Addiewell Primary School

Aim High, Reach Out, Go Far

December 15, 2016
by Mrs Gingell
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Bridge Construction

Here are our fabulous finished bridge models. This task required perseverance, determination, team work and good time management. Everyone has worked so hard, well done!ūüĎć The models will judged tomorrow by our visitor from the Queensferry Crossing today!¬†ūüėÄ

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December 15, 2016
by Mrs Gingell
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Food Chains

In P234C we have been learning about energy and how it is transferred from the sun to the leaf. Here we have explained how a food chain works…

The energy is then passed to the caterpillar when the caterpillar eats the leaf. Then, the energy is transferred to the mouse as the mouse eats the caterpillar, giving the mouse the energy it needs to live. Finally the owl eats the mouse and gets its energy from the mouse!

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December 7, 2016
by Mrs Gingell
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Rockin’ Parents, Grandparents and Staff!

Inspired (or not to be outdone) by Addiewell and St Thomas’ Pupil and Staff Choir, some of our parents, grandparents and support staff joined forces to sing yesterday afternoon – adding to our festive cheer.¬† You can see the enjoyment shining through in the performance. ¬†Fantastic singing, cool moves and lovely jingling, this performance has it all! ¬† ¬†Our newly formed choir¬†treated the children to a live performance after the recording was wrapped up, much to their surprise! ¬†Look out for them on the West Lothian Council YouTube Channel.

We’re so proud to be part of such a great wee community.

November 29, 2016
by Mrs Gingell
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Staff Sleigh Ride

At Addiewell and St Thomas’ Primary Schools we rarely ask the children to do something we’re not prepared to do ourselves. ¬†Here is our staff choir leading learning, encouraging the children to enjoy music and performance.

Being part of the staff choir helps us to have fun and be part of a great team.  Staff well-being is important too.

Happy Teachers = Happy Children!

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You can view our version of Sleigh Ride here: https://youtu.be/1EcC48eluqk Grab some sleigh bells and sing along!

November 29, 2016
by Mrs Gingell
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Christmas Choirs

We’re proud to share the¬†Addiewell and St Thomas’ combined¬†Junior and Senior Choir performances. They have ¬†worked hard with Mrs Simpkins to practise and they did well to overcome their nerves today. Here’s a little something to spread some Christmas spirit. ¬†And yes, we know it’s only November! ūüôā

View their performance here: https://youtu.be/7BeebsY_mlA

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November 18, 2016
by Mrs Gingell
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Joyful Emotions!

inside-out-joy-p234lPrimary 234 children have been learning about emotions through the context of the ‘Inside Out’ movie. There have been some absolutely fantastic discussions and learning activities where the children have explored different feelings and emotions. ¬†This work, as part of our health and wellbeing curriculum, is absolutely vital to help our children make sense of the world and maintain good mental health.

November 18, 2016
by Miss Kane
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The Big Bedtime Read

This week was super exciting in the nursery! On Wednesday we¬†launched our Big Bedtime Read and it was a great fun day all round! Pyjamas, teddy bears, hot chocolate and cookies…and Mums and Dads taking the time out to come and hear us talk about what we are trying to achieve. Thanks to each and every one of you for making it a great day. ¬†The children received their first pack of 5 books home and feedback from home already is that it is a great success! We have already had a few photos sent in through our Class Dojo of the children enjoying their books at home. ¬†Keep them coming – we will share these in our little bedroom area for you all to see. It’s lovely to see the children so enthusiastic about books and sharing stories. ¬†They are coming in to nursery with tales of where they read and who read to them and eager to tell us what books are in their pack. ¬†Remember packs should be returned on Wednesdays when they will be issued with another pack to take home. ¬†Please don’t forget to fill out our little feedback sheets in each week’s pack – they should only take a minute or two. ¬†Thank you.

 

November 14, 2016
by Mrs Gingell
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Bridges

The construction and opening of the Queensferry Crossing is an exciting and important landmark for Scotland and for that reason our P567 classes have been learning about Bridges this term.  They carried out extensive research into the building and design of each bridge over the Firth of Forth and last week they welcomed Frank, from the Queensferry History Group, into their classrooms who gave a very informative presentation.  Today the children decided to take a closer look for themselves.  The day started in Dalmeny where they boarded the train and travelled across the Forth Bridge. They then walked over the Forth Road Bridge, taking in the spectacular views of the Queensferry Crossing under construction.  After looking out for memorials and more information along the way,  the tour finished in the warmth of The Railbridge Bistro, where the staff made our group very welcome.  We feel very lucky to have had this great opportunity to find out more about our important heritage and the exciting developments for the future.

In addition to all this quality learning experience the children walked a total of 5.95 miles and took 14,000 steps!  They should be tired out tonight!

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November 14, 2016
by Mrs Gingell
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Science and Technology in Primary 1

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Our Primary 1 children have been learning about science and technology through weekly ‘Plan, Do and Review’ sessions. ¬†Carefully planned activities enable our children to make decisions, explore, investigate and talk about their learning, with confidence.

 

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