Weekly Information 27th March2017

Monday 27th March

BIG PEDAL ALL WEEK

P7 All Classes – Parish Church – Easter Decoding

9am – Tempest pre-school group photos x 3 classes

7pm – Parent Council @ JMC

Tuesday 28th March

BIG PEDAL ALL WEEK

9am – 3pm: Rag Bag Collection Both Campuses

Easter Church Service at Parish Church – P1,P3, P4, P5E, P6A, P7E

Wednesday 29th March

BIG PEDAL ALL WEEK

Easter Church Service at Parish Church – P2, P5A, B, C, F;  P6B, C, E, F; P7A, B, C,D

Pete the Beat at the Cove / parents visiting

Thursday 30th March

BIG PEDAL ALL WEEK

Nothing Yet

Friday 31st March

The Big Pedal Ends

 

 

Poisson d’avril

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The children in Primary 1 and 2 will be learning about how children celebrate April Fool’s Day in France ‘Poisson d’avril’ next week.  Unfortunately they are on holiday on the actual day – 1st April.  Children in France make little fish which they attach secretly to their friend’s backs.  Chocolate fish are exchanged as gifts.  The link below is a lovely little cartoon where popular French character T’choupi celebrates this tradition.

http://www.dessin-anime.net/poisson-d-avril.html

‘Spy Dog’ Competition

As you know, one of our Dunbar Unplugs & Reads community books is ‘Spy Dog’ by Andrew Cope.  We contacted Andrew to let him know and he kindly signed a copy of ‘Spy Dog – Gunpowder Plot’ and ‘Spy Cat – Blackout’ for us to give away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your challenge…

Find a copy of ‘Spy Dog’ in the community with the Dunbar Unplugs & Reads sticker on it and tweet a photo to @DunbarPrimary or e-mail the school (admin@dunbarprimary.elcschool.org.uk) with the subject ‘Spy Dog Competition’.  Miss Eeles will take a note of all the entries and organise a draw on Friday 26th May. 

All pupils from Nursery – Primary 7 can take part.

Good luck on your search!

P4 Outdoor Learning

Primary 4 visited Lochend Woods this week to take part in some outdoor learning activities. They worked in teams to find materials suitable for creating a sculpture, a den or a pattern.

Take a look at some of their creations!

 

P7 Plankton Art Project

Information taken from the ‘North Lights Art’ Website: https://northlightarts.org.uk/2016/12/plankton-project-dunbar-primary-school/

North Light Arts have just completed five amazing days in Dunbar Primary School in connection with Donald Urqhart’s public art work for The Battery on Dunbar Harbour.

The two incredible artists Linda Greig and Anna Davis from Dunbar worked with the classes for a full day, creatively helping the students learn about and interpret the life of plankton. Linda had sourced some water from the harbour that had tiny specimens of the species of plankton that can be found in the waters around Dunbar.

The students then studied the structure of different plankton through observational drawing and later by inventing and naming their own plankton. Traces were then made to take their drawings into mono printing and screen printing with Anna. The results were so good they will be displayed in the Community Room of Dunbar Town House at the same time as Donald’s exhibition is being held here in March 2017.

The Big Pedal 2017

DUNBAR PRIMARY SCHOOL IS TAKING PART

20th -31st MARCH 2017

 

The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the 2017 challenge will run from 20 to 31 March and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, but they can log journeys on all ten days if they wish.

For schools unable to take part in the main challenge we also have a one-day version, which can include cycling and scooting activities in the school day as well as on the journey to school.

All schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards including bike and scooter stunt shows, equipment and storage if over 15% of your school cycle or scoot on each day of the challenge. Prize details will be announced on The Big Pedal website

Why study languages?

Some inspiration for our younger learners starting out on their language learning journey …

Top 10 reasons to study languages written by students in higher education.

Here are our top 10 reasons…

1) You fall in love with the subject.

2) English is not enough! It’s really important that you learn to speak and understand other people no matter where they are from.

3) You can travel to new places around the world.

4) It’s the perfect way to meet new people and discover new cultures.

5) Speaking another language really makes you stand out from the crowd.

6) Learning a foreign language can help you understand your own language and make it easier to learn others.

7) You develop 4 key skills; listening, reading, speaking and writing.

8) You’ll have fun learning about a wide range of topics from shopping, to sport, to food and entertainment.

9) Speaking more than one language increases your brain capacity and you have better memory too.

10) It’s an impressive achievement to speak a foreign language and you’ll have better options for your future!