Category Archives: Eco schools

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.


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!



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……





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!

Growing some more in P1/2

[nggallery id=59]We have been busy in P1/2 again today. The P1s are learning about subtraction and the P2s are learning how to partition numbers. We made a human number line today and everyone had to find their right place. In the afternoon we continued our work on our growth topic. Each child decorated their own plant pot and then planted two freesia bulbs in them. We will be looking after them in class so we can observe them as they grow. The children also took home two small peat pots and sunflower seeds today, along with growing instructions. Can you help your child to plant these and then your child can feedback to the class on how their plants are doing, they could perhaps draw any changes they see or take a photo to share in class. Let’s hope we have some sunshine now to help our plants grow.

Gardening club

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The gardening club have been very busy weeding, planting special flowers that help bees, planting vegetables and tidying the playground. A huge thank you to Mrs Dorrian for all her help! Today we made some transient art, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy!

Goodbye Painted Ladies

After weeks of tender loving care P1/2 finally released their Painted Lady butterflies today. We have observed our caterpillars eating and growing,  then watched them make cocoons and finally emerge as beautiful butterflies.   We were lucky enough to be able to hold them in our hands before they flew away.  We will be keeping our eyes open for them around the village over the next few weeks.