All our hard work this term concluded with a showcase of our learning on John Muir, nature and conservation. Our hugely knowledgeable and enthusiastic P4s enjoyed acting as tour guides showing their peers and parents around the WoW. P4 would like to thank everyone who has helped with the development and to all our guests for their positive feedback. Now we are excited to continue to develop and take care of this special place.
P4 are extremely proud of their hard work this term transforming the woodland to encourage more wildlife. Here are some photos of us getting our hands dirty last week – spreading bark chipping on the woodland path, weaving the hazel hurdle border, making the bug hotel and planting in the muddy bog garden. What a busy week!
Don’t forget that we will be having our ‘3 Hour Power’ to raise funds for Sport Relief this Friday. Every class will run/jog/walk their normal 15 minutes twice during the day. Our aim is to make sure that we have a group moving at all times. Even at break time the charity committee will keep the baton going! We will finish the event with a whole school walking sing-along around the school.
Pupils can come to school wearing sporty clothing. It was also decided that they can wear an accessory that shows their favourite sport e.g. tennis skirt, hockey socks, swimming goggles (no team strips or sports equipment, please). Voluntary donations for Sport Relief will be collected in the morning by class teachers.
P4 have been out discovering more about the nature in our woods. John Harrison, our local ranger helped us find out what types of trees and insects we already have. With things being very wintery still, we had to do lots more hunting to find clues to identify the tree species in our grounds. We discovered that we have a variety of tree species in quite a small area. Today we ventured out into the winds again to hunt for minibeasts. Next we are going to investigate why insects are so important in our natural world!
Primary 4 had a second outing this week to visit John Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar. Although the museum was only a small space, we found it was full to the brim with information about the fascinating man. After we’d explored the three levels we used the research we’d gathered to make a timeline of events of his life. We feel even more inspired now to continue learning about Mr Muir and work towards the John Muir Award.
P4 had great fun at the P4 athletics festival at North Berwick sports centre on Tuesday. They participated in a heptathlon of seven events, which included javelin, shot put and hurdles. Well done to P4 for being so enthusiastic and determined. A special mention to Archie for being the fastest pupil at the festival, sprinting the speed test in just 3.0 seconds. Watch out Usain Bolt!
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