Good morning campers!

Unable to access the network last night so up early today to update you. The children loved reading your comments – thanks to everyone who posted.
Yesterday was a great day with dry weather and intermittent sunshine, especially during the afternoon. This morning is a bit fresher but the cloud base is high so looks promising. The groups each did three activities yesterday – one morning, one afternoon and then a whole group one in the evening which was a game of capture the flag in the woods. There are red squirrels here but not much chance of seeing any given the noise our lot were making.
Mr McBride returned home on the train last night and will be in school today and Miss McGill arrived on a later train in the evening and took over his chalet.
The children made a great job of doing their packed lunches yesterday morning and there were some interesting combinations of fillings when able to choose from such a range.
Mrs Baxter had a quick visit to the local A&E department yesterday with one of our boys who had a finger injury from snowboarding but thankfully nothing broken.
The girls had a chance to visit the shop yesterday and today it is the turn of the boys so look out for some thoughtfully chosen presents…or maybe some empty wrappers if the temptation is too much between now and Friday.
There are ospreys nesting on the loch and many of the children have seen the nest when they have been out canoeing or kayaking. We have seen one sitting in a tree but not flying yet. The tour boat probably gives the best chance of seeing them as there tends to be a lot of noise when we are on the water!
Anyway, time to go and check that my chalet have not gone back to sleep whilst I’ve been doing this and get ready for breakfast.
Will try to post an update later…network willing.
Love from P7 and all the staff
Xxx

Greetings from Loch Insh

We arrived safely after a long journey (delays on the by pass)and were straight into our first activity after a quick lunch. It stayed fine and this evening is a lovely sunny, calm evening. The children are out and about on the site orienteering in their activity teams. We had leek and potato soup, sweet and sour chicken or jacket potatoes followed by ice lollies for dinner. There are three other very small schools here at the same time and we have the first sitting for dinner and breakfast – 4.30 and 7.30 respectively.
Will post more news tomorrow. Here’s hoping for a quiet night!

Earth Hour

Earth hour
Law Primary is supporting the WWF’s Earth Hour, this Saturday (29 March) at 8:30pm. It is a global event that focuses attention on our planet and the need to protect it. Millions of people will be switching off their lights for one hour to show that they care about our planet and, if it is possible, the Eco Committee would like to encourage you to do the same.
Everyone will receive a slip to be signed, if your house manages to take part. Any class who has 10 successful participants will receive a class certificate.

It’s not magic, it’s Science!

This phrase was heard a lot this week while the P1 staff and pupils investigated the different aspects of science. Children were placed in mixed social groupings from across the P1 classes and every afternoon rotated around different investigations. a week of science, a week of learning, a week of fun!

DSCN0085FlightDSCN0086

Flight & Surface Tension

AcidsSorting Forces    Acids   & Sorting Forces

 

Cogs and FrictionWind TurbinesInvestigating forces
Cogs                                       Wind Turbines             Investigating Forces

DSCN0073Chemical RecationsProffessor Conlins Laboratory

Chemical Recations in Proffessor Conlins Laboratory

DSCN0067Hot air currents

Hot air currents

 

More than gloop.  Solids to liquids and liquids to solidsChanging States
More than gloop…..Solids to liquids and liquids to solids

 

Floating and Sinking Water Surface Tension
Floating and Sinking Water & Surface Tension

New Playground Path

Since Ali and Kam from Planet Play have painted our trial yellow brick road in the P1 playground nobody has been just running across.  There has however been spontaneous skipping and singing heard from pupils right across the school body.  All our pupils love it, can’t wait to see the real thing!

Follow the yellow brick road....

Follow the yellow brick road….

 

Home-Start

Many of you will already be aware of the great work Home-start do in East Lothian supporting vulnerable families. For those of you who would like to learn more, including information on volunteering, please click here.

Further information can be obtained from :
Katy Pollock
Coordinator
Home-Start East Lothian   01875 616 066

Family Fridays – Conservation on the Law

Are you looking for something active, fun and outdoors to do with your children on a Friday afternoon? We are starting a small group working with the local countryside ranger to help with some conservation tasks at North Berwick Law. This will include vegetation clearance, tree maintenance and litter picking. This group is open to children in P4 to P7 and their accompanying adult. Adults will be required to stay, supervise their children and also help out.
The block of 4 weeks starts on Friday 28th February and runs for 4 consecutive weeks, ending on Friday 21st March. Meet at 1.30pm at the North Berwick Law car park. Finish time is 3.30pm. All tools and gloves will be provided, but please wear warm, waterproof clothing, boots or wellies and bring along a drink.
Spaces are limited. Please email the school office to book a place, stating your child’s name and class, the name of adult who will accompany them and a contact number.

Extension plans

As you are probably aware, East Lothian Council is currently making plans for the future expansion of Law Primary School. A presentation was given to staff in November 2013 and at the request of the Parent Council this is now being shared with the wider Parent Forum. Please be aware that the plans are still under development and subject to change. A member of the Parent Counil is part of the consultative group and regular updates are given at Parent Council meetings. The next meeting of the Parent Council is on Monday 20th January 2014.
The file size of the presentation is too large to be uploaded to the blog, but if anyone would like a copy emailed to them, please get in touch with the school office.