Broxburn Science and Technology Event

Primary 6 had a fantastic day yesterday at the Broxburn Academy Science and Technology event. Pupils had the chance to learn about structural engineering and took on the paper table challenge.  We learned that things are strong in threes and triangles are the strongest shape. Primary 6 also worked with some 3rd year pupils to explore some scientific experiments, our favourite experiment was the ooze.

St Nicks in the Sunshine

Some photos of the boys and girls enjoying being out in the sunshine today!

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The football team enjoying a treat on the way to training tonight!

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Scottish Woodland vs South American Rainforest

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Today as part of our Rainforest topic primary 6 visited the woodland area beside the canal to begin comparing the Scottish landscape with the tropical rainforests. We are so excited about this topic, we’ve planned lots of wonderful activities. The thing we want to know most about is the tribes!

Primary 6 visit Scottish Shale Museum

Primary 6 enjoyed a wonderful day today at the Almond Valley Heritage Centre and Scottish Shale Oil Museum! Our topic is Scottish Industries and we loved seeing how life in Broxburn would have been in the days of mining and shale oil.

We played games in the adventure zone, made candles using parrafin wax, explored the history of industry in Broxburn. Then we visited the old Mill, and the farm!

We had lots of fun on the trampolines, gokarts, wartime garden, animal enclosures and parks!

Thank you to Sami, Manpida, Freya and Ali’s mums for coming along and sharing this day with us! Even though it was cold and wet, we all had a fantastic time!

Sharing the learning

Yesterday Primary 6 came to Primary 3 and 3/2 to tell us all about the Shale Oil industry in Broxburn. Primary 6 had lots of information to share with us and we all learned a lot. Thank you very much Primary 6.

P3 and 3/2 build Broxburn

P3 and 3/2 have worked very hard to build a model of Broxburn. Here are some photographs of our finished street.

Our Local area

Primary 3 and 3/2 are learning about Our Local Area this term as part of our school topic on Scotland.

This week for homework we interviewed our mum and dads about why they chose to live in this area. We found out that some of them chose to live here because it is a nice area, it is quiet, its very green, houses are cheaper than in Edinburgh so they could buy bigger houses and a lot of our families live here. Some families have lived here for over 20 years and others are new to the area.

Next week, we are going for a walk along Broxburn main street to look at the different shops and buildings we can see. We are then going to build Broxburn in our area. Please make sure you have a water proof jacket for our walk on Monday. If you have any old cardboard boxes could you please bring them into school to help us to build our 3D model of Broxburn. Thank you.

We will post photographs of our model when we are finished it. We can’t wait to start this next week.

Basketball Festival P7

On Monday 16th November P7a and P7b went to Broxburn Academy to participate in a local basketball festival. Schools from the Broxburn cluster attended and played against each other . We all thoroughly enjoyed it  and hope to do it again in the future. In fact we enjoyed it that much that some of us have signed up to attend an after school basketball club.

 

Gold, Silver and Bronze for Saint Nicholas in Broxburn Cross Country

On Wednesday the children of primary six took part in a cross country race against Holy Family PS, Uphall PS, Broxburn PS and Kirkhill PS.

We raced around the back of Kirkhill, the track was about 1 kilometre long. First all the girls raced and we were so pleased to see them all trying their hardest and keeping on going! The first girl from our school to cross the finish line was Madison Clarkson, she just missed out on a medal position but finished in the top 10 of around 100 girls in total!  Well done Madison and all the girls who did us proud!

In the boys race Saint Nicholas had a ‘clean sweep’ of the medals winning Gold, Silver and Bronze!!! First to cross the line out of all 100 boys AND taking the gold medal was our very own Logan Beagley, he was closely followed by his brother Michael Beagley in 2nd place and Eoin Sword in 3rd!

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We are extremely proud of all the children who took part and represented our school in our local community!

 

Hip Hip Hooray for the Gala Day! St Nicholas take 1st Prize!!!

After months of hard work and planning we are delighted to let you know that Saint Nicholas Primary School won FIRST PRIZE at Broxburn Gala Day for our wonderful float and costumes!

It was amazing to see so many children and parents turn up in wonderful costumes to support our school and join in with our parade! Everyone looked FANTASTIC! It was a wonderful day!

The school was supported by many local businesses and community members to pull it all together and we would like to thank everyone that helped us along the way!

The theme for our float was chosen by children across the school, designs were submitted and children from the after school gala day club prepared costumes and props!

Make sure you take a look in our trophy cabinet next time you visit Saint Nicholas and have a look at our certificate and huge trophy! We hope you enjoy looking through our photographs!

Fun in the sun for primary 3’s school trip!

P3 had an amazing day last week when we went on our school trip!  As we have been learning about different cultures and food from around the world, as well as keeping our bodies healthy, we visited some local restaurants to sample some different foods and learn about how to make our own meals! We had great fun and would like to thank the Harvester Grill and Pizza Express at Livingston Centre for letting us visit! I’m sure we’ll all be back soon!

When our visits were over we got back on the bus and traveled to our local park Stewartfield where we enjoyed a picnic in the glorious sunshine! We played rounders and races and then enjoyed an afternoon walk back to school!

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Nia’s mum, Ruby’s mum, Hollie C’s mum, Owen’s mum, Esme’s dad and Kieron’s granny for joining us on our trip! We hope you had as much fun as all of us!

Football Fun!

Primary 3 recently completed a course of football sessions with SFA coaches. After our training had finished we were asked to join in at a football fesitval against other schools in our local community. We all headed up to the Albyn and enjoyed different drills and games! It was great fun! Check out our photos below.

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