An enthusiastic group of parents and families are busy chopping, pruning, planting, sweeping and painting in our playground today. They have made great progress already and the playground is looking more ready for autumn and winter. A few mini-beasts have been spotted and we wondered if anyone knew what this caterpillar might become?
Having Fun with our P5 and P2/3 Maths Buddies! on PhotoPeach
P2/3 had a super morning learning more about shape, position and movement with their P5 maths buddies. They played three different games which helped teach them more about positional vocabulary and different ways to move. We are all looking forward to our next maths session after the holidays!
A community-wide Reading initiative is being planned for Musselburgh. Schools, families, businesses, community groups, everyone is invited to be involved.
We are all invited to a meeting at Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre on Thursday 8th October at 7.30pm to find out more.
Here is a little more information…
“Reading has been identified as the crucial skill to ensure long term success for our young people (PISA 2002). Both Dunbar and Tranent area have run similar projects which have had a measurable positive effect on children’s reading as shown by the following extract from HMIe Inspection report:
Inspection of the learning community surrounding Dunbar Grammar School, East Lothian Council 9 April 2013
‘Local businesses, sports clubs, libraries, CLD staff, and volunteers, together with staff and partners from Dunbar Primary School work effectively to develop Dunbar Reads Together. The initiative is enthusiastically supported across the town and has had a measurable impact on improving children’s abilities in reading and literacy.’‘
We are at the early stages of planning a similar project for Musselburgh, Whitecraig and Wallyford. Launch date will be March 1st 2016, but there are many exciting details and opportunities to be organised before then. To that end a meeting is planned for Thursday 8th October at 7.30pm in the Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre (MECLC).
Anyone with an interest in these local communities or a desire to support our young people in securing a successful future is invited.”
Please share this information and the details of the meeting with anyone you think might be interested.
Hope to see you there…
Groovy Gymnastics in P2/3! on PhotoPeach
P2/3 had a fantastic time exploring how they can balance, slide, swing, climb and roll with Mrs Clapperton, our P.E. Specialist Teacher. All of the children were given the opportunity to work cooperatively with each other to create balance sequences on the floor mats, balance on the bench and jump and spin or do head stand rolls from the vault while others climbed up the high bars and swung on the ropes.
More Groovy Gymnastics Fun! on PhotoPeach
Enjoying Musselburgh Library with P2/3! on PhotoPeach
P2/3 had a super time visiting Musselburgh Library last week. Caroline, one of the librarians, read to the children before giving them time to explore all the different story books, audio books and information books on offer. Everyone loved reading to each other and using the computer to scan and borrow their own books to take home and share with their family and friends. We are all very excited about our next visit.
EXPLORATHON – European Researchers’ Night Scotland, Friday 25 September 2015.
A Scotland-wide celebration of all things scientific, with a programme of ~60 activities taking place across Edinburgh. Meet real researchers and find out what cutting edge discoveries are being made by our nation’s world-class scientists. Ask questions, see some surprising sights and maybe even take part in their experiments..
For details of other activities that you may want to participate in follow the links:
Reading Softstart on PhotoPeach
Great to see so many happy readers at reading Softstart this morning at Campie.
Thanks to everyone who came to read with us!
AMAZING READING DISPLAYS on PhotoPeach
All the classes at Campie have been very busy creating reading displays for our corridor.
If you’d like to see them in real life, come and join us on Thursday 17th September for Reading Softstart in all of our classes.