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P3/4 Imaginative Writing

P3/4 imagined that they were a mouse who lived in the school. They wrote about its adventures after the children and staff went home at night.


The School Mouse

by Kimberley Butters P4


Great! It is quiet and I can go on an adventure. My name is Mini and I am a two year old mouse. I have two brothers and three sisters. I live in a nest in Aberlady Nursery classroom and I play there every day once the children and the teachers are all gone. I love going out to play because there is a sandpit to play in and Lego to play with and lots of other things to do.


I went out to play in the sandpit and I heard a dreadful noise. It sounded like someone came onto the school but it was just my sister and brother with a pot of cheddar cheese. I found a bottle of white stuff. I opened it and crawled into the bottle. I got covered in it then I realized it was white paint. I saw the water tray and jumped in even though I don’t like water. I got washed and went back home and went to sleep with my family.


I had a great day today. I do it every day. Once I made a Lego motorbike but my little brother broke it so I will have to make another one.  It has been a lovely day so now I will go to sleep.



 A Day In the Life Of A Mouse

by Maddie Rothero P3


What a relief!  All of those children are gone and it’s time for me to go to school.  My name is Coco the Mouse and I am 8 years old.  Sorry, got to rush!  I am going to be late for class.  You see, I go to school with my mice friends when the children and teacher have gone home.  My classroom is in the P1/2 classroom and we have so much fun playing with the boats in the water area.  We also go on trips to other classrooms and sometimes they even let us take some of the doll’s house furniture.  Today we are doing art and we get to play in the water area.


I think it’s cheese for lunch.  I hope so.  It’s my favourite thing to eat.  I think we are using the paint today so I think I will just nibble through this can of paint.  Splat!  Oh dear!  I did not mean to do that.  Oh well, better luck next time.  I step in the paint and dab it everywhere.  It’s breaktime now so I can get up to a lot of mischief.  First I am going to go into every classroom and rip up a lot of paper for my nest.  Next I will go to the staffroom and photocopy myself and then I will relax in my nest until it’s time for my next class.  Classes were great and now it’s time for me to go home.


The School Mouse

by Mari Scott P3


Oh! It’s nice and quiet in here. I can get out of my mouse hole now because all the teachers and children have gone home. Now, which classroom shall I go to first? I think I should go to the P1/2 classroom. Then I can disguise myself in red paint and pretend that I am a doll in their doll’s house. So I go down the steps to their classroom and see my family, all my four brothers and my mum and dad. We decide to chew up one of the jotters to make a nice cosy nest. I find a skateboard and a skating track so I decide to skate on the toy skateboard down a ramp and land back down on the floor.


Then I decide to go to the Primary 2/3 classroom to play with some more toys and have some more tricks to get up to. I scamper down the corridor and go into the classroom and have lots more fun. We go and make a Lego car and drive away through the corridor to the Primary 3/4 classroom and get up to lots of mischief. We even pour a pencil pot out on to the floor and leave it there. Then we go into one of the children’s trays and nibble up all the papers in the tray until there is nothing left. Great! A comfortable bed for the night!



An Adventure with Cheddar the Mouse

by Ellen Hamilton P4


Finally those children are gone! Time to go and have a play now. The teacher has left my cage door open. How generous of her!


Hello, my name is Cheddar and I am a mouse. I live in a cage as a pet in the P3/4 classroom. Oops! I think I ate too much food last night. Oh well, I’ll have to go on the running wheel for a couple of minutes before playtime. That should be enough for tonight.


Now how to get out of this smelly cage? Ah ha! I’ll have to jump out! I’m flying! Oh no not for long. Now where is the door to get out of this classroom? Next stop Primary 1/2’s classroom. Here it is, right down the hallway. Now I’m here, what shall I play with first? The doll’s house, the Lego, the sandbox? I know, the doll’s house. It is full of little furniture perfect for a little mouse to play on.


What to do next? Oh no! What is that dreadful sound? I think it is the school bell. Well, time to go back to my boring old cage where I sleep all day. At least I know I’ll have another fun day tomorrow. Goodnight!



The Mouse

by Angus Dickson-Murray


Yesss! All those noisy children have gone. Hello, my name is Cuddles and

I am a mouse. I can am out of my mouse-hole now because all the school children have gone. I have had a busy day. Let me explain.


