Our May Fair last Saturday was a huge success!
Ignoring the cold and rainy weather, the great people of East Linton turned up at school in droves to enjoy the stalls, games and food.
Everyone had great fun, and as an added bonus, we raised £1100 for the school!! This is way up on the last few years’ takings – so a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported us.
We would also like to thank all the Parent Council members, the many non-members, all the staff, and the six P7s who gave up their time to run a stall, help set-up/clear-up or ensure that everything ran smoothly. Special mention goes to Bobby the Janitor who worked tirelessly all day.
Every penny raised goes straight to the school! We will be spending most of this year’s profit on:
What did you think of the May Fair? Should this be a permanent fixture in the school calendar or should we try a different fundraising event in the Spring next year? We’d love to hear from you. Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
The children in Primary 4 enjoyed a fantastic trip to the woods with Bill from Outdoor Education yesterday.
It was a lovely sunny day and we all really enjoyed being outside for the day. We walked to the forest from the car park and played some games on the way. When we got there we all worked together to put up a huge teepee then went on a scavenger hunt and made pictures of ourselves with everything that we found. Then we did a night line in the forest and had to help each other to move around safely. After lunch we worked together to put up hammocks and had a fantastic time in them!
We really enjoyed our outdoor day and hope that we can go again some time. Here are some photos.
Please find below the link to the East Linton Parent Council Minutes from our meeting on Thursday 16th May 2013.
This week we have still been learning about fractions in maths. We have been ordering fractions and some of us have been learning about mixed numbers and improper fractions.
On Wednesday we were given a challenge to build a model of a rainforest shelter. We had to use only things you can find in the rainforest (branches, vines, leaves, moss etc.) and it had to be waterproof, keep out wild animals and fit two peolple. We had lots of fun and made some great shelters. Some people’s shelters didn’t stand up at first so they had to change their designs or the way the branches were held together.
We have been learning about classifying different living things and practiced putting animals into groups of vertebrates and invertebrates. We also learnt about the different features of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles.
We have been doing talks for homework and some people have presented theirs to the class already. They have all had lots of information and did a great job of remembering to speak clearly and to try to look at their audience.
Here are some photographs of us this week.
Here are some pictures of us this week.
Today P2/3 had their class assembly on the Vikings. They did a brilliant job learning their songs and lines and they all looked fantastic!! Thank you to parents for all your effort. Enjoy the long weekend and see you on Wednesday.
The gardening club have been very busy weeding, planting special flowers that help bees, planting vegetables and tidying the playground. A huge thank you to Mrs Dorrian for all her help! Today we made some transient art, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy!
On Wednesday P4/5 were making up our own rainforest Just So stories. Just so stories are stories that tell us how animals got some of their features, for example ‘How the Zebra got his Stripes’. The Just So stories are made up so it is not really how the zebras got their stripes.
This week P4/5 were learning about fractions. We were learning how to compare fractions.
P4/5 have been doing athletics at PE for the last 4 weeks. For the first week P4/5 were doing long jump, for the second week high jump and for the third week we were doing the 80m and the 150m in running. For the final week we were doing running and cricket ball throwing but not with real cricket balls.
It was sunny on Monday so we went outside to read our reading books.
Here are some pictures of P4/5 this week.
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