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What a Great Start in Primary 1!

Despite all of the new things, routines and longer days, the pupils of Primary One have settled in beautifully!  Mrs Gaspar is very proud of them all.  We have done so much in such a short time.  This morning Mr Hunter did a ‘Welcome Back to School’ assembly and the children were all engaged and enjoyed it.

I wish you all a lovely weekend.  Please get some rest as it is sure to be a busy week back.

P1 and the Train Creation Challenge

The Primary Ones and families certainly made some creative and fantastic trains and PowerPoints. Mrs Mills, Miss Ward, Miss Morrison and I were all very surprised and impressed with what the children brought in.  Each pupil showed their creation and explained how it was made. What was really lovely was how much they seemed to enjoy sharing the creative process with their family members! We then invited the whole school to come and have a look. The children engaged very well with questions and comments presented to them.

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Celebration

Well, it has been almost a week since Primary One’s amazing assembly and perfectly wonderful picnic with families coming along. The children enjoyed performing and sharing their learning and they were so good at it all!  It was clear that the pupils had learned a great deal. Thank you to all the family members who came along to support us. We certainly had a beautiful day for our picnic.  Here is just a selection of the many photos taken on the day.

Pollination Celebration and Afternoon Tea!

Mrs Gaspar and the Perfect Pollinators would like to thank everyone who made last Thursday afternoon such an outstanding event! We were all delighted with every aspect and, for the pupils, it was a very rewarding experience as two years of planning came to fruition. Look out in the West Lothian Courier this Thursday or next for photos of the day.  Here are a few of ours.

Pollination Day Success!

Many thanks to all staff, pupils, families and community residents  who contributed to make our pollination work such a success. We were delighted that, Steve, the lead of Polli:Nation could join us for the day and was a great help. We were grateful for donations of money/material, time and effort to construct our insect hotel, plant the gigantic stone containers in front of the school and to create a bee-friendly reflection space across the street. We were delighted to be able to complete our tasks in one day!  Here are just a few of many pictures from the day.  Primary 2 even released some pollinators to mark the occasion.

Short but busy!

Primary One classes have certainly packed a lot into this short week.  We learned why many butterflies are so brightly coloured.  We now have all of our tricky words on the wall.  We understand what we need to do to be safe in the summer sun.  We got a start on our fantastic assembly by learning some songs.  Of course, we also did a lot of tricky maths and some challenging comprehension in literacy.  Thank goodness it is the weekend!  Enjoy, everyone.

Bee Happy!

Greetings from the ‘Perfect Pollinators’.  We have been very hard at work at work creating our bee board, designing and choosing a logo and getting ready for our pollination week, 22-25 May and tea party, Thursday the 31st May at 2.00.

If you are planning to volunteer and/or attend the tea party, please let Mrs Marra know for organising and catering.  We will keep you posted as the week progresses to let you know how things are going.  If you are planning to come to the tea party, you are welcome to come dressed in garden party attire!

We would like to thank everyone for their support thus far in donating items for our project.  We would also like to thank Bellsquarry and Adambrae Community Council for donating £100.  We have purchased a bench for the community area from a local source.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.  Until then…bee happy!