P3 Visit to the library

On Tuesday P3 visited East Linton Library where Heather, the librarian, shared two stories with the class. We really liked the one written by Mo Farah about running.

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P4’s Outdoor Science Learning

P4 had lots of fun doing some outdoor learning  at SmeatonEstate today!

We discovered all about food chains and sorted lots of local living things into groups. We then scavenged for natural objects learning all about their purpose – especially the fungi that grows on sycamore leaves.

We also used our maths and science skills to measure trees – just using our bodies!

Here are some of the photos from our day out:

 

Well done everyone – we helped Pudsey!!

We all had lots of fun today at assembly learning about all the great work Pudsey does to support Children in Need. Back by popular demand was our Teacher Challenge!! This year the staff had to design and make a flag for Pudsey and Blush. The winners were Mr Aitken and Mrs Macdonald!!! We raised £222 – thank you everyone!

P3 Football Coaching

This week we were able to get outside for our football coaching with the Sports Development Officer. It was a great session with lots of opportunities for everyone to develop the skills from the first session two weeks ago. We were also shown and got to work on learning some new ways of controlling the ball. Team work skills were very important this week and a lot of the activities focussed on working together to achieve a goal.

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Primary 3 Trip to National Museum of Scotland

We had a fantastic class trip to the National Museum of Scotland where we took part in a workshop about Death in Ancient Egypt. Highlights were Peter, Mhairi and Nicole playing the part of the Egyptian god, Ammit, with her head of a crocodile and her body of a lioness and a hippo! We got to see and handle some artefacts from Ancient Egypt. Some of these were extremely old and had actually been wrapped up inside a mummy’s bandages. Tina, from the museum, gave us a really interesting and dramatic talk about the customs around death in Ancient Egypt and there were lots of opportunities for us to take part and to share our knowledge. Miss Ross and Mrs Peck were very proud of the class and how well they knew their topic! We arrived early at the museum and enjoyed having time to have a look at some of the other exhibitions before the workshop started. A really successful day.

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