Sandra the Dental Nurse came to visit us on Monday afternoon to tell us about her job and how she helps the community. She told us that she goes to schools, nurseries and people homes to show the children how to brush their teeth. She also tells boys and girls things that they can do… Continue reading

98 total views, no views today

On Monday we worked in groups to sort various animals into what we thought were the correct habitats for them.   80 total views, no views today

80 total views, no views today

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

75 total views, no views today

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.

93 total views, no views today

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

71 total views, no views today

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. 76 total views, no views today

76 total views, no views today

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

52 total views, no views today

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

115 total views, no views today

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

111 total views, no views today