Election Results

After a massive 105 votes we now know the result of our Saltoun Election.

The votes have been counted and verified and I can now reveal the winning party is…..KIDS CHOICE!

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to support our election.

Election Fever Sweeps Through Saltoun!

The P3-7 Saltoun Election will take place on Wednesday 18th May 2011. Manifestos and Posters have gone home in pupil’s school bags and they will be out in the playground campaigning for YOUR vote. Please pop in on Wednesday 8:50 – 9:30am to register your vote. Every vote counts.

There are 6 parties:

Kids Choice, Minions, Mercury, The Scots, SPP and Galaxy.

Lively Leaders

Today P5/6/7 launched their new lunch time Active Playgrounds scheme by having a ‘Through the Ages’ playdate. Pupils spent the morning learning and playing different games from years gone by. The P5/6/7 now titled ‘Lively Leaders’ lead the session and could be seen in their self-designed yellow t-shirts. The game ‘Postman’s Knock’ was a big hit with everyone (Miss Brown’s favourite too!). The Lively Leaders will now led playground games every Monday and Thursday at lunch time. We can’t wait to see the other games that they are going to teach us!

        

Family Reading!

On Thursday 3rd March it is World Book Day.  At Saltoun we love to read and like to take any opportunity to celebrate this! We would like to invite parents to come into school for Family Reading at 9am.  Parents/carers please bring your favourite children’s story (either from your childhood or a current book your read to your own child at home).  You will be asked to read to your own child or possibly a small group of children at Saltoun.  There will be refreshments provided afterwards and an opportunity for you to observe some of our other Book Day activities in the classrooms.  If you would like to take part in Family Reading, please let a member of staff know.

Carol Singing Cancelled!

Due to weather conditions, this evenings Carol Singing will be cancelled.  Unfortunately, due to busy schedules, there is no other time to fit this in before the holidays.  However, we will see you at the Church on Thursday 23rd December for our Nativity. There will be crafts, tea, coffee and raffle at school afterwards.

Star Writers!

We have lots of talented writers in P3-7. This week we have been writing a personal account of our ‘Snow Days’. Our Star Writer this week was Gabriel who wrote a very engaging, descriptive story. Below is his story for your enjoyment…..

“Schools Out!”

On Monday the 29th of November school was off. “Yipee” I shouted. I got out of bed sleepily and went to get breakfast. As usual I had weetabix. Then I went to the bathroom and brushed my teeth for 2 minutes with my horrible pink toothbrush that my brother chose for me at Tesco! After that I went to my clothes cupboard and fished out my warmest clothes. I had 5 layers on, no wonder I was sweaty!

I went outside. I couldn’t resist turning a big pile of snow into a snowslide. Next me and Reuben had a snowball fight. BANG, THWACK, CLOUT! Then I found some untouched snow and made a snow angel. I made a “swish, swish, swish” sound.

By this time I was hungry so I went inside and had some soup that warmed me up!

Next me, Reuben and Dad went sledging. I brought my snowboard with me. Next thing I was zooming down the hill with the breeze in my hair. After a while me and my snowboard became a sort of celebrity because everybody wanted a go! So I had to rush home to escape the pleading crowds!

When I got in I had some tea. THen I played the wii until 8pm. Next I watched my favourite quiz programme, University Challenge. Then I put on my pjs and went to bed. “zzzz!”

A huge thank you!!

I would like to thank all the parents who helped to clear pathways at the school today!  I really appreciate it. 

I also have it on good authority that some of our pupils helped too – Euan, Niall, Murdo, Rhona, Catherine, Jessica and Lucy – with their own wee shovels!  It’s because of your special efforts that we are opening tomorrow.  I am really looking forward to seeing you all in the morning!

Thanks again, Mrs Birrell

Snow Scavenger Hunt

Can you spot 6 of these things outside?

snowdrift            icicle             robin                  snowman with carrot nose      icy puddle

animal prints         red sledge          snow angel           bird at a feeder        winter clothing

Photograph your findings and bring them into school when we get back.  Print them out and add commentry if you wish.  There will be a prize for everyone who can find 6 of the items!!

REMEMBER TO WRAP UP WARMLY WHEN YOU GO OUTSIDE.

Winter Riddles..

Some winter riddles for you all…

1. What do snowmen like to eat for breakfast? 

2. What is black and white and green and black and white?  

3. What do you call a snowman in the summer? 

4. How do you tell the difference between a walrus and an orange? 

5. Where do snowmen keep their money? 

6. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire? 

Answers will be revealed on the first day back  🙂