About to hit the ball for six!

We played rounders outside on the field earlier this week, enjoying some time in the extremely warm weather. I think it’s the first time I can remember that the playing field has been used so extensively before Easter! Usually it’s too muddy at this time of year. Long may it continue, right through Easter and the summer term!


Yester's winning cross country runners celebrate with the trophy!

This morning the Yester cross country team headed down to Hallhill in Dunbar, to take part in the annual East Lothian Cross Country Championships. After two months of training, we hoped that our very competitive youngsters would do well. Usually there are either five or six schools who enter the small schools’ races, but this year there were a total of nine schools in our races!

Despite that, we are delighted to report that we emerged victorious yet again, returning with the trophy for the 5th year running! Not only that, but our fastest runners were the fastest of any pupils at the event, from either small or big schools from throughout East Lothian! Well done team!


Moving to the music 2!

Moving to the music 1!

This afternoon, each class spent 30 minutes in the (very hot) hall, working out to aid the charity Lepra. As you can see, the children enjoyed themselves very much!


Where's the ball going now?

In the gym today, we were playing team benchball games, with each team trying to score by passing the ball to their respective goalkeeper. It’s a very fast moving, all-action game, so I tried to capture some shots of the players in mid-game action- with mixed results! However, hopefully these pictures give a flavour of the fun the class had!


We were hopeful that we had done quite well in Thursday’s orienteering competition at John Muir Country Park in Dunbar…
If you click on this link from the Outdoor Learning team’s blog, you might enjoy reading about the result! Not only did we retain the P4/5 trophy, we also won the P6/7 trophy too! Well done to all the pupils who took part!


Some of the class in the sun at John Muir Country Park, after having completed the course.

We’re just back from our trip to John Muir Country Park in Dunbar, where P5/6, along with all the other pupils from P4-7 were competing in the annual East Lothian Orienteering Competition.

Although we don’t yet know the results, as the event is running all day, with schools arriving at different times throughout the morning and afternoon, the P5/6 pupils feel they performed well. Hopefully we will know the results tomorrow!


We’ve been enjoying a few weeks of Scottish Country Dancing in the hall, led by Mr Johnstone. Here are few photos of what we’ve done!


In the gym over the past few weeks, we have learned a variety of scottish dances, including Strip the Willow, The Gay Gordons, The Haymaker and The Waterdown Reel. All of these could be used in the forthcoming ceilidh later in the month at Garvald hall!


For the past few weeks in gym, we have been working with Mr Johnstone to improve our gymnastic abilities and skills. Today, we split into groups, and worked our way around a variety of tasks.
Have a look at the results!


I can work with a partner in the gym in a safe manner.

We have enjoyed a half hour taster of judo this morning in the hall. It has certainly been a high-energy activity!


Most classes experienced a dance workshop in school today, and we certainly had fun during our half hour in the hall with the dance instructors! After warming up and losing any inhibitions, we learned various moves during the first fifteen or twenty minutes. Then, we amazed ourselves as we linked all the various moves together, creating a very high energy dance at the end!
You can view each photo in the gallery individually by clicking on the first, then scrolling through them all.


While the workshop in preparation for the Space Invaders concert was taking place, the rest of the class were in the hall, enjoying a game of benchball.

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