Rockpool Rambling!


P1-7 enjoyed a school trip to North Berwick Seabird Centre for indoor and outdoor workshops. We first watched a PowerPoint on the type of marine creatures that we might find in the rock-pools at low tide. We learned their names, what they looked like and what each creature feeds on. 

With support and guidance of the Seabird Centre staff, the children spent the morning enjoying exploring lots of rock-pools at the beach beside the Seabird Centre. It was great fun but some of us were over-enthusiastic wading into the rock-pools and managed to get soaking wet! We had to look hard as the creatures were very well hidden and camouflaged. We collected what we had found in trays so that we could see the creatures more clearly and then returned them to the rock-pools afterwards.


Feelings about Bullying

We discussed bullying; what it is and how people feel when they are bullied. Our class task, set by Mrs Williams for our feedback assembly, was to design posters showing how we feel when we are bullied. Each poster looked very different but they all had the same message of how we feel when we are bullied.


Paralympic Experience Event

I would like to share with you the promotional video that was made during the East of Scotland Paralympic Experience Event that Max and Jonathan attended in March.  They are both in the video. This video promotes the event and helps break down barriers for pupils, parents, and explains what the event is about. Jonathan and Max had a brilliant day taking part in a variety of  sports and making new friends.




Improving our football skills

On Wednesday the class we enjoyed learning football skills. We learned how to control the ball with different parts of our feet and were shown a few tricks to move the ball away from our opponents. To end the session, we played a few 3 aside football matches.


Fairtrade leaflets


Learning intention: To write a persuasive and informative leaflet on Fairtrade.

Success Criteria: I can include all relevant details and organise my writing and graphics logically to show the main idea of Fairtrade:

  • The Fairtrade logo
  • Where in the world some of our foods come from
  • Fairtrade products that can be bought in our supermarkets
  • How Fairtrade helps farmers
  • Fairtrade Premium- how does it help communities?
  • Advice given to farmers
  • I have a clear, titled front page
  • I have used headings to mark each section of the leaflet
  • I have used captions / labels to explain my graphics
  • I can use appropriate punctuation including commas, question marks and bullet points
  • I have spelled words correctly
  • My Fairtrade leaflet is attractive and neatly presented.

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Kenyan talk by Mr Ralston

Mr Ralston visited our class on Friday and gave a very interesting talk to the class about his visits to Kenya. Through the Boys Brigade organisation and their fundraising, Mr Ralston was able to make several visits to Kenyan schools and children centres to help them to improve their facilities. In a powerpoint he showed us some of the people and children he was able to help.

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 Mr Ralston told us a lot about the everyday life of the Kenyan people he met and the amazing experiences he had on safari and when visiting the Mara Maasai Game Reserve.  He passed around several Kenyan artefacts and Kenyan money.
The class thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and the children asked many good questions throughout. Mr Ralston was impressed with the class and commented on their good knowledge of Kenya and their obvious enthusiasm to learn more. 


Cluster Badminton Festival

On Tuesday we went to a cluster Badminton Festival at Ross High where we made some new friends and had lots of fun practising our badminton skills.  It was organised by the ELC Badminton development officer, who was recently awarded an ‘British Empire’ award from the queen for all her hard work and dedication to the sport! 

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