P3/4 had fun on Thursday morning performing their ‘Big Bad Play’ in Strawberry Woods. Earlier in the year the class added a play performance to their Forest School wish list. Inspired by their favourite stories and nursery rhymes the children created a storyline and with Mrs Ritchie’s help they wrote their script.
Using their mathematical skills the children worked in teams to built woodland stage settings. They also explored the ancient craft of wattle fencing and included this in their final stage set.
Dress rehearsals were performed for both nursery and P1/2 pupils. Unfortunately the original performance day was rained off. However, we were very lucky that last Thursday provided a window of sunshine and our play was enjoyed by the P4-7 class and the many family members that braved the muddy pathways to our performance.
We would also like to say a big thank you to Mrs Leslie, our camerawoman. (The video will be posted at a later date, watch this space)
As part of our John Muir Award we are discovering and exploring the forest. Today we went out on our usual weekly forest school lesson but we were accompanied with Richard English, the countryside ranger. We had to complete 3 levels to be a nature detective. We discovered lots about a forest that is very familiar to us. Mrs Leslie will continue to help us explore the
forest more deeply using our senses. We are going to be taking part in a conservation project…..watch this space for details.
Today the school got three new chickens. Mr K Morton arrived with our chickens and we even got to pet them. There will be a competition to name the chickens later on in the next few weeks. Hopefully they will lay some eggs as they are at the point of laying. We are looking for parents or pupils to care for the chickens at the weekend. Now Saltoun Primary has the EGG factor.
You may have noticed a green glow surrounding Saltoun Primary School since yesterday and fear not…there is a good reason for this! Yesterday morning we were visited by two assessors from Eco Schools Scotland. They have great pleasure in awarding us our Green Flag! A big thank you and well done to all the pupils, staff, parents and members of the community for all your help in our Green Flag campaign. All we need now is a flag pole….. 🙂
The pupils at Benmore are having great fun! Yesterday they were caving and today they are mountainbiking through the forest. When they return to school on Monday I am sure they will have lots more detail and photos to add to this post. Keep looking!