French breakfast in Primary 1-3

Thank you for a delicious French breakfast! Primary 1 to 3 served a French breakfast in their own restaurant. It was a busy place, with children working in the kitchen, children serving the food and children dealing with the bills and Euro’s. On the menu was petit croissants ou petit croissants chocolats, Jus d’orange ou chocolat chaud. Thank you Primary 1 to 3 and Mrs. Little. This was a great opportunity for all to practise our French.

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

The Selfish Giant Drama Workshops

P1-3 had two workshops with Drama Specialist, Shonagh Davidson, and French Specialist, Jackie Swan. The children explored events and characters in the ‘Selfish Giant’ story whilst learning French vocabulary linked to the story.

World of Work Week and Pop-up Business Day

Thank you very much to Mrs Little for organising a great ‘World of Work’ week. All classes enjoyed a number of visits to hear about a wide and varied range of jobs. There were great discussions and thoughtful questioning throughout as well as the opportunity to try out some of the skills needed.

The culmination of the week was P1-3 and P4-7 running their own pop-up businesses, hand massage and car washing . They were a great success and some bonuses were definitely earned after quality control was applied.

Both classes will now think about how to re-invest their profit to develop their businesses –¬†watch this space.

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!