After attending P2 party on Monday, P1/2 continued their ‘party season’ with a joint venture with P1. Everyone looked really smart and had a lovely time. A particular highlight of this event was the scottish country dancing activity where the children were given the opportunity to create their own steps and sequences to traditional scottish music. Well done, everyone!
P1/2 very much enjoyed their visit to Musselburgh Library yesterday. We were welcomed by Caroline who entertained us with a number of wonderful stories. It was hard to pick our favourite although the story of Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle was a popular choice with all of us. On the way home we noticed vapour trails from two aeroplanes in the sky which crossed each other to form a perfect Scottish Saltire in the clear blue sky!Just in time for St Andrew’s Day, which along with P1a, we helped celebrate with our version of Katie Bairdie.
P1/2 have been learning about different seeds and how they travel. We made our own sycamore seeds from card then tested them by seeing how far they could fly. We were able to use metre sticks to measure how far they travelled and some of us are beginning to think about the importance of fair tests. In ICT we used the Pictogram programme to to record the results of our eye colour survey. Everybody was able to read the information contained in the 5 bar gates and use it to create bar graphs and pie charts – very well done! We are having a big focus on friends and being kind to one another. Our Kindness Tree has has pride of place at the front of our classroom and we are looking forward to dressing it with leaves describing acts of kindness – it has 3 at the moment but I’m sure it will have lots more soon! Everyone is looking forward to our visit to Musselburgh Library and to the Family Book Packs we will receive at the end of this week. Please look out for your pack!P1a and ourselves have been practising like mad for the St Andrew’s Day celebrations on Friday. We are singing 3 verses from Katie Bairdie and are looking forward to performing in front of local residents. Have a look at some photos which will help give you a flavour of these and other activities we have been involved in.
The link above will take you to the section of Parliament TV where our Primary seven pupils will be asking questions of Tam Baillie tomorrow. Having received a personal invite to attend the Parliament and take part in a day of questions and workshops they have prepared a set of challenging questions for the Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. Why not tune in and see them in action! This exciting opportunity follows on from our work last year at Campie on a RIGHT Blether and The Commissioner is holding this first annual event to report back to children on the areas he was going to take forward on their behalf.
The Parent Tips & Hints section has been updated to include information on how to encourage your child with their Litercay and Numeracy as well as useful guides on how to do paired reading with your child and ask interesting questions.
Just go the Parents section then Hints & Tips… if you would like to download any of these files click on the link above or simply view them online (there may be some small teething problems and files may not be available all the time).
What a beautiful day it is today to welcome back to school all our new and returning Campie families. It is great to see everyone again. Primary one have just gone home after their first few hours in school and certainly had a wonderful time running around the playground with their P7 buddies.
Below is the first letter of the year (if you don’t have flash support you can download by clicking the link at the bottom of the post).
We had a lovely day yesterday. We went to the Opening Ceremony of our World Sports Day in the morning. In the afternoon we ran a lap of Olivebank with our P7 buddies and then took part in an obstacle course. It was great!
What a day! Primary 7 have been incredibly busy organising, performing and participating in National Get Set Sports Day.
The day started with the whole school showing their Olympic country colours, not just by wearing clothes but with face paints too! At 11:15 all classes were lead outside to the playground where they announced a fact to do with their country and made a lap of the playground while everyone cheered. The Primary 7′s then demonstrated a very professional work out routine which was very active and most importantly fun. All classses were then treated to a live rendition of ‘Sing’ performed using insturments such as piano, guitars, drums and of course our powerful voices!
The Primary 7′s took an early lunch so they could set up Olivebank for afternoon activities. The infants came first and ran a lap of the track as well as running in small but challenging obstacle course. They seemed really pleased that they could do some of the activities they had worked so hard on for Sports Day. Next came the middle school, who ran 3-4 laps of the track and played a completely new version of dodgeball, much to everyone’s delight. Finally Primary 5 and 6 challeneged themselves to run as many laps as they could and followed that up with a double dash obstacle course. As you can imagine, everyone was very tired and looked forward to a cool cup of juice and some fruit as a reward for all their hard work.
Wow… what an active day. Big thank you to the Primary 7′s for putting in so much work organising this event, to all members of staff for helping on the day, to the kitchen staff for organising the refreshments and of course to everyone who took part. Well done!
It’s Get Set National Sports Day tomorrow. Hundred of schools will be taking part all over the country in celebration of the upcoming Olympics, physical activity and fun! Campie is participating by holding it’s own special event complete with opening ceremony, activities and refreshments.
You can help by dressing in the colours of your country (selected as a class), wearing face paint and bringing in flags and personal decorations to really get into the spirit of things. Just imagine the whole school dressed up in bright colours cheering on their country… what a sight that would be!
The weather is meant to be dry but please come prepared for anything (outdoor footwear, sun cream, water bottle, etc…). Also, although we love having parents at our events this celebration is only for Campie Primary students but don’t worry there will be lots of pictures and Twitter updates throughout the day.