Science into Schools Textile Recycling

The Eco Committee have signed up to an exciting programme which lets us swap unwanted clothes and textiles for science equipment and resources!

Today Steve and Kenny from EDF Energy’s Wastebusters programme came to deliver an assembly to the whole school.  They reminded us about the importance of the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  They spoke about only buying the clothes we need (reducing); passing clothes onto friends and relatives when we’ve outgrown them or upcycling clothes to make something else (reusing); and finally recycling what’s left.  They showed us a film about what happens at a recycling plant and explained that sometimes our old clothes and textiles can be made into something else and other times clothes can be sent to other parts of the world where they can be used again.

Anyway, now it’s over to all of us!  Every child has been given a bag to take home.  Please fill this bag with any unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains and paired shoes, sandals, boots or trainers. We can’t accept duvets, pillows, sleeping bags or bric a brac.  Bring the bag into school before 12th February when our textiles will be collected.  Each bag is worth points and the Eco Committee will choose how to redeem these points for Science equipment.

Please support us in our challenge! Thank you.

The Eco Committee

p4/5 class news

p4/5 have started working on the John Muir Award, so far we have done drama, made some birdfeeders, charcoal pictures because John Muir went to a Victorian school and we marked on a map where he went in America. We also asked the Ranger to bring some logs for sitting on at lunch in the playground. We are looking forward to making the school a happier and healthier place.
By Giorgina and Hannah Lally

Primary 3/4 Scottish Assembly

Primary 3/4 had great fun presenting the annual Scottish Assembly. Mums, dads, grans, grandads, little brothers and sisters all gathered in the gym hall on Friday 23rd Jan to be entertained in song, dance, poetry and drama.
The theme this year was ‘The Humour of Scotland’ which was shared in the story of ‘Jordan’s New Jaiket’ and the poem by Alexander Anderson called ‘Cuddle Doon’

The remainder of the assembly included poems written by the children themselves, singing a traditional song taught by Mrs.Peebles in music and a dance display, taught in P.E. by Mrs. Sellwood.

We hope our audience enjoyed our performance.

P7 Updates

P7 have had a very busy start to the term. We started to learn all about our country for the Global Citizenship Day in February. Out chosen country is Ireland. We are learning about the history of Ireland and even some Gaelic! Today we wrote a country profile using all of our knowledge. Why don’t you ask us about the different sections in our profiles?

We also are spending time studying the life of St Paul. We have learnt all about his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus. We also read St Paul’s song of love.

Well done to Leigh who raised almost £90 in a cake sale with some of her classmates and sister Chloe. They had some great homebaking! It was delicious!

We are looking forward to sharing our work with you on the global citizenship day! We might even be able to greet you in Gaelic!

 

Loretto Parent Partnership Meeting on Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 6:30pm

join-us-for-coffee_tLoretto Parent Partnership Meeting on Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 6:30pm at Loretto RC Primary School
All parents/carers and staff are most welcome and encouraged to come along to the next LPP meeting on Wednesday.  If you’re unable to attend, please feel free to email parentcouncil@loretto.elcschool.org.uk with any matter that you would like to raise for discussion.

Many thanks :-)

Loretto Parent Partnership

P1 Say Goodbye to Canon McMullen

This week, we had a special assembly to say goodbye to Canon McMullen. Each class prepared something special for Canon, songs, prayers, letters and readings. In Primary 1, we have been learning about Noah’s Ark and about God’s promise to us all. We decided to paint rainbows.

Rainbows

Goodbye Canon McMullen. We hope you will be very happy in your new parish.

From Primary 1

Happy New Year

I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Today was my first day as your new Head Teacher and I am delighted to be with you. Thank you for the lovely warm welcome. What a great start to the term  with the nursery and all the classes very busy learning! I visited all the classes today and was very impressed too by the children’s great listening and good manners. I look forward to getting to know you all and working together.

Best wishes

Margaret Anne McBean