It was great to see everyone back in school today. We’re enjoying hearing stories from the holidays and finding out how sporty lots of you have been throughout the summer. It seems like The Olympics have been inspiring mini swimmers, cyclists and gymnasts throughout the school.
Keep an eye on the ‘Out of school events’ page on the left side of the web-site. We’ll try to keep you informed of some sports events and other fun activity days that are happening in East Lothian and Edinburgh.
If you know of anything that we haven’t listed, send a link to Miss Kinghorn at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ormiston pupils are getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee on Friday. Primary 5/6 have been busy organising food, games,decorations and bunting for a grand garden party in the playground. Everyone is to come dressed in party clothes for the occasion.
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As promised, the tunes to practise your words at home!
This week children roped in Mums and Dads to enter a family Easter Egg Competition with a difference. The family had to make their design round one of the rights of the child. What a fantastic effort from all entries and its going to be a very difficult decision to choose just one winner. This will be announced next week.
The children are all going to very busy over the next two weeks before half term as they think about how they can help others in the community.
Primary six and seven pupils will be walking dogs, clearing paths, dusting rooms, hoovering carpets just to name a few jobs for the elderly community in Ormiston.
Primary three are meeting some younger members from the Mother and Toddlers down at Ormiston Library on Wednesday to read them some stories.
Primary five are going on a litter pick as part of their John Muir project.
Primary four are thinking about being polite and remembering their manners.
Every class will be working on enterprising activities about being good citizens.
The date for the school fair is the 26th of September. All the usual stalls and more. Letters are coming home telling you how you can help or donate.
Primary four tell Primary three what to look forward to next session.
This is a very busy month as we head towards the end of term and indeed the end of the school session for 2008-2009. Learning stories are almost ready to go home for that very important last comment from the parents’. Make sure to check out what your child has been achieving this term.
School is closed on Monday the 8th June for a teacher’s inservice day when the teachers work on the new curriculum for excellence targets.
School sports day is on the 17th June all day! (with a back up date of the 23rd June if the weather is bad or the ground is too wet).
Last year we had a very successful whole school walk at the end of June and so it has been included again this year. We hope to also have a picnic on our way to Pencaitland this time.
Primary seven are getting very excited as they look forward to the two day visit to the Ross High School on the 10th and 11th of June. We will say farewell to them at the end of term Church Service held in Ormiston Parish Church on the 25th of June at 9.30am. The end of school term also sees the annual Ormi’s Got Talent contest take place so Simon Cowell had better watch out! School finishes at usual time on 26th June.
Children from the Nursery to P7 have been enjoying hearing lots of stories this week in school. They signed up to hear a story read by members of staff. They have heard about how some children in the world don’t have the opportunities to an education. Some children came in to hear a story read by a teacher in Australia via a weblink and finally tomorrow they will get the chance to dress up as a character from their favourite book. Primary four are going to link up with other classes in a glowmeet to tell about their favourite books.[rockyou 136547756]
Next week is a busy week for staff and pupils as we head towards the Easter Holidays.
Parents will be in to school on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon to meet with teachers.
Wednesday is the big treat for all ‘Golden Timers’ and Thursday is the church service at 9.30am in Ormiston Parish Church.
School breaks up at normal time on Friday 3rd April and returns on Monday 20th April.