Yesterday was a hive of activity in the Secret Garden. Anna came to join us and we had 4 squad doing various jobs. We had weeders, plant rescuers, painters, bark layers, soil bashers, bed fillers, seed planters, wheel barrowers and lots more! We also had a merry band of parents who came along and helped… Continue reading →
Yesterday we started our Daily Mile. We are going to go out everyday and spend 15mins either walking or jogging round the playground and hopefully the Dubby when the weather improves. This was something that the Pupil Council wanted to do as it has been shown that daily exercise can help to improve concentration, our… Continue reading →
Yesterday we had our second House Event organised by the House Captains. This one had a Christmas theme and involved all the members of the house team. Each House was given; 2 newspapers, some card, cellotape, pens, tinsel, 2 baubles, scissors, pencils and a toilet roll and challenged to dress their teacher up in a Christmas outfit… Continue reading →
Yesterday we showcased our whole school Christmas production called “No Room For A Baby”. All the pupils were outstanding in their acting, singing and dancing. Everyone from the youngest Nursery pupil through to the oldest P7 pupil gave their all. The teachers and audience were very proud to see everyone shining on the stage. Merry… Continue reading →
This week we were informed that we had been very successful in the recent Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ competition, we came 1st!!!!!
We will receive some money that we can now use to create our ‘Secret Garden’. Once completed, this garden will be used as an outdoor classroom, as well as a quiet place for pupils to use during the school day.We will begin in the New Year, the work needed to transform this plan into a reality. Thank you to everyone who supported us by putting their blue tokens into the Ednam perspex box.
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.
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 →
In our recent Eco Group meeting we decided to register with the above Award. Together with our efforts to be successful in our Tesco Challenge, we are hoping to create a wonderful outdoor learning area for all our pupils. Within the Award there are various Award Levels ranging from Bronze to Platinum. We are hoping to reach the Bronze Level by the end of January 2018. Today we earned our first point towards this by sending used Ink Cartridges off for recycling.