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Love Food, Love Cooking

Last year Miss Alison applied for a cooking grant and we were given £3000 from Education Scotland to spend on cooking and growing equipment at Newton. We cleared out the storage area in the P6/7 open area and covered the shelves so it became a cooking area.

Cooking equipment was purchased including our new cooking trolleys which have an oven, two hobs and enough cooking equipment for a group of 8 children.

The Love Food, Love Cooking Leading and Learning group consists of children across Primary 4-7, supported by Mrs Campbell and Mrs Fitzgerald. We are currently in the process of making a soup recipe book to try and raise funds in order to purchase a dishwasher for the kitchen. We all brought in a favourite or family soup recipe which we have typed up and illustrated and have been designing front covers for the book too!

We have also tested out some of the equipment ourselves by making Halloween jelly and vegetable soup.

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A few weeks ago we also welcomed John and Nicola from Soupbox to our session. We made protein balls and smoothies. We also asked questions and learned lots about setting up a business and nutrition.

Outdoor Classroom Day

On Thursday 23rd of May we had Outdoor Classroom Day! Surprisingly P4M had two trips, Ochlochy Park in the morning and Holmehill Woods in the afternoon which meant they were out of class all day . It was great fun.

We walked to Ochlochy Park with P4W and then we took part in four activities. We looked for different types of birds and ,excuse our language,  but we had to look for different types of bird poo. We also brought our Brilliant Book Champions to the fresh outdoors and read in the sun. We also did a bug hunt including ladybirds, spiders e.t.c. Our fourth activity was playing rounders.

A big thank you to Mr Miller who brought us all ice lollies and ice creams!

In the afternoon we went to Holmehill Woods and did four activities. We did bark art, measuring trees ages, nest building and twig and leaf identifying.

A big thanks to all our parents who have helped us this term with all of our trips.

Written and edited by Lucy, Lori and Imogen (P4M Remarkable Reporters).

Visiting Dunblane Library to meet an author!

P1B and P1S were lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet Morag Hood, author of “I Am Bat”, one of the Scottish Book Trust’s Book Bag books.

Morag has written several other super picture books and shared a number of them with us.

We loved them all but the excitement in the room rose when she read “I Am Bat” to us all.

Morag showed us how she set about drawing bats, and we helped by making sad/happy/angry bat faces!

We then decorated paper bats.




These were just some of our responses.

John Muir Award

We launched the first of many outdoor lessons by creating our own mini National Parks in the playground. As it was still icy we were able to create ski slopes and caves which added to the excitement. We have plans for many more outdoor adventures this term.