We have had a fantastic start to our new school year and have been busy getting to know some new friends and settling into our new classroom. We have been enjoying lots of different activities and experiences, some very messy!
To celebrate International Day of the Family we had a Mad Hatters Lunch/Picnic in one of our outdoor areas with all our lovely pupils, staff and those families who could make it along. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day, sun splitting the sky!
The Calm before the storm!
Thanks to everyone who joined us. It was a mad, fun afternoon!
What a great turnout we had for our Cupcake Cafe. Thanks for all your generous donations – we made £363.
The raffle was won by our very own Kirsty Ann from Pentland class who took home the fabulous Red Nose Day Cake.
The winners of the comic relief sweep stake were:
Ashley – our lovely school nurse and Gordon (Nathan’s Dad).
The class competition for the cupcake art was won by Ochiltree – well done. All Cupcake designs were lovely and all very different and I know a lot of you had a hard time deciding how to vote!
Thanks again to everyone for a fun filled, happy morning.
For National Book Week we explored ‘The Gruffalo’ story.
This year, we are taking forward Story Massage across the whole school with someone being trained for this in each class and the pupils all really enjoyed the Gruffalo story massage regularly during the week. The pictures below show some of the pupils from Glendevon taking part in this.
On the Friday, we all met together for a shared Gruffalo inspired feast!
This year The Unicef Outright Campaign focused on learning about the impact of air pollution.
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 24
Every child has the right to a clean environment, including breathing clean air wherever they live, learn and play.
At Beatlie we embarked on a Bubble Walk as a whole school where we walked round the local community whilst blowing lots of bubbles!! This was great fun despite the rain!
Each class made a Blue collage, practiced a ‘Breathe Deeply’ meditation and took part in a story massage about Paddington Bear leaving his home in the trees of Peru.
As an Eco school we do lots of activities to look after the environment. On World Environment Day, each of our classes worked extra hard to focus on this.
In Glendevon, the pupils did some recycling into the blue bin. They also took some batteries up to Scotmid to be recycled.
In Ochiltree they planted their new water garden and have seen the birds enjoying their new fruit plants!
In Pentland, they weeded an area in the sensory garden.
Some of our nursery pupils did a litter pick
In Hopetoun the pupils also took some batteries up to Scotmid to be recycled
Well done everyone – great work.
Thanks to those who came along to the coffee morning on Friday. We raised £133 for St John’s Children’s Ward.
The spring decorations from each class were beautiful and the baking delicious as usual – well done everyone.