Badminton for P4

Yesterday all of P4 went to Ross High School for a badminton festival.  They were joined by P4 pupils from Ormiston and Saltoun primary schools.

A fun time was had by all.

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Watch This Space!!!

All of the P5’s, P6’s and P7’s took to the hall yesterday afternoon to hear all about an exciting new project they will all be participating in! The three classes will be working with the Charades theatre company, class teachers, Miss Sutherland and Miss Peebles to perform the musical legend of King Loth. It is a wonderful opportunity for all involved and we are all very enthusiastic about the task ahead. We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress over the coming weeks!

“Highland Games” for P3/4 and P4/5

As a start to our Scots Week P3/4 and P4/5 had our own mini highland games.  Unfortunately the weather put paid to our original plans.  However, undeterred, we carried on in the hall.

Welly Hurling was first and the 4 winners can be seen in the photo below.  This was followed by a keenly fought tug-of-war competition between the boys and the girls, won by the girls.

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Didn’t they do well?

P3/4 and P4/5 entertained the whole school with a performance on Wednesday followed by 2 sell-out performances for parents and friends yesterday.  I could go on for ages about the stars of the show, but there’s far too many – 47 actually!!

Well done to all, especially Scrooge, and a massive thank you to everyone who helped with costumes etc.

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Scrooge! A Ghost of a Chance

P3/4 and P4/5 will be presenting “Scrooge! A Ghost of a Chance” on Thursday 16th December at 2pm and 7pm.

Parents/Guardians of cast members have already had a chance to order tickets.  If your child is in the show and you have not requested your tickets, please contact the school a.s.a.p.

The remaining tickets will be available to all parents on a first-come-first-served basis from Monday morning.

Didn’t They Do Well!

Congratulations to “The Bluebell” Group, a mix of P5 girls from P4/5 and P5/6. They are the joint winners of this year’s Saltire 2010 East Lothian School Poetry Competition. They were invited to perform their poem and receive their prize at a “Music & Literature Ceremony” at  St Mary’s Church, Haddington on Sunday. Unfortunately due to the adverse weather the service was cancelled. Enjoy reading their poem and then why not complete a fifth verse which I’ve started below!    
            “My East Lothian”
Where in East Lothian would I find –
Amazing views, the awesome kind?

The big Bass Rock and Fife o’er the sea,
Looks like a monster coming for me!
The big white windmills turning high in the air,
Look like aliens coming to scare!

Where in East Lothian should I plan to be –
If wildlife and nature I want to see,

Dirleton Castle for little birds, flowers and trees,
And in the rape fields you’ll find buzzin’ bees.
At Yellowcraig Beach lots of wee crabs hide,
Under the rocks safe from high-tide.

Where in East Lothian should I spend the day –
If from the noise I want away?

I’d go to Winton Woods to think alone,
To a spot by the Tyne, perched on a stone.
Or escape to the hills and sit by the lake,
The view is so pretty you’ll think it’s fake!

Where in East Lothian would I have lots of fun –
From start to finish until the day’s done,

Go to Dunbar and visit the pool,
The flume and the waves are really cool.
Or putt at North Berwick then have an ice cream,
Living in East Lothian is like living a dream!

                             By ‘The Bluebells’

Can you complete the verse below?  The Bluebells will choose their favourite!

Where in East Lothian should I go-
If lots of fun I want in the snow?


We Need Your Help

As you will all know, P3/4 and P4/5 are presenting ‘Scrooge! A Ghost of a Chance’ on 16th December.

Having lost the whole of this week, we now have very little time left to sort out costumes for the 47 children taking part.  This is where you can help.

We especially need help with clothing a large number of Victorians – Gentlemen, Ladies and those not so fortunate.  If anyone can help with waistcoats, jackets, shirts, cravats, non-denim trousers, top hats, cloth caps, party dresses, not-so-smart dresses, aprons, dressing gown & night cap for Scrooge etc. all contributions will be gratefully received by Mr Kingsbury, Mrs Elder or Mrs Rodger (see below for examples).


P.S. P3/4 & P4/5 Remember to learn the words of the songs (see earlier post)

Bah Humbug!!

Calling all P3/4 and P4/5 pupils…..

In true Scrooge fashion I am the bearer of bad news – well, not really bad. Whilst I’m sure you’re all having tremendous fun in the snow, this is an ideal opportunity for you all to


especially ‘Scrooge, Scrooge’ and the two versions of ‘A Ghost of a Chance’.

In case you don’t have your words at home, click HERE to see them!

This Week Ross High …. Next Murrayfield!

P4 had a very successful visit to Ross High Rugby Club for their Tag Rugby festival. Although non-competitive (try telling the children) the only times Pencaitland teams didn’t win was when they were paying each other!

As you can see, a good time was had by all!