The Hottest Tickets in Town

The Corn Potato String Band

This amazing band from America are performing, for one night only, in Macmerry as part of a world tour. Robin Hill, our chaplain, has arranged for some of our pupils to perform with the band on stage. Children from P4-P7 are practising at the moment in their music lessons on ukuleles to be ready for the night.cornpotato-string-band

It is hoped that we will have the chance to rehearse with the band on the afternoon of the performance. It is taking place in the school hall on Monday 20th June from 7pm. Tickets are on sale from the school office from today and cost £5 for adults, £2.50 for children. Children from P4-7 who are performing do not pay.

P2 Farm to Fork

Yesterday Primary 2 visited Tesco to learn about food sustainability. We learned where bananas and cocoa beans come from and how fish are farmed. The children really liked learning how to peel a banana like a monkey! I’m sure they would love to show other people too!

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School safety incident

Some parents may have heard an article on a local radio station making reference to several schools in East Lothian having received a threat via the telephone.   Macmerry Primary has not received any such phone call, only one school in East Lothian was involved.  Full details regarding the incident are on the East Lothian Council website.

Little and Large Cookery Competition

Two of our P6 pupils recently took part in a county cooking competition at Ross High.  They used the food preparation skills they had been learning in class and showed an excellent knowledge of safety and hygiene in the kitchen.  They made vegetable stir fry with noodles and a fruit flan.  It looked delicious and very professional! A huge well done to them for representing our school.

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Bikeability at Macmerry!

P5-P7 have started level 1 Bikeability training in our playground on Monday mornings.   The children understand that this is a key life skill.   We have been learning how to check that our helmets are on properly and how to carry out the “M check” on our bikes to ensure they are safe to use on the roads.  We start with the front wheel, move up to the handlebars, down to the pedals and chainset, up the saddle and seatpost and then down to the rear wheel.   We have also been learning about mounting and starting off on our bikes, braking, emergency stops and cornering.    We know the importance of a final look over our right shoulders before starting off (the “life saver check”) and were tested on this by having to say the colour of the marker that was flashed behind us!

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P2 and P3 enjoying outdoor maths

For the last two weeks P2 and P3 have been taking part in outdoor maths. Here are some photos of the activities we have enjoyed!

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Lots of fun in the game duck, duck, decade! This helps us to practice counting in 2s and 5s.

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We have been using big chalk to write repeated addition and multiplication sums.

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We sorted numbers from smallest to biggest across decades.

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We read instructions to make different groups of items and count the total.

 

Well done P2 and P3 – lots of great learning!

Golf in P5/6

Over the last three weeks, P5/6 have been learning to play golf.  We had a session on the full swing, a session on chipping and a session on putting (rolling).   We are split into three teams (The Tigers, The Bears and The Sharks – do you know who these teams are named after?) and we are learning to share equipment, follow the safety instructions and help each other.   We know how far back to swing the club for each shot and we have learned about positioning and aim.   We are really looking forward to our up-coming visit from the East Lothian Council Golf Development Officer to help up put all our shots together into a full game now!  Here are some photos of our chipping on the grass and our putting on the tarmac.

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Aiming high at Macmerry!