Saltoun Primary School

Archive for P3/4 2011/2012

Science Day Monday

Science week

Today p1/2 have been learning about engineering and building Lego cars and Matthew N brought a science experiment in.

P3/4 have built some boats out of Lego and were Learning about how when runners run they get more thinner and healthy.

Nursery where putting things in piles of plants and animals and people which they found very hard.

P4/7 were learning about the strategies you need to use to build a car out of k’nex.  The car that was the fastest and strongest was Jay and Ryans.

Our cars

By Science Reporters: Euan, Ryan and Jessica

Musical Scores

All the P4, 5 6 and 7 pupils had the opportunity to participate in a special music session yesterday with Dave Trouton.  This was in partnership with Youth Music Initative (YMI).

creating a score

orchestra ready!

Health Week Timetable

home challenge

timetable 2012 pupils

Here is timetable of health week activities and a copy of the healthy homework challenge sheet. The idea is you colour a box when you feel you have completed that challenge.

Teachers Arm Set Alight!

P3-7 visited Glasgow Science Centre.  It was so exciting, who knew science could be so much fun!  Mrs Guy demonstrated the properties of methane gas by allowing her arm to be set alight!  There were so many science experiments and activities to take part in, explore and discover.  What a great catalyst for our science topics this term.  Well done to all Saltoun pupils whose behaviour and ability to form relevant questions and knowledge was commented on by centre staff.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year

Preparing Apples

Enjoying apples and dipping honey

Layla and Sascha took part in Rosh Hashannah at their synagogue yesterday.   Today they wanted to tell us all about. They shared apples and honey with the whole school.  The honey represents good living and health.  They also showed us their Shofar, a horn to wake up everyone and call them to remember their creator.

Shana Tova Layla and Sascha.  Happy New Year


Saltoun and Humbie Make Sweet Music Together

We welcomed our friends from Humbie Primary and took part in a joint music project delivered by Sonsie Music.  This was funded by East Lothian Council.  We made instruments, explored sound, composed music and then performed.  It was lovely to work with “our sister school” and have new friends to play and work with.  The staff appreciated the opportunity to work together too.

Eco Picnic

On Friday our school took part in an EcoSchool “One Planet Picnic”.  Pupils made lovely muffins with local produce and served us all apple juice.  We took the opportunity to play games and the pupil council ran some fundraising stalls.  We raised over £80 for Somalia.

It took a lot of work by the different groups to pull off.  Thanks you to the parents who came along to support us too.

Forest Schools

Treacle came too