P3 Easter Bonnet Competition

Well done to the P3 girls who came third in a recent Hobbycraft Edinburgh Easter Bonnet Competition. Many thanks to all our parents and friends who voted for the bonnets when they were on display in the Edinburgh store over the Easter holidays.

The girls won a £25 Hobbycraft Classroom Hamper, and were happy to share their prize with the boys. They have all enjoyed using some of the new resources to create a name plate for their bedroom doors.

Sandcastles on the Beach

Yesterday the nursery children enjoyed a trip in the minibus to Thorntonloch Beach. First they had to each build 10 sandcastles as they had been sponsored by their friends and family to carry out this challenge. With the money raised from this sponsored event, we hope to buy some new toys and other resources for the nursery.

After all that digging, they then enjoyed a healthy snack before heading along the beach in search of interesting items to create transient art pictures.

There was then time for some races along the sand – running races, walking backwards races, running sideways races and running with a partner races. All that running certainly helped to warm them up!

Before we headed back to Nursery, the children enjoyed jumping on their sandcastles to flatten them out and leave the beach just as they had found it! Thank you to all the parents and siblings who joined us. We were so glad the sun shined, and the hailstones from the previous day stayed away!

We will let you know how much we raised once the sponsor money has all been returned.

Photoslide to follow shortly.

Spring Flower Competition

Well done to all the children for their wonderful Spring flower creations at the end of last term. These flowers were displayed in the church during our Easter Service and were then judged by Pauline Jaffrey, a member of the local community.

The lucky winner from each class was awarded a chocolate Easter bunny.

Spring Flower Winners 2017:
Nursery: Olivia
P1/2/3: Isla
P3/4/5: Maddy
P6/7: Daniel

P1/2/3 Materials Monster

As the final activity for their Materials topic, the P1/2/3 children created an amazing monster this afternoon using a huge variety of different materials collected at home. The children helped to choose the design of the outline and then all helped to add the different materials to the monster. It was a fun activity which involved perseverence, cooperation and creativity.
Well done, P1/2/3!

Science Experiments

Another excellent week for P6/7. We really concentrated on our science “Materials” topic this week with lots of experiments. Our Big Writing focused on this as well as we learned how to write a science report.  And we finished our Materials posters. Despite the emphasis on the science we still managed to fit in our rugby, data handling in maths (although annoyingly mathletics seemed to be having technical difficulties), spelling and all the usual stuff.


Super Busy!

What a crammed full week this was.  Apart from all the normal stuff, we had to fit in Purple Pinkie. The rotary Club came in to tell us about all about the world wide fight against Polio. We are “this close” to eradicating it for good! Chris came in for our first Rugby session. It was a lot of fun and got us running about like crazy. Next, the community wardens came in to give us a presentation on anti-social behaviour and peer-pressure. That was very interesting. And on Wednesday Ang from Outdoor Ed came in to do some outdoor work linked to our materials topic. We built dens, with each group tasked to build one with a key objective (wind-proof, water-proof, strong etc)  We had to concentrate on the properties of the materials we chose to use. Then we tried some burning and talked about physical changes in materials. We ran out of time to try the camping kettles Ang had brought in but she did demonstrate one though. And there was science experiments and today we have World Book Day. Phew!!


Nursery goes out and about!

Today the nursery children enjoyed a trip to Dunbar Library and then went to John Muir Country Park for a picnic and a play in the park.

At the library, they took part in a Bookbug singing and story session with Christine, and then went to each choose a book to take home. Next the minibus took them to the park where they enjoyed a snack and play on the equipment. The boys were very pleased to see a small digger at work in the park. All too soon it was time to get back on the bus and return to Nursery.

It had been a lovely morning exploring the local community. Thank you to the two parent helpers who came with us.

A rural idyll in East Lothian!