‘So You Want to be a Viking!’ on PhotoPeach
P2/3 and P3a and P3b had a fantastic day at the National Museum learning all about Vikings. They met Sven and Ulrika who taught them all about longships, Viking Warriors, the Viking Runic alphabet and a Viking song! After the show we all enjoyed handling lots of different replica Viking objects. We are all now very excited and ready to learn even more about the Vikings! We once again like to extend our thanks to the parents and carers who were able to accompany us on this trip…we hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did.
Campie Community have big plans for the Campie playground.
Come and see them in the school library on Tuesday and Thursday this week, at the same time as Parents Consultations.
Vote for what you’d like to see in our playground.
Awesome Autumn at Newhailes with P2/3! on PhotoPeach
P2/3 enjoyed a fantastic morning of foraging for autumn leaves, bark, twigs and any other interesting things that they could find and collect during their time exploring the Newhailes Estate woodlands. Stuart Whittaker, the National Trust Ranger met the class at the entrance to the Estate and led them on a magical Hansel and Gretel themed flour trail through the woods where they saw a sycamore tree with a nest of hibernating snails!
Then they all got the chance to work with a partner to design and build an elf or fairy house using their own foraged natural things. As you can see from our photographs our finished creations are
After enjoying a tasty snack ‘al fresco’ together under the woodland canopy we all worked cooperatively to create a giant Mayfly using more autumn leaves and foraged natural items. We found two pieces of charred wood which had become charcoal for the eyes. Did you know that the Mayfly was often mistaken for a fairy in Victorian times?
P2/3 cannot wait to visit Newhailes again… it was AWESOME! Our many thanks go to our parents and carers who accompanied us today and to Stuart Whittaker for a really fun and engaging workshop.
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.