In Primary 3 we had an amazing workshop this morning. It was called “Ella’s wobble” and we had to explore how sounds are made. We went on a journey to investigate different animal sounds, how echoes are made and what the word “pitch” means. At the end of the story we got to make 3 different musical instruments which imitated the noise of different animals, it was super fun!
The 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!)
Primary 6 visit Holyrood and Edinburgh Castle on PhotoPeach
We had a wonderful time on Monday visiting Holyrood and Edinburgh Castle. The tour guides were really impressed with our knowledge and it really brought our topic to life by seeing where Mary had lived during different periods of her life. We had a fantastic workshop at the palace where we got to experience objects from Tudor times and think about what they would have been used for. It was a great day and we all enjoyed looking at old Edinburgh while walking up the Royal Mile and imagining what it would have been like during Marys reign.
Ignoring the cold and rainy weather, the great people of East Linton turned up at school in droves to enjoy the stalls, games and food.
Everyone had great fun, and as an added bonus, we raised £1100 for the school!! This is way up on the last few years’ takings – so a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported us.
We would also like to thank all the Parent Council members, the many non-members, all the staff, and the six P7s who gave up their time to run a stall, help set-up/clear-up or ensure that everything ran smoothly. Special mention goes to Bobby the Janitor who worked tirelessly all day.
Every penny raised goes straight to the school! We will be spending most of this year’s profit on:
Junior Road Safety – £120
Jolly Phonics for Whiteboard (nursery to P3) – £235
Rugby balls and frisbee nets for the playground – £200
P7 yearbooks – £250
What did you think of the May Fair? Should this be a permanent fixture in the school calendar or should we try a different fundraising event in the Spring next year? We’d love to hear from you. Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Next week (3rd to the 7th of March) is Book Week at East Linton and we will all be doing much more reading than usual. On Monday we have a visit from author and illustrator Ian Jackson who will be reading us some of his stories. All week children will be taking part in our “Ready, steady, read” sponsored read. Don’t forget to keep a log of all the reading you do next week. For every £20 you raise in sponsorship, you will get a £5 voucher to spend at the Book Fair.
Head Teacher’s challenge next week is to tell us about your “Top Ten Favourite Books”. Forms are available in the foyer and entries will be on display in the library. Our librarians and Mrs Pickles have been working really hard recently to check our stock and tidy up the library. Thank you for all your efforts. The Parent Council have kindly decided to fund a new top for our library table and we hope that it will arrive next week to put the finishing touches to our library.