Plenty Twenties in 2020

The pupils are looking forward to a trip to see The Lion King on the 4th March. The pupils are finding interesting and enterprising ways to help them raise the funds for the trip. So far there has been a Tabletop Sale and a Roald Dahl Day Book Sale and Coffee Morning.

This term, the pupils have each been given a Smartie tube. They are trying to fill it with 20p coins. Full, a Smartie tube holds over £12.00. The pupils are motivated and are thinking of ways  to earn the 20p coins.

We would be very grateful to anyone who is willing to save 20ps for us.

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Happy New Year

Everyone returned to school after a lovely Christmas and New Year holiday. The pupils have all settled back in to work and are having a good 2020 so far.

The P7 boys had a day at Biggar High School on Thursday 16th January.This was a STEM day and the boys enjoyed lots of Science and Maths activities.It was great for them to meet all the other P7 pupils who will be in their classes next session.

Here the boys are enjoying their lunch in The Street at Biggar High School.STEM DAY

P6 pupils Caromo, Carlos, Kayleigh and Jack went to Biggar on the 17th January for an Enterprise Day. Again, they had lots of fun and really enjoyed working with other pupils that they will go to Biggar High School with.

Forest School

Wednesday 4th December was the next Forest School Day of the school year. The pupils arrived all wrapped up and ready to enjoy their time at Fairy Gate Wood. They had a fun day making soup over the fire, making willow stars, a drama activity to Roald Dahl’s version of Goldilock and the three bears and of course free play!

The children were shocked to find  Buddy the elf at the forest when they arrived!!

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Official Opening



The official opening of Crawford Primary School took place on Tuesday 26th November. The event was attended by Provost McAllan, councillor, representatives from Education, previous headteachers and the Schools Modernisation Programme, invited guests from community groups and parents.

Mrs Orr, headteacher, opened the celebrations with a speech on how much the pupils, staff, parents and community love their new school. She spoke of the slate project and  encouraged new visitors to have a good look around the school. She then introduced the pupils who went on to perform “C’mon, Get aff”. The pupils did a tour of Scotland in their school bus and sang songs from each place they visited. The show was a great success and the singing of the 23 pupils on stage was praised by everyone.

Provost McAllan then did a speech after thanking the pupils. He spoke of the school’s recent HMIe report and talked of some of the activities the pupils have been involved in. He then officially opened the school with the help of George in P7 and Lucy in P1.

The P7 boys George, Callum and Tristan then did the vote of thanks. They spoke very well and with confidence.

Teas and home baking were then enjoyed by all. It was a memorable event and everyone was very proud of the pupils. A day to be remembered for many years.


Kingswood Residential for P6/7

Last week seven P6 and  P7 pupils travelled to Hexham for a week’s residential camp with P6 and P7 pupils from other small schools in Biggar Learning Community. Callum, Tristan, George, Kayleigh, Jack, Carmo and Carlos had a ball at the camp.They took part in lots of exciting activities and faced many challenges too. They made lots of new friends and enjoyed every minute.

Here is a wee sample of the things they got up to.

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Roald Dahl Day

On Thursday 10th October the Pupil Council organised a fundraising event. As the big class are doing a topic “Scrumdiddlyumptious” in which they are studying the novels of Roald Dahl, they decided to hold a Roald Dahl Day book sale and coffee morning. All pupils and staff put lots of effort into their outfits for the day. The school was full of some weird and wonderful characters. The coffee morning and book sale were very well attended and raised a grand total of £134 for school funds. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this day in any way, especially to Kerrie and Bonnie who made dream jars and did face painting.Talented mummies! The pupils took part in lots of Roald Dahl activities for the rest of the day. Everyone went home tired, but happy!IMG_20191010_091813820untitleddream jar