P5 managed to miss the rain and go for a visit to see Heather and Lorna at the local library. Heather explained to the class that in addition to lending books, there are many other activities and groups that can be found there. We were amazed to discover that they even provide new hearing aid batteries, free of charge! Heather then asked the class if they could identify some celebrity authors from photographs. Mrs Gilmour, Claire and Fiona were very impressed with their knowledge! Heather then read a passage from Chris Foy’s children’s novel all about a boy who lives above a second hand bike shop. We all enjoyed our visit and hope to visit it again soon.
This was our last week of football coaching with Lorna from the Sports Development team. Unfortunately the really wet weather on Wednesday meant that we couldn’t use the field to play. We were able to move the session indoors where we had the opportunity to put all of the skills we have been learning into good use during mini-football matches. The coaching sessions have been fantastic and everyone has had the opportunity to develop their skills with the football as well as to have a taster of what playing football involves. Lorna has helped us identify our next steps and we are looking forward to continuing to develop our skills in our PE lessons.
P4 had lots of fun doing some outdoor learning at SmeatonEstate today!
We discovered all about food chains and sorted lots of local living things into groups. We then scavenged for natural objects learning all about their purpose – especially the fungi that grows on sycamore leaves.
We also used our maths and science skills to measure trees – just using our bodies!
Well done to the members of our Football Team who enjoyed a training session at East Mains, a look behind the scenes and a game on the pitch at Easter Road on Saturday – I was very proud of you all! Mrs G Thank you Hibernian FC!
We all had lots of fun today at assembly learning about all the great work Pudsey does to support Children in Need. Back by popular demand was our Teacher Challenge!! This year the staff had to design and make a flag for Pudsey and Blush. The winners were Mr Aitken and Mrs Macdonald!!! We raised £222 – thank you everyone!
This week we were able to get outside for our football coaching with the Sports Development Officer. It was a great session with lots of opportunities for everyone to develop the skills from the first session two weeks ago. We were also shown and got to work on learning some new ways of controlling the ball. Team work skills were very important this week and a lot of the activities focussed on working together to achieve a goal.