Nursery New Outdoor Equipment on PhotoPeach
Our nursery have been developing the outdoor area helped by funding from a lottery grant and a generous donation from the parent council. The existing area was extended. This gave us a larger playing area and grass. We then purchased some exciting new equipment. The parents and the children were involved in this process. We are looking forward to the living willow tunnel grow in the spring which will start a whole new adventure!
What a morning! All term, we’ve been working on improving our fitness and this morning, children from P3 – P7 had a chance to take part in our 2km or 3km runs.
We set off from George Crescent and followed the signs that Mrs Wightman had borrowed from the triathlon club. Everyone ran down the track to the railway where the 3km runners headed over the Howden bridge to do an extra loop and add the extra km to their distance. The 2km runners took a right onto the railway path at this stage and jogged round past the Ormiston Grows allotment and under Puddle Bridge.
With the 3km runners back onto the railway path, the race was on to see who was going to get to the finish first, at the crossroads of Hillview and the railway.
Congratulations to our 2km winner – Elise Gillies and our 3km winner – James Lithgow.
Take a look at the results pages to find out overall positions.
The collection at our church Christmas service on Thursday is for East Lothian Food Bank. We’ve been inspired by Eamonn Johnstone’s trading project – he’s spent the last few months trading up from a paper clip, getting bigger and better items to trade. The project ends on Christmas Eve with the money raised going to buy supplies for the food bank.
Instead of bringing in money to the church, those who would like to contribute can bring in a food donation.
Here are some suggestions from the food bank Facebook page.
The term’s been a busy one and the last week is no exception.
On Monday, it’s the golden time treat. This time round, the children have a choice – hot choclate in the staff room or a chance to find out how fast their football penalty taking skills are with a speed gun and goals set up in the hall.
On Tuesday, we have the school Christmas Lunch, followed by panto time in the hall.
Our Christmas Fayre is on Wednesday at 11am. Come along to hear the classes singing Christmas songs you can buy some of the Christmas gifts the children have been making.
There will be raffle tickets on sale with a chance to win a Christmas hamper.
The P4 and 5 Christmas party is in the afternoon.
We’re off to church on Thursday morning. The service begins at 9.30 and everyone is welcome to join us.
P2 and P3 will be partying after lunch.
Friday’s the last day of term and we’re running our Christas race at 10am. It will be on the same course as our Summer run and all of the children from P3 to P7 are invited to join in. There’s a 2km and a 3km route for them to choose.
The end of the day will be at our normal Friday finish time – 12:15 for P! and P”, 12:25 for the rest of the school.
Merry Christmas from all at Ormiston Primary!
Here are a handful of the photos we took at camp last week. It was so much fun, lots of us wanted to stay for longer!
P5 Camp 2013 on PhotoPeach
7.20am We’re all just starting to get up and ready for our first full day at camp.
Yesterday, once we’d made our beds, we had a tour around Dukeshouse. “Cool, awesome,” and, “brilliant,” were some of the words used to describe the activities we saw.
After dinner we all went into the sports hall to do indoor climbing and everyone had a go, then we did a fire drill before our next activity – Scrapheap Challenge.
We were all so excited, it took us a while to get to sleep but the girls are raring to go this morning.
Thursday night – it’s been non stop all day. We split into two groups and have done loads of activities today.
Nightline, archery, team challenge, 3G swing, zip-wire, environmental art and camp fire. We’ve got so much to rell you all when we get back to Ormiston.
See you tomorrow.
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Autumn Detectives! on PhotoPeach
We went to the ‘forest’ to look for signs of Autumn. We were excellent ‘Autumn Detectives’ finding leaves, pine cones and branches. Also toy squirrels were hidden in the trees and we had to find them.
“There’s a shark in the park!!” on PhotoPeach
“Timothy Pope, Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope. He looks at the sky. He looks at the ground. He looks left and right. He looks all around.” The nursery children this week have been enjoying the story ‘Shark In the Park’ by Nick Sharratt. Is there a shark in the park? The nursery children went outside to the school playground with their telescopes for a look!!
Harvest Time In the Nursery on PhotoPeach
For our Harvest theme the children dug up the vegetables in the nursery garden. The children chopped the potatoes, carrots and onions to make soup for snack. We have also been grinding wheat to make flour, having fun playing with the toy combine harvesters and tractors and we baked bread rolls for snack too.