Pupil’s Plant Planters

Today Eden Young’s mum and grandpa came into school to help all the children plant their planters.   Before the Easter holidays the children across the whole school individually decorated pots and chose the fruit and/or vegetables that they wished to grow.  Today was planting day!

The children will be responsible for looking after their own pots, making sure their plants have enough water, appropriate amount of sunlight, etc.

A big ‘Thank You’ to Lee and Tom for giving up their morning to help everyone.  We are all looking forward to a bumper harvest of strawberries, blackcurrants, carrots, leeks, etc. later in the year.


Science Eggsperiments

This afternoon P3-4 have been eggsperimenting with eggs. We have started an eggsperiment to see how long an egg shell  will take to dissolve in vinegar (acid).

“I think it will take 2 days.”  (Cameron)

“I think it will take 1 day.” (Josh)

“I think it will take 3 days.” (James)

We will keep you posted during the week………




Community Litter Pick in East Saltoun

Last Friday morning the P3 – P6 children walked around the village and cleaned up the Glebe, the field (beside the school), the park and Strawberry Woods.  Using the litter pickers from East Lothian Council, the children thoroughly enjoyed (yes, really they did!)  gathering up any dropped litter.  The litter pick was organised as part of the work of our Eco Committee.  Although the village was relatively clean, a lot of litter was picked up from the woods including an old tin bath and an old car seat!


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P3-4 have just learned that they have been awarded a Gold Award for their Mary’s Meals pallet garden at the Gardening Scotland exhibition.  The national garden and outdoor living show, which is held at the Royal Highland Show Ground in Edinburgh, is on until Sunday.  If you have time pop along and see our fantastic garden designed and created by our class.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Setting Up at Gardening Scotland

Today, 6 members of P3-4 went with Lee Young and Mrs Leslie to set up our entry for the pallet garden competition as part of the Gardening Scotland exhibition this weekend. Our entry, which is based on the fantastic fundraising that the school did for Mary’s Meals was designed by the children, with support from Lee.

Thank you to Lochie, Maggie, Eleanor, Matthew N, Callum and Eden for their hard work today, and to Mrs Leslie and Lee Young for taking them there.



Finishing Touches for Headteachers’ Conference

P3-4 and P5-6 have been working with Susan Hamilton to perfect the two songs that they will sing tomorrow at East Lothian Council’s Headteachers Conference.  The pupils at Saltoun Primary School are delighted to have been asked to sing at the Brunton Hall for all the headteachers and are very excited about tomorow.


Wild Wood Map Reading

Last Wednesday P3-4 went to the woods to learn about and look at maps.  We looked at Ordance Survey maps and then walked around the woods creating our own map of Strawberry Woods.  We marked all the paths and the boundaries and the entrances to the woods as well as other key features.

“I thought it was really good.” (Maggie, P3)

“It was really fun.” (Eleanor, P3)

“I thought it was excellent” (Ishbel, P3)

“It was quite tough because we had to mark everything on in the right place.” (Connor)


Kept in the Dark

Last Friday, Saltoun Primary School celebrated the WWF’s Earth Hour by turning off all the lights and computers (as well as other gadgets) in the school for 90 minutes.  Organised by the ECO Committee, the children heard a short presentation about why Earth Hour was important before returning to their classrooms to carry on with their lessons in the dark!

P3-4  decorated stars and wrote down their wishes for the planet:

“… for people to stop killing nature”. (Ishbel, P3)

“… for people to stop killing animals”. (Connor, P3)

“… for people to stop destroying the coral reefs”. (Lochie, P4)

Did your family participate in Earh Hour on Saturday night?  If so, what did you do?