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Week Ending 22/05/09
P6/7 are using Guitar Hero to make a Fitness DVD which they hope to show at an upcoming GH event in East Linton. They may produce some to sell.
P7 are off today (Thursday) to Ingliston in Edinburgh to take part in Choices for Life. This is part of their Drug Educatiion and there will be about six thousand P7s at the event.
Week beginning 20/04/09
The whole school were off to Dynamic Earth on Wednesday. Classes took the Joutrney into the Past, and had workshops which were to to with the whole school project on Dinosaurs. A grand time was had by all.
Mrs Prudence with some of P1-4.
Week beginning 30/3/09
We have been training for the relay at the inter-school athletics at Meadowbank.
Photos by Matthew Barnott
The whole school visited Spott Home Farm on Thursday to see the lambing. A fantastic experience, and Mr & Mrs Drury showed us round the lambing and calving pens. The weather was glorious and everyone had a super time.
On Wednesday we sent a cross-country team to Hallhill to take part in the East Lothian championship. The team came second overall with Harry Steele winning the overall individual boys, And Gemma Bolton coming in second overall for the girls. The team did brilliantly and beat many schools which are much bigger!! Well done to all!! [photos to come]
The football team went off to Macmerry on Monday to play their league fixture. We won, the score was 6-5 . It was a very shaky game nearer to the end. Macmerry had scored three gaols to get back in to the game, everyone was panicking. Then the whistle went, we were lucky. The scorers for West Barns were Liam Dunn who scored 4 and Ewan Stark who scored the other 2. We got back to the school and everyone was delighted. It had been the first game we had played in a long time so we did well to win.
Liam Dunn P7
P3/4 are learning about weather. They are using thermometers to test the temperature outside. They are also using rain gauges and anomometers. One of their pupils named Alfie is leaving to go to a school in Creiff.
P5/6 are learning about vertebrates and how they work. Alfie’s big brother Georgio Leonard is also leaving to Crieff
P6/7 Are learning about the human body and teeth. Just to tell you a fruit shoot has 9 spoonfuls of sugar and a bottle of coke has 7 and a half spoonfuls.
Primary 7s are going to Dunbar primary for a transition session Tuesday and on Wednesday they are going to a tag rugby festival at meadowmill
Comic Relief Red Nose Day
We came to school in Pyjamas and tried to make Mr Johson laugh!! We raised £250.12!! Well done to everyone from the Nursery to P7.
P1/2 have begun their project on Living Things by planting bulbs which will eventually be lilys.
They have been learning to cross the road as part of personal safety.
And they have been learning about, and making graphs.
P3/4 have been lear4ning about poems and writing their own. ( they should appear on the class website soon ).
They are learning about the Hindu festival of Holi.
They are having rugby sessions every week until the Easter holidays…watch out the All Blacks!
P5/6 are organising Red Nose Day as well as running our Book Fair.
They have formed an ECO committee to save the world.
And they are beginning a project on Mary, Queen of Scots.
P6/7 are Studying the Human Body, especially teeth which they learned about with the help of the Dental Nurse.
P6 were at Dunbar Grammar as part of an Enterprise Day with all the other P6 classes in the cluster.
We will be entering a team in this year’s Euro Quiz. The team will be Kirsten fell, Finlay Darrah, hannah bentley and Jack Simmons. The quiz takes place at Lorreto school on the 19th. March.
P6/7 are going to be using Guitar Hero as part of an Enterprise project.
P7 are off to the Risk Factory in Edinburgh. This is an event which deals with issues about Keeping Yourself Safe! They will be setting off at 8.15am on Monday to beat the Edinburgh rush hour.
Every week an SFA coach comes to school to work with the pupils from P5 to P7. So far we have managed to avoid really bad weather, but we have to wrap up warmly. It is great fun and helps to keep us fit!
We sent a team to the basketball team to a festival at Meadowmill today. Although they lost every match they had a great time.
Every Friday P5/6 and P6/7 have be doing Football session with the Scottish Football Assosiation (SFA) coach Brad Thompson. They started a few weeks ago and are going to be doing it until the summer. Everyone is enjoying it. They have been learning new skills and have played many matches.
By Margaux P7
P6/7 will be having bowling sessions this morning and on Wednesday afternoon. The coaches are from the East Lothian Bowling Association.
This afternoon generation Science will be taking a session on the Human Body for Primaries 6 & 7 as part of their Health & Wellbeing programme.
Euan & Amy’s Big Adventure
Last term, (the term before Christmas) the headteacher told the p 6/7′s that they would be putting on a show. He walked into the room and chalked a title up on the black board (not actually a black board, but it sounds more dramatic).
Over the next few weeks, we started rigorous practice, the script was written, we practised every day, and eventually we were happy with it. Sadly, Al Capone (Liam) was ill. so, with one day (24 hours) to go, we found a replacement.
On the first night, it went very well, everything went to plan, and every one enjoyed it.
The second night went even better, I mean,we even got free orange juice before the performance.