Today Haidyn told us all about her pet Hamster called Pippa. Pippa likes to eat cereal, carrots and mini marshmallows. She enjoys her exercise maze and going all over the floor in her ball. She once escaped her ball and went on an adventure for a whole day. She re-appeared when she was hungry! Well… Continue reading
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We at the the Press Gang have been busy reporting on what we have been doing so far this year. Our Press Gang members are James Aitchison, Zoe Nairn, Oliver Morter and Isla Aitchison.
“A New School Year”
We started back at school on 15th August. I found it hard to get out of bed, but I was excited about being a P2. We have some new children in our class this year in P1.
When we got to school we found that our teachers had been busy making new areas in our classroom. We have a “Listening Area” where we can listen to stories on CD. My favourite is “Gangsta Granny” by David Walliams.
We also have a new keyboard to play music on. We have a sensory tray which has different things in it, like aqua beads and toy animals. They are great! My favourite part of the class is the reading area as you get to learn to read which helps us when we are older.
In P5-7, we welcomed some new P5’s who have settled in nicely.
Mrs McIntosh has created an additional “chill out zone” in the spare classroom which we use at choice times, for house captain meetings, reading and other activities. We are very lucky to have it. We also have a new group work area, Library and comfy seats.
P1-4 have also been on a visit to a mosque in Galashiels. When we arrived we went to the kitchen. There were lots of cups and jugs. Then we all went upstairs where we had to take our shoes off, but left our socks on. This was so it didn’t get messy, so that it was clean when they prayed. We made mosque puzzles and then climbed to another floor where we were given party bags.
We hope you enjoyed our reports and look out for our next report about activities and visits we have had.
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The P1 children are nearing the end of their sound learning marathon with only a few now left to learn. On Tuesday we were using our knowledge of the sounds to try and write down some words. We then tried to join the sound cubes together to create more. Each time we also checked what… Continue reading
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We have been doing some mapping skills as part of our topic on our local area looking at the features of a map, the key, co-ordinates, compass points, following and giving directions. The children then used the skills and knowledge they had learnt to create their own treasure maps and wrote instructions to find the buried… Continue reading
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Today the House Captains held their very first House Event of this session. They had, very ably, organised a treasure hunt for all the boys and girls in the school. This involved the children having to search for and find the coloured cards for their house and bring them back one at a time to… Continue reading
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P1-4, with our volunteer Mrs Payne, went and visited Ednam Parish Church. This was to learn all about where and how Christians worship. They were met by Mrs Rodwell, who began by naming the furniture in the church and and letting them know the purpose of each piece of furniture. They then were shown how… Continue reading
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Toady Matthew gave us a lesson on the History of Ednam. He had a very interesting and relevant Power Point presentation with links to relevant clips on uTube. He told us how he lives in the original school in the village and that his granny lives where a former headteacher of the school used to… Continue reading
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