Last week p5/6/7 watched a video called Child 31, the class took this very seriously and they now want to sponsor a school in Malawi. It is going to cost us £6000 and we already have £5 only £5995 to go.
Diana Balfour, a lady from Humbie, who ran with Olympic torch kindly let us see and hold her torch at our olympic assembly. The staff were just as excited to be holding a piece of history in the making.
Over 4,000,000 words have been read this term by P4-7. We set this ambitious target in April: we read in our teams, as a class and in our personal time. We were rewarded with a pink lemonade and glazed doughnut party. This was the food and drink that Basil Wrathbone fed his victims in our class novel. It sounded delicious and today it tasted delicious but thankfully it didn’t turn us into plastic toys as it did the characters in the novel. Well done P4-7 so proud of you, special mention to Dylan who personally read over 1,000,000.
As part of our global citizenship project “Send My Friend to School” we had a visit from Mrs Fiona O’Donnell (MP). We have been working on messages to send David Cameron and other world leaders on the issue of “Education for All” We prepared presentations, refreshments(delicious smoothies) and questions. Murdo P4 remarked: “she was down to earth”. Another pupil commented on the fact they felt their opinion was heard. Fiona told us about her work on this campaign and about her job in Westminster. We grilled her with questions and she even told us her favourite sweet. You will need to ask someone from P4-7 for Fiona’s response!
For those people who have a ticket for the bat event on Friday we are going to meet in the school grounds at 8.30pm. We probably won’t be able to see bats until after 9pm so the rangers will do a few activities with us before we go out. This event, at the request of the school, is being run by the East Lothian ranger service. As with all their bat events it is important to know that the accompanying adults are responsible for the children in their care, not the rangers or any school staff present. The rangers have also asked that each family bring a torch with them and to have suitable footwear and clothing. This should be a great night and a late night! See you at 8.30pm.
Due to the nature of the event we had to limit the number of tickets sold to 45. I know this caused disapointment for some families, be assured we did try to hold 2 events this session. The rangers have said that they could offer another session in September, which we can hopefully arrange.
We are taking part in a brilliant Global Citizenship project that can make a real difference: SEND MY FRIEND TO SCHOOL
See this link: http://player.vimeo.com/video/40647232
We have started learning about schooling and life in Tanzania and comparing that to what our lives are like.
“All children should have the right to go to school” Naomi P6
“Now I know how lucky I am to go to school.” Ross P5
” I want to help the people who can’t go to school” Eloise P4
” Now I realise how lucky we are” Jessica P4
We will be taking part in the 2012 campaign and have a visit planned from an MP in June who will take our messages to David Cameron the Prime Minister. We will keep you updated on our progress.
Mrs Lynn, Mrs Leslie and myself would like to thank the parents for their gifts. We appreciate the sentiment but spending a week at camp with your children was gift enough!
when saltoun got to kingswood the girls were screaming, the bos was saying “aye aye aye”
We have just signed up for a Glow Live event, Going Bananas, which will help us with our algebra this term. It is an event done through a live link alongside many other schools in Scotland. What a great opportunity to have fun while learning tricky concepts.
On Thursday the 27th of April 2012 group N did 3-G Swing .This is a giant swing where you get hoisted up as far as you want then pool a cord and swing from that hite . Every one liked it. Me and Charlie went on together it was really exciting and scary at the same time. By Felix