Jun 13 2014

P1/2 at Yellowcraigs

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We had such a wonderful time at Yellowcraigs today too.  Primary 1/2 began with a look around the shore, we enjoyed finding lots of different things that live and have lived on the beach and in the sea.  We worked in pairs to create marvellous minibeasts using sand and all of the other loose materials that we could find.  Before we visited the woods we had a great time climbing and swinging at the play park – adults and children!  Once in the woods we found beetles, spiders, slugs, ants and many other crawly creatures.  Our trip finished with a making memories frame activity using sticks, once we’d made our frames we snapped away taking all of the pictures we wanted to remember and talk about next week.

Lily – I thought that it was really fun climbing up the big climbing frame.

Hannah – It was fun being at Yellowcraig. I enjoyed making the bugs.

Ruby – I really liked climbing up the big climbing frame too.

Amy – I thought that it was really exciting because we didn’t know what we were going to do and it was a big surprise.  I also liked making the bugs with Hannah.

Charlotte – It was an adventure.

Robyn – It was cool because I found a rock with some metal in, where the little stream was running by.

Zoe – It was really fun on the beach and when we made the creatures.

Eva – I enjoyed looking at the bugs that people had created and I enjoyed showing people mine.

Thanks from us too to our parent helpers – we had the best time and hope you enjoyed things too.

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Jun 13 2014

Our Trip to Yellowcraigs.

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Today even though it was raining Nursery still had a lovely time down at Yellowcraigs. We visited the woods where we took part in activites then moved down to the beach. We spent time drawing on the wet sand and collected shell, stones and seaweed to make pictures. We still had time to play at the park! Thank you very much for our parent helpers, trips like this cannot happen without your help so it is greatly appreciated:)
Our Transition Trip on PhotoPeach

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Jun 12 2014

Visit to Dynamic Earth

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P567 enjoyed a great day out to Dynamic Earth. We were taken on a journey through time from the big bang (not a BIG bang at all!!) up to the present day.

We saw mud pools, dinosaurs and a sabre tooth tiger. We could use the periscope from the yellow submarine, or watch the sharks through the windows. We made handprints in a giant ice berg. We went on a 4-D plane tour- more sharks! It snowed on us too.

After the tropical rainforest ( where Mackenzie finally got to see a komodo dragon) we went into the dome for a look at weather in space. We thought our weather could be bad!!


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Jun 12 2014

Sports Day – 11 June 2014

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What a wonderful day we had yesterday at our Sports Day!
Thank you so much to everyone that came along to cheer on our sporting stars.  We were lucky that once again the sun shone for us and we were able to hold our Sports with so many families cheering us on.  Thank you for the feedback we have already received about how much you liked the format of our sports this year.  It was a delight as ever to see our children rise to the occasion, to pick themselves up when they fell over and to witness not only their perseverance but importantly their support and encouragement for one another.  This was particularly evident when the House Captain and Vice Captain of the winning House thanked the other House for their teamwork and sportsmanship followed by a big traditional Athelstaneford 3 cheers!

Sports Day 2014 on PhotoPeach

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Jun 11 2014

It’s Nursery’s Sports Day!

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Today the sun was shining and it was Nursery’s Sports Day. We all had a fantastic day with lots of races. Thank you to everyone who sat on the sidelines to watch and to the P7 for helping us out.
Well done boys and girls – you did really well taking part!
Nursery Sports Day 2014 on PhotoPeach

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Jun 09 2014

Journey with Preschoolers and Primary 1/2 – our transition

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For the past few weeks our preschool children, Mrs Little, Miss Hutchison and the Primary 1/2 class have been working together every Friday morning.

We’ve been working together around the theme of Journeys.  In the beginning we listened to and talked about stories of imaginary journeys.  We worked with a partner to plan our own simple journey.  We used Drama to act out events in one story and made up the ending with a partner and we made our own books.

Next we began to think about our own journeys to Primary 1, 2 or 3 next year.  The preschool children came up with lots of questions to ask the P1/2 class about things that happen in school, meanwhile the P1/2s made maps of the school indoors and out to help them to show the preschoolers around.

We joined together for PE with Mr McCann and Music with Mrs Broadley.

Last Friday, after our tour of the school, we planned a real journey together.  We’ll be going to Yellowcraig Country Park this Friday and had to think about what we’ll need to take, what we’d like to do there and how we’ll stay safe.  With our P6 buddies we also joined the other classes in the playground at break.

It’s been a wonderful experience to work together and watch the Primary 1/2 class support the preschoolers as they make the transition into Primary 1.  We  will be asking the children to reflect on their experiences next week when we put together a memory box that we will use in the first few days in August.

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Jun 05 2014

Our Nursery Wild Garden Display.

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Today at Nursery we made a display of a wild flower garden. Amber’s mummy who is an artist came in to help us and show us what we could do. Thank you very much to Amber’s mummy for coming in as we had a lovely time making up the display with you.
Our wild Garden on PhotoPeach

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Jun 04 2014

Play in a Day- The Commonwealth Games

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Play in a day for P4 to 7
On Monday the 28th of April P4s to 7s went to the village hall to do an activity called ‘Play in a Day’. The play was a comedy on the Commonwealth games. The children worked with Mark, the leader, to develop the play and added their own information and lots of jokes. Later in the afternoon they performed the show to P1-3 and some parents. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed watching or performing.


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Jun 02 2014


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P3/4 finished their block of measuring length by creating questions related to length about the park. They included the height of the monkey bars, the perimeter of the roundabout and the length of the chains on the swing. They then had to work together and choose the correct equipment for each questions such as a trundle wheel to measure the perimeter of the park.

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May 28 2014

Nursery’s Great Plant Hunt

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Today we went for a walk down to the woods to look for different flowers and plants. We found a variety of different plants to look at and smell. Have a look at what we found.

Nursery’s Great Plant Hunt 2014 on PhotoPeach

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