P7V Run Bookfair at Cockenzie

P7V  and Miss O’Neill were  very busy  running the bookfair at school in November.  Children from nursery to P7  visited to decide if they wanted to buy a book ,  they then  bought  the books the next week.  Miss O’Neill said her class were  great  with their organisation of the whole event and that she was very impressed with them.    A big thankyou to all the parents who allowed their children to buy a book as the school benefits greatly from the sales.  We expect to be able to buy a good number of resources.    Running the bookfair allows the children to learn in an enterprising way, learning skills that will be useful in real life.  they did really well , keepinig tabs on orders, part orders, deliveries, exchanges and also managing the money.  they find it a real challenge but they rise to the occasion.    From this bookfair the school has been able to purchase around £1200 of resources.   Thanks to everyone

P2T Toys

Our Museum in Action
Our Museum in Action

Primary 2T created a museum and toy shop in their classroom. Parents were invited to visit and were given guided tours by the children. They then visited the museum shop and were able to buy toys that the children made themselves.

Weather Watchers

Every day after lunch we are going to go outside in small groups and measure the weather.  Today we all went out to see where we will take the measurements from so that they are taken from the same place all the time.

Weather 18th January 2010:

  • Temperature 10 degrees centigrade / 49 degrees fahrenheit
  • Wind direction – westerly
  • Wind speed 4 on the Beaufort scale = light breeze
  • Rain – none

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P5/6 Burns Poetry

As a part of their topic, Scots who Shaped our History, the children in P5/6 worked in pairs to act out a piece of dialogue based on Rabbie Burns’ poem, My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose! They were really enthusiastic about getting into role, some even dressing up. The only problem they had was with the Scots dialect…..”but Miss Drummond, we get in trouble for speaking in slang at home….” I had to assure them that it was ok in this instance. Some excellent drama skills were practised during this lesson. Some budding thespians in the making!


The class wanted to me to announce the “Stars” this week on Edubuzz so here we go.

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Dylan did a fantastic piece of independent writing.  In his writing he wrote in sentences, used paragraphs and used a word bank and dictionary to help with his spelling.  Keep it up!  This makes Dylan my “Successful Learner of the Week”.

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P4 Maths Set 1

As well as learning our 8 times table we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10.  This was easy until we started using numbers in the hundreds and thousands…but we’re getting good at it.  Have a look at the photos below to see how we have been learning and how good we are.

We played “Gladiators”.  Miss Manson wrote numbers on the board and then once we were in our two teams, boys against girls, she shouted out a number and the contestants at the front of the line had to rub out the number that you would round the shouted number too.  The girls won 12 points to 10!

Then we got out our whiteboards and drew on an empty numberline.  Miss Manson then gave us a number that we had to mark on the numberline and then we had to mark on the two tens numbers that the number was inbetween.  This helps us to see what the nearest 10 is.  We then held up our whiteboards to show our answers.


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