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P3/4 Park Project

 

Seesaw and Roundabout

We have been learning about the mechanisms that make playground equipment move. We started our project with a visit to the park in the Lodge Grounds where we found lots of different ways to make things move. So far we have investigated levers, we have built our own seesaws and wheels and axles, which we used to make roundabouts. We have also carried out experiments to investigate forces.

Middle and Upper Areas Church Services

Our classes from P4 to P7 braved the weather this morning to walk to church for their end of term services. Both services were lovely occasions with fantastic singing, drama, dance, poetry and readings. A big thank you to all the parents and friends who came along to support us. The retiral collections amounted to over £300 and this will be split between our five local charities: RNLI, Leuchie House, E Lothian Special Needs Playscheme, Friends of the Edington Hospital and Riding Therapy.
The children and staff worked incredibly hard in preparation for today and it was a lovely end to the term.
Have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. School opens again to pupils on Tuesday 8th January 2013.

Parents and Friends ‘Thank You’ Coffee Morning

Parents, friends and helpers were invited to a coffee morning today to say thank you for the support they give to the school.  Our House Captains were on the door to meet and greet our visitors and looked after them very well, serving refreshments and being very attentive hosts and hostesses.

Thank you also to Miss Hickman and her pupils for the musical entertainment.  Here are some photos of the event.
Coffee Morning on PhotoPeach

Term 1 Eco update

Our Eco committee would like to show you events that have been happening within our school and we want to introduce our new committee project.

Since the start of term we have been focusing on three Eco areas within the school; Litter, Food and the Environment and Sustaining our World. Below is a slideshow showing recent events. The Fairtrade committee have been working hard within the area of `Sustaining our World’. In addition to the Fairtrade shop, which is staffed by pupils and that travels through the classes. We also have a Fairtrade tuckshop which is running on a Thursday break time. It has been run by the P7s and has been a great success.
Has your class done anything to support these three areas?

2012 Eco work in Term 1 on PhotoPeach

This year the Law Primary Eco committee will be focusing upon the finding out our school Global Footprint. A `global footprint’ is a measurement of the amount of land/sea that is needed to support our school. What area is needed to provide us with the resources that we use on a regular basis and how much will be needed to absorb the waste that Law Primary produces as a school. We will be focusing upon measuring the the following areas and we will try and reduce our impact upon the world.

If you are interested in viewing a video which demonstrates how other schools have achieved their aim of reducing their `global footprint’.

Watch our noticeboard for the latest information.

Law Primary’s second Green flag

In June 2012 Law Primary school was awarded our Second Green flag. We were assessed upon our School Grounds, Biodiversity studies and Litter. The inspectors were particularly impressed by the way that the values of Eco school were very much a part of our curriculum at every year stage. Let’s keep up the good work. Well done to the Eco Committee, you are a hard act to follow.

Eco work at Law on PhotoPeach

Christmas Parties

A reminder of the dates for the year stage parties:

P1 Wednesday 19th December

P2 Monday 17th December

P3 Monday 17th December

P4 Thursday 13th December

P5 Tuesday 11th December

P6 Wednesday 12th December

P7 Monday 10th December

Composite classes party with their year stages, e.g. the P2s in P2/3 go to P2 party and the P3s in P2/3 go to the P3 party.

Children often choose to go home for a home lunch on party days.  If your child goes home, please do not return to school before 1.15pm.  If your child stays in school and brings a change of clothes for the party, please remember that they need a packed lunch or money for a school dinner as party food is not eaten until later in the afternoon.

School finishes at the normal time on party days.  Letters will be sent home nearer the time with more information about party food and any other arrangements.

 

Busy Days at Law Primary…

With the end of term only a week away, you would be forgiven for thinking that things are the school are winding down for the year- but this time actually marks the culmination of several projects that different year stages and classes have been working on, as well as some of our annual events. As such, all the pupils been working very hard across the school. Have a look at the brief update below and see if you can decide which year stage has been the busiest!

Not even at the school yet, but new year’s Primary 1 intake have visited the school alongside their parents and carers to meet their new Primary 1 teachers and have a look at the school. We are looking forward to you all becoming part of our school in August!

Primary 1 worked hard in their music classes and in their classrooms to prepare for their annual book ceremony which took place on Thursday afternoon. All the individual classes impressed their guests with their singing and excellent behaviour.

Primary 2 have been finishing off their Seashore topic, including an exciting trip to the beach on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. Working with our local ranger, Sam, Primary 2 explored the rockpools looking for different types of sea life and seaweed.

Primary 3 are still working hard on their Enterprise project which will take place this coming Wednesday afternoon. The pupils have come up with all the ideas themselves and each have different roles and responsibilities in producing their Olympic Fair. Primary 1 and 2 have been invited to visit the Fair and I know both year stages are very excited.

All three year stages took part in their annual Infant Sports on June 11th as well as working individually in classes to prepare for the surprise ‘Goodbye’ assembly for Miss Skinner which took place on Friday.

Primary 4 have been working hard on their Castles topic. This involved all the classes visiting Dirleton Castle and exploring the topic through art and literacy. Two weeks ago they held a Castle Day in school and all the pupils dressed up (and their teachers too!) for the themed day.

Primary 5 have also been working hard to achieve their John Muir Award. Again, working with our local Ranger, this has involved visits to the beach to clean it up as well as work to do with the Law. On Friday, the pupils received their awards for all their hard work. The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. Well done Primary 5!

Primary 6 had a very busy time during the last week as it was their annual Activity Week. Activities included drumming, games, skipping, water-sports and walks. Everyday the pupils engaged with another different activity and all the pupils I spoke to had thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Primary 7 had a very important week as it was their transition to the High School on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This is a very poignant time for the pupils (and teachers!) where feelings of excitement and anticipation mingle with nostalgia for their ‘primary school days’ and some feelings of apprehension. As usual, all the Primary 7 staff were impressed by the behaviour and conduct of our pupils as they took part in the cluster activity day on Wednesday. Our school certainly seemed a lot quieter this week without them there…

In our gym hall, you can see examples of Olympic Art produced by every year stage in school as part of our O-law-mpics focus. You may also notice the garden at the front of the school beginning to take shape as well.

So as you can see, everyone in the school has been very busy and although the end is in sight, we still have quite a few activities and events in the coming week to successfully get through! First up in our Funday Monday on Monday morning with, hopefully weather permitting, our re-arranged Middle and Upper Sports in the afternoon. The Primary 7s have their own transfer ceremony to take part in. We will have events to mark the close of our school wide focus on the Olympics as well as our more traditional end of year events. All this and the classes will have a chance to meet their new teachers for next session and see their new classrooms! So if you think your pupil seems a little tired lately- you know why!