Thank you for a lovely send off!

Thank you so much for such a special Elphy send off! I’ve really enjoyed working at this wonderful wee school and will miss the children lots. It’s not many retiring teachers that can say they were dressed as a pirate and played a football match against the P7’s……and won! A great memory to finish on!

Thank you parents and children for all the lovely gifts, beautiful cards and very kind words! I was overwhelmed by your generosity! What a lovely class and school to end my career on. It’s been fun and I’ll miss you all! Have a great summer. I promise to visit you sometime.

Love from Karen x

Pirate Fun!

Our P7 pupils planned lots of fun activities on a pirate theme for the last week of term. This morning while it poured with rain, everybody gathered in the hall for the pirate Beetle Drive. This is always a popular and loud and lots of fun!

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Finally the sun appeared and at last we were able to get outside for the Pirate Treasure Hunt! This was another buddy event where children had to work with their partner to hunt for clues and follow the instructions on the pirate trail. Mrs Jack had hidden these clues all over the playground so we had to carefully look to find them! 

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Elphy’s Got Talent!

Following many requests for a talent show, the pupil council discussed running this event at the end of term. They placed posters around the school and encouraged people to sign up with their acts. The P7’s, Jessica and Leon, organised the event. They both did a fabulous job taking turns to compere the afternoon. The rest of the pupil council members were judges. When they were impressed with a performance, they rang their individual bells to show their appreciation. The judges gave positive and often cleverly worded comments. They were much more respectful than Simon Cowell!

IMG_9963Well done also to all the participants in our ‘Elphy’s got Talent’ Show! The performances were very varied with all ages of children from P1-7 entertaining us with their amazing talents. What a wonderful afternoon! 

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The audience were treated to an array of dancing; highland, tap, and disco. There were synchronised indoor and outdoor gymnastic displays, and several children chose to sing solos. The audience clearly enjoyed the wide range of songs. 

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There was also great applause for incredible animal impersonations, some funny jokes, a lively puppet show and super Power Ranger moves!

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In the  last act, the children encouraged the audience to join in with the dancing- Gangnam style!

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There is an abundance of talent at Elphinstone Primary!

 

Pirate Ship Challenge!

The challenge: To use plastic bottles and an assortment of other materials to build a pirate ship that would float in water. 

Working with our ‘buddies’ we discussed the best ways to complete this task. The competition was fierce! 

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There was some excellent teamwork between older and younger pupils. The finished results were not only very different but cleverly creative!

Float or Sink? The competition Begins!

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Outside in the playground the test begins.  Will our ships float and win …..or capsize and sink! 

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We competed against each other and the youngest buddy had the task of blowing the ship across the tub of water.  Amid much cheering and laughter, Mrs Berry and Mrs Small had the difficult task of judging the pirate ships.

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The winner was declared at the end of the contest. Well done to Olivia and Kelsey!

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Mini-Mudder 2016

Pictures of another successful mini-mudder! Thanks to all parents who organised this and set up all the obstacles.

Little and Large Cooking Final

Having won the cluster ‘Little and Large’ cooking competition Euan and Lauren were through to the final. They did fantastically well and were awarded second place!  Well done! All of us at Elphinstone Primary are very proud of you! 

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Lauren and Euan returning to school with their winning dishes and prizes.