I’m in the Eco Committee and have made some posters to put up in the school. I have three posters, one that says ‘keep the park clean’, one that says ‘always recycle paper’ and also one that says ‘do not cut down trees’ (unless you plant more).
This term we are heading towards getting our Green Flag (as an environmentally aware school)! We have done lots of very exciting things, like running a Fairtrade tuck shop to raise money for Fairtrade. In the New Year we will be doing Big Schools Birdwatch- more information on that to come!
We would like to ask you how you have been getting on with your Eco working. Have you been recycling, putting litter in bins and switching off lights when they’re not needed?
We have been in school for nearly six weeks now. Every day when we enter the classroom Miss Morgan makes sure we work our socks off ! We have been learning to do so many new skills.
We have been learning new sounds, letter formation and word building. We have been counting collections, counting forwards and backwards and learning numeral formation. We have been sorting and matching, looking for patterns, cutting out objects and putting them into size order. We have been learning how to draw detailed features on a facial outline. We have been sharing our opinions on various topics and showing good manners at all times. We have also been learning about concepts of print with our reading homework tasks. Phew !! School is exhausting…but fun !
Primary 4 took the train to North Berwick this morning. Although we were hoping for a lovely, sunny day to complete our trail around the town and use our recently acquired mapping skills. Sadly, the weather decided not to play along. We managed to squeeze in a visit to the Lobster Hatchery where Maggie explained the various stages of the lobster life-cycle. After lunch the weather improved so we continued with our trail to Lodge Gardens where we enjoyed a play time in the park. Just enough time to have a wee cone before returning to school on the train. We were all shattered after our busy day.
Primary 4 had a wonderful morning at the National Museum of Scotland where they attended a presentation called ‘So you want to be a Viking?’. The children made an excellent audience and were keen to answer any questions set by the presenters. Frank volunteered to solve a message that was written using runes. Afterwards we were very lucky to have a session with the Viking handling box, where we could investigate artefacts made and used by the Vikings. It was very interesting. Finally, we had a chance to view the Viking exhibits on display in the Early People gallery. At the Viking grave exhibit we were able to identify many of the objects at the plot but couldn’t work out why the Viking had been buried without his feet !