This Thursday the Parent Council are holding two Hallowe’en parties in the school. The P1-3 party is from 5.30-6.45pm and the P4-7 party is from 7.00-8.15pm. Tickets purchased before the holidays have been distributed to pupils today. There is still time to purchase tickets if your child wishes to attend either of these parties. The cost is £2 per child, with an extra £1 for any further sibling. There will be a tuck shop at the parties for children to purchase refreshments. The prices are as follows; crisps – 25p, Haribo – 15p, juice – 10p.
REMINDER – All pupils should enter the school by the main reception and make their way through to the gym. All pupils should be collected by a parent/carer from the gym hall at the end of each party.
We look forward to seeing all your little monsters dressed up in their scary outfits….
A few weeks ago, as part of their topic work on Litter and Waste, children wrote to different shops asking what they did with their waste. As a reply, Mrs Karen Centre who is in charge of school visits, invited the whole class to the store to show and speak about the various recycling procedures that are in place there. The visit was a great success.
The children visited the different parts of the store and were shown how the different out of date foods and packaging were handled. They even had the opportunity to print and stick reduced price labels on some sweets. At the end of the visit, we were all treated to a tasty snack of pancakes, apples, bananas, crisps and water. The children had a fantastic time and learned a lot about re-using, reducing and recycling. Thank you Tesco!!!
Below are pdfs of the October newsletter and the new lunch menus which went home today via schoolbag mail.
We hope all our children and families have a wonderful October break, and that you have safe travels if you are going further afield. Se you all back here on Monday 24th October, ready for a new term.🙂
Last Friday whilst the children were busy working away we had a very unusual visitor to the class… A seagull landed on our skylight window and decided to stay for a while. This caused much hilarity in the class, the children were delighted with the visitor! This week we decided it would be fun for the children to pretend they were the seagull and write a diary entry about the day he landed on our window. We wondered what the seagull must have thought when he saw us all looking up at him. The children each wrote a diary entry and we have made a book called “The Diary of a Seagull” which they are now enjoying reading in the library. See photographs below.
Today it is ‘World Smile Day’ and the message of today is – ‘Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.’ This has been our class challenge of the day and all the boys and girls have been aiming to do this. We hope sharing our story about our unusual visitor has made you smile today.
The School Council is keen to make links with the Pupil Council in the school and Mrs Jill Ross, the School Council Chairperson, came in to work with the Pupil Council and some Primary 7 pupils on decorations for the forthcoming Hallowe’en Party. Many of the pupils worked on Hallowe’en bunting, haven’t they made a fabulous job of it?
This term in ELCC the outdoors has been popular, in particular the ‘mud’ area. The children explored different ways to make mud pies and also freely explored the mud when engaging in small world play with the dinosaurs. The rich engaging sensory play children took part in while playing with mud allowed the children to express their creativity while enhancing their fine motor skills. The children were also developing their social skills such as co-operation, negotiation, communication and sharing as they were often working together with one another. Emergent numeracy and science skills were also being developed as the children made before and after comparisons, solved problems, and measured and counted ingredients for their mud pies and dinosaur food.
Recently some of the children found caterpillars in the court yard which sparked a learning interest for the children. The children learnt about the life cycle of a caterpillar to a butterfly. They had opportunities for hands on activities to learn science facts about caterpillars, as well as joining in with the “Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf” song, where they sang and acted out the movements of caterpillars. The Hungry Caterpillar book was a big hit. The book was read throughout the week to provide the children with repetition. In doing so, the children were able to re-tell the story from the point of view of the caterpillar – how did it feel after eating so much food?
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On Tuesday the 4th of October, as part of their class topic, Primary 4G went to the Recycling Centre where they looked at the containers used for the different items that people throw away. They then went to the landfill site at Seater to see what happens to rubbish that is not recycled or reused. This visit was very informative and all the children enjoyed it.