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October 17

  • Oct 03 / 2017
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October 17

P7a visits the Community Centre

On Monday P7a took part in a community centre event with the local old age pensioners. We began by looking at pictures and discussing what food was like during WW2 (very helpful for our WW2 topic!) After that the children and old people got into groups and had to make a chocolate spread substitute out of mashed potato and cocoa powder! Everyone got to try it and there was a mixture of opinion on the taste! We then looked at some old objects and discussed what they were used for. We had a great time talking to the old people and finding out about their lives. We are hoping they will come to sample our food at our food festival in November. The highlight was definitely an old man called Jack, who kept making silly faces at the children to make them laugh!

P2 PE games

Primary 2 have been learning lots of new PE games. We have been focusing on team races and really working together to create a sense of team spirit!

Pig Heart Boy

P7a are reading the novel Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. This is a story about a boy called Cameron who has a serious heart condition and his only chance of survival is to get a transplant with a heart from a pig. As part of science, we were lucky to get the chance to see and touch two real life pig hearts. We enjoyed touching the hearts, and did a couple of experiments to see exactly what happens with the heart. It was definitely not one for the faint-hearted (haha!) and the children all coped really well with the subject.

SSPCA visits P7a

Last week P7a had a visit from the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They visited us to explain what we can do if we see an injured animal and what we can do to help wild animals. We did really well in a quiz that she tested us on and then played some board games about wild animals. Before she left she gave us all a pencil sharpener, sticker and car sticker to take home! We definitely know more now about what we can do to help animals in Scotland.

Mr Nowakowski Visits the Nursery

The children always enjoy Mr Nowakowski’s visits to the nursery. During Maths Week Scotland, Mr Nowakowski played the ‘Shoe Train Game’ which involved counting, sorting, matching, ordering, lots of use of mathematical language and of course, lots of fun!

Nursery Mini Mile

Our nursery children observed the school pupils completing their Daily Mile and asked if they could participate also. One of our nursery and school Mums, a keen runner herself, regularly volunteers to support the children in completing a ‘Mini Mile’. The Health and Wellbeing of our youngest children is a priority and we hope that they complete many more miles as they travel through nursery and school.