A letter was given out to all families during week beginning 6th September. If you need a copy of this letter, you can download it here: Road safety letter 7th Sept.
To see some great photos of P5 pupils rock climbing and P6 pupils in canoes, just click on
The outdoor education service said that our children were “polite, well behaved and enthusiastic.”
Have you got any unwanted mobile phones at home? There is a brilliant opportunity for us to get some new ICT equipment for our school. If we can collect 250 old mobiles the company which manufactured our interactive whiteboards will give us 33 handsets which work with the boards. They can be used to send answers to questions, fire sentences onto the board, select multiple choice answers and vote. The kit usually sells for £1900, so getting it free is quite a saving!
We are teaming up with St Mary’s Primary in Haddington to have a realistic chance of achieving the target. We will then share the set of handsets with them (e.g. a month’s use in each school).
The icing on the cake is that if we can do this, the manufacturer will also give £500 to the NSPCC. This will be used to support Childline and the NSPCC’s own helpline. As the number of calls to Childline is so high, the charity is no longer able to cope and this money will be put straight towards alleviating the problem.
Please ask friends and relatives. It’s amazing how many mobiles are lying around in drawers. If you have teenagers, there are probably stacks of old mobiles somewhere in the bedroom!
Community Coffee Morning – Friday 10th September 2010
Like us we are sure you have heard and seen all about the terrible disaster affecting the people of Pakistan. At our first Pupil Council meeting last week we decided to organise a coffee morning to raise money for the Appeal. So, we are holding a coffee morning on Friday 10th September 2010 from 10-11.30am in our school hall and we hope as many people as possible will come to it.There will be cake and candy and a chance for people to have a cup of coffee and a chat. You can help us by coming, baking for the event or if you have any garden produce you can donate please bring it with you.
We would like to raise lots of money and hope to see you next week.
Members of the Pupil Council.
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Last year our P7 class was filmed while taking part in activities at the Risk Factory in Edinburgh. The film was incorporated into the annual reveiw of Scottish Power, one of the organisations which supports the Risk Factory.
If you want to see Yester in action (and being interviewed!), click on:
and select the video for Powerwise Safety Education Programme
Summer library activities.
The P7 activity afternoon and barbecue planned for Wednesday 23rd June has been postponed until next week due to the absence of Mr Devereux.
Sports Day has been cancelled on Thursday 10th June and is rescheduled for Thursday 24th June. If you have ordered an adult lunch this will be carried forward to the 24th.
Here is a copy of the new menu.
We have been taking part in a whole lot of sports over the last few weeks. Here is a snapshot!!
Our Hockey team at the Regional Hockey Finals in Penicuik. P4 and 5 Rugby Festival at Bleachfield.
On Tuesday 25th May our P7 hockey team travelled to Penicuik for the Scottish Schools Regional Hockey Championship. Our team played very well and came fourth in the competition. Well done, team!
This term P4 and 5 have been learning how to play touch rugby. Our teacher is called Fergus and he comes from South Africa. To start with we played Sharks and Fishes and then we moved on to tag rugby. This week we played in a Festival with all our P4 and 5 pupils.
On Wednesdays our P4 pupils go to Haddington to learn how to swim. Our swimming teacher is called Mrs Anderson and she sometimes puts things in the water with numbers on them. We have to get as many as we can and add up our scores. The person with the highest number is the winner.
I really like swimming. It is a lot of fun.
Shell Science workshop
On Wednesday 26th May P3 pupils had a visit from Pat who works for Shell Education . We were making a band roller. To start with we looked at a wind up clock motor and then we looked at a few power storing toys. We were given 2 discs, 4 pieces of wood, an elastic band or two, a bead, a washer and two different lengths of rod. Angus D was the first one to find out how it worked. You could use it as a helicopter,car, carousel and Finlay H made it go in the motion of a hula hoop.