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To raise money for Children in Need. We came to nursery in our pyjamas, decorated Pudsey biscuits and had spots painted on our faces! We had great fun and raised an amazing £90.21, well done to everyone.
After four years of hard work, we are in the process of applying for our Eco Schools Green Flag Award. If you would like to join our Eco Committee and lend your expertise, advice or an extra pair of hands, please come along to our next meeting which will take place in school on Thurs 20th November at 2.30pm or contact Mrs Gordon.
The Parent Council have created the answer to your Christmas shopping nightmares! Why not give everyone an East Linton Tea Towel. The fundraising tea towel features all the children of the school and nursery and is great value at £3.50 or 3 for £10. Have a look at a sneak preview of the design here.eastlinton08copyfinishedtowel
Some lucky P4 and P5 pupils went to the Dr. Who Time Traveller Classical Concert at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh on Sunday, 26th October.Matt from the Scottish Opera orchestra held a one hour workshop in the school prior to the concert visit and this gave the pupils an excellent introduction to the different parts of an orchestra and the instruments.He played his tuba for the pupils – it was fantastic!
Thanks to BNS Nuclear Services ,Oscar the Robot entertained the pupils at assembly on Friday as part of an introduction to the Torness Challenge. Each school taking part has been provided with two Kinex kits and have been asked to produce an operating wind turbine.The end product will be tested at Torness using a fan and the amount of electricity generated will be recorded.This project will be undertaken by P7 – good luck to them!!
There are two other elements to the project which other classes work on –designing a safety poster based and researching the history of wind turbines an alternative source of power.
The challenge is on….we have six weeks to complete our mission!
On the last day of term P4 had a Roman Feast.Did you see the photo in the Courier?The feast was called Fontinalia which was held each year in October in honour of the Goddess of Water, Fons.Traditionally, Romans garlands were thrown into fountains as an offering– P4 threw their garlands into a makeshift fountain (Amelia’s paddling pool!) before tucking into the feast.Visitors from other classes were treated to food, songs and gladiator fights.
A really fun morning was had by all to end a busy and exciting Term 1.
The Parent Council would like to invite members of the Parent Forum to our first Annual General Meeting which will be held in school on Thursday 9Th October at 7.30pm. Agenda items will include our Annual Report, Election of Office-Bearers and Annual Accounts. (This will be followed by an ordinary Parent Council Meeting.) We hope that a good number of Parents & Carers will be able to join us for our first AGM.
Here is a picture of Pvblivs Clavdivs Tacitvs. He visited our class on Tuesday. He had a real sword, a real dagger, a real wooden shield and had red feathers on his helmet. He had brown leather sandals and stinky socks!
We were a bit scared till we found out he was not a real soldier, just a man dressed up as one. He told us lots of stories about what it was like being a Roman soldier.