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Lots of sunshine brought to P2/3 in this wet and windy week - they are thoroughly enjoying their Australia topic 🇦🇺 #MrsMossomwillseeyousoon https://t.co/A2KnBcBSgW

Lots of sunshine brought to P2/3 in this wet and windy week - they are thoroughly enjoying...
Published on: 20-11-2020
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What a fabulous display created by P3/4 - they have added lots of new horrid giants to join Roald Dahl’s Bonecruncher and Fleshlumpeater #creativity #ScottishBookWeek @scottishbktrust https://t.co/vGx

What a fabulous display created by P3/4 - they have added lots of new horrid giants to joi...
Published on: 20-11-2020
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P2/3 were enjoying the sunshine and reading outdoors today 📖 ☀️ 📚 @scottishbktrust #ScottishBookWeek https://t.co/26lYfwUktp

P2/3 were enjoying the sunshine and reading outdoors today 📖 ☀️ 📚 @scottishbktrust #Scot...
Published on: 20-11-2020
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P6/7 were very proud of their achievement - they all managed to run 5k! Well done P6/7 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/b7IwdboIJl

P6/7 were very proud of their achievement - they all managed to run 5k! Well done P6/7 🏃‍...
Published on: 20-11-2020
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We were absolutely thrilled to hear that Heather, one of last year's P7s who is now at @KinrossHS, has been selected to have her design created by a team of engineering students @CaledonianNews as par

We were absolutely thrilled to hear that Heather, one of last year's P7s who is now at @Ki...
Published on: 19-11-2020
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P6/7 very keen to learn their lines for next week’s Cinderella pantomime auditions #ohyestheyare https://t.co/pxHylafIv5

P6/7 very keen to learn their lines for next week’s Cinderella pantomime auditions #ohyest...
Published on: 18-11-2020
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Every class in the school enjoyed stories and riddles from Douglas Mackay, storyteller, this week, courtesy of @scotstoryforum . We are looking forward to writing and telling our own stories to the Po

Every class in the school enjoyed stories and riddles from Douglas Mackay, storyteller, th...
Published on: 14-11-2020
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P6/7 had great fun building dens this week #effectivecontributors #teamwork #thegreatoutdoors https://t.co/e55kjMS0rm

P6/7 had great fun building dens this week #effectivecontributors #teamwork #thegreatoutdo...
Published on: 11-11-2020
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P6/7’s poppy artwork. Lest we forget. https://t.co/IQo7ZKofd7

P6/7’s poppy artwork. Lest we forget. https://t.co/IQo7ZKofd7...
Published on: 11-11-2020
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Two more beautiful poppy displays from P2/3 and P5/6. Lest we forget. https://t.co/orI30ntHf2

Two more beautiful poppy displays from P2/3 and P5/6. Lest we forget. https://t.co/orI30nt...
Published on: 10-11-2020
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P3/4 created these lovely poppy fields pictures. Lest we forget. https://t.co/wnNpdqGS65

P3/4 created these lovely poppy fields pictures. Lest we forget. https://t.co/wnNpdqGS65...
Published on: 09-11-2020
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Our House Captains are setting weekly challenges for the school. Last week, our learners were asked to create a fireworks picture and the House Captains chose a winner from each class. Well done to Mi

Our House Captains are setting weekly challenges for the school. Last week, our learners w...
Published on: 09-11-2020
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A big thank you to Mr Ainsworth and Mrs Sellars for supporting our P6s in Bikeability Level 1 🚲 https://t.co/iW8qudgTuF

A big thank you to Mr Ainsworth and Mrs Sellars for supporting our P6s in Bikeability Leve...
Published on: 06-11-2020
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A fantastic trip to Portmoak Moss for P1/2 today 🍁 ☀️ https://t.co/YeXMbCvQa9

A fantastic trip to Portmoak Moss for P1/2 today 🍁 ☀️ https://t.co/YeXMbCvQa9...
Published on: 05-11-2020
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Our P6/7’s Halloween art task was to recreate Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’. They thoroughly enjoyed this activity, and we loved the results 👏 👏 👏 https://t.co/cr1V0aRJgz

Our P6/7’s Halloween art task was to recreate Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’. They thoroughly...
Published on: 02-11-2020
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Our P6/7s have also been split into two committees. The digital committee were making ‘How To’ guides to help our families access Glow and Teams (including Assignments) at home. The Health and Sports

Our P6/7s have also been split into two committees. The digital committee were making ‘How...
Published on: 02-11-2020
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Our P5/6s have been split into two committees, they are either in the Rights Respecting School Committee (working on our Gold Award and Malawi links) or the Eco Committee (planning for our fifth Green

