It 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!!
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.
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!”
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.
We have lots more planned for after the Summer! In particular we’d like to make some play-structures and sitting areas.
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!
We 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.
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!
P5 Talks on PhotoPeach
Primary 5 have created prints based on the work of Angie Lewin. They have produced some beautiful results. Well done P5!
Printing P5 on PhotoPeach
Our 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.
Please note the next Parent Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th June as planned. Although this falls during the busy GALA week, the decision has been made to go ahead with the meeting, as Councillor Michael Veitch will be in attendance to give an update on Road Safety. The meeting will be shorter than usual, running from 19:00 – 19:45, starting with the Road Safety update.
Thank-you, East Linton Parent Council
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