Been warm but wet today. Had rain most of the afternoon although it’s a dry evening now and it’s not stopped us doing any of the usual activities. Here’s a few more pictures for you to look at. Food has been good and children are making great new friendships in preparation for High School. Mrs Currie came to visit today and brought Miss Dalgety with her. We had to say goodbye to Miss Wood who has headed back home but Miss Dalgety is looking forward to taking her place and joining in with the fun.
Think the children are all looking forward to tomorrow night’s disco to try out their dance moves!
Had a great day today with lots more activities : hillwalking, crate climbing, tree climb, burn scramble and canoeing. Weather was good this morning but very wet this afternoon. Think it’s to stay that way so look out for lots of smelly, wet clothes coming home!!!!!
This week has been our Eco Week and as usual we have had a variety of activities through the week.
At assembly on Tuesday the school learned about the importance of reducing the waste we produce and were specifically asked to ‘Think before you WEEE’ (think before you Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment). An email about this went home asking for old mobile phones, lap tops and tablets that we could send for recycling – we would still be pleased for these to be sent in to school.
The main focus for the week has been on looking after our new Wood of Wonder, maintaining what is there, adding new features and learning to play in the space with care so that nothing gets damaged. Have a look if you’re in the playground – it is looking fantastic.
Everyone in school has now planted a sunflowers seed (in pots made by the pupils from newspaper). These will come home later in the term for planting and after summer we will ask the pupils to measure their sunflowers and bring in a photo. There will be a prize for the tallest!
The whole school have been designing art work to decorate the WOW and the outdoor sheds. These will be made from bottle tops – please keep sending all your bottle tops in for this.
The week ended today with our (now traditional!) Litter Olympics where the children played fun games using recycled materials. A huge thank you to Mr Noonan Ms De Mowbray and the Eco Committee for all their work in planning, preparing and running the event.
Today we went to the Wood of Wonder (WOW) to make our contribution to this wonderful new space. We went with materials to build a second bug hotel and to create a new tepee and weave natural materials through the existing tepee. While we were there we also took the opportunity to help with some weeding. You will see how much fun we had from the photos. Lots of problem solving was needed when we were trying to create these things and we hope everyone will enjoy using them.
Last week we went to visit the Anglo Saxon dig that is happening right here on our doorstep in Aberlady. We began our visit in the Kirk Stables where it was fascinating to see real ancient artefacts from up to 5000 years ago. The children were amazed to be able to touch things from so long ago. Then we headed out to the dig where volunteers were looking for Anglo Saxon artefacts. It was very exciting to be part of this and to have the chance to dig alongside the main dig site. We all had great fun and hope to go back later this week to find out what has been happening since our visit.
As of Monday 11th April , Miss Salmon and the P6 class will be using the GP room as their classroom for the remainder of the term. The temporary unit that they are currently using has been deemed unsafe for use due to dry rot in the floor. The school and the team from the council have been working on making the GP room a suitable learning space for the class to use on Monday and are continuing to strategically plan the accommodation needs for the future.
I can assure you it is business as usual, with a few minor alterations we all need to make. P6 can expect the usual learning and teaching on Monday albeit in a different venue.
Looking forward to seeing you on Monday.
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