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.
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!
More photos have come in over the holidays for the The First Minister’s Reading Challenge. Where will you ‘Get Caught Reading’ next? Keep them coming in to Miss Gater.
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 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.
On Friday we had our second sharing assembly as part of the Building Resilience project. The children shared their brilliant work which has been happening in classes all over the school. The main things we have been learning are:
- Relationships are important for our health and wellbeing
- Belonging to a group can be a good way to build friendships
- Good relationships are a two way thing
From puppet shows to story telling, cartoons to creating jigsaws, musical performances to recipes; check out the brilliant work the children have created!