Our P5/6s have been split into two committees, they are either in the Rights Respecting Sc...
Published on: 02-11-2020
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Our committees are a bit different this year as we are unable to form them through vertical groupings. Our 3 younger classes are working on the same topics within their own class, starting with an Eco

Our committees are a bit different this year as we are unable to form them through vertica...
Published on: 02-11-2020
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We respectfully ask that parents wear face coverings at the school gate when dropping off and picking up their children, as per current Scottish Government guidance. https://t.co/O9axjPdZlX

We respectfully ask that parents wear face coverings at the school gate when dropping off ...
Published on: 02-11-2020
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P5/6 created some wonderful Haunted House artwork. https://t.co/e7jMmpr12B

P5/6 created some wonderful Haunted House artwork. https://t.co/e7jMmpr12B...
Published on: 31-10-2020
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P2/3 created Halloween images using natural materials. Here we have a witch, skull & crossbones and a vampire 🧛‍♂️ https://t.co/YZOBHLmRHe

P2/3 created Halloween images using natural materials. Here we have a witch, skull & c...
Published on: 31-10-2020
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Happy Halloween 🎃 We were unable to hold our annual Halloween Disco this year, so instead held a Halloween fun day! Here are P1/2 with their skeletons made from natural materials. https://t.co/XwdWBmw

Happy Halloween 🎃 We were unable to hold our annual Halloween Disco this year, so instead...
Published on: 31-10-2020
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A big thank you to Brian D’Arcy and Kinnesswood in Bloom for their support in installing a Raingarden, with a ‘Woodland Floor’ theme here at Portmoak. Thanks also to @LochLevenLarder and @RSPBLochLeve

A big thank you to Brian D’Arcy and Kinnesswood in Bloom for their support in installing a...
Published on: 26-10-2020
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It’s lovely to have hot lunches again and be back in the dinner hall, albeit it in a different format. Just in time for the dreich weather we had earlier this week! https://t.co/fZvXw978Tq

It’s lovely to have hot lunches again and be back in the dinner hall, albeit it in a diffe...
Published on: 22-10-2020
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We love a whole school art display here at Portmoak! The theme for this term was Autumn and every pupil has contributed to the display 🍂 https://t.co/C2fCdihmL7

We love a whole school art display here at Portmoak! The theme for this term was Autumn an...
Published on: 02-10-2020
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It was the turn of our P7s today for the walk from Craigmead to Glenvale. A stunning day, thanks again to @ArdroyOEC for supporting our learners in their journey to achieve their John Muir award @John

It was the turn of our P7s today for the walk from Craigmead to Glenvale. A stunning day, ...
Published on: 02-10-2020
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Our P6s are having a brilliant day discovering and exploring a wild place as part of their John Muir award, with the help of @ArdroyOEC 🗺️🌄 https://t.co/u9modQ2pJJ

Our P6s are having a brilliant day discovering and exploring a wild place as part of their...
Published on: 01-10-2020
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Three of our P7s enjoyed taking part in the Virtual Euroquiz PKC heats yesterday which were postponed from March. Huge congratulations to @MilnathortPS who placed first 👏👏👏 https://t.co/8NyKp3NVz1

Three of our P7s enjoyed taking part in the Virtual Euroquiz PKC heats yesterday which wer...
Published on: 30-09-2020
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P1/2 worked collaboratively to create fabulous Autumn trees using natural materials. 🍂 https://t.co/jvToCiAf9g

P1/2 worked collaboratively to create fabulous Autumn trees using natural materials. 🍂 ht...
Published on: 24-09-2020
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Mrs Mossom is very proud of the animations created by P6/7 - we’ve loved hearing that some of our learners have extended their learning at home by creating new animations. https://t.co/toLMGWlLdl

Mrs Mossom is very proud of the animations created by P6/7 - we’ve loved hearing that some...
Published on: 23-09-2020
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Lovely to see this family enjoying dinner - the potatoes and onions were harvested from the raised beds in the school grounds. 😋🍴🥔🧅 https://t.co/4nBNt1ca8A

Lovely to see this family enjoying dinner - the potatoes and onions were harvested from th...
Published on: 21-09-2020
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The sunshine and buddleja bushes have brought lots of butterflies to our school ground this week 🦋 #lovenature https://t.co/umb5Rt3o6v

The sunshine and buddleja bushes have brought lots of butterflies to our school ground thi...
Published on: 18-09-2020
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Some of our P5/6 class enjoying using chalks during their lunch break #creativity #workingtogether https://t.co/JlvZ2QmQJj

