In P5 we have been learning about Fairtrade. We were very lucky to have Mrs Brown visit us to talk about Fairtrade, social justice and the work that goes on in our Parish. Inspired by this, we have created Fairtrade boards for the main entrance to the school. We created posters and pieces of work that illustrate and advertise Fairtrade Fortnight. Come in and have a look OR visit the Tuck Shop where fantastic Fairtrade products are available to buy! Go on take a step towards Fairtrade in 2013!
TUESDAY 22nd JANUARY 2013
St. Gabriel’s Pimary School is open as normal. All children should report to school at the normal time.
St Gabriel’s Parent Council would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the Staff, Parents, Pupils, Friends and Family who donated, helped out and came along to this years Christmas Bazaar.
Together we have raised over £1300 which will enable our school to buy extra equipment to aid our children with their development and education.
We would like to thank you all for your continued support.
The Parent Council
Here is a sneak preview of our Stall for the Bazaar tomorrow. Come and have a look. We will be open from 10am. Our team of ceramic artists will be ready to help you ‘Create-a-Plate’ or help you choose from our range of pre-decorated plates.
£2.00 per plate.
Hope to see you all!
Merry Christmas from P5:)
Great to be able to post again- it’s been a while! So we thought we would share some pictures of what we have been up to!
We would also like to tell you about our current ‘CREATE-A-PLATE’ enterprising project..
We have been using ceramic paints and pens to create unique, decorated plates. These will be available to buy at the CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. In addition, we would love YOU to come along and CREATE-A-PLATE at the BAZAAR! Our team of ceramic artists will help you to create your very own plate. Creativity and imagination is all you need! (oh and a little generosity)
Creating Religious Icons:
Chains of Unity:
Music with Mrs Roberts
John Muir Drama Workshops
Judo Taster Session
Enjoying Active Maths!
This year’s Christmas Bazaar will be on Saturday 1st December from 1000hrs til 1200hrs.
Come along and join the fun! There will be Jewellery stalls, Cards and Gifts stalls, Home Baking, Tombola, Raffle and Chocolate Dice Game, Toy stalls and Pupil’s stall with gifts the children have made themselves.
This year’s raffle prizes include: Hampers, £25 Voucher for Clarks, Tickets to see Hibs, Tickets to see Hearts, Family tickets to the Scottish Seabird Centre, £20 Voucher for ASDA, Family Ticket to see “The Snowman” at the Kings Theatre, 2 tickets to Musselburgh Racecourse, Bottle of Glenkinchie Single Malt Whisky and more…
Come along for a fun day and to help support your School.
Here we are bursting with enthusiasm at the end of our first fantastic week in P5!
Today we created our Class Charter of Rules, Rights and Responsibilities- which will be a key feature of how we promote positive behaviour in P5.
Together, we have created this Yellow Brick Road display. We aim to stay on yellow, on the right track to excellence and success. You will see positive bricks and stepping stones along the road… words we added, such as ‘respect’, ‘effort’, ‘fun’, ‘care’ and ‘love’. We also created a pot of gold of rewards and would like to make an Emerald City of Excellence! You may have some good ideas we can add to our theme.
So come on, ‘follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road, follow, follow, follow, follow…..:)
You know the rest!
The Children of Primary 5 have completed the John Muir Award (Discovery Level) and have received their certificates. For a full report of the four stages of the award click on the link below.
The John Muir Award http://edubuzz.org/stgabriels/p5-john-muir-award/
On Tuesday 12th June. Primary 5 took part in East Lothian’s 1st ever Primary Games. The games focussed on the themes of the Olympics: Equality, Inspiration, Determination, Respect, Friendship, Excellence, Courage. The children were split into two teams: Team 1 with 23 children wore the grey T-shirts and Team 2 with 6 children wore the Yellow T-shirts.
At Meadowmill Sports Centre all the Primary Schools across East Lothian met together and the children from each school split into their colour teams. We had a big introduction during which the Scottish Minister for Sport addressed all the children about the importance of sport and keeping healthy. Next we walked round the field in the Opening Ceremony led by the Preston Lodge Pipe Band.
Then we moved on to our first game, Hockey, where we dribbled the hockey ball on the hockey stick and we had to pass the ball down the field and then aim for the little bit of wood that was in the goal.
Next the grey team moved on to badmington. Here we had three staions: the first one was a warm up and then we played badmington against older Children. Finally we moved on to station 3 where we played against friends. Meanwhile the yellow team went to play football where they participated in activities and games to develop their ball skills and their knowledge of the game..
Returning to the feild we had our picnic lunch during which we had cheer-leaders, dancers and the pipeband to entertain us.
When we returned to our groups the grey team went to the golf staion. Here we were split into groups of 4. We took our shots and then we saw who managed to get their ball furthest up the field and closest to the flag. The yellow team, however, went to athletics. Here we worked at hurdles, the long jump, chest passes and sprinting
Our final sport for both teams was rugby. We were split into groups of 20 and sat in a circle and talked about the rules of rugby. Next we played Tag Rugby and Sharks and Fishes as well as Tig and lots of other running games.
When we returned to the main field, Boogie and Arelene from Radio Forth where judging our School Banners. They said that our banner was really colourful and they liked it. However, the winners were St. Mary’s because they had an Olympic Torch and they won £200 worth of playground games.
As participants of the Primary Games we wore our special T-shirts and we got to keep them and take them home.