How we plan a successful Book Fair – thank you Darren
A group of children from various classes had the important job of going to Scholastic Warehouse in Livingstone to choose books for our school fair. When they go there they were given a tour of the warehouse and then Darren told them how to run a school book fair effectively. The children then divided into small groups and worked together to decide which books to put into our book cases – books that would be very popular with the rest of their peers. We all had a great day.
We have been made aware of a new CBBC drama, Dixi, beginning on February 24th. The series will be available to watch across mobile, tablet and desktop devices only and it is described as a comedy drama series which will focus on a teen called Shari, who devotes a lot of her time to fictitious social network Dixi, where she shares a lot of first-person selfie-style videos and pictures.
She is faced with a major problem when her page is hacked and ruined, leading her to turn to close friends in a bid to find out who took over her page.
The aim of the series is to entertain and encourage children’s creativity online, but also inform them of the potential dangers, from online privacy and safety settings, to the real-world consequences of cyber bullying.
Following the Internet Safety Parent Information Evening, the school is keen to pursue a range of approaches to tackle Cyberbullying and online exploitation of children; as we already know, there are growing numbers of pupils who have access to the internet and many report seeing inappropriate or upsetting images whilst using a computer in their own home.
We hope that you will support us in our work in this area and perhaps consider watching the Dixi series at home with your child if they are in Primary 5, 6 or 7.
Please click on the link below ‘Parent Factsheet’ to find out more about Internet Safety and Cyberbullying and feel free to contact the school if you have any concerns regarding safe internet use in your home or Cyberbullying and we will put you in touch with somebody who can advise you further.
We would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped us beat our target to raise £300 for Cash for Kids. We had great fun writing and recording our song and we hope you enjoy listening to it!
Over recent weeks East Lothian temporarily suspended school websites to update edubuzz and to review and increase its security. Unfortunately, although a post can be placed on this home page, there appears to be a few technical problems preventing teachers from placing posts on their class blogs. We apologise for this situation and hope to soon begin blogging again.
The staff and pupils at SWPS would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas.
We hope that you have a safe and fun holiday and we look forward to everyone returning to school, safe and well, on Monday 6th January.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Children in Need. The total amount raised by Sanderson’s Wynd was a staggering £821.58! This includes the sale of Children in Need wristbands and fundraising by Nursery, the Hub and P2T ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’. Well done!
We had an amazing trip to butterfly world today. It was hot and humid just like the rainforest. We saw caterpillar eggs, chyrsalis and butterflies. We saw giant snails, poisonous dart frogs, iguanas, snakes, leaf cutting ants, carp, millipedes and many other rainforest creatures. We also got to hold millipedes, python and a tarantula. WOW!!
Leave a comment and let us know what you think of our new playground. What is your favourite piece of equipment? What do you like to play with your friends? What challenges have you enjoyed? What new fun games have you invented? Share your ideas!
We have had 2 sessions at Woodhall Woods for forest schools. We have done a nature walk, played some games and had a good look at the forest floor. We have been comparing the forest we visit with the rainforest and we have realised they have the same layers.