Category Archives: Eco schools

Our Playpod is ready to go!!!

Playpod getting ready thanks to Dundee’s @scrapAntics
#imagination #play #watchthisspace #playpod
Thanks to @EastLintonPS parent, @DunpenderCC  and @lintonhotel2015 for funding

Science in P3

DSCF0225DSCF0231DSCF0234DSCF0266DSCF0275ELPS P3 May 2015 key outcomes dataLast Monday, Donald, Tamsin’s dad lead the P3s in a “getting to know your bacteria session”!
We all used clickers to answer questions from the Interactive Whiteboard on bacteria. It was a bit like ask the audience in “Who wants to be..” There was some surprising answers! We could see the results on a block graph which showed us how clever we were.
Next we took samples using a cotton bud from either ourselves, shoes, objects in the room. We could sample 2 things. We rubbed the samples carefully on to special jelly that the bacteria like to eat. We made sure each sample kept to its own half. Donald took them away and put them in a cosy incubator so the bacteria would grow.
After 3 days we looked at the results… we were DARED to open the dishes! Donald took photographs of some of the dishes(plates) and told us lots of interesting facts about bacteria.
We then answered the same questions we were asked on Monday, we did so much better with our answers.
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Horticulture in P1

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P1 have been very busy working on their growth and change topic.  Today we were learning about the life cycle of a seed.  We learnt the sequence for planting a seed and then we went outdoors to plant our own seeds.  We will be taking care of them in class, we know they will need light and water to help them grow.  We also have some guests in class at the moment we have some caterpillars and some ladybird larvae.  We have been observing them and making detailed notes and drawings  of them in our journals.  We shall be observing them over the next few weeks to see what changes occur.  Keir brought in a carrot which he had grown at home for his show and tell this week, we were very impressed.

Lots happening in P1

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SAM_0336 SAM_0337 SAM_0333 SAM_0344 SAM_0347 SAM_0350 SAM_0351 SAM_0352 SAM_0353 SAM_0357 SAM_0358 SAM_0359We have had a lot happening in P1 over the last few weeks.  We had a tennis taster to learn some tennis skills just in time for Wimbledon!!  We have harvested our potatoes and did some detailed drawing in the courtyard of plants and flowers.  We also had a drama workshop, we made up exciting stories in far away enchanted lands.  This week we have been focusing on healthy eating.  We read the story Oliver’s Vegetables and then  we tasted lots of yummy veg in class.  We all tasted something we had not had before.  We also made some plates of healthy food to show the veg we liked best.

Growth and change in P1

SAM_0315 SAM_0316 SAM_0317 SAM_0319 SAM_0320 SAM_0322 SAM_0323Our topic this term is growth and change and we are seeing lots of evidence of this in class.  We are growing potatoes, bean plants and mushrooms at the moment.  We have been finding out what plants really need by growing them in different conditions, we have tried growing without soil, light and water.  We have also been taking great care of our caterpillars and tadpoles, we know have some butterflies to release.  We have also been carrying out experiments to find out exactly how plants drink.  The children have been writing up their experiments and keeping detailed observations of all the changes that are happening.

The Big Pedal 3 – 14 March

dThe Big Pedal is a giant inter-school cycling and scooting competition that encourages children, teachers and parents to choose two wheels for their school journeys.

This year’s competition will span 10 school days, from 3 to 14 March, and the more children who scoot and cycle each day, the more points the school will earn. Schools right across the UK will be competing against each other, and the competition is weighted according to the size of the school, so everyone has a fair chance to win.

Please encourage your child to cycle or scoot to school as much as possible over the next two weeks.

GREEN FINGERS!

All of the children in every class from Nursery to P7, turned their frosty fingers into green fingers today in a whole school tidy up for Winter. From picking up litter and weeds, to planting bulbs for Spring, everyone worked as a team to maintain our wonderful school grounds. Appreciation to all of the parents who wrapped up too and came to lend a hand. They also turned their frosty fingers into green fingers! Thank you!

 
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P7 FAIRTRADE ENTERPRISE

The P7 Fairtrade reps, eagerly prepared, delivered and distributed the annual Fairtrade Traidcraft catalogue today to P4 – P7 families in the school. As we are trying to further improve our good name of being an Eco School, this year we are “recycling” our catalogues by delivering them to families in P1 – P3 and Nursery later in the term, once we have had the first batch of orders and catalogues returned. Watch this space……

 

 

TUTTI FRUTTI

 

As part of Health and Eco Week, pupils have been participating in a whole range of activities including the making and then the eating of delicious fruit kebabs. Yum! Yum!

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They loved them so much that they danced for joy at our daily whole school “Stop For Dance”, for which the pupils chose their own music, to take a step towards good health!