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P7 WW2 Wax Work Museum

Primary 7 put on an amazing show last week at their WW2 Wax Work Museum. As part of their project, they researched a real or fictional character from World War 2 and created a museum piece all about them. What surprised me was their creativity and uniqueness. No-one had gone for obvious WW2 characters so there was a feel for the unheard stories, including amazing stories of bravery and strong female characters. It was lovely to hear stories of family members and their role in the war and the level of professionalism and hard work from our brilliant P7s was a joy to see! Well done.

Thank you!

We know that we have an amazing community at Craiglockhart but we were completely overwhelmed with the amount of people who turned up this morning and helped us to clear the playground. You are all superheroes. Thank you!

Read, Write, Count Launch Party

Thank you so much to all of the P2 and P3 parents and carers that came along this morning to participate in our Read, Write, Count Launch and Gifting Party, the children were absolutely delighted so many of you could attend and it was standing room only in the back of the hall! We loved sharing the Read, Write, Count activities we had been doing in class but the highlight for all of us was opening the presents to find out we all had our very own bag full of books and resources to use at home with our parents. And of course a party is not a party without cake so we had some of that too! Once again thank you to the teachers involved and to our amazing community for such a turn out.

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Craiglockhart Champions!

BRILLIANT NEWS! Yesterday our amazing Sporthall team of P6 and 7 children attended the East of Scotland Sportshall Final having previously qualified in the Edinburgh round.

After months of hard work in their own time by the children and their superb coach Mr Sweet we are delighted to say that we won the championship! The children have worked so hard and it is a very well deserved victory. Congratulations, we are so proud of you all!

Sportshall

P7 at Benmore

Although the weather wasn’t quite as kind to us in the afternoon yesterday, we all had a great time. There was a very muddy mountain biking session which Mr Law enjoyed, (even though he hadn’t been on a bike for 10 years!) climbing and abseiling, orienteering, gorge walking and even caving, which although wasn’t on our programme some children had the chance to do as it was a bit too windy for canoeing and everyone loved!

In the evening the we played a game of ‘Hunt the Teacher’. All of the staff hid outside in the dark around the centre and the children had to work in teams and find them, collecting information from them to obtain a secret code. What we are most impressed with is the way all of the children from the two classes are mixing and the amazing team work they are demonstrating. We are all looking forward to the disco tonight and getting our glad rags on instead of our red waterproofs!

We will be back 1:30/2pm tomorrow and Mrs Scott will text you all with our expected arrival time and any changes tomorrow.

 

French Week

French Week was a great success with all classes focussing on speaking French throughout the week and learning about life in France. On Thursday, the hall was transformed into a Parisian square with each class taking a responsibility for leading a different area…all in French! There was a boules lesson, cafe, tourist information office, souvenir shop, travel agency and even bingo! ‘Merci beacoup’ to all of the parents that came along and to the children who made it a great success.