A very successful class assembly was given by Primary4 today.
We explained the origin of Harvest Festivals and how they are celebrated by Churches to say thank-you to God for a good harvest.
We gathered in food which will be given to our local food bank.
Many thanks to our mums and dads for the donations and for coming along to support us.
Primary 4 and Mrs Dalglish
The new Musselburgh Active Schools timetable is now available and letters will be handed out in schools from yesterday onwards as usual. These classes will take us right up to the Xmas Holidays.
The Online link will again be on http://www.activeeastlothian.co.uk/clubs/musselburgh-active-schools-primary-260 and is now live!
Please bring all enrolment applications and documents to the school office by Wednesday 11th November 2015
Application forms are available from Loretto RC Primary School office
Please bring the following documents with you –
- Birth Certificate
- Most recent Council Tax Assessment Letter as proof of address
- Utility Bill, dated within 6 months of date of registration
- Baptismal Certificate (if appropriate)
The catchment area for Loretto RC Primary is Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig. If you live outwith the catchment area, you will need to make a non-district placement request.
Answers to Maths homework
I hope everyone enjoyed this challenge! We have had many interesting discussions in the school about this! We hope the final clue released on Wednesday helped to solve the last puzzle.
- How far can you travel in 3 hours? Think about how you are travelling… are you going to walk, run, drive, go on a train, use a bus? It’s up to you! Google maps is a useful tool for this question on speed, distance and time.
Some children reached Italy! It was wonderful to see the mixture of travelling modes. Many children used a variety of methods including walking to the train station and then taking the train. Some children even factored in bus delays! Well done everyone!
- How many triangles can you see?
- There are 11 triangles
- How many squares can you see?
- There are 17 squares
- What number do all of the digits on the telephone add up to?
- How many minutes are in a year?
Leap year: 527040
- Each shape stands for a number. The numbers shown are the totals of the line of four numbers in the row or column. Find the remaining totals.
The circle has a value of 5, the triangle has a value of 8, the club has a value of 6.
Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 had a super day visiting the Museum of Childhood. The children saw so many sorts of toys and enjoyed playing with a few of them too! We saw the ‘The Lone Ranger’ memorabilia and learned that character toys have always been a popular choice of toy. The doll exhibition was very spectacular! Can you spot the 300 year old doll in the photos?
On Friday the 25th of September 2015 P5/6 hosted a special coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. We made invitations and printed them out using the computer. The invitations had information on them including time, place and day.
We decided to accept donations for the cakes rather than have set prices.
On Thursday before the bake sale, we prepared everything for the day. On the day of the coffee morning, we were all excited but a bit nervous. The first guests started trickling in at 11:00. We had two games set up. One of the games was “Baked or Faked”. Players were blind folded and tasted a bit of cake. They had to guess if it was homemade or store bought. It was great fun!
Thank you for donating your money! It is a big help for Macmillan Cancer Support.
In total, we raised £213.99.
As part of our Toys project, P1 and P1/2 used printing techniques to create a toy soldier. The children printed using real toys and created some fantastic effects. They rolled toy cars in paint to make tracks which became the soldier’s trousers. Marbles were rolled in paint and over paper to make the buttons on his jacket. The children blew bubbles in paint using straws to create the soldier’s face and hat. Finally the children used transport stampers to make the soldier’s jacket. He looks fantastic and is standing to attention waiting to greet our grown-ups on Parent’s Evening next week!
P1/2 have been learning all about toys! They explored how toys with wheels work and how they are made. They looked at toys that can be pushed and pulled and toys that roll. They created a variety of toys with wheels on fixed axles. This means that both wheels attached to the axle move at the same time. The photographs show the children working hard to create a Bugmobile, a Pull-Along Chick, a Red Bus and a Push-Along Ladybird.