On Friday 8th May, Peter and Preeti Gardiner came to the Middle Area and Infant Assemblies to show the children some Judo moves. They asked for volunteers from the audience to try on the white jackets and showed them some of the basic Judo moves. It was then the chance for the children who go to Judo to show off some of their skills. We even had a Junior Scottish Bronze Champion amongst us! (Toby Boston in 5C!)
We were so impressed with the skills on show and there were many children so inspired by the assembly that they fancy giving a go themselves! Thank you so much for coming Peter and Preeti. It is always an honour to have you in school.
(Remember, NEVER try these moves at home or outside without mats. You need proper supervision by qualified instructors to carry out the moves.)
Well done to Elliot Glynn and Ailidh Finlayson for being our first ever JOINT winners of the Middle Area Scots Afternoon ‘Stamp Quaich’!
The pupils and staff could not decide between the two of you because you both contributed so many things to the Homecoming afternoon.
You are deserving winners so CONGRATULATIONS!
Elliot played the guitar with the Guitar Group, he sang ‘Little Morag’ with his class, recited a poem and even played ‘Caledonia’ on his guitar while singing along too! Ailidh recited her poem, danced The Sword Dance, played her cello and also played guitar in the Guitar Group. What a talented pair, don’t you agree?
A quaich (see Wikipedia link for pronunciation!) is a Scottish drinking vessel now used to symbolise friendship and they are often used in prizegiving ceremonies. See here for more information about quaichs.
All the P4s and P5s took part in the MIDDLE AREA SCOTLAND QUIZ.
The children came up with their own questions for the quiz either in school or for homework and Mrs Baillie had the tricky job of choosing all the questions. The Team Captains from P7 were the question masters and cheered on their own houses BARRIE, BURNS, SCOTT and STEVENSON at the same time! The children who wanted to take part brought a piece of paper and a pencil with them to write down their answers then if they felt that they had done well, they swapped their answers with someone else to see how they got on. Each team earned points from their highest scoring members i.e. if the highest score out of your house was 12 out of 16 then your house got 12 points. Then the team with the highest personal score(s) overall after 30 questions earned a massive 50 points for their house.
The questions were actually quite tricky but all teams did very well to get such high scores.
It was a close call in the end but after all the scores were counted up this year’s winners of the Middle Area Scotland Quiz were…….SCOTT with 73 points!! Well done, boys and girls!
Baldy Bane came to Law Primary to show everyone their super cool show. Everyone really liked it. Their show was called THE LAND OF THE EMERALD STARS!
“Caitlin Mackay lives in the bonny village of Muckledowp. It is a very cheery place to live, thanks mainly to her Auntie Maggie, the village gossip. Maggie knows everything that goes on and makes sure that everybody stays happy.” But something happens to upset the villagers…
P4 have had a talent show and a fair on the 9th June to raise money for Rwanda. They dressed up. It was called P4′s Got Talent!
On Monday 3rd of March P4 attended and performed at a concert at the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh. The concert was led by Steven Fischbacher and his band. Each P4 class got on the stage and performed a song with actions to other schools. It was a great experience and was enjoyed by all.
We had a great time at the Scots Afternoon on Wednesday 20th of February. There were pianists, dancers, singers and even musicians on the keyboard and clarsach. We really enjoyed listening to the poetry reciting. Everyone had a great time singing scottish songs.
Would you like to hear some of the songs we sang and bagpipes played by two P.6 boys ?
On Friday the 22nd of February 2008 it was Thinking Day. Some of the children wore their Brownie or Cub uniform to school, they also got their picture taken.
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!