A Day to make a Difference

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On the last day of term three volunteers from Loyds Banking Group came to school and made a huge difference to the sensory area in the Red Class. They blacked out the area with very sticky backed velcro friendly material. The sensory area now looks very smart and the dark background will enhance the effects of the light and sound. An additional bonus – we can now mount items onto the walls without them always falling off!
They also re hung the ceramic wind chimes on the sound sculpture outside and it is lovely to hear the tinkling sounds again.
A huge thank you to you all.

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The Great Mincemeat Hunt

We visited the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh  to look for ingredients for our mincemeat.  We had to look very closely in the Greenhouses and found plants and fruits to smell and touch and taste.  We then made our own mincemeat and put it into jars to take home in our Christmas decorated bags.

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The Great Mincepie Hunt on PhotoPeach

Children in Need

We raised £70 on Friday for Children in Need with our ‘spotty’ dress down day, disco at big circle and a spotty trail outside at gym time.
Thank you to everyone who donated. Have a look at our photos below.

Friday 15 November on PhotoPeach

Kids Out Day

We all enjoyed the annual Kids Out Day at the Jack Kane Centre in June.  There was so much to do – rides in the police van, trying on the fireman’s outfit, face painting, bouncy castles, balloon art, story telling and dancing. A huge thank you to Tranent Rotary who sponsored our visit and helped us through out the day.

Kids Out Day on PhotoPeach

Happy Holidays

We wish everyone  a safe, happy and fun filled summer.

Playscheme starts on Monday 1 July for 4 weeks on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.   A huge thank you to East Lothian Special Needs Playscheme, the play leaders and all the volunteers.We wish them all the best and hope the sun shines.

Remember school starts back on Wednesday 21 August at 8.45 a.m.

 

 

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Our Summer Event

Thank you to everyone who attended our Summer Event on Monday. It was good to see so many family and friends.
Our theme this year term was Sustainability and our event had a re-cycling theme to it. With the help of Susheila we made recycled instruments – drums made from drain pipes and large tins, shakers made from bottles, rainmakers from cardboard tubes and xylophones made from glass bottles. Our Primary 5 buddies joined us as well as Primary 7 pupils to form our ‘Rubbish Band’.
There was lots of singing and dancing and even a surprise Womble visitor.
This was also Beth Shand’s last performance as she retires at the end of June and we wish her well.

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Summer Event

Shake Rattle And Roll

We have been busy making recycled instruments as part of our focus on sustainability.  With the help of Susheila, each class along with their P5 buddies have been making shakers from plastic bottles, drums from plastic drain pipes, rain makers from cardboard tubes and xylophones from glass bottles. We showed off our instruments at our Summer Event which featured our Rubbish Band.

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Shake, Rattle & Roll 

 

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Family Fun Day at the Yard

Pupils from the Hub and family and friends enjoyed a day at the Yard in Edinburgh last Sunday 26 May.  The Daisy Chain Trust very kindly funded the day out.  It was lovely to see brothers , sisters, mums, dads and grandparents all enjoying the play activities on offer within a safe environment.  We particularly enjoyed the sensory garden with it’s musical pots and pans and flip flop xylophone.  The water pump and wet sand were also a hit.

The Yard 26.05.13 on PhotoPeach

MOVIES Day at the Hub

To celebrate National MOVE Day (Movement opportunities via Education) we dressed up as our favourite movie character. We had some special visitors at our Big Circle. See the photograaphs below. The Blue Class made some popcorn to share anad we watched and danced to a favourite Jungle Book clip.

MOVIES Day at the Hub 24.05.13 on PhotoPeach