Some of our pupils have been reading Earth, Wind and Fire, a book that is being published monthly chapter by chapter on this website:
A project of the Ross Rocks Reading initiative, it is such an exciting story and we love contributing our ideas for the author to use in the next chapter! You can find it here: http://thebookyouwrite.blogspot.nl/ .
We can’t wait to find out what happens in Chapter 3!
We have settled back into the nursery routine well this week. We have been enjoying getting outside despite (or perhaps because of) the windy weather. We have been enjoying rolling conkers in the garden, building dens and our outdoor house has been busy providing cups of hot drinks and meals to help everyone stay warm! Inside we have been building some fantastic models in both the large and small block areas. Our dry sand has been busy with lots of children choosing to explore the concept of heavier and lighter in this area. We have been enjoying some traditional tales at group time and are beginning to use puppets to re-tell these familiar stories. We have welcomed some new children into the nursery this week and our afternoon children are delighted to have such lovely new friends. Our morning children are looking forward to our upcoming trips to the forest.
Next week is Walk to School Week (6th – 10th October). Pupils will each receive a booklet encouraging them to track how many times they walk to school. We realise that not everybody is able to do this, however there is evidence to support the findings that walking to school even once per week can make a huge difference. We would like to thank you for your support with Walk to School Week this year and in all the previous years!
We have heard from camp this morning and all of our teachers are pleased to report that all the children slept well and have woken up bright and smiley this morning! They are having breakfast and getting set for their first full day of activities. Keep up with the latest happenings on their Twitter page.
Our Primary 7s have arrived safely at Dalguise and are currently getting settled into their dormitories. They are heading for a ‘team talk’ in the next half hour and then to lunch. They will be ‘tweeting’ regular updates on Twitter. To follow them search for ‘@missanderson7a’
So, our Primary 7 pupils will be spending some of this weekend packing their bags for camp at Dalguise. We hope that you’re all as excited as the staff are! We are looking forward to seeing you on Monday morning at the front entrance of the school, no earlier than 8.45am please. Get some sleep so that you’re all geared up for the fun and challenges that await you! The bus leaves promptly at 9.30am – leave plenty of time for dropping luggage and registering.
We were lucky to have a visit from Callum Maguire from The Children’s University come to assembly today to talk to us about the exciting opportunities that are available to all pupils at Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School. A letter was sent home with all pupils today to explain a little more about the Children’s University and there is now a quick link to all CU news on our school website under the ‘Parent Zone’ tab at the top right of the menu bar. A copy of the letter and the permission slip is available by following the link on the Parent Zone tab.