P1-3 Botanic Gardens Trip

We went to the Botanic Gardens and we made some felt and this is a picture of them. (Amber)

We got to make these pictures and we got to learn about the plants and what they are called. (Aniyah)

We drew pictures of plants, some were starry and some were big and some were small. (David)

We drew pictures of plants that lived in the desert, the rainforest and the dinosaur age. (Maisie)

We learned that plants give us oxygen to breathe. (James)

We went outside for our lunch. (Louisa)

A lady (Ginger) told us she would give us a tenner if we could name a food chain that didn’t start with plants. (Emma)

The dinosaur plant house was filled with footprints, fossils, ferns and giant horsetails. (Ritchie)

We went in a rainforest glasshouse and got all hot and wet. (Lewis)

We adopted a leopard

We adopted a leopard. It is called Narva. Narva is named after a river. Thank you for coming to our car wash, you helped us to adopt a leopard. She lives in the far east of Russia. In 2013 the area where Narva lives became part of the Land of the Leopard national park. Narva’s territory contains lots of steep rocky cliffs and caves. Female leopards sometimes use the caves to give birth and raise their young. We know that Narva has raised several litters of cubs.

Written by Murray (P3)

Rainforest planting!!!

On a rainy Monday last week,  Mr Simmcock helped P1-3 to plant ash and oak trees at the Glebe. We have been learning about the loss of trees in rainforests and wanted to plant some new trees. We  also saw the range of fruits and vegetables it is possible to grow locally. Thank you Mr Simmcock and friends!

Car Wash Open on Tuesday 23rd May

P1-3 have been brain storming how they can help to save the rainforests and have decided, amongst other things, that they would like to adopt an animal. They would like to use funds raised from their car-wash business to do this but…they desperately need to wash a few more cars to raise enough money. If you have a dirty car, we are open for business on Tuesday 23rd May in the afternoon!

Cost: £5

Time slots available: 2pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm, 2.45pm.

Please book a slot at the office if you would like a gleaming car.

Thank you

Mrs Little and P1-3

Nursery Burns Celebrations

Today the nursery celebrated Robert Burns Day. The children enjoyed tasting haggis, neeps and tatties as part of their Burns Supper snack. We shared and learned some interesting facts about Burns during the morning. The Selkirk Grace started our Supper and we sang some Scottish songs to round off our snack. The fun continued outside as some of the children prepared haggis in our mud kitchen! Happy birthday Mr Burns.

Seabird Centre Visitors in P1-3

Thank you very much to Grace and Andrew from the Scottish Seabird Centre for their interesting visit last Thursday. We were very excited to learn about some of the amazing creatures that live in the seas around Scotland. We also heard about the planned new Marine Centre, where we will maybe be learning more about these fascinating creatures in the future! We enjoyed being hands-on as we learned about food chains with masks, games and objects to touch. Thank you to J for persuading his Aunty Grace to come along!



Competition Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS to Amber in Primary 1 and a HUGE Thank You from everyone in school. Amber made a garden in a basket and entered it into a competition run by Merryhatton Garden Centre and came 1st!

She has won £100 for our school to spend at Merryhatton which will help to keep our outdoor space looking great next year.

Well done Amber, we are very proud.


Garden and Grounds Day

Many, many thanks to all the mums and family members who came in to help nursery, P1-3 and P4-7. We swept up leaves, shovelled away dirt, planted flowers, weeded and pruned. A special thank you to the team who took on the unenviable task of re-siting and refilling the compost bins. The worms love the bins’ new homes, though the children think they’re a bit pongy at the moment – we still need bags of grass cuttings if anyone if planning to mow their lawn which will help ‘damp down’ the smell. We are very grateful to Anne Robinson, Tesco’s horticulturalist, for spending the whole day with us, and to Tescos for their kind donation of shrubs and bedding plants. Thanks also to Sam Ranscombe (countryside ranger) and Stuart MacPherson (biodiversity officer) for their advice and practical help. Hopefully everyone who lent us gasrdening tools has got them all back.

We have lots of plans for planting the areas which have been cleared to ensure we have colour all year round.

Well done to the members of Pupil Parliament (Outdoor Opportunities Group) for all your suggestions – we hope you’re pleased with the result!

We were rather too busy to take a lot of photos, but here are a few to give you a flavour of the day.