Some of our P5/6 class enjoying using chalks during their lunch break #creativity #working...
Published on: 15-09-2020
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P2/3’s mission from Kinnesswood in Bloom was to harvest the potatoes, onions, tomatoes and cucumbers. #sustainability #growyourown #community https://t.co/kALYz3SXka

P2/3’s mission from Kinnesswood in Bloom was to harvest the potatoes, onions, tomatoes and...
Published on: 15-09-2020
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P6/7 are thoroughly enjoying their animation topic. Last week, they made their own zoetropes #stem #creativity https://t.co/4DYLFS8i9L

P6/7 are thoroughly enjoying their animation topic. Last week, they made their own zoetrop...
Published on: 15-09-2020
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We very much value our links with Kinnesswood in Bloom, who are unable to come into school to work with us. Instead, they have recorded a mission for each class - P5/6 have been trimming and training

We very much value our links with Kinnesswood in Bloom, who are unable to come into school...
Published on: 15-09-2020
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All classes in the school have been participating in lots of wellbeing activities this week #emotionalliteracy #mindfulness https://t.co/cnMehdXIpL

All classes in the school have been participating in lots of wellbeing activities this wee...
Published on: 20-08-2020
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Lovely weather this week and last week for learning outdoors. We will be going out, even if it’s a bit drizzly, so please make sure children have jackets at the ready! 🌧 ☀️ https://t.co/Fn8D2md6vV

Lovely weather this week and last week for learning outdoors. We will be going out, even i...
Published on: 20-08-2020
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It is so lovely to be back and see our learners enjoying themselves. We have a new outdoor learning area for every class, which will be rotated weekly. Yesterday was perfect weather for trying them ou

It is so lovely to be back and see our learners enjoying themselves. We have a new outdoor...
Published on: 13-08-2020
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Phone and internet likely to be out of action for a while, possibly even a few days. Portmoak Families - I will be using the School App to communicate important messages and to let you know how you ca

Phone and internet likely to be out of action for a while, possibly even a few days. Portm...
Published on: 12-08-2020
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There has been a lot of heavy rainfall in Kinnesswood, so please take care on the roads. Our telephone and Internet systems are currently not working. Update to follow.

There has been a lot of heavy rainfall in Kinnesswood, so please take care on the roads. O...
Published on: 12-08-2020
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Everyone at Portmoak is excited to welcome back our learners and their families today (hopefully well-rested but not so sure after last night’s thunderstorms!) Please remember that it’s half days toda

Everyone at Portmoak is excited to welcome back our learners and their families today (hop...
Published on: 12-08-2020
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Happy Summer Holidays to all at Portmoak and a huge thank you to our learners, their parents, the community and, lastly, to the Portmoak staff team. They have been incredible through the last four mo

Happy Summer Holidays to all at Portmoak and a huge thank you to our learners, their paren...
Published on: 02-07-2020
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Portmoak P7s - you have been amazing! The whole Portmoak community wishes you all the very best for the next stage in your learning journey. You have made us proud and we will miss you very much 💫❤️💫

Portmoak P7s - you have been amazing! The whole Portmoak community wishes you all the very...
Published on: 02-07-2020
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We asked our Portmoak pupils to film a wee video to our new P1s telling them what they love about Portmoak School. This video by Hannah F in P7 blew all of us away 🌟👏❤️💫 https://t.co/PKcQanQPwl

We asked our Portmoak pupils to film a wee video to our new P1s telling them what they lov...
Published on: 27-06-2020
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This week has focussed on 'Our Environment' with learners looking at conservation and being out and about in their local area. I loved these number poems... https://t.co/wbZES0fwIS

This week has focussed on 'Our Environment' with learners looking at conservation and bein...
Published on: 26-06-2020
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What a fantastic initiative! https://t.co/ByM6SKT1wx

What a fantastic initiative! https://t.co/ByM6SKT1wx...
Published on: 26-06-2020
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Enjoy your virtual days at KHS Portmoak P7s!! https://t.co/eyU5czl3jl

Enjoy your virtual days at KHS Portmoak P7s!! https://t.co/eyU5czl3jl...
Published on: 10-06-2020
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Go Leven indeed! Well done to Leven who won our Sports Day and overall House Competition this week 👏👏👏 But, huge congratulations to all Houses for excellent participation and enthusiasm - we have had

Go Leven indeed! Well done to Leven who won our Sports Day and overall House Competition ...
Published on: 05-06-2020
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We were very sad to hear of the sudden passing of Dr. Oliver O'Grady. We were very lucky to have worked with him in 2017 for a 'Muckle Dig'. Our sympathies go to his wife and two young boys and to tho

