Cups, time travel and rainforest tribes!

It has been a few weeks since our last blog and we definitely have lots to share! Over the last few weeks we have been lucky enough to have 2 teachers! We have still had Miss Lindsay teaching us but we have also had Miss Douglas teaching us too. Miss Douglas has been teaching us all about the rainforest and the people who live there. We made a rainforest in our classroom and we made our own tribes in our co-operative home teams. We have been making decisions about their beliefs and values. We got quite a shock on Tuesday when we came into our classroom to find our rainforest had been closed off as it was due to be destroyed for deforestation. We are now researching palm oil and how it can affect the rainforest and the people and animals that live there. Hopefully we will manage to save our rainforest! Today we went on a trip to Amazonia and got to see lots of animals that come from the rainforest. We will write another blog telling you all about our trip!

Since our last blog we have also been working on two performances. We have been doing lots of singing in preparation for our performance of Warriors! The Emperor’s Incredible Army with the Scottish Opera next week and we are all very excited about it! We have also performed our Music Through The Decades Assembly to Primaries 4-7, parents, carers and grandparents. We started our assembly with the cup song and then travelled through time looking at the events and music from different decades. We loved performing and have received lots of great feedback about our performance.

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Summer Holiday Adventures

STRiVE SCHOOL OF ADVENTURE an East Lothian charity for outdoor learning and adventure

Summer Holiday Adventures in East Lothian

We have some really exciting and adventurous holiday programmes this summer with activities including rock climbing, coasteering, skateboarding and mountain biking.

Surf Rescue

A course running on Friday afternoons from May 29th – end of term for to gain confidence, respect and knowledge about the ocean environment, learn surf rescue and first aid techniques and to be part of a surf rescue training team.

Please see the 3 posters below for more information and contact details.

Many Thanks

Sally

Sally Harris | Senior Youth Development Worker

STRiVE Adventure

Holiday STRiVE Zombie STRiVESTRiVE Adventure Surf Rescue Poster

April Update

Pupils should be bringing home their copy of April Newsletter Update today.  Unfortunately a photocopier glitch meant that we were unable to get it out in time for our morning Nursery children to take it home, but we have sent it out to all other classes this afternoon and a copy is available to download below.

School newsletter April 15

 

New Lunch Menu

The new lunch menu starts on Monday 27th April, you should have received a copy home this week via pupil post, but you can also download a copy below.

Please take time to look over the menu with your child as there are quite a few changes for this coming term.  In particular, please note the choice for soup, this is not available every day, and the Baked Potato fillings are not all available every day.

This menu will continue through until October.

Summer Menu

 

Euro Quiz

In February we talked about an upcoming quiz especially for P6. The quiz was all about the Europe and the European Parliament. This year was the first year that Windygoul entered a team. The people who went were Ellie, Luke, James, and Niamh S. They were asked questions about Languages, Maths, Flags, Parliament and Countries. They did really well, scoring 34 out of 60. This was above the average score which was 30. Well done guys!

Matilda, Dorks and Cats in Hats!

This week we have had special visitors in our class from Primary 6/7 while the Primary 7s have been at camp. We enjoyed spending time with some of the other Primary 6s.
We have been working hard converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions and finding a fraction of a number in Maths this week. We have been learning this by completing questions in our jotters and playing games such as dominoes and connect four.
We have also been learning about different Human Rights Campaigners such as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Desmond Tutu and Abraham Lincoln. We are making posters to share our learning with others in the class.
We also dressed up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day on Tuesday. Some of our characters included, Matilda, Gangsta Granny, Dorks from Dork Diaries and The Cat

Parent/Carer/Teacher Consultations

Your child will be bringing home a letter today with information about the new online system we are trialling for our Parent/Carer/Teacher Consultation appointments on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th March.

There is a copy of the letter below incase yours has not made it past the cloakroom floor!

The system goes live tonight from 8.00pm until midnight on Thursday 19th March.

Windygoul parents night letter

 

P5/6

Victorian topic
We learned about Victorians we had a Victorian day we had to dress up like Victorians. Teacher gave people a fake belt because a real belt is sore.
Science topic
We did a melting experiment we had to see how long the ice would melt.
French
We learnt the numbers in French and the letters in French it was cool.
Human body
We learnt about some of the organs: the heart liver the intestine, the stomach and more.

P5a Observatory Trip

In February P5A went to the Royal Observatory for their school trip about space we saw the big blue telescope and it is one of the world’s biggest telescopes. We learnt how rainbows are formed. We also made our own paper rockets in partners.
We launched them to try land on the cardboard Moon. When we were done looking at the telescope we got to Rome around the place and played with all the stuff for an example we had to try and form a rainbow with blocks.

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