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Olympic Torch comes to Saltoun

Diana Balfour, a lady from Humbie, who ran with Olympic torch kindly let us see and hold her torch at our olympic assembly.  The staff were just as excited to be holding a piece of history in the making.

4,000,000 words!

Over 4,000,000 words have been read this term by P4-7.  We set this ambitious target in April: we read in our teams, as a class and in our personal time. We were rewarded with a pink lemonade and glazed doughnut party.  This was the food and drink that Basil Wrathbone fed his victims in our class […]

MP Visits Saltoun Primary

As part of our global citizenship project “Send My Friend to School” we had a visit from Mrs Fiona O’Donnell (MP).  We have been working on messages to send David Cameron and other world leaders on the issue of “Education for All”  We prepared presentations, refreshments(delicious smoothies) and questions.  Murdo P4 remarked: “she was down […]

Biodiversity Officer

Stuart Macpherson, East Lothians biodiversity officer, visited our class to tell us about how we can be a biodiversity champion.  We also discussed food chains and pyramids and how the environment has changed in the last 50 years. Personal Biodiversity Plan (click here)

Extreme Reading in the Sun

Before the sun got too hot we split into our reading teams and found a spot in the school garden to read aloud. In our teams we decide on our roles for the day. This means we are all actively involved in reading at one time.  Roles include: summariser, predictor, clarifier and question master.  The pupils will be able […]

Jubilee Mini Topic

Next week P4-7 are undertaking a mini project on the jubilee.  See below the details: Some of learning we will cover: I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence. SOC 2-06a By considering the type of text I am creating, I […]

BAT EVENT

For those people who have a ticket for the bat event on Friday we are going to meet in the school grounds at 8.30pm. We probably won’t be able to see bats until after 9pm so the rangers will do a few activities with us before we go out. This event, at the request of the school, […]

Scale Drawings

We have been learning about scale in a very real context. The Eco Committee need to know the size of the area where we intend to plant the wild flower meadow so the correct amount of seedlings can be bought. We are mapping our schools grounds very accurately using scale drawings and we will be […]

Send My Friend to School

We are taking part in a brilliant Global Citizenship project that can make a real difference: SEND MY FRIEND TO SCHOOL See this link: http://player.vimeo.com/video/40647232 We have started learning about schooling and life in Tanzania and comparing that to what our lives are like. “All children should have the right to go to school” Naomi […]

FRUITY MONDAYS & FRIDAYS

After consultation with the school community the eco committee have decided to introduce “fruit & veg” only snacks on Mondays and Fridays They are asking all pupils and staff to bring fruit & veg as a snack on these days.  We plan to start this initative on Monday 14th May. Please help support this healthy […]