Saltoun Primary School

Archive for P3/4/5/6/7 2010

World Maths Day

On Tuesday 1st March it is World Maths Day. P3-7 are taking part in a mental maths challenge against other children around the world.  Each game lasts for 60 seconds and pupils can play up to 100 games, earning points for their personal tally.  Pupils can play beyond 100 games during the event, but points will only count to the World Maths Day Mathometer, not their personal point score.  The students who answer the most questions correctly will appear on the Hall of Fame.  There are 5 levels of play, 20 games on each level. All pupils have a login and password and we have been practising, before the big day, in the classroom. Pupils can also practice these challenges at home before Tuesday. The website address is I hope to see the results on the website increasing every day! Have Fun!

Badminton Players

Today P3-7 were very lucky to take part in a badminton taster session. Mrs Black came to Saltoun and taught us some of the skills in badminton. We had great fun in the session and can’t wait to play again. Miss Brown has said that we can play some badminton in our P.E lessons. We would like to thank Mrs Black for coming along. 🙂


Book Party

Today P3 hosted a book party in the village hall. The party had a Fantastic Mr Fox theme and we made up activities for it. We also prepared the food for our animal feast! We invited 7 other schools from the Tranent cluster. We prepared a speech and greeted the 67 other children who all came wearing animal masks. There were two activities – fox facts then pin the tail on the fox and book circle discussions. After that we all had a feast. We had a great afternoon and hope everyone else did too. Below are some photos of the event.


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.

It’s party time!

Remember your party clothes on Monday afternoon!!

Super Spelling!

This week P3-7 wrote acrostic poems about their spelling words. Below are a selection of my favourites….

Fluttering in the wind                       

Like a butterfly

Above the rooftops

Great flag in the sky

by Luca P3


Biscuits in the oven

Aprons are worn

Kitchen is where we do it

Eggs make it rise.

by Euan P4


Dive in and out of water

Over waves

Leaping in the air

Plunging into the seas

Hunting for fish

In the deep blue ocean

Never giving up

by Niall P3


Dolphin diving shooting out of the water

Of course they splash me

Lovely seeing them sll diving out of the water

Probably having lots of fun

In the water!

Now time to go home

by Charlotte P3


People pick up the phone

Hello is what they say

On the road or at home

Nattering away


by Amber P3


Floating all around

Lovely in the sky

All the colours

Green for our Eco School.

by Jessica P3

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!!


Igloo Design

Can you design and build an igloo for a doll or teddy bear?

Take a photograph or your igloo with your doll or teddy inside it.