To find out what has been happening since our return to school, please read the first newsletter of the session. September 2018
I have uploaded the holidays to the School’s Google Calendar and will add other dates and events when they are decided.
‘Meet The Teacher’ this Wednesday has already been added to show the 2 drop ins available between 6 & 6.30 pm & 6.30 & 7 pm.
You can find the Calendar under the ‘Dairy Dates – Google Calendar’ drop down under ‘Calendar’ or by clicking here.
Remember that you can sync the Calendar so that the dates appear on your devices.
P4 ran their socks off today to raise money for the Rainforest Foundation UK. They ran for 30 minutes while their fabulous P6 mascots collected in all the donations. They raised more than £200 and put in so much hard work and effort to do so.
Thanks you all so much to those who supported us today. This means a lot to us and is very much appreciated.
P4, I am very very proud of you! Well Done!
A while ago there was a running competition called The Cross Country. It was held at Meadowmill and there were a lot of other schools there.
Daniel, Charlie, Tom, Scott, Fraser, took part in the big school boys race. Tom won the category of boys from a larger school.
We all enjoyed taking part.
On the 20th of March was the Euroquiz and Gullane competed. Us, Christian and Jude were the competitors for the team. We all had to do lots and lots of practising at school and home.
We went to Preston Lodge High school for the East Lothian Heat. The quizmaster was Mrs Tremmel, our headteacher. The other schools were Dunbar, Loretto, Pinkie, Musselburgh, Saltoun, Macmerry, Prestonpans and Gullane. The 1st round was geography. The 2nd round was language. The 3rd round was basically politics. After the 3rd round there was a break and we got sweets. We were tied with Loretto at that point! The 4th round was general knowledge. After the 4th round we were ahead of Loretto by one point but we had to go into a final with them .By the 5th round only the top 2 teams remained, us and Loretto!!!! We drew the 5th round. Then we drew the tiebreaker. It was super tense. Then it went to sudden death. Then Loretto got an answer wrong so we won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That means we get to go to the Scottish Parliament’s Debating Chamber for the final.
We went to the Scottish Parliament to go to the Euroquiz final. There were three rounds, Geography, Language and understanding europe. It was a lot of fun and some of the questions were quite hard. We came 3rd out of the 31 schools (470 overall) who made it to the final we got bronze medals and pencil cases and we also got our goody bag. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
The winners were St Mary Duntocher and Strathblane were 2nd.
We enjoyed taking part and the main things we enjoyed were being away from school for something different and coming 3rd.
Saturday’s getting closer and the weather forecast’s looking great for the summer fair. We will have burgers and Pimm’s and baking and bouncy castles and games and face painting and all sorts of fun for all the family.
However, we are still a bit short of volunteers. If you could offer an hour and a half (11-12.30 or 12.30-2) to help on one of our stalls, we would be very grateful (especially if you’re a face painter!!). Get in touch by DM on Facebook or at email@example.com.
We went to the nursery recently to find out some things that they like to do!!
Emily likes to play in the house corner. Rory likes to make arty things. Reece likes to use the water tray. Ava enjoys going down the slide outside. Iona likes to play in the gym hall. Louise loved learning about halloween. Layla likes to play mums and dads and loves the toy dinosaurs!!! ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!
What have they learned???
They have also been planting daffodils. They learned how to play the shapes board game.
Reece knows that people roll eggs down the hill because of Jesus. They also told us the planets they know:
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Earth and Venus. They still are learning the rest.
All of the pupils love nursery and we will be finding out lots more later!!!
by Rachel .W Jessica. R Josh. S
At Easter P2/3 were doing an Easter timeline and we went down to report on it. They were put into groups and set to do a task of putting the story together. It was all about Jesus and what he told people.
M’kyah said he is working hard and likes to help his team!
They were also making paper. Harris told us how they made it and he said that they recycled old paper and turned it into new. It was very clever! It was called reduce,reuse and recycle.`
Mrs Jones also showed us some of their models made out of plastic. Harris and Effie made a castle! It was very life like!
Reporters – Tommy & Ruby
Photos – Abbie H
The P1 reporting team ( Emma, Isla and Jack) went down to the Infant area to help out with some fun Easter activities before the Easter Holidays. This included an Easter egg hunt, easter baking with Mrs Elderfield and making Easter baskets.
We helped the P1 teacher, Mrs Cooper hide all of the plastic eggs around the little playground and the sand hill there were 48 eggs altogether. All the P1 children were having lots and lots of fun collecting the Easter eggs in their baskets with their friends, they found all of the eggs super quickly.
The next part of the activities was Easter baking. They went in groups with Mrs Elderfield to make Easter rocky roads, hot cross buns and Easter biscuits in the P1 kitchen. Two P1 pupils came out to explain what they did to make these. They said that they mashed the chocolate to make the rocky roads and the mixture was very gooey and they couldn’t wait to eat it.
There was one more Easter activity which was making Easter baskets. These Easter baskets were all different colours and were filled with blue crinkly confetti once the baskets were finished they put chocolate goodies and their Easter baking from earlier inside them to take home. Everyone said it was super fun.
We had a great time visiting the P1s and they had a lot of fun!
P6s went to Hopetoun house to learn about the Victorians
At Hopetoun house, they were being servants, they wrote with quills and they made butter.
They ironed clothes with an old iron, they polished shoes and all of them wore hats. Boys wore top hats and jackets and the girls wore aprons and bonnets. If you got something wrong they blamed it on the scullery maid or the butler!
They said it was old and big. Sara’s favourite part was seeing the big bedroom. Ellen’s favourite part was making butter. Cameron said it was nice.
If you look at the photos you will see they had a lot of fun!
By Emily H, Freya E & Reece M