We were very sad to hear of the sudden passing of Dr. Oliver O'Grady. We were very lucky t...
Published on: 04-06-2020
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It's Virtual Sports' Day today! Delighted to see more than half of our pupils log their results so far. Loving the effort from Bishop House - including Mrs Mossom! Big thanks to Mr Ainsworth for all

It's Virtual Sports' Day today! Delighted to see more than half of our pupils log their r...
Published on: 03-06-2020
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Bishop! Kinneston! Leven! Lomond! It’s House competition week, make sure you take part in this quiz to earn points for your House - which staff members do these photos represent? Full instructions are

Bishop! Kinneston! Leven! Lomond! It’s House competition week, make sure you take part in ...
Published on: 01-06-2020
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I was really touched (and had a giggle) with this keyworker task by Cameron, but it has made me reflect on this period. As a brand new headteacher, less than 3 months in role when schools closed...(co

I was really touched (and had a giggle) with this keyworker task by Cameron, but it has ma...
Published on: 31-05-2020
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One of the tasks for all Portmoak learners last week was to write a poem for our keyworkers, to accompany the keyworker figures that have been created and placed around the village by Kinnesswood in B

One of the tasks for all Portmoak learners last week was to write a poem for our keyworker...
Published on: 31-05-2020
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Our P7s would have been at Dalguise for their residential this week. Instead, they have had a 'Virtual Dalguise' week - activities include raft building and an outdoor scavenger hunt. #STEM https://t.

Our P7s would have been at Dalguise for their residential this week. Instead, they have ha...
Published on: 27-05-2020
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A very exciting announcement indeed! https://t.co/NtJCVW8q5D

A very exciting announcement indeed! https://t.co/NtJCVW8q5D...
Published on: 26-05-2020
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For Enterprise Week, P4/5 had to come up with a business plan for their new business. 4 tickets to Guinea Pig World for me please! https://t.co/QubIOmUiGR

For Enterprise Week, P4/5 had to come up with a business plan for their new business. 4 ti...
Published on: 24-05-2020
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It was Enterprise Week at Portmoak last week and P1/2 were challenged to plan for a family movie night, including a survey to see what their family members most wanted to watch. I hope it didn't cause

It was Enterprise Week at Portmoak last week and P1/2 were challenged to plan for a family...
Published on: 24-05-2020
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Our P6s enjoyed their #MissionArdroy activities over the course of the week - 'What is Adventure?', Hapa Zome leaf bashing, Daily Walk Bingo and hill walking. Well done P6 -super effort! https://t.co/

Our P6s enjoyed their #MissionArdroy activities over the course of the week - 'What is Adv...
Published on: 23-05-2020
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Today’s #MissionArdroy activities included making bug hotels 🐛 🐝 🐜 🕷 https://t.co/w7q7c7AG40

Today’s #MissionArdroy activities included making bug hotels 🐛 🐝 🐜 🕷 https://t.co/w7q7...
Published on: 20-05-2020
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It’s Enterprise week at Portmoak and I’m first in the queue to try Gillian’s new chocolate bar.... https://t.co/QKPecJL29R

It’s Enterprise week at Portmoak and I’m first in the queue to try Gillian’s new chocolate...
Published on: 19-05-2020
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Our P6s should have been on their outdoor residential over the weekend, but thanks to @ArdroyOEC, they have a week packed with activities to discover and explore their local wild places. We're loving

Our P6s should have been on their outdoor residential over the weekend, but thanks to @Ard...
Published on: 18-05-2020
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For all those who have been enjoying Draw with Rob, this is very exciting! Especially for our pupils who had been thinking of ways to create a World Record earlier this year... https://t.co/sqCAQhl7iq

For all those who have been enjoying Draw with Rob, this is very exciting! Especially for ...
Published on: 16-05-2020
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These figures have been popping up courtesy of Kinnesswood in Bloom in the last few weeks and are guaranteed to make you smile. Today's addition really made me laugh though 😆😆Thank you Norma Smith!!!

