Basketball Stars!

26 06 2015

Well done to our Basketball Team who took part in a recent tournament. Also a huge thank you to our fantastic parent volunteers who have taken this after school club for us!

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Nursery Sports Day

15 06 2015
what a team.

what a team.

What a lovely day. You all did so well. We will miss you when you go up to p1!




Drumming and Rugby in P5

15 06 2015

P5 have had an action-packed day!

This morning the whole school was treated to an African drumming performance. We learnt about different drums from different parts of Africa and watched three drumming masters drumming, singing and dancing. P5 were particularly lucky and got the chance to get our hands on the drums ourselves and take part in a drumming and dance workshop after break. We had a fantastic time and made a lot of noise!

After lunch we had the last of our tag rugby sessions. Our coach reckons that we have made great progress and now look like rugby players! Miss Reeves forgot the camera today but there are some photos from last week below.

We also welcomed a new pupil to our class today. We hope that he settles in quickly and has a fantastic time at East Linton Primary.




Trashion Show

5 06 2015

As part of our Ecology week, the whole school took part in a trashion show in the hall. They designed and made some wonderful creations from recycled materials. Enjoy looking at the photos. Well done everyone!

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P5 Conservation

3 06 2015

P5 have used Eco Week as an opportunity to continue with our John Muir Award activities.

This morning we headed back to the river with Sam the ranger to get started on the conservation part of the award. We worked together to clear all of the Himalayan Balsam from a stretch of the river bank. We were amazed at how much we pulled up – twelve big bags full!

Once we got back to school we started work on the bug hotel we are building in the wildlife garden. It’s amazing how quickly it has taken shape – now all that is left to do is replace the temporary roof. We hope that everyone is going to take good care of it so that it can be a home for lots of different creepy crawlies.

A huge thank you to Sam, Helen and all the parents who have helped us today!




Garden Show in P1

3 06 2015

It has been a busy few days in P1 getting ourselves organised for our garden show.  We have been carefully writing invitations to all the other classes in school and to our parents.  We then spent time getting our classroom ready for our visitors, we made paper chains to decorate the room.  We made butterflies and flowers to create display areas.  Finally we changed the layout of our room and put our miniature gardens in place ready for our show.

It was an incredibly busy day all the classes visited in the morning and then our parents and grandparents arrived in the afternoon.  We had an amazing day with lots of lovely compliments and smiley faces on all our guests.  We had great feedback from P7 and lovely thank you letters from P2.

Some comments from P7 pupils:

“very creative” – Marco

“all individual” – Martha

“all the gardens have a story behind them” – Oliver

We are so proud of our amazing work on our gardens and have really enjoyed organising the event and sharing our learning with the rest of the school and our friends and family.




Science in P3

2 06 2015

DSCF0225DSCF0231DSCF0234DSCF0266DSCF0275ELPS P3 May 2015 key outcomes dataLast Monday, Donald, Tamsin’s dad lead the P3s in a “getting to know your bacteria session”!
We all used clickers to answer questions from the Interactive Whiteboard on bacteria. It was a bit like ask the audience in “Who wants to be..” There was some surprising answers! We could see the results on a block graph which showed us how clever we were.
Next we took samples using a cotton bud from either ourselves, shoes, objects in the room. We could sample 2 things. We rubbed the samples carefully on to special jelly that the bacteria like to eat. We made sure each sample kept to its own half. Donald took them away and put them in a cosy incubator so the bacteria would grow.
After 3 days we looked at the results… we were DARED to open the dishes! Donald took photographs of some of the dishes(plates) and told us lots of interesting facts about bacteria.
We then answered the same questions we were asked on Monday, we did so much better with our answers.
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More outdoor fun in P5

28 05 2015

P5 are working towards our John Muir Award this term and have got off to a great start on our project this week.

On Wednesday we were lucky enough to spend the morning with Sam, our local ranger, and Jo, who works at the River Forth Fisheries Trust. We have been learning about the importance of a balanced ecosystem and Sam taught us about some of the invasive species that we find here in the UK including Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed and American Mink. Jo had been river dipping and we had a fantastic time finding and classifying the creatures that had been fished out of the river. It was amazing how many different types of larvae there were!

After a welcome break for a snack and a drink we headed down to Smeaton Woods where we went on a mini-beast hunt and found all sorts of bugs and insects. We have decided to make our own bug hotel at school so gathered some materials that we will be able to use.

We are off back out with Sam next week so watch this space for an update on our outdoor adventures…




P5 Camp

28 05 2015

P5 had a fantastic time at school camp.

On Wednesday we left school and headed straight to the John Muir Birthplace where we learnt lots of new facts about the life and work on John Muir. We then went over to Innerwick to get settled in before heading down to Foxlake where we had great fun on the  Fox Falls obstacle course. Everyone had a brilliant time and worked really well as a team. After dinner we got rid of the last of our energy in the local park before heading back to our dorms.

On Thursday we had a fantastic day with our friends from Outdoor Ed who took us canoeing and hillwalking. Some of us even found time to squeeze in pitching a tentipi, which proved to be very handy for lunch. When we got back to Innerwick we went straight over to the Innerwick school playground for some more outdoor fun before heading back to the centre for a pizza and pyjama party and movie night.

On Friday we got packed up and managed to squeeze in some fun in the garden before leaving for home. We all had a brilliant time and wish we could have stayed longer!




Book reviews and buddies in P1

28 05 2015

Another busy week in P1 – this week we have been focusing on book reviews, we have been learning what information is important to include in a book review, such as the title and author.  We have also been discussing our favourite books and why we like them so.    We then wrote our own book reviews.  We have been getting

some help from our P7 buddies this week, they have been helping us with our maths skills.