Halloween 2018

 Halloween Activity Day

We have been working hard learning about many aspects of health and safety.  This Halloween we were tested on our skills and knowledge through a fun activity day. Have look at all the things we got up to!

 

We used our kitchen hygiene and safety skills and knowledge to make spooky gingerbread.  P6/7 also applied many of their literacy and maths skills to read the recipe and measure the ingredients.  We remembered what Jacqui had taught us about kitchen safety and hygiene.

Miss Ross had a terrible accident…….  She burnt and cut herself! We had to respond to this emergency.  We administered first aid but also called an ambulance as we felt the cut was too serious to treat at school.  We were glad that the paramedic had given us information on what to do.

 

Owl Magic brought some spooky animals to school.  We learned about how the animals are cared for and how they are all safely transported from place to place.   We remembered some of the information given to us at our road safety assembly.

  

We made a fire to keep us warm outside.  We had to be careful when moving around near the fire.  We toasted marshmallows and told spooky stories.  We remembered what Liam the Fireman had told us about fire safety.

We carved pumpkins and had fun squishing the insides.  We had to be very careful when we were using the cutters to carve the pumpkins.  Thankfully we had no emergencies like Miss Ross!!  We’ll now leave the pumpkins outside for the animals to eat and we’ll watch how they decompose. 

 

What the kids said…

I enjoyed mixing the ingredients together.

I liked cutting the a bat shaped gingerbread biscuit.

We used maths while we were baking.

We washed our hands and made sure all our equipment was hygienic.

I enjoyed baking gingerbread biscuits.

 

Miss Ross cut her arm so we had to call the ambulance by dialling 999.

We had to put pressure on the cut using a rag or a bandage…not cotton wool.

We advised her run the burn under cold water for 15 mins.

 

I enjoyed holding the barn owl.

I was quite disgusted when the owl pooped on my arm.

She talked to us about being safe around the owls.

The owls need to be safe and secure when they are being taken places in the car.

My favourite part of the day was Owl Magic.

We had to stay safe and keep a good distance from the fire.

You have to be careful not to burn yourself on the fire when toasting your marshmallow!

It was quite hard to light the fire using matches… The wind kept blowing them out!

We told spooky stories.

I liked telling spooky stories.

We had some really good ideas for our pumpkin designs.

It was quite hard to scoop out the pumpkin guts!

We worked well together in pairs to carve our pumpkins.

I LOVED EVERYTHING!

This was the best Halloween ever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Safety and Hygiene

On Friday Jacqui invited us in to the dinner hall to teach us about food safety and hygiene.

We learned that hot food has to be 75 degrees or above to be safe to eat. We got to use the thermometer to check the food’s temperature!

We also learned that soup shouldn’t be hotter than 67 degrees and that chilled food should be 8 degrees or less.

Jacqui showed us the proper way to wash our hands to make sure they are really clean!

We are looking forward to using what we learned on our Halloween Activity Day!!

Paramedic Visit

In October we are learning all about ‘Safety’.

Today we had a visit from Fiona from the Ambulance Service.

She talked to us about her job and what to do in emergency situations.

We know to call ‘999’ if there is an emergency and someone is ill or  hurt.

We learned to treat burns with cold water.

We learned to help someone who is bleeding by covering the wound with material (not cotton wool!)

Trip to Culzean looking for conkers and signs of Autumn (2.10.18)

At Culzean we looked for conkers, leaves, Acorns and lots of signs of Autumn. There was lots of lovey colours, but we couldn’t find any conkers! We collected some Acorns, leaves, Pine cones, and Berries to display on our Harvest table.

“Don’t eat the Berries…..they are for the birds!”

Big Scottish Breakfast

The Pupil Council organised a scrumptious morning with our friends and families. We enjoyed a Big Breakfast together with fruit salad, yogurt, toast, cereal, fruit juice, milk and pancakes all on the menu.  A big thanks to our supportive parents for all the food donations and the money we’ll be sending to the STV Children’s appeal. 

I liked sitting with my mum and eating breakfast because she normally has breakfast once I’m at school. 

I enjoyed eating my pancakes.  I was happy they got toasted by Mrs Hamilton.

I liked sitting with my friends and chatting.  I especially liked the jam and the juice. 

I liked having toast because i don’t normally have toast. 

I enjoyed having new combinations of food….. toast, butter, fruit and yogurt was delicious.  

I enjoyed sitting with my friend’s parents. 

I tried new cereal and I really enjoyed it.  I’m going to ask my mum to buy some. 

I liked trying new food with honey. 

I liked helping the nursery eat their food. 

We hope the money raised goes to help children in poverty.

 

(This post was created by the children with the help of some French and BSL)