Thank you to everyone bringing in their junk…we now have a collection gathering in the corner of our classroom and it will be put to good use next week and the week after. I can’t wait to see the mini-beasts created from it as the plans are very thorough and have some excellent ideas for movable parts.
We have some very exciting news! Our caterpillars have turned into chrysalises and we watched them turn before our very eyes! One caterpillar was still choosing his position on Monday morning but the rest had gone to sleep, attached to the lid by their tails. By Tuesday we watched them turn one by one, going from this:
We will keep you updated of any butterfly appearances 🙂
Also this week we had our visitors from West Lothian Youth Foundation as well as a player from Livingston F.C Youth Team. The children were very intrigued by what they had to say and ad lots of questions for them.
Another visitor we had this week was a lady called Christine from Child Smile who came to speak about the work they do for the community. It also fitted in with our health topic this term which is healthy eating, healthy teeth and health and hygiene. She was very impressed with the children’s knowledge and hoped they were putting what they know into practice at home. She brought with her a present for each of the children. Here is a picture of us all with our gifts of toothpaste and a toothbrush:
We were out enjoying the weather this week doing a little mini bug hunt. We successfully found all kinds of mini-beasts for inspection and learned a little more about their habitats and where they like to hide. There weren’t many places to look as our allotments are no longer there. We are looking forward to our proper mini-beast hunt at Hopeton House where we will be doing a pond dip as well as a mini-beast safari. This is happening at the end of term and more information about this trip will follow.
Here we are enjoying the outdoors with some of the bugs we collected:
Remember we have our trip to Dynamic Earth on Monday. Please bring a packed lunch, those who have lunches provided will receive theirs from the school.
Sports day will be Thursday, please wear house colours (see below). It will start at 9.30am.
Monday 16th – Dynamic Earth, packed lunch required.
Tuesday 17th – Outdoor PE Kit
Thursday 19th – Weather permitting – Sports day 9:30am. Please wear house colours:
Raeburn – Green
Waverley – Red
Sutherland – Yellow
Deer Park – Blue
Please bring in costumes if you have not done so already.
Due Friday 20th – Spelling as normal
Red: The Karate Princess in Monsta Trouble ch.1 and 2
Blue: p.60 – 73
Green: p.53 – 64