On Thursday 22nd of March all the P7s went to Edinburgh College for a STEM transition.
At the start we were all split up into different teams at the start I was in a team with Brenan, Cameron and a pupil from Sanderson’s Wynd. The first thing we did was making rocket cars we made them out of large foam rectangles that we drew the shape that we wanted the car to be then we went to the hot wire cutter and got the man there to cut it out. The way hot wire cutters work is the wire gets really hot and it melts through the foam and shapes it.
After we had it cut we coloured it in and then added the wheels and the bit that keeps it on the track.
After that the people who helped us took them to the track and then added the rockets. Once all the rockets were added they were put on the track then raced all the cars went over 70mph and my groups can went 74mph.
On Thursday p7s had to be at school for 8:10am! When we got on the bus we scored back seats. When we were at the college we got told our teams, Flynn and I were in Scooby. Next we went to a work shop and made our own cars out of foam. After that we took our cars out to race and they put mini jet engines in them. Flynn and my car went 72mph, the record was 87mph which is quite fast. I learned that a mini car can go that fast.
When we had break we went to our tables which had our names on them. Mrs Nicol was at our table, some people were very talkative in a good way – just getting to know people.
My favourite part was all the p7s were together and I think we should do more trips together.
On Thursday 14th December 2017 Saltoun Primary School had a Christmas concert night and if you weren’t there to see it I am about to tell you all about it.
First there was the wonderful primary 1/2 Nativity about an extremely grumpy camel named Humphry but his friends and family called him humph because he was so grumpy that all he ever said was HUMPH! The nativity was narrated by Willow,Pippa and Sophie and I cannot forget the wonderful camels Humph (Jessica) camel number 1 (Thomas) and camel number 2 (Sophie I)
Second we had the primary 4/5 violinists Poppy,Brodie,Livi and Melodie. They played Snowflakes and Silent Night. It was truly amazing! I know that I could never play the violin far less play those 2 very complicated songs.
Next we had the p6/7 violinists who played Good King Wenceslas and Little Donkey, it was outstanding.
Then we had the primary 3 and 4s who sung Silent Night which BSL which stands for British Sign Language and also with BSL they sung When Santa got stuck up the Chimney.
Second last I took part in the primary 5/6/7 Christmas choir who sung Rocking around the Christmas Tree whith BSL and our last song was Feliz Navidad with some percussion instruments. I was kind of nervous but I tried my hardest not to show it and it certainly paid off.
Last we had the raffle draw, there were lots of prizes to be won, so well done to some of our luck winners! This year we did not win a prize.
On Friday the 9th of May, P4/5/6 left for Lockerbie Manor. The journey took two and a half hours. When we got there we had a fire drill. Then we did the activities. The food was amazing!!!!. We did abseiling, archery, shooting with pellet rifles, climbing, compass work, orienteering, canoeing, zipwire and a disco. The dorms were luxury:). It was really good fun. The journey home took two and a half hours. When we got home some of us ran to our parents:). By Dylan Allen
Last week p5/6/7 watched a video called Child 31, the class took this very seriously and they now want to sponsor a school in Malawi. It is going to cost us £6000 and we already have £5 only £5995 to go.
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.
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 novel. It sounded delicious and today it tasted delicious but thankfully it didn’t turn us into plastic toys as it did the characters in the novel. Well done P4-7 so proud of you, special mention to Dylan who personally read over 1,000,000.
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 to earth”. Another pupil commented on the fact they felt their opinion was heard. Fiona told us about her work on this campaign and about her job in Westminster. We grilled her with questions and she even told us her favourite sweet. You will need to ask someone from P4-7 for Fiona’s response!
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, is being run by the East Lothian ranger service. As with all their bat events it is important to know that the accompanying adults are responsible for the children in their care, not the rangers or any school staff present. The rangers have also asked that each family bring a torch with them and to have suitable footwear and clothing. This should be a great night and a late night! See you at 8.30pm.
Due to the nature of the event we had to limit the number of tickets sold to 45. I know this caused disapointment for some families, be assured we did try to hold 2 events this session. The rangers have said that they could offer another session in September, which we can hopefully arrange.