It can be accessed via https://www.fearless.org/ – and click the ‘Contact us anonymously’ tab.

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Gardening Club

We were delighted to see a new after school club start yesterday, Gardening Club with help from Ms Brewer, Stacey and Miss Bremner. Our wee garden and pollutunnel area has been neglected since lockdown so it was lovely to see this group start to spruce it up. We are excited to see what they grow. The children thoroughly enjoyed the club and showed super examples of being effective contributors and responsible citizens.

Below are some pictures of them in action…

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Primary 3/4/5 Explore Milton

The children in Primary 3/4/5 have spent this term learning about their local community alongside Miss Bremner and Mrs Christie.

We were fortunate enough to welcome Mrs Williams to our class who took us on a walking tour of Old Milton and spoke a little about the history of some of the buildings and plots in the village. We were so intrigued about the story of ‘Mill Mount’ – a house which was bought and knocked to the ground by the owners of ‘Tarbat House’. We were welcomed into the grounds of the Old Mill and had the opportunity to ask some questions to the current owners. We also learned about the history of the cross and what it represents. Who knew Milton used to be a bustling market place.

Sadly, while we were out in the community we saw that some parts were not well kept and had been neglected over the years. Miss Bremner has been exploring how to look after our community and the role we can all play in helping to do this. A small group of very responsible children were tasked with clearing up the Cross area and were delighted to be joined by 2 members of the community to help them. We are very grateful to Mairi and William and the children returned to school delighted with their efforts as they watched the carvings reappear around the bottom of the cross.

Today, we hiked out to the outskirts of the village to look across the water. We identified oil rigs as well as the bright yellow jackets which are dominating the Nigg yard at the moment. We spoke about what they were for and even called in some expert help to set the scene for the final part of our topic – the role of renewables in our community. The children had a fantastic time out by the shore – throwing stones in the water and scavenging for treasure in the rubble. I only wish we could’ve stayed longer.