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Welcome Back!

P3s were delighted to welcome back Sofia from her travels. She had so much to share and tell us that we’re going to hear more about her adventures tomorrow. She kindly brought back treats for all of us. Thank you Sofia!
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P3 are Artists!

P3s were looking at Matisse cut outs. They were inspired by his idea to “paint with scissors”, no pencils allowed! They made beautiful cards for Mothers Day using scissors and paper just like MatisseMarch 2015 032March 2015 038. The results look amazing!

Football Taster

P3 enjoyed some football fun on Monday with their new coach, Adam.
He will have another session next Monday and then will take the class for the next two Mondays afterFootball Taster 2015 002Football Taster 2015 007Football Taster 2015 010 the Feb break.
Please ensure your child has suitable clothes for outdoor activities eg joggers, trainers, sweatshirt and a bag to take home muddy clothes!
We will be having Mrs Jones as usual on Thurs. Thank you.

Have a lovely break everyone and hopefully there will be some warming sunshine for us all. ūüôāFootball Taster 2015 001

Firefighter Beth talks about her new role

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe infant classes had a very interesting talk from Beth today. She visited the school to tell the children about how she became a part time firefighter.
Beth explained how you have to be fit and be able to think/read quickly. She talked about the other skills you also have to have to be able to join the fire service. She said that having a very understanding family and very supportive friends was a big part of being able to do the job
Beth told the children all the different jobs firefighters do in addition to fighting fires. She said they even rescued a horse one day!
The children had lots of good questions ranging from, How did she feel on her first call out? to Does she drive the fire appliance?
Every one (teachers too!) thoroughly enjoyed the visit and hope she’ll come back again (to talk!)

NYC P3

100_1602100_1603100_1604Sheila Payne of the National Youth Choir visited P3 to teach them some new songs and singing games. We had already learned “Oliver Twist” in class and were delighted to learn some more. The children have letters outlining local classes they can attend FREE OF CHARGE!! Please ask your child every day and if necessary, check their bags for letters. Often letters have to be returned for the next day. Thank you.

PDSA

The whole school, from Nursery to Primary 7, was very lucky to have Jen from the PDSA visit them today. According to their age group, the children were given a talk with visual aids, powerpoint presentations and video clips about this most interesting charity.

 

Apparently his year, the PDSA will provide more than 2.3 million free treatments to sick and injured pets and more than 420,000 preventive treatments. This is funded entirely by public support so a huge thank you is due to the many donors, customers and volunteers, who ensure that the PDSA is there to provide a healthy life for all our pets.

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GOOD NEWS!

P7 pupils eagerly entered a “My Place Photography” Competition earlier this term and now…… our Primary 7 photograph entries¬†are displayed in the¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Competition Gallery of The Scottish Civic Trust!

The Scottish Civic Trust’s My Place Photography Competition is a heritage photographic competition for young people of school age in Scotland.

It is aimed at encouraging young people to explore their environments in a creative way using photography as means of investigation and creative expression.

The My Place Photography Competition forms part of Scotland’s contribution to the International Heritage Photographic Experience supported by the Council of Europe¬†¬†¬† as part of Our Common Heritage initiative.

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The project is supported by Historic Scotland.

Here is the link to find their wonderful images…… Enjoy!

http://www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk/my-place-photography/competition/competition-galleries/primary-2014/

Well done to all my budding photographers in Primary 7!

 

LITERACY WEEK

As part of Literacy Week and World Book Day, our pupils not only concentrated on their Literacy skills, had Grandparents in to read their favourite stories, and dropped everything to read, but many children also dressed up as their favourite book characters on Friday. P1 and P7 therefore had an extra special Paired Reading session together. Look at how much our Buddies enjoy being together!

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