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Health & Wellbeing

Lunchtime Taster Sessions

Pupils who normally take a packed lunch have been encouraged to take part in lunchtime taster sessions. 

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Pupils sample a very small helping of the school dinner choices and then they record what they like/ dislike on the sampling sheet. These taster sessions have been successful with pupils often giving the thumbs up. Popular choices so far have been Sweet and Sour Chicken, Beef Casserole, Chicken Curry, Pasta Tomato Sauce, Chicken Breast and Quorn Sausage.

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On cold days, it’s nice to have a hot dinner! 






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Buddying Social Studies

Buddy Walkabout

On Friday P1/2 went on a walkabout outside the school to look at and discuss whether the places and things we saw were near to the school or far away from the school. They were accompanied by the P6/7 to make sure we were safe and to help us with to record what we saw onto our worksheets. 

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Events

P3/4/5 Bake Sale

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Well done P3/4/5 for organising today’s bake sale and raising the fantastic total £76.77! It was a big success with a splendid range of biscuits, cakes and other delicious treats!  Yum! 

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Events Health & Wellbeing Literacy and English

Reading Circles- Sharing our favourite books

One of the ideas that the pupils contributed to our ‘Elphinstone Ross Rocks’ list , was ‘Book Circles’. On the first assembly of the new term, pupils brought a favourite book to share with their Elphinstone home-team. IMG_5016 IMG_5013 IMG_5010 IMG_5008 IMG_5018 IMG_5012

The children sat in circles and took turns in talking about their chosen book and sharing with the group why it was a favourite. Some pupils brought along a book that they were enjoying reading this month and others chose to share an old favourite that they loved to read over and over again. 

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The hall was alive with chatter! The children were very keen to show off their books to others in their circle, and enjoying sharing, talking and listening. 

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Events Health & Wellbeing

Storyline: Santa visits Elphinstone!

Santa visited Elphinstone and left every class and  staff very large envelopes with strange jigsaw pieces inside! It was all very puzzling and so we gathered together in the hall to find out what it was all about. Very quickly children spotted that everybody’s pieces fitted together to make an extra large jigsaw puzzle.  It turned out to be a poem from Santa addressed to the whole school and Nursery.  This was the start of a series of challenges!

The storyline theme was based on our school nativity.  This week parents were invited in to the school to see how our storyline  theme had progressed in each class.

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Events

P3-7 Christmas Party

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It was lovely to see all the children in their Christmas party outfits. It was a good party with lots of dancing and games! Our favourite one was ‘The Egyptian Mummy’!

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Events Expressive Arts

The Magical Christmas Jigsaw

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On 10th and 11th December P1-7  performed in our annual Christmas show: ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’. Every child in the school had a part and they all worked very hard on to put on a fabulous performance. Judging by the parents’ comments afterwards, they really enjoyed this year’s nativity. We are glad you enjoyed the show!

Thank you to Mrs Moore for all her hard work and skills in directing, producing, choreography and sewing! Thank you also to P1/2 for their wonderful nativity drawings which we used in the programme. 

The proceeds from the nativity photographs will go towards the P6/7 school camp in June.

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Events

Christmas Lunch

December 11th was Christmas Lunch! Turkey and all the trimmings was served to all the children by the staff ‘Santa Waiters’. The tables were brightly decorated and the children had designed their own placemats and labels. It was a very festive occasion! 

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Citizenship Events Health & Wellbeing

Saltire Festival – St Andrew’s Day Lunch

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Elphinstone Primary took part in a special St Andrew’s Day Lunch.  We entered a Saltire Festival competition for the best themed dining room which was judged on Wednesday 26th. There was also a quiz for all the children (in their whole-school home teams) which was based on St Andrew’s Day and the birthplace of the flag. 

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The children had fun designing their St Andrew’s Day hats and wearing tartan outfits. It was a colourful and lively display!027026 033

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Buddying Health & Wellbeing Literacy and English

Scottish Book Week 24th- 30th Nov

On our last shared book reading session, P1/2 chose their last book (from the Scottish Children’s Book awards shortlist) to be read by their P6/7 buddies. 

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The children voted for their favourite book from the three beautifully illustrated picture books and the collated Elphinstone pupil results will be sent online to the Scottish Book Trust Awards. We will have to wait until March before we will find out the winner!

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043 ‘Lost for Words’ – 5 votes

045  Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten – 7 votes

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Robot Rumpus – 5 votes

The P3 children also had the opportunity to vote for their favourites.

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The P1 pupils were given their Bookbug P1 Family Pack:                 It contains the three books from the Scottish Children’s Book Awards shortlist, an activity book and a pack of coloured pencils and a ‘Ziggy and Maggie Start School’ road safety book.

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