World Book Day

Thank you to our friends at Waterstone’s in Livingston who exchaged over 70 of our Book Day tokens for new books to use in Pinewood. These will be used in Language, the school library and for our new homework bags. Well done to Group 8 who collected the books today.

How I came up with the Blue Sensory name and Logo

Hi everyone, this is the designer of the Blue Sensory logo. Here is how I designed the logo and came up with the name of our company, Blue Sensory. I came up with the name by combining two things, the colour blue from the pinewood school logo and sensory from the sensory toys that we make. The logo is a hand holding slime (the slime in the logo I made was just a circle, I’m going to ask my teacher if I could redesign it) the logo just came off the top of my head.

Kai

Class 6 love the slime and dough that has been made by Pinewood’s new enterprise company Blue Sensory Company

Blue Sensory Company

Groups 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 have started
a new business in Pinewood S chool.
The of name our business is called
Blue Sensory. We are making play dough,
slime and Sensory bottles. We have made our
first delivery. Watch this space for
photographs and how to order.The Blue Sensory Company.

Scottish Week 2018

There were lots of things happening in different classes for Scottish Week – lots of art, cooking, food tasting and music! The primary had a fantastic time at their Scottish Celebration Ceilidh and the secondary did a fabulous job of running a cafe on the Friday.

Literacy Week

Our Literacy Week in November was very successful! We had a visit from Ron Fairweather who was a super storyteller – he had us all very engaged in his funny stories! Some classes also enjoyed some shared reading time with P7 pupils from Murrayfield. Our Leavers group lead some story sack sessions with the early years’ classes – they did a fantastic job of reading to the pupils and keeping them engaged. All the classes made a fantastic effort in the ‘decorate your door’ competition – Class 5 won the primary prize and Group 9 won the secondary prize. Thank you to our head boy and girl for judging!

Visit to Bramble Cottage

Class 2 and 3 had the pleasure of visiting Bramble Cottage – a new play centre in Blackburn. The pupils had a great time; sliding down the shoot, dressing