Well done to Jamie and Joseph in P6 who represented Cockenzie at the Preston Lodge round of the Little and Large cooking competition. They worked with a pupil at PL to create a delicious cheesecake. They did so well that they won the round and are headed off to the East Lothian finals in Dunbar in a few weeks time. We wish them all the best for the final! We are very proud, and look forward to tasting more of your creations.
Throughout the school we are busy this week taking part in a readathon to raise money to develop our school library. We are trying to read as many minutes as possible and get sponsored for doing our best. The class that reads the most minutes this week wins a pizza party so we are really trying very hard.
To encourage us to read as much as we can our teachers have been reading in lots of funny places. We are trying to find the pictures of them all through the school.
There are also lots of book characters hidden around the school to find. We love reading at Cockenzie.
Here’s what we have learned so far :
At rugby we have been getting taught how to hold and catch a rugby ball.And we have been playing some games it is so fun.We have been playing some sharks and fishes it is so good.There is a tournament coming soon and all the schools are coming. And at rugby we have been learning to pass backwards also practicing our running skills. Also we have been playing some games and working in team to throw it to each other properly.
The rules to our games are:
1. You must pass backwards,
2. Take steps forward before you think of passing .
3. You must have fun!
by Nikita, Emma and Sula
The Primary 6 classes spent a week in Newcastleton, doing lots of activities like kayaking, canoeing, gorge walking, zip wire, low ropes and swimming. Some people enjoyed gorge walking because you got wet and it was awesome. The zip-wire was fun too, but the instructor pushed you off when you weren’t quite ready, but that made it really thrilling. The food was amazing and you got big portions, which was good because we were really hungry after being outside all day. Some of the teachers joined in too, we think Miss Clarke enjoyed it but she screamed a lot. Mrs Mackinnon was the best at abseiling because she went down it so fast. We would recommend it to all next years P6s, but remember to pack lots of changes because you get really wet and muddy. By Sula and Darroll.
A whole school Maths Week is on the 23rd to the 27th of March. This will involve lots of fun maths challenges with a financial education focus; each year group having their own real life scenarios to explore.
We are looking for parent helpers to help with the Maths Roadshow. This will be a range hands on maths activities and challenges that the children can work through. Each class has an allocated time slot during the week when parent helpers would be appreciated.
On the 24th of February a drama group came to our school to act out the famous film Jungle Book. It was very good and especially loud, they put a lot of effort in to it and we appreciate them coming. Lucas in P4 thought it had a sad ending but Sophie from P5 thought it was a happy ending, Brooklyn from P7 thought it was very loud and Megan thought the monkeys were funny.
A muckle weel done tae all the bairns who took pairt in oor annual celebration of Scots Poetry. Everyone worked hard learning the poems, some funny, some challenging, and representatives from each class took part in an assembly . Winners were chosen from each year group and they received a wonderful book in Scots. We hope you enjoy it!