On Thursday the 18th of January 2018 it was Chinese New Year. We had 2 activities – we were split up into 2 groups – primary 1/2/3/4 and primary 5/6/7. At first the primary 5/6/7 group went downstairs to Mrs Daly’s classroom. We got to learn how to count to ten in Mandarin Chinese .
This is a list of Mandarin from 1 to 8 :-
- 一 yī …
- 二 èr. …
- 三 sān. …
- 四 sì …
- 五 wǔ …
- 六 liù …
- 七 qī …
- 八 bā
After that the primary 5/6/7 group came back upstairs to learn some more about China and their wonderful traditions.
We also learned what animal we are on the Chinese calendar. I am a pig, Flynn is a dog, Livi is a rat, Lewis is a rooster, Miss Stewart a horse and Katie is a pig. Why don’t you try to find out what you are?
Holly McAllister, Primary 6
On Tuesday we had an assembly about the Stretch Zone. Mrs Pearce explained that you don’t want to be too comfortable or too stressed, you just want to be in the middle and that’s called the Stretch Zone.
When you are in the panic zone you might feel tired and stressed so you won’t do your best work. When you are in the comfort zone you won’t learn anything new. However when you are in the Stretch Zone you find your mojo and you achieve your best.
I am going to use it in maths and all my learning to challenge myself.
Katie Inglis, Primary 6
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.
By Holly McAllister