The 'U11’s had a great match against Fettes, with many goals scored. Millie Love was in top form and claimed 4 goals. Sophie Clarke scored 2 and Faye Thomson claimed her 1st goal of the season. Very well done, girls, for a thrilling match.
The 'U10'’s had a tough match and lost 2-7. Some great hockey was played though, and congratulations to Anna and Corinne for scoring two super goals.
BLUE PETER BADGE FOR CAMERON
In assembly on Wednesday we were delighted to share in Cameron's success, having just received a Blue Peter badge for his environmental work. Receiving a badge is a rare accolade, and we send him all our congratulations.
Cameron was inspired to apply for Green Badge after watching an episode of Blue Peter. During the summer break, he sent in a poster and wrote a short piece about pollination and why it's important to grow plants which attract beneficial insects. He explained he had grown Sunflowers from seed and why they are great in the garden; about his volunteering for Transition University of St Andrews at the Botanic Gardens Community Garden; along with some images of our flowering plants which support wildlife; and other ways you can encourage beneficial wildlife into your garden (e.g bird boxes and a bee hotels) . This built upon his learning with Miss Fisher and Mrs Napier in Year 2, and his learning at nursery school when he received a commendation from the Royal Horticultural Society in the young school gardener of the year 2014.
YEAR ONE EMBARK ON THEIR NEW 'UNIT OF ENQUIRY'
This week Year 1 have been extremely busy working with a range of activities linked to their new 'Unit of Inquiry', who we are. Alongside creating collages and drawings of ourselves and our friends, we have been carrying out activities in every area of the classroom to earn our rainbow lollipop sticks!
We have been fine tuning our motor skills with pom-poms and chops sticks, sorting these into groups; we have been practising our counting skills and matching numbers to quantities; we have been making food for the Hungry Caterpillar, again using our counting skills; and we have even had time to relax with a good book in the ‘Book Nook’. Overall it’s been an exciting week and Mrs Fynn and the children are looking forward to seeing where the next steps in our learning will take us!
WELLY DAY IN AID OF THE RNLI
Year 2 would like to thank all of you for your outstanding support of this event. Thanks to your generosity we managed to raise a grand total of £260.
Well done boys and girls!
SIBEAL POUNDER DELIGHTS US WITH AN AFTERNOON OF MYSTIC STORY TELLING
On Tuesday, we welcomed leading author Sibeal Pounder, writer of the 'Witch Wars' series, to speak to Years 4-7 about how she creates her characters and where her imagination takes her when writing.
Bringing a vast collection of costumes and props, she engaged the children together in creating a mini witch adventure. With some wonderful names, creative plots and imaginative scenes, she helped us write (and act!) our very own story.
Everyone had a fantastic afternoon and we are very grateful to Toppings for setting this up.