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.
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.
If you’d like to get involved, or can provide items such as timber, tyres, astroturf, cable drums etc, please email Rebecca on firstname.lastname@example.org or Sole on email@example.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!
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
P3 displayed some fantastic food preparation skills today – peeling, chopping and slicing to make some delicious fruit kebabs – great job!
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
**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!