NSPCC

Yesterday we had special visitors from the NSPCC. They introduced us to their friendly speech bubble friend Buddy! He told us all about things that are NOT OK that we can talk to a trusted adult about. He also told us about Childline. A organisation what we can phone if we need to talk to someone about something that is bothering or worrying us.

 

A Frosty Morning!

We had fun at playtime exploring the garden which was covered in FROST!

Transient Art

The introduction of transient art at lunchtimes in the playground has proved very popular. The children have been using a variety of natural materials to create pictures and patterns.

A big thank you to Mrs Campbell for all her hard work getting all the materials ready for us to play!

 

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education-governance-review

Click the above link to read about the Scottish Education Governance Review and how you can have your say.

“We want to hear views from those with a formal role in our education system and those with a stake in its success. In particular we want to hear from children, parents, teachers and communities about how they can be empowered to have a stronger voice and play a leading role in driving improvement in education for all children and young people.”

 

Saltire Festival

Each year the Economic Development Team organise the Saltire Festival (www.saltirefestival.com), which takes place at the end of November to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. This is a series of family-friendly events, which celebrate all of the facets of Scottish culture – music, comedy, food and drink, history and the beautiful outdoors.
This year our family programme includes:
·         The Saltire Ceilidh, Archerfield Walled Garden – 25 November
A fun family ceilidh accompanied by delicious local food.
·         Children’s Twilight Golf, Dunbar Golf Club – 26 November
A fun golf clinic for children of all abilities, playing in the dark with LED balls.
·         Scotland Through the Ages, The Brunton – 26 and 27 November (this is a free event for children)
With living history performances throughout the day, this is a fun, educational event, which tells the tales of Scotland’s heritage
·         Comedy Club for Kids, Macdonald Marine Hotel – 27 November
A fun afternoon of comedy for the kids: guaranteed laughs, without the rude bits!

The full programme of events is available at www.saltirefestival.com.

 
If you require any further images or information then please contact  Jonathan Brown, jbrown@eastlothian.gov.uk.

Loose Parts Play

As you are aware Mrs Campbell has been working hard out in the playground developing a bank of open ended resources to give the children wonderful play opportunities at break and lunch times. Thank you so much to all the donations of resources so far. If you want to know more about the play environment Mrs Campbell is working towards this is a great read!! loose-parts-play

P3/4/5 Meet the Romans

The class have been very busy discovering lots of interesting things about Romans and their lives.

We have been focusing on note-taking in reading and the children have been using these skills while investigating the Romans.

So far they have taken notes on Roman Gods and made posters which included making a mosaic of the God.  They are now working in small groups to investigate Roman slaves, gladiators or soldiers and will present their information however they choose (within reason!).  There are already some very exciting ideas happening. Watch this space for the results.

Roman God Posters

Roman God Posters

 

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Roman God Posters

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Roman God Posters

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Roman God Posters

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Roman God Posters

 

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Romans Activity

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Romans Activity

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Romans Activity

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Romans Activity

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Romans Activity

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Romans Activity

 

Halloween Party

We had such a fantastic spooky day today in Elphinstone! Everyone had loads of fun at our Halloween party. The witches, ghosts and zombies were all brill dancers and ever better apple dookers! Pictures are uploading but very slowly so will hopefully have then all up for you to enjoy next week!

 

Open Ended Play

In the playground we have been playing with our open ended resources. The children have loved playing with the items we have so far. It has been great to see the imaginative and creative ways in which the children incorporate the items into their play. So far they have been dressing up, building dens and playing shops

by Mrs Campbell