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The SEPA team visit St Mary’s

SEPA stands for Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Today they came to talk to Primaries 5 to 7, about Flooding, and what we can to help our environment. Our visitors made it easy to remember the information they were telling us, by being so funny.
SEPA had its own website for kids:, which is worth having a look at.

Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle

Mr Cowie has been working with a group of children throughout the school, on keeping healthy. The children have all been designing posters to encourage active lifestyles. Connor’s poster, below, shows some choices people can take, to make their future a better one.

Our annual Ceilidh which ended a very enjoyable Scottish week at St. Mary’s

On Friday morning, all the school came together to celebrate the end of our Scottish week. All the classes, from Primary 1 to 7, have been learning various Scottish dances during our PE lessons, and we took it in turns to show each other our superb dancing skills. The nursery children came along to share in the fun, and were even dancing along themselves to the music. It was a lovely way to bring the whole school together.

Chinese New Year in the nursery

So far this year we have been learning all about Chinese New year. It is the year of the dragon. He brings good luck.

We made a big dragon together.
We made Chinese lanterns and tangram pictures. There were triangles and rectangles in them.

We listened to the story about how the animals had a race across the river. The rat won and the New Year was named after him. The other animals took turns after that. We played with the animals and retold the story.

We tasted some different Chinese foods and we had messy play with noodles. They were very slippery!

Now we are learning all about Scottish things. We will put some photographs up soon.
Because it is winter we have been feeding the birds. We have put some new bird feeders up in our nursery garden and we are looking forward to watching our feathery visitors over the next few weeks.

Nursery Fundraising
Our Christmas fair raised a total of £387 for the nursery funds. We have already spent some of it on Christmas activities and outings. A big Thank You to everyone who contributed towards the fair and who came along to support us on the day.
If you would like to take part in the next fundraising group meeting, please add your name to the list in the entrance hall and we will find a day that best suits.

Note for your diary
On Thursday 23rd February we will be supporting the British Heart Foundation Wear it Red Day. We are asking the children to wear red to nursery that day and give a contribution of £1 towards the charity. We will also be having a red raffle and a red cake sale. If you would like to contribute a raffle prize please hand it in to a member of staff, and cakes can be brought in on the Wednesday or Thursday morning.