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Spring Flower Competition

Well done to all the children for their wonderful Spring flower creations at the end of last term. These flowers were displayed in the church during our Easter Service and were then judged by Pauline Jaffrey, a member of the local community.

The lucky winner from each class was awarded a chocolate Easter bunny.

Spring Flower Winners 2017:
Nursery: Olivia
P1/2/3: Isla
P3/4/5: Maddy
P6/7: Daniel

P1/2/3 Materials Monster

As the final activity for their Materials topic, the P1/2/3 children created an amazing monster this afternoon using a huge variety of different materials collected at home. The children helped to choose the design of the outline and then all helped to add the different materials to the monster. It was a fun activity which involved perseverence, cooperation and creativity.
Well done, P1/2/3!

Nursery goes out and about!

Today the nursery children enjoyed a trip to Dunbar Library and then went to John Muir Country Park for a picnic and a play in the park.

At the library, they took part in a Bookbug singing and story session with Christine, and then went to each choose a book to take home. Next the minibus took them to the park where they enjoyed a snack and play on the equipment. The boys were very pleased to see a small digger at work in the park. All too soon it was time to get back on the bus and return to Nursery.

It had been a lovely morning exploring the local community. Thank you to the two parent helpers who came with us.

A Visit from a Fire-fighter

The children enjoyed a visit from fire-fighter Jenny on Monday. She showed us the special clothes she wears to protect herself from fires. She had also brought in some of her equipment. We had great fun trying on her helmet and holding the long hose. We asked her lots of interesting questions too, and she was very impressed by our knowledge. We think being a fire-fighter would be great!

Thank you, Jenny, for taking the time to come and visit our nursery.

P1/2/3 Visit to The Hirsel

P1/2/3 had a great trip to the Hirsel earlier this month. The class were split into two groups, and each group had the opportunity to make kale soup and oatcakes, and also practise their mapping skills outside around the Hirsel Estate. They also learned about the different kinds of farming in Scotland and  the food produced around Scotland.

Thank you to Sally and Pauline from the Hirsel, who looked after us so well during our visit.

“People who help us” Learning

The nursery children are currently learning about the people who help them in their local community. We have enjoyed a visit from PC Johnston who talked about her uniform and showed us her police car. We had thought up lots of good questions to ask her about the role she plays in helping us and other people in the community.

On our latest Learning Walk, we spoke to the local farmers and learned what they do to help us. We had lots of fun feeding turnips to the cows. They rear cows to give us beef, and also grow wheat to make into flour. Next week we will be grinding some wheat from their farm to make flour. We will then use the flour to bake scones for snack.

Please enjoy looking at some of the photos from our recent learning experiences.

We have further visits from a fire-fighter, the bin-men and the postman planned for the coming days.

Fun in the Snow!

The nursery children had so much fun playing in the snow this morning. They learned how to roll enormous snowballs to create a snowman and also enjoyed sliding down the hill on fertiliser bags.

The snow play continued back in the classroom as snow was collected and put into the water tray.

We all hope that the snow stays for a few days so we can continue to play in it.