P2M have made a great start to the new school year. Six children from P1/2 have joined the children from P1I to make a new class.We have been busy deciding on our rights and responsibilities for our class charter and thinking about what we already know and what we want to find out about our topic ‘Senses’ which starts next week.
The class much enjoyed their first P.E. session with Ms. Imrie, the P.E. specialist, who will be taking them for P.E on Thursdays.
Congratulations to Jake Nisbet, who is our first star of the week. :0)
We have had a fantastic start to our nursery year. Our morning children have clearly missed being at nursery over the summer and have managed our new routine very well – sometimes keeping their teachers right! Our new boys and girls have settled beautifully and we hope they are having as much fun as we are! We have been learning about harvest and farming in the morning session and would like to thank Matthew who brought in photographs of his Grandpa’s farm and a lovely farming DVD. The afternoon children are enjoying learning our routines and exploring our nursery and garden.
The Nursery Team
P5t have made a good, settled start to the new school year. We are pleased to welcome Adam and Wiktoria to the class.
Thank you to parents and carers for ensuring that everyone is in dress code with indoor shoes.
The class have PE on Monday morning with Miss Imrie, our specialist. They will need their PE kit – shorts, top and gym shoes for the lesson.
It has been a very quick first week and we’ve had a fantastic kick start to session 2014-15. Lots of exciting things are planned for the coming term so keep watching this space for more information.
A reminder of start and finish times:
P1 and P2 – 8.55 – 2.50 (Mon – Thurs) and 8.55 – 12.00 (Fri)
P3 to P7 – 8.55 to 3.20 (Mon – Thurs) and 8.55 to 12.30 (Fri)
Every class including the Nursery, the Hub and members of staff took part in our potato competition. We ended up with a bumper crop from each competitor. We were very fortunate to have Garden Solutions donate several bags of their special compost to enhance our growing potential and the seed potatoes were donated by Ian Hastie.
The competition was fierce and the plants were looked after with tender loving care.
The Big Potato Weigh In was Monday 20th June and the winning group with an amazing crop of potatoes weighing 2kg 30g was the Blue Group in the Nursery. Well Done and thank you to everyone who participated in this event.
The Nursery are going to make chips with their crop and the rest will be used in the kitchen for lunches.
Here is a picture of the potatoes going to the kitchen.
What a magnificent crop!
Today we all dressed up for our buddy party. Some of us were in our jammies, some of us were in our party outfits and some of us had costumes on. We swapped cards we had made for our buddies then played with the wet playtime games, before having juice, crisps and sweeties or chocolate.
We have had great fun with our buddies on Fridays. We will miss each other but look forward to meeting our new buddies next year.
P1/2 and P4M Buddy Party
On Monday we went to Hirsel farm in Coldstream. We made pizza but they were healthy and we looked round the farm. We saw highland cows and learned about where our food comes from. It was really fun. On Tuesday we made cards for our buddies to say thank you for being a good buddy then we went to music we played the ukulele. After lunch Miss Waddell came to take us for a little while. On Wednesday we had assembly WELL DONE to Fallon for being star of the week. On Thursday we played rounders for our secret student reward and later we were watching Miss Robertson playing netball, her team came second. At P.E we played netball because we wanted to learn how to play. On Friday we had a party for the last week of buddies. We all dressed up and we played games and had a picnic on the carpet. Miss Robertson has told us we can teach a lesson to the class next week on something we have learned this year – we are not allowed to give red cards though!
Written by Kaare and Abi.
I am very sad to be saying goodbye to Primary 1F but wish them lots of luck and learning in Primary!
I had a lovely time meeting the children and parents of P1L and am excited to welcome them all in to Primary 1 in August!
Have a lovely last week and a super Summer everyone!
Newsletter – June - revised return to school date, Pupils resume Thursday 21 August 2014
Rachel from the Dogs Trust came to talk to us today. We learnt:
- how to be safe around dogs – when it is okay to stroke them
- what they need and how to look after them properly
- lots of interesting facts about their senses like their sense of hearing is 4 times better than ours and that they can see at night
Rachel left a certificate for every child there (sorry, Sam, you were off). Every group got 3 points for listening so well. Well done P1/2!
Dogs Trust Talk
On Friday we made human body models for homework and surprisingly they ended up at the front of the school for everybody to see! We are getting to take them home tomorrow. On Tuesday we went to primary games for our trip and we did events and we saw the baton up close and saw Clyde. It was really fun and Miss Robertson said we were fantastic so we were all stars of the weeks and got a bit of choosing time to celebrate. On Wednesday we made are our own stories that we could write anything we wanted in them because we got our last piece of assessed writing finished last week - we like when we get to choose in writing. On Monday we wrote a letter to Ms Waddell asking to do some fun things in the last week. On Wednesday we showed off more of our talents so Macy and Anna dancing to will.iam’s Bang Bang. They were great!
Written by Ben and Aimee
We went out with all the rest of school yesterday to see the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton as it arrived in Tranent. We had to wait an hour as it was running very late. Everybody was very patient and well behaved. Well done P1/2! We were disappointed not to see the mascot Clyde and we could barely see the baton as it was surrounded by adults, but it was still quite an event.
The baton but no Clyde!