I went into my mouse-hole to go and get my stolen hamster wheel. When

I came back out I went for a wheel around the classroom. Then I wheeled out the door. Next I wheeled along the corridor and into the P1/2 classroom. I climbed out of my wheel and put it in a corner. Then I scurried around the room looking for things to do. Eventually I decided to paint a picture of myself. I scampered over to the art cupboard and took out the brown paint. Then I pulled a sheet of paper from the paper drawer and found a mouse-sized paintbrush. Then I put some brown paint into a dish, took my paintbrush and started to paint a picture of myself. When I had finished I put the paintbrush away. Then I cleaned the dish.


Suddenly the cuckoo clock cuckooed for the morning. Quickly, I grabbed some nails from the teacher’s desk, took my painting and squeezed back into my wheel. When I was safely home I put my painting on the wall and pinned it up  with the nails. It looked splendid! Then I ate my piece of leftover cheese, snuggled down in my mouse nest and went to sleep. Zzzzz!


Primary 3/4 talks


We have been working hard in Primary 3/4, giving talks to the rest of the class. We are talking about our favourite books. Mr Scott, our Quality Improvement Officer listened to some of the talks. Miss Howat has also been to visit. She just missed Roddie’s talk but he said that he was, “Up for anything and would love to do his talk again to Primary 6!”
Primary 6 have been working on something similar and are “Pitching a Book” to each other. We think it would be fun if Primary 6 pitched their books to Primary 3/4 and if Primary 3/4 shared some of their talks with Primary 6.

Chinese New Year


P3/4 learn about Chinese New Year

The Twelve Animals of the Zodiac
We learned about the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. They are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and the pig. The twelve animals were set a challenge to race across a river. The rat came first because he jumped on the ox’s head, so the rat appears first in the zodiac. We were all born in the years of the snake or the dragon.

Mrs Leishman, from the Edinburgh Chinese School, came to see us. She told us a lot about the animals and she also wrote our names in Chinese writing. It was really interesting.

Festival Food
We have learned about Chinese New Year traditions and especially the festival food. Did you know the favourite snacks of Chinese people are water melon seeds, peanuts, fruits and sweet cakes with good luck signs on top? The New Year is also known as the Spring Festival, bringing hopes for a good harvest in the coming year? The foods eaten at New Year are different in north and south China. Sometimes people put money inside dumplings too. (It is strange, but there is also a tradition in Scotland that money is baked inside clootie dumplings).

The Dragon Dance
Chinese people welcome each New Year with a festival that includes a special Dragon Dance. The dragon has many bright colours and is very beautiful. Chinese people believe that once the dragon’s eyes are painted that it is alive.

We made small dragon puppets in class. We also made some big dragon heads out of cardboard boxes so that we could dance our own Dragon Dance. Isabella played a drum beat and we danced in groups like a long dragon, moving and swaying in time to the music. Have you ever danced a Dragon Dance?

The Willow Pattern
We learned about the story of The Willow Pattern. The story is about a boy and girl who fell in love. They could not be together in life and so turned into doves and lived happily ever after. Miss Strang, our teacher, showed us some Willow Pattern plates and we copied a poem as handwriting practice.
We also made model white doves and hung them up with our display.

Wildlife in China
We watched a DVD about wildlife in China. It was really fascinating. China looks like such a beautiful country and so very different from Scotland. We found out about amazing animals like rare red pandas and crocodiles. We also learned about wonderful birds like swallows and cranes, which bring good luck, and cormerants that catch fish for their masters.
We have seen red pandas at Edinburgh Zoo, but we would really love to visit China to see these animals in the wild.

We have all enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. Some of us would like to learn to speak Mandarin or write in Chinese writing. One day we might even be lucky enough to visit China.

P3/4 wish you a Happy New Year – Kung hey fat choi!

Primary 4 Athletics

[bubbleshare538585.6edca563e80]Yesterday the p4s went to Meadowmill for an Athletics Festival. We went on the bus with the p4s from Dirleton school and it took about half an hour. At Meadowmills we were put into 10 groups with names of animals. Then in our groups we did 10 stations like long jump, javelin and throwing a basketball. After a break there were relay races and then we went home on the bus. Everyone was very tired but we had a good time!
by Cameron.