Miss Beaton and her class are getting ready to show us their assembly on Friday 30th November. They are going to tell us about how to keep our school and town clean and tidy. Watch this space for more… (Check out the Eco-Committee part of the weblog too!)
In Primary 5, we have been learning about how to write a good newspaper article. Some of us get the First News when it comes out so we can learn about what is going on in the world. It is aimed towards children so we find it easier to read…and much more interesting! There are copies in the school for us to read in our silent reading times but we’ve also been looking at them to see what we like about the way they are written. We can also get ideas for our own articles.
If you get the chance to read any kind of newspaper article that is interesting and appropriate for children then I would read it because we learned so much from them.
Well done to the children in the Middle Area! You raised £382 for FARM-Africa! Together, the P4s and P5s raised this huge amount…with their wellies!!
The p4s had a Welly Day and took part in all sorts of fun and educational activities to raise money for the charity. Some of them decorated wellies and cut them out. They then stuck them onto a big piece of yellow paper to spell out the word Africa. Mr Barnes liked it so much he used in the Whole School Assembly today!
The p5s had a ten minute sponsored welly dance last Friday and managed to raise a lot of money thanks to kind sponsorship from their families.
At the Whole School Assembly today, Mr Barnes asked all the Pupil Councillors from P1-P7 to speak into the microphone at the Sports Centre to tell all the boys and girls what they’d done to help raise money for FARM-Africa in an enterprising way.
As they told him what they’d done, Mrs Clark from the school office told us the running total after each year stage. Mr Barnes had predicted that we’d raise over £450. He used coloured welly boots pegged to a badminton net to show all the children how much we’d raised at each stage. By the time he’d gotten to P5 he’d realised that the target had been met already!!! WOW!! Have a look at the photo below to see the total money raised by the children and their families.
They raised a staggering £2326.42 !! And the best news is there is still some money being counted as I type! Well done for all your hard work and all the teachers for their support. FARM-Africa will be over the moon.
Even Mrs Ford brought her wellies!
Primary 5 have raised a huge amount of money for FARM-Africa today! The final count is on Monday but our estimates are already at over £500! Well done and thank you to everyone who kindly donated money for the Sponsored Welly Dance. The children had a lot of fun dancing to The Proclaimers, Queen and even Aretha Franklin!
P5B put Miss Boyd’s wellies in paint and printed two giant wellies! They then cut them out and stapled some of their sponsor sheets to it to show the other boys and girls at the Whole School Assembly.
P5A decorated an old welly with coins!
P5C had a welly race in their wellies BUT the wellies had MUD in them!! Yuck!!
Well done to the P5s!