These figures have been popping up courtesy of Kinnesswood in Bloom in the last few weeks ...
Published on: 14-05-2020
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It's Science Week at Portmoak this week - lots of super photos and videos of 'parachute eggsperiments' and 'raisin bubbles' have made their way to our inboxes - well done to all of our budding scienti

It's Science Week at Portmoak this week - lots of super photos and videos of 'parachute eg...
Published on: 14-05-2020
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I love these symmetry pictures that P1/2 created last week - lots of creativity in the materials used and shapes produced! https://t.co/bdLkwKfu94

I love these symmetry pictures that P1/2 created last week - lots of creativity in the mat...
Published on: 11-05-2020
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Thank you to Sadie's family for sharing these photos of her great great grandad who served in World War 2 as an army chef. He was deployed just as Sadie's great gran was born and didn't meet her prope

Thank you to Sadie's family for sharing these photos of her great great grandad who served...
Published on: 08-05-2020
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To commemorate VE Day at Portmoak, our P6/7 class wrote newspaper articles and remembered the sacrifice of the Second World War generation. #VEDay75 https://t.co/zPsb0I4O3k

To commemorate VE Day at Portmoak, our P6/7 class wrote newspaper articles and remembered ...
Published on: 08-05-2020
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P1/2 interviewed friends and family about their jobs this week for our World of Work week - I love Archie's question 'You find out how space works?' - maybe Alex can come and tell everyone at Portmoak

P1/2 interviewed friends and family about their jobs this week for our World of Work week ...
Published on: 07-05-2020
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As part of Portmoak's World of Work week, P4/5 responded to Lockdown Life Services Ltd advert for new recruits! https://t.co/N1IvWzkMl8

As part of Portmoak's World of Work week, P4/5 responded to Lockdown Life Services Ltd adv...
Published on: 07-05-2020
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Eva wrote this brilliant limerick, inspired by Mrs Mossom's wee video: There once was a bee called Fred Who lived near a garden shed He loved all the blossom In the garden of Mrs Mossom As it kept hi

Eva wrote this brilliant limerick, inspired by Mrs Mossom's wee video: There once was a b...
Published on: 07-05-2020
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These letters, along with many others, are winging their way to Causeway Court in Kinross following a request from @PKCTenants to brighten the spirits of tenants in local sheltered housing complexes.

These letters, along with many others, are winging their way to Causeway Court in Kinross ...
Published on: 05-05-2020
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A lovely activity for Tuesday #LestWeForget https://t.co/cwJ4XLO5j2

A lovely activity for Tuesday #LestWeForget https://t.co/cwJ4XLO5j2...
Published on: 05-05-2020
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These brothers, inspired by pavement chalk assault courses and Joe Wicks’ exercises, drew out their own chalk exercise route for them and their sisters - including frog and long jumps, burpees and a d

These brothers, inspired by pavement chalk assault courses and Joe Wicks’ exercises, drew ...
Published on: 04-05-2020
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Blown away by this fantastic recreation of Hokusai’s Wave for his Japan topic art work - well done young man 👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/p8y9mpp90v

Blown away by this fantastic recreation of Hokusai’s Wave for his Japan topic art work - w...
Published on: 02-05-2020
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As part of their extreme weather topic, P2/3 were challenged to build a house which is suitable for a hot climate. This example was fabulous, an extra special well done for labelling your photo too Ju

As part of their extreme weather topic, P2/3 were challenged to build a house which is sui...
Published on: 28-04-2020
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One of our P1s teaching his younger sisters ‘stories of 7’ - Ms MacGillivray’s job may be at risk!! https://t.co/M3vYqwKtz4

One of our P1s teaching his younger sisters ‘stories of 7’ - Ms MacGillivray’s job may be ...
Published on: 27-04-2020
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I know that P4-P7 have been loving their Mandarin lessons with @SueYue9 https://t.co/bjIwiCs0IH

I know that P4-P7 have been loving their Mandarin lessons with @SueYue9 https://t.co/bjIwi...
Published on: 23-04-2020
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Very, very proud of Millie in P7 for creating this fantastic birthday card for national hero @captaintommoore ❤️❤️ https://t.co/VURVaUnzsu

Very, very proud of Millie in P7 for creating this fantastic birthday card for national he...
Published on: 23-04-2020
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Unfortunately, we weren’t able to hold our annual Easter egg competition this year, but if any of our pupils are decorating eggs nonetheless, please let us see them by posting a photo as a reply to th

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to hold our annual Easter egg competition this year, but if...
Published on: 09-04-2020
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A huge thank you to everyone in the Portmoak family - our learners, staff and parents - for everything you have done in the past two weeks in persevering with the technology and adapting to this new w

A huge thank you to everyone in the Portmoak family - our learners, staff and parents - fo...
Published on: 03-04-2020
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Thank you so much to these two superstars (and their parents!) who are looking after the school grounds for us - enjoy having all that space to yourselves!! 🌟🌟 https://t.co/qqoDNoje5a

Thank you so much to these two superstars (and their parents!) who are looking after the s...
Published on: 01-04-2020