Primary 5, 6 and 7 spent a fantastic day with members of the Scottish Opera last week. After learning songs about groups of children ‘stranded’ at an airport they added actions and movements to turn it into an opera! The children performed to the rest of the school and to their parents who all dressed up like they were going to the opera! The day was a great success and STV even came to film what had happened! Well done to all the children and a big thank you to Scottish Opera for all the hard work!
On Monday 5th November the Healthy Tuck Shop is re-opening for business! It will be open at break time and will sell lots of fruit and vegetables for the bargain price of 20p! We hope everyone comes along to sample some of our healthy snacks like melon, apples, satsumas, bananas, grapes, cucumber sticks and carrot sticks! Yum Yum! By Cameron B
This Friday is ‘Wear it Pink’ day! The primary fours have organised a fashion show for the more extravagantly dressed pupils (and staff!) to strut their stuff! All children should dress in pink on Friday and please bring a donation. ‘Wear it pink’ day is to raise money for the charity, Breast Cancer Research.
Last week primary six pupils spent an ‘awesome’ two nights in Innerwick at camp to help them work towards the Discovery Level of their John Muir Award (more about this on class web pages).
While on camp the children:
went boating at West Barns;
explored John Muirs Birthplace in Dunbar;
carried out conservation in Binning Wood;
went on a nature walk and gorge walk in Woodhall Dean;
visited Cove harbour to carry out art and drama work;
and went on a spooky night walk!
All the activities were great fun and the children had a great time carrying them out! Well done primary six!
A very successful (and thankfully dry!) sports day was had on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June. P5-7 took part in high jump, long jump, cricket ball throwing and 600m races on Monday. House and Vice captains picked teams to participate in each event and earn points for their houses. On Tuesday P1-7 participated in an afternoon of potted sports which culminated in the P5, 6 and 7 relay event. Pictured below are the P7 Douglas House Captain and Vice Captains who were the winning house! Well done to all the houses and children who took part – a marvellous sense of sportsmanship was felt all day!
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On Tuesday 5th of June P1 and P2 visited Butterfly World and Vogrie Park. They had a hectic and very enjoyable day, learning about the butterflies and insects. They saw rows and rows of pupae and cocoons, including those of a giant moth.
They got to hold a giant millipede, a tarantula and a snake and saw leaf cutter ants going about their business. After lunch they explored the adventure playground at Vogrie Park.
Many thanks to all our parent helpers whose presence allowed the day to go smoothly.
Please take some time to read the children’s accounts of the day.
Café money update
We have received a letter and certificate from Oxfam thanking us for purchasing a toilet, water buckets and school dinners for a village. The Sick Kids have also telephoned to arrange a visit to say thank you for the money they received. Again, we thank you for your support.
Primary six and seven pupils spent a wet and cold morning at Meadowbank for the Inter Schools Sports yesterday (Wednesday 30th May). The competition was tough but all our pupils were very successful in their individual and team events, with many getting through the heats and into the finals of events!
Many of our participants also achieved personal bests! Our relay teams were very successful with two teams making it to the finals! The P6 girls were placed 5th overall in the relay event and the P7 boys placed 6th in the finals!
Our school supporters were fantastic and really helped to cheer the teams on! Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to the parents who were able to come and support! It was much appreciated!
Many thanks to all of you who managed to come to see our assembly and have a look around our area. The children were delighted to have you and we hope they made you proud.
If you missed out (or were unable to see from your vantage point in the hall!!) please have a look at some photographs of the work we have been doing of late.
We worked in groups to:
· research minibeasts using books and laptops
· create minibeasts by arranging colourful gym equipment.
· investigate spirals and natural materials
· solve number problems
As you know, the children had compiled a list of three possible charities to donate the café money to. When we voted, the results were so close that we have decided to split the money equally between Oranje Diamant, our link school in South Africa, The Sick Kids and Oxfam (for safe water). Each will receive around £50.
Once again, many thanks for your support.
As part of Health Week we organised some Fun Family Orienteering. The course took
competitiors around the school grounds – sometimes just finding the marker other times
having to take part in an ‘active challenge’
The Bryden Family and friends loved the hockey challenge.
Making a health ‘rap’ got people moving and thinking!
Mr Duffy and his son showed great skill at the javelin challenge
Even the staff got involved – Mr Harper, Mrs McLanachan and Miss Bertram were very keen on the star jump challenge!
A big ‘thank you’ to the 60 people who came along and supported the event – it was
definitely fun and very active! Well done to Ali Dryer, our Active Primary School Co-ordinator
for organising the event – hope to see you at it next year.