P7s went to Lockerbie ice rink to go curling and some of Applegarth came with us. We got split in to 4 groups of 4.
Chloe at Applegarth, Emily, Emma and I were in a group.
While we were there we practiced delivering the stone to the other side of the ice rink. Then we had to sweep the ice to help the stone move and one person from each group had to deliver the stone while the other two had to sweep. Directions had to be given using your arms and you were to point to 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock depending on the way you wanted the stone to go.
P4-6 was involved in a Scottish Opera performance at Moffat Primary. All of us had practiced the songs with Miss Davidson before the show. On Friday 28 June 2013 we all went to Moffat to rehearse the songs with 3 performers who taught us actions to go along with the songs. The songs that we sang were Gaia, Rumble in the Jungle and Chopping and Building. We got given lots of fancy clothes to wear and did two performances, one for the Moffat children and one for the parents. The schools that were involved were Applegarth, Beattock, Johnstone Bridge (who were with us) and Moffat. It was a very busy day but the performance went well in the end.
On Wednesday 26th June 2013 a lady called Andrea from SSPCA came in to talk to us. The SSPCA help injured animals that people have found and stop people being cruel to animals. We looked at all the different things they do on a slideshow. She had a bit of bother trying to make the slide change but she got there eventually. We all then played a little game, you had to get into groups of three and one group of four. You got four animal cards and you had to match them up to the right habitat. It was fun and exiting. We remembered the phone number which was 03000 999 999. We also found out that if a child sees an injured or neglected animal to tell an adult. Overall it was a good opportunity to learn all about it.
A Fairtrade Group was set up by Mrs Boyom and the members are: Mrs Boyom (Coordinator), Mrs Clare Rogerson (Parent), Mrs A MacCormack (Dinner Lady/Janitor/Cleaner) and Tamara, Youcef, Rosie Mai, Amy and Dylan.
We are working through the 5 Goals to become a Fairtrade School. These involve making up a school policy on Fairtrade, teaching and learning about Fairtrade and using/promoting Fairtrade products in the school and local environment.
A Fairtrade Assembly was held to tell everybody what Fairtrade is and what is stands for – P1-4 spread the message well in a PowerPoint presentation.
A Fairtrade Day was held in March where we invited a Traidcraft speaker to tell us about Traidcraft products. We also played a giant Fairtrade Snakes and Ladders game, held a Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz, made Fairtrade posters and used plastic bottle tops to lay out the Fairtrade logo design. Pupils entered a ‘Decorated Fruit/Veg character’ competition and in the afternoon we all enjoyed fruit kebabs using Fairtrade fruit kindly donated from Tesco supermarket. Each pupil received a Fairtrade banana to take home along with some Fairtrade Fortnight leaflets. We all learned lots about Fairtrade and had a lot of fun too!
TESCO SUPERMARKET VISIT – P1-4 visited the store to find out about jobs people do and especially what Fairtrade products are sold there. We found out that there is a lot of Fairtrade fruit and veg and also cereal bars, biscuits, dried fruit snacks and baking ingredients which have the Fairtrade logo on the packets. We got to taste some of these foods – yum, yum!!!
DECORATED FAIRTRADE T SHIRT COMPETITION – in school we held a competition for all pupils to design a Fairtrade T Shirt. They were all brilliant and 4 winners were chosen. The winning entries were sent off to Tesco to display in their store.
Malawi Rice was sold to community members by our Hutton Helping Hands P1-4 Enterprise group. We had 30Kg to sell in order to help send a child in Malawi to school. Not only did we achieve this but we also helped Applegarth School to sell some of their rice too. Thank you to everyone who bought rice from us. The project will possibly be repeated next year.
A Fairtrade Football Match was held at Lockerbie Academy and was attended by Hutton P4-7 pupils in June. They enjoyed the chance to try out their skills against the other teams and were pleased to be playing with a Fairtrade football. Next school year we hope to save some money in order to purchase our own Fairtrade football.
We were very lucky and managed to get a dry afternoon for our joint Hutton-Applegarth Sports in the Chariots of Fire field. After a picnic lunch, there were lots of races and the afternoon ended with some potted sports events. Ice lollies/ice cream was welcome at the end of the event and everyone agreed that it was a super afternoon.
A very successful Sponsored Walk/Treasure Hunt was held to raise funds for the Parent Council. Despite the rainy day, many turned up to take part and everyone enjoyed the delicious refreshments afterwards in the Village Hall. Children also got the chance to see the Charlotte’s Web film.
In R.M.E P1-4 were finding out about Wedding and Christening customs and traditions with the help of Rev. Sandy Stoddart. Pupils enjoyed being given parts to act out ‘mock’ ceremonies to help them learn all about the important roles people play in Weddings and Christenings. We have also been finding out how these occasions are celebrated in other world religions.
P1-4 have been studying Scotland this term – we found out where Scotland is on the map, typical Scottish emblems eg thistle, Scottish foods, Scots dialect words and songs and especially enjoyed the story of Greyfriars’ Bobby and learning about Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. We also learned about island life through the Katie Morag stories.
We recently visited Edinburgh where we went to see Bobby’s statue and laid a flower on his grave inn Greyfriars’ Churchyard. We also walked down the Royal Mile and spent time in the Museum of Childhood. We saw lots of old toys in this museum and enjoyed trying out some games and puzzles. In the afternoon we had lunch outside Dynamic Earth and we got to go inside as part of the P7 Surprise. We saw 3D films and had a look around all the different climate-zone rooms. We were very tired on the journey home. What a great day!
On the last day of term before the Easter Holiday, we had an Egg Hunt in the school. We had to look for eggs in the playground and then collect a coded symbol. The symbols made up a slogan when decoded. It took us a while to look for over 20 eggs and to crack the code. It was great fun. We also did different Easter activities in our classes.
P1-5 enjoyed a day of fun in aid of Comic Relief by supporting Red Nose Day. Pupils could pay £1 and come to school dressed in red. We found out about the lives some children in Africa lead and how lucky we are in our country. We wanted to help so gave generously. In the day we sang the Red Nose song and did funny dances to it. We also completed other activities such as decorating red iced buns, Catching the Malteaser competition, Pinning the Red Nose on the Clown, Throwing Red Beanbags in the Bucket and making joke books with a partner. We all enjoyed ourselves for a very good cause.