Pumpkin Lanterns

P4M worked together in small groups to carve out a pumpkin lantern.  They took photographs of each stage of the process so that they could use them in ICT to produce step by step instructions and in their writing to produce a report.

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On the 11th November 2009, 20 children from primary 5 attended a basketball gala at Meadowmill Sports Centre.  They spent a fantastic morning competing against children from Longniddry Primary School and Prestonpans Primary School, and everyone who took part received a well earned certificate at the end.  Well done!

Golden Time

At Cockenzie Primary we reward the children who have followed the rules and behaved just as they should with golden time each week.  Each week a record is kept by the  teachers of who has had all their golden time and at the end of each term these children are recognised and given a badge.  At the end of the school year children who have enjoyed all their golden time each Friday over the three terms  are rewarded with a golden time party .  Over 300 children enjoyed ice cream cones from Luca’s in Musselburgh and a disco in the assembly hall in June 2009.  It was a lovely afternoon and the ice creams were enjoyed in the quiet garden in the sunshine.  Well done to those children who were there and we look forward to seeing you this session at the golden time party.

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Talent show for Sick kids’ hospital

On Thursday afternoon there will be a talent show in aid of funds for the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh.  Auditions have been held and the finalists will perform to the whole school.  Children not taking part in the talent show will be able to ‘dress down’ in their pyjamas, dressing gowns and slippers for a donation of at least 50p.  The whole event has been organised by P7 girls.

P7 pupils are going to France

Just arrived in france
Just arrived in france
Heading to the shops to spend our Euros in rouen
Heading to the shops to spend our Euros in Rouen
can I offer you a snail or frogs' legs?
Can I offer you a snail or frogs' legs?

24 P7 pupils have signed up to go to France in May next year.  This will be the third time pupils from Cockenzie have made the trip to Chateau de Chantereine, Criel-sur-mer  in Normandy.  The journey is made by coach from the school to France via the Channel Tunnel, leaving late on the Sunday night and arriving in France about 12 hours later.  During the holiday the children have the opportunity to try out their French, eat French food, including snails and frog’s legs, visit the mediaeval city of Rouen  and see some of the World War One memorials and sites.  Finally the trip is over on the Friday and all that is left to do is to come home, after a great week.

Gumboot dancing at Cockenzie

P 5/6 did some Gumboot dancing last Monday.  Two instructors came to teach them how to do this.  They studied South Africa before the holidays and their teacher Miss Drummond is  there  for 4 weeks.  she arranged this for her class to do before she went off.  She was selected to go on this visit through the rotary.  The class enjoyed trying out the steps and singing  along with the drums.

listening to the story of gumboot dancing.
listening to the story of gumboot dancing.

P6 and P6/7 do the Jitterbug.

Ready with a partner
Ready with a partner

On Thursday 29th October in the morning P6 and P6/7 pupils  learned how to do the Jitterbug.  Fly Right came to the school and worked with each class for an hour each.   Dancing the jitterbug was popular during WW2 and as they have been studying this period of history it seemed like a fun thing to do.  The strains of  Glen Millar drifted along the corridors.   A great way to find out how people entertained themselves.

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