In order to blow off the post-Christmas cobwebs we will be hosting a class quiz on our blog. From the 1st of January every morning a question will be posted. Leave your answer on the blog as a comment. Feel free to use books, the internet, families and friends to help you find the answer. The person with the most correct answers will win a prize on the 31st of January. The correct answer will be posted each evening. Good Luck! Remember to check every day.
Today we mixed up salt dough and used cookie cutters to make some beautiful snowflakes, stars, snowmen and gingerbread men. They are drying now and we can’t wait to decorate them on Wednesday morning after our Christmas Panto. Check back here to see how they turn out!
Our final week of term will be a busy one. Pupils have been given the following information in their diaries in class, but in the event that they do not pass on that information our week will be as follows:
Monday- PE kit is needed and all PE kit should be taken home at the end of the day
Tuesday- Olympic Assembly
Wednesday- Panto in the morning and Christmas Movie Extravaganza in the afternoon. Pupils may bring clothes to dress up (party clothes) or dress down (pyjamas, slippers) to suit their preferences.
Thursday- Christmas Church Service (at school) and ACE hour activity to celebrate good behaviour
On Thursday members from Primary 6S and 7P shared some Christmas joy with the residents of Fa’side Nursing home in Tranent. We sang lots of our favourite carols, enjoyed meeting the residents and were unexpectedly treated to juice and biscuits!
This week we have been building electrical circuits as part of our Kidnapped! storyline. Mrs Jamieson taught us how to build a basic circuit and then we added a switch and finally a second light bulb! It was great fun and a truly ‘enlightening’ experience!
We worked in teams to conduct experiments in class today in order to observe chemical reactions. We hypothesized that vinegar and bicarbonate of soda would bubble (we learned the word ‘effervescent‘) because it gives off carbon dioxide when the two substances are combined. We found: (1) that we were correct and (2) that science is a lot of fun!
Earlier in the week we conducted an experiment to determine which material is best for water filtration. We tested funnels of two sizes, kitchen roll and filter paper. We hypothesized that they would all work, but we found that the funnels were not very effective. The kitchen roll was more effective and the filter paper was most effective. Have a look at our video.
Last Saturday SWPS Parent Council organised a Winter Market to raise funds for the school. Four Primary 7 pupils gave up their Saturday morning to run a face painting and special effects stall that raised more than £75! Well done to Teri, Alex, Chloe and Ross for your hard work! Thank you to Kalib for his super help in running another stall. Many thanks to the talented Mrs Totten for teaching P7 pupils the skills involved in face painting and special effects make up.
Our library has been closed for lending for some time now until all the books could be catalogued so that pupils can now check them out and take them home for a week at a time. Now that more than 4000 books have been catalogued, our library is open for use again! This week both Primary 5W and Primary 3P checked out books. Ross and Kalib from P7P were on hand to check books out. Have a look at Ross’ photos below:
On Tuesday 6th December a team of 20 Primary 7 pupils competed in an indoor Athletics event at Meadowmill. Every child tried their hardest to win points for Sanderson’s Wynd. They worked as a team.They ran as fast as they could, jumped as far as they could and threw as far as they could. They conquered their fears of performing in front of so many other schools who had competed in events like this one before. Well done to everyone who took part! We were very lucky to have such wonderful parent volunteers to support us–a huge thank you goes to Mrs Colgan and Mrs Ukonga!
We have been practising our Athletics skills for several weeks now. We’ve especially been training for running and relay races. One thing we have found quite tricky is handing over the baton quickly and efficiently.
On Monday morning we had a special practice with Mr Johnstone to perfect our technique. The goal of the relay game was to catch the runner in front of you before they got back to their team’s station. The winner was the only team who had not been caught. It was a lot of fun and we improved our baton exchange technique.