Following Fairtrade Fortnight activities and lessons to highlight and focus on Fairtrade farmers and their produce, P3-7 pupils have been writing Fairtrade information leaflets to take home and share with parents.
The children had a very active morning for sports relief. P1-7 were joined by the nursery in the hall for a warm up followed school home-team activities. The groups rotated around each sporting activity and then back in the hall to finish off with a cool-down session. Thank you for all the donations. We raised £126!
Thank you to everyone who supported Elphinstone Primary Book Week. We had an excellent response and the children were clearly happy with the wide choice of books on offer. To celebrate our Book Week, the children came dressed as characters from favourite books. Each child had a chance to parade and even act out their character. The costumes were very imaginative and varied. Mrs Berry and Mrs Small had the difficult task of choosing a winner from each class, including the nursery.
Congratulations to winners who each received a book of their choice from the book fair shelves: P5-7 Rhys, P3/4 Abigail, P1/2 Erin and Nursery Rachael.
Three East Lothian Community Wardens (Callum, Stuart and Jimmy) came to our school to talk about their jobs. East Lothian is a wonderful place to live and we saw many photos we recognised of lovely and favourite places that we have visited with our families or the school.
It is important that they stay nice places to visit. The Community Wardens help to keep our environment looking neat, tidy and safe but they need our help to do this. Callum, Stuart and Jimmy talked about litter, dog fouling and damage in our towns and villages. We saw how it can be dangerous for children and wildlife.
Fun Family Technology Day
Saturday 16th April 2016, 11am – 4pm
Location: CALL Scotland, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Run by specialist staff (CALL, FAACT, KEYCOMM, SCTCI, TASSCC and others) and funded by Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland, this is a chance for families of children with additional support needs to try out and learn about software, hardware, and specialised communication technologies. If you are a professional you are welcome to come along with a family you work with.
The day is FREE, but please book a place in advance, and tell us the ages of the children you are bringing.
Click link below for further information.
Today we held a Fairtrade Treasure Hunt. The P1-7 children competed against each other in their whole school home-teams to try and find all the hidden Fairtrade objects in the playground. Some were trickier to spot than others! Altogether there were 35 Fairtrade products to find.
All the Fairtrade products we found in the playground showed the black, green and blue Fairtrade logo. These are now on display in the school:
Nuts and raisins, Chocolate bars, sweets & biscuits, drinking chocolate, bananas, green beans, pineapple, brown & white sugar, cotton T-shirts, tea-towel, eco-bag, cotton buds, cotton pads, footballs, flowers, jam and marmalade, spices, tea, coffee and wine.
Thanks to parent, Megan Houchin, we were lucky enough to have a trial last week with the Play Pod equipment. The children had a wonderful time playing imaginatively with a wide assortment of objects.
A funding application is being submitted so that we can buy the equipment and receive training. Please see our recent newsletter on why we are excited about encouraging play.
Find out what has been happening in school, and forthcoming events next term in our Mar-April 2016 newsletter.