Thank you to all who came along to school today in their pyjamas, who baked cakes, bought cakes and ate cakes! We have managed to raise a grand total of £322.88! Thank you very much.
This week has been jammed packed with John Muir stuff for us in P5. On Monday the dance lady came in and took us for a dance lesson based on John Muir. We had to choose cards with animals on them and then choose 3 words that described how they moved. After that we had to create a move for each word and join them together to make a small dance sequence. We then got into different pairs and chose 8 movement words from a big group and created a move for each one and joined them together to make a bigger sequence. And finally two pairs got together and showed each other their sequences to a make a huge dance sequence of 16 steps. It was fun putting the movements together and watching the groups perform. On Wednesday we had a class trip to the John Muir birthplace museum in Dunbar. The museum is in three floors and we were split into three groups to go round. The ground floor is all about John Muir as a boy in Scotland. The middle floor is all about John Muir’s work in America and the top floor is all about things that happened after he had died. We found out loads on interesting facts and jotted them down on our note sheets. We played the computer games and watched the DVD. We even got to try the belt – it was sore!! Once we had finished we got to tell each other some acts we had learned while sitting on John Muir’s loafer chair which played strange sounds to scare lazy people. Some of the sounds were funny. On Thursday, Shonagh the drama teacher came in and did a drama lesson on what John Muir was like as a boy. His dad was very fierce. She even got Mr Cain to play the part of the grumpy dad too. We pretended to take eggs from the chickens in the next door farm and got chased by the farmer. We also got to be the John Muir’s children when they found out they were going to America the next morning. We learned loads about what he was like as a boy.
Cailean & Angus
The school photographs will be picked up by courier on Thursday 6 November. Photos should be in school by 3.30 pm on Wednesday 5 November.
Catherine Wilson, Admin Assistant
2015-2016 – session dates – approved on 30 Sept 2014Attached are the session dates for 2015-2016 approved by committee on 30 September. 2014
EL_Winter_Menu_2014_low-resHere is the new winter school meals menu will be starting on Monday 27 October. We are waiting for hard copies to arrive in school and have been told they will be here next week. They will be given to the children then.
P5 started their John Muir award work today with an introduction to the river behind the school. We had a chance to explore the banks, discuss the wildlife that might be found in and around the river before finally getting a chance to get in. Everyone had a great time catching some insect life and identifying what they found. The sheer amount and variation in what we discovered proved that the river is in a healthy condition.
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We have heard that the P7s are expected back at school between 3.00 and 3.15.
Hi P7 parents
Mrs McCall visited the P7s last night. They are having a great time and enjoying all the activities. The weather has also been great so far for both days of activities. Just to reassure parents no one is feeling homesick!
Mrs Kerr and Mrs Barley have been back in touch. Everybody is fine and enjoying the range of outdoor activities they have had a chance to try so far. They have had a campfire and their favourite activity of the day has been the high-wire seesaw. Sounds amazing! They are already looking forward to tomorrow!