Meadowmill Athletics

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Yesterday some of the children from P5-P7 went to Meadowmill to participate in an athletics event. The children did very well and tried their best! It was quite exciting to watch the various events! Well done to the boys and girls who went!

P7 Camp

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On the 11th of April Primary 7 left for camp. They left at 12:30 and arrived at 14:30. There was a stop half way there and the children enjoyed some fresh air!
Miss O’ Regan and Miss Kinsella came with the Primary 7 children to join in and have fun. They also helped with the activities.
When the Primary 7s arrived at camp, they got their bags and went to their dorms with their new dorm mates; the boys’ dorms were upstairs and the girls’ dorms were downstairs.
Every morning, the children woke up and went down for breakfast. They could choose from a wide variety of food. They then joined their activity groups to find out what their activities were for the day. They did their first two activities and then went for lunch. Again there were many options for lunch and these changed every day.
After lunch, there was some free time before their next activity. The children used this time to get ready for the afternoon. Once again there were more activities for the afternoon.
Dinner was wonderful! There were plenty of options. After dinner, the tuck shop would be open. The children got snacks and juice to eat and drink before their next activity. After all of this, the children went back up to their dorm where they could have a shower before they went to bed.
On Thursday, there was a disco with the other schools. The P7s said that the party was great fun and they had a very good time that night. On the last day the P7s had two activities and then after that, they put their bags on the bus and then went back home!
Camp was great fun and we would like to thank all the teachers and parents for helping us doing this. It will be a week that the children never forget!

Results of “Guess the Teacher”

Well done to all children who entered the competition. We had many great guesses and many children successfully matched some teachers to their favourite books.
Well done to Judyta, Filip Uher and Michael who won 20 house points each.

Mrs Ross- Anne of the Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Miss O’ Regan- Matilda by Roald Dahl
Mrs Hill- Bad Jelly the Witch by Spike Milligan
Mrs Johnston- Mog and the V.E.T by Judith Kerr
Mrs Henderson- The Minpins by Roald Dahl
Mrs Clarke- Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Mrs Dalgish- Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Miss Rose- The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton
Miss Kinsella- The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck by Beatrix Potter
Miss Carroll- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Mrs McBean- Peace at Last by Jill Murphy
Mrs Ramage- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Help for Pop Up Libraries

Janice is coordinating a rota of helpers for setting up Pop Up Libraries.

She needs people to help one the following dates and at these locations:
26th March at Newhailes
24th April at Musselburgh Racecourse
25th April at Brunton
If you are available, please contact me and I will be able to send her your details.
It is a great opportunity to explore the community based aspect of the project. Janice has also kindly offered to set up a pop up library here at Loretto in June! Thank you Janice!

Book Donations

Reading is Braw is looking for book donations! If you can donate any books for the project, it would be greatly appreciated!
Boxes for donations have been left at various points:
All libraries in the area.
The Brunton.
John Muir House.
Kip McGrath Centre.

Or if it is more convenient, drop them to Loretto RC and we can pass them on.


Reading is Braw

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This week saw the start of two events as part of the Reading is Braw initiative. The first event is our “Non Fiction Book Drive”. Children from across the school have brought in some non fiction books. Over the next few weeks, various competitions will be held. It is hoped that some children will participate in a non fiction scavenger hunt.
If you have not brought in your non fiction book yet, don’t worry! There is still plenty of time!
The second event requires the finest detective skills… “Guess the Teacher!”. Member s of staff here at Loretto have chosen their favourite book. Miss O’ Regan has mixed them all up and wants you to match the book to the teacher. How will you solve this puzzle? Will you ask your teacher what they like to read? Will you speak to your friend and try and solve it together?
The competition closes on 21st March and the winner receives 50 house points!

We look forward to our second week of Reading is Braw!

Non Fiction Book Drive

Non Fiction Book Drive Letter

Next week is the start of our non fiction book drive. A letter was sent yesterday regarding this and is also attached here.
Your support with this is appreciated!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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World Book Day


IMG_1197What a super start to our World Book Day! We all met in the hall to show each other our costumes. Many children were dressed up as characters from books! Mrs McBean was dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood!
We are looking forward to doing our flash reads and books reviews today.
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Launch for P5/6 and P7

IMG_1164Today was the start of our community reading project, Reading is Braw. We all had a wonderful time doing things to help us with our reading.
P5/6 and P7 went to Lewisvale Park to the bandstand. At the bandstand, we read playscripts including extracts from “Romeo and Juliet” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. It was fantastic to read the scripts and then to bring them life. Some of us really enjoyed acting out the balcony scene from “Romeo and Juliet”.
Watch this space for more Reading is Braw activities.
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