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 P5s used the vegetables the P1-4 class were given at their Tesco visit to make some soup.  They then invited the P1-4 class over to taste it.  Not everyone in the class wanted a taste but those who did said it was delicious. 92 total views, 1 views today

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The Primay 5s from both Ednam and Sprouston went to Kelso High School for a Numeracy Challenge afternoon. The children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  204 total views, no views today

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Last session Primary 4-7 wrote Olympic Sports Sonnets, which were the last of many poetry forms we had written over the session.

We entered the Sonnets into the Borders Live Rio Olympics Poetry Competition and today we heard that Jared got second prize and Isaac got third prize.  Everyone did a great job, but well done Jared and Isaac.  It is hoped that they will be presented with their prizes by Borders Live staff at an assembly soon.

All the Sonnets can be seen on our blog here.

All of last sessions poems were published in a book, which would make a great Christmas present, and can be found here (black and white issue) and here (colour issue).

Here are the prize winning poems by Jared and Isaac.


Ballad by Isaac
Sonnet by Isaac


Ballad by Jared
Sonnet by Jared

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No Primary 5-7 are not Space Aliens, …..mmm;-)  they are designing their own version of Aliens using papier mache.

Today was our second go and the aliens are coming along well.  Very impressively everyone cleans, tidies and clears everything away very well, with no mess and in good time, ready for next time!

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At the end of last term Primary 4-7 made a book of poems based on the variety of work done during last year, as part of an enterprise project.

This book is now available in black and white or colour versions and can be viewed and ordered online at the publishers website – black and whitecolour.

Hard copies can be viewed at the school office.


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The Olympics and Sport have been topics that Primary 4-7 have been working on in the summer term, and as part of the Leavers Assembly, we performed an Olympic Creative Dance.

A lot had to be crammed into a short time in this busy summer term, but everyone did very well in creating this dance that starts and ends with the Olympic Rings, and depicts various Olympic Sports.  See how many you can spot?




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