A busy start to P5

P5 have had a busy first couple of weeks back at school. Everyone is looking much more grown up so Miss Reeves isn’t finding it too difficult not to say ‘P4′!

This week we have been talking about different numbers in maths and have looked at some very big and very small numbers. Miss Reeves is impressed by how much everyone remembers.

On Monday we played a game of ‘Blankety Blank’ in our reading lesson and came up with some fantastic words. We have also been showing off how much we remember about VCOP and writing some fantastic uplevelled sentences.

Our topic this term is space and we have started to think about what we would like to learn and how we can do it. On Friday we had lots of fun making balloon rockets and talked about how real rockets take off. We are going to be looking at rockets in more detail next week.

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Building up to a full day in P1

SAM_0383 SAM_0384 SAM_0385 SAM_0386 SAM_0387 SAM_0389 SAM_0390 SAM_0391 SAM_0392 SAM_0393 SAM_0394 SAM_0419 SAM_0420 SAM_0421We are beginning to get used to coming to school everyday for half a day but next week all will change as we start full days.  We have been very busy in our half days fitting in lots of activities.  We all decorated a wooden spoon for the flower show competition – they look fantastic.   We have also been busy with some literacy work relating to a story we have read called The Kissing Hand.  We shared our feelings about coming to school most of us felt happy, excited and a little nervous, that includes the teacher,  we have also made our own kissing hands.

 

A very calm start to P1

SAM_0373 SAM_0376 SAM_0377 SAM_0378 SAM_0379 SAM_0380 SAM_0381 SAM_0382It was so lovely to welcome our new P1s this morning.  We had a very calm start to our first day with lots of lovely smiling faces.  The children were fantasic at getting organised in the cloakroom and managed to get outside for a while despite the weather.  They had a busy morning and they tell me they are all coming back tomorrow which is great news!!

Making the playground a much more colourful and FUN place to be!

A small group of Parent Council members and friends has been working hard over the last few weekends starting improve the school playground. We’ve had lots of input and painting help from the children too.

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So far, we’ve concentrated on the back playground, partly because there is re-surfacing work planned in the Autumn for the front. So far, we have painted a colourful “village”, long hopscotches, bright shapes, alphabet letters and a clock face. We hope that the letters and numbers will provide educational opportunities too.

One person commented “It’s not like a prison-yard any more!”

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We’ve also improved the willow corner with screening and new bark chips that were donated by East Lothian Council. It’s disappointing that this area keeps getting vandalised though, with the willow continually being ripped out by evening visitors.

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We have lots more planned for after the Summer! In particular we’d like to make some play-structures and sitting areas.

If you’d like to get involved, or can provide items such as timber, tyres, astroturf, cable drums etc, please email Rebecca on rebecca.devon@gmail.com or Sole on solegar@yahoo.com.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Parent Council for providing the funds, and to Mrs Gardner for her support and for giving us a free rein!

Lots happening in P1

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SAM_0336 SAM_0337 SAM_0333 SAM_0344 SAM_0347 SAM_0350 SAM_0351 SAM_0352 SAM_0353 SAM_0357 SAM_0358 SAM_0359We have had a lot happening in P1 over the last few weeks.  We had a tennis taster to learn some tennis skills just in time for Wimbledon!!  We have harvested our potatoes and did some detailed drawing in the courtyard of plants and flowers.  We also had a drama workshop, we made up exciting stories in far away enchanted lands.  This week we have been focusing on healthy eating.  We read the story Oliver’s Vegetables and then  we tasted lots of yummy veg in class.  We all tasted something we had not had before.  We also made some plates of healthy food to show the veg we liked best.

P5 Talks

Primary 5 have been busy researching, collecting and sorting information for a talk to the class. We have had a huge variety of subjects and they have all been very interesting. Some of the talks have been about pets. The link below shows some of the unusual pets that our pupils have! Well done P5!

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Chefs in the making in P3!

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P3 displayed some fantastic food preparation skills today – peeling, chopping and slicing to make some delicious fruit kebabs – great job! 

 

The Giant Walking Bus is Back!

**News Flash **
East Linton Primary School will participate in this year’s National Giant Walking Bus on Wednesday June 11th 2014, intended to make the children and community more aware of road safety and road awareness. Last year’s efforts saw over 120 pupils taking part along with a number of parents, carers and community participants.
Organised by this year’s Junior Road Safety Officers Jack Forsyth and Eloise Gray, they are hoping to have an even larger turnout so PLEASE JOIN IN and be part of the Giant Walking bus which starts at the top of Dunpender Road at 08.20am winding its way down Rennie Place, Longstone Ave, the Park, Bank Road, School Road and ending at the School around 08.50hrs. Each new street will have stopping points for children to join from all areas of the village.
A local News Reporter will be there to photograph the occasion! 
Come on JOIN IN – Be more Road Aware and make our streets safer for walking and cycling!

Growth and change in P1

SAM_0315 SAM_0316 SAM_0317 SAM_0319 SAM_0320 SAM_0322 SAM_0323Our topic this term is growth and change and we are seeing lots of evidence of this in class.  We are growing potatoes, bean plants and mushrooms at the moment.  We have been finding out what plants really need by growing them in different conditions, we have tried growing without soil, light and water.  We have also been taking great care of our caterpillars and tadpoles, we know have some butterflies to release.  We have also been carrying out experiments to find out exactly how plants drink.  The children have been writing up their experiments and keeping detailed observations of all the changes that are happening.