Today, Pre-School invited family members to join them for a Stay and Play session. As parents arrived, the children completed their morning routine, which involved self-registration and the weatherboard starter. They also showed off their number skills by completing a number line activity.

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Star of the Week

For being brave when coming back to school, and for being helpful and friendly to the Open Morning visitors. 

Wonderful Work of the Week
For beautiful artwork of a panda and a fan, during Chinese New Year celebrations - view here



On Friday, Prep pupils took a trip back in time for our History Day. Children and staff came to school dressed in some amazing costumes and we were impressed at the effort they had all made. Children could pick the era of their costumes which meant we had a diverse range of outfits from Dinosaur and Stone Age right through to 1980s! Prizes were awarded for the best costumes in each key stage.

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P4 had lots of fun today making various angles in playdough as part of their maths lessons with Mrs Banks. To add to the fun Mrs Dickson came and joined in! The class did a great job explaining to her the difference between acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles. After that, the children used protractors to measure their angles to see if their predictions were correct.

Read more: Angles & Playdough in Primary 4 Maths


Today Pre-school have been celebrating Australia day. This morning they learnt where Australia is in the world, and we discussed how we could travel there if we wanted to visit. The children have looked at Aboriginal art and completed their own pictures of Kangaroos and Koalas. They have also had the chance to play in the coral reef that was set up in the water tray and the small world Australian animals with Australian artefacts. The children also created and decorated their own Didgeridoos.

G'day mate!

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Mrs Kemp and her Year 11 History class chose to mark Holocaust Memorial Day by holding an assembly for the Senior School. The students explained to the school about the Nazi persecution of Jews, Roma and Sinti people, disabled people, gay people, Jehovah’s witnesses, political opponents and many others during the Second World. They explained why it is so important to challenge prejudice, discrimination and hatred in our own society today. At the end of the assembly, all of our Senior Students wrote a personal message promoting peace and harmony and how to stand up against prejudice. Their ideas were then strung up to show how St Dominic’s Priory School has marked Holocaust Memorial Day. 

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Last week, Pre-School continued with their ‘Superhero’ topic. Not only did they design their own superhero, but they also helped to create the new superhero headquarters role-play area and measured a variety of superheroes using cubes. They also enjoyed playing in the slime and dressing up as their favourite character! This week they will continue the superhero topic and another topic ‘Saving our Planet’.

Read more: Pre-School Achievements


Today the children in Pre-School & Reception have been learning about and celebrating Burns Night. They have taken part in a variety of activities throughout the day including, looking at where Scotland is on the globe and in an atlas, and finding out about Robert Burns. They have watched clips of Scottish dancing and bagpipers. The children also completed some tartan weaving and painting, studied the Scottish flag, dressed up in a kilt and made shortbread – which was delicious.

They have all had a lovely day!

Read more: EYFS Burns Night
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