Ciao to our Italian visitors

It was a jam packed fun filled Thursday for our cluster and our twinned Italian schools. The day started with a two hour session with the ranger observing our great coastline and what is being done to conserve it and the wildlife surrounding it.  This was then followed with a visit to the birthplace of John Muir with an opportunity to explore his birthplace.   on our return to Innerwick Outdoor Education Centre we were joined by children and staff from the Prestonpans cluster schools for a delicious fish and chip tea.  It was then time to burn off some energy in the garden by learning an Italian game of ‘tig’ and a game of ‘ladders’ before heading to the Cove where we worked in mixed teams as artists, commissioned to create a masterpiece using found materials on the beach.  It was wonderful to see that language was not a barrier for our Scotttish and Italian children.  Well done everyone and a big thank you to all who were involved.


Italian Connections and a first time at camp

There was a lot of excitement in school today as we welcomed the children and staff from our twinned school, Barga Primaria, Italy. Having arrived at Innerwick Outdoor Centre late on Tuesday night with other children from their Italian cluster schools they are going to have a very busy 4 days.  This morning we held an assembly where they stood up in front of the whole school and introduced themselves and presented the school with beautiful paintings of Barga painted by the children from Barga.  After assembly they joined P5/6 for an interactive maths game of probability and took part in learning the ‘full swing’ shot in clubgolf.  It was then a tour of the school before playtime where all the children joined in for a game of tig and the boys shared their great football skills.  Time flew by and they left to visit our other cluster schools.   We are really looking forward to the next few days of their visit and we will keep you updated with pictures.


Real-A launch new single at LPS!

Last week the pop band, Real A, launched their brand new single ‘Can’t hold me down’ at Longniddry Primary. The single was released to promote Dyslexia Awareness. All the children enjoyed the visit and very much enjoyed the song!

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Surf’s Up at Longniddry!!

A few pupils from P5, 6 and 7 have been learning to surf as an after school club.  There have been beaming smiles as the children practise their technique in and out of the water. The sessions are led by qualified instructors from coast2coast surf school, based at Belhaven Beach, Dunbar.  Session 1 was about safety in the water, where to lie on the board and feeling the water move the board and you.


Week 2 – a recap and practise of the previous lesson then learning how to stand.  It was harder than it looked.


P5R Clubgolf

Over the last 3 weeks P5R have been having clubgolf training sessions in school where they have been learning the three basic shots – putting, chipping and full launch.  On Wednesday 13th May Kate Green, Golf development officer in East Lothian set up a 7 hole golf course for the children where they had the opportunity to use all these shots in a game of clubgolf.  There were some super shots and definitely some golfers in the making!

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P.4’s Open Day

P.4 had an Open Day on Thursday 7th May when parents came in to see what activities we were doing.  That day we made model lighthouses with circuits.  Our challenge was to design and make a lighthouse using junk we brought in from home.  Our lighthouses had to light up.. Our parents loved seeing what happened and some of them didn’t know how to make circuits so we taught them how.  We also made origami seagulls which linked to The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.  Later on we had gym which our mums and dads also came to.  At the end of the day we had Maths and played a game using grid references with our parents.


Open day in P5/6H

On Thursday the 7th of May Longniddry Primary held an open day inviting all parents to drop in, join in and experience ‘Fun Filled Thursdays’ in their child’s class.  It was a huge success and we look forward to having feed back from the parents.  P5/6 were finding out about poverty, unfairness and inequality through a paper bag challenge.  They had to work as a ‘family’ based in Calcutta and make as many bags as they could from recycled newspapers.  Receceiving 1 ruppee(18p)for every 10 bags made. Only one family were able to buy necessary provisions for their family to survive. Parents also joined them for their Club golf session, shared tips and attempted to ‘chip’ the ball in the air to a target. It was definately a fun filled day.