As part of their Health & Wellbeing programme and to stay fit and healthy P6s have been running around the playground for five minutes twice a week.
This term P6n have been taking part in the Active Schools “Young Leaders” programme at the Gilbertson Park Games Hall. This training qualifies the class to plan and deliver games and activities to the younger pupils in the school, as they become playground leaders (buddies). P6n have worked hard during these sessions and are looking forward to putting their new skills into practice!
This term P7S have been reading ‘The Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ as their class novel. As part of this, they were set the task in their cooperative learning groups, of designing a board game based around the theme of the character Tom Gates. The board games are great and we’re looking forward to showing them off at the learner led event!
Bell’s Brae Primary Jubilee Dance
The Primary 7 classes are planning a Family Dance with music by the Fustra to celebrate Bell’s Brae Primary Schools 60th Anniversary. The Primary 7 pupils are taking responsibility for organising the dance and plan to use the proceeds from the event towards their Primary 7 Edinburgh Trip and Activity Week in June.
The Dance will be held on Thursday 28th September from 18:30 – 20:30. There will also be a supper provided and raffle tickets will be on sale on the evening.
Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. Due to Fire Regulations 200 tickets will be made available.
Tickets are priced at £4 per adult, £2 per child or a family ticket can be purchased for £10 – this will admit two adults and two children. As this is a family night children must be accompanied by an adult.
If you would like to purchase tickets look out for a letter in your child’s school bag or download a copy from the letter’s page on the website.
We are delighted that the Fustra has offered to support us with this event and are sure it will be a fun, memorable evening to mark our Jubilee Year.
On Thursday 31st of August both Primary 5 classes went to Mareel to watch Dhanak (Rainbow) which was being shown as part of the Screenplay festival.
Before going we watched the trailer and then worked in groups to predict what we thought was going to happen in the film.
Everyone really enjoyed the film which was in Hindi with subtitles. This was a new experience for all. We then attended a workshop with other schools to discuss and retell the story of the film.
Since watching Dhanak both classes have been researching facts about India and using these to create fact files. We have also begun writing our own adventure story.
Both classes would like to thank the parent helpers who accompanied us on the trip.
We are now in the process of preparing for our Learner-Led Event for Primary 1-7 and ASN and warmly invite you to visit the school with your child on Thursday 21 September.
Learner Led Events are a chance for your child to share their learning with you. They will be able to talk you through their learning and share some of the work they have done and how they feel about it.
Letters will be in schoolbags today with more details and can also be found on our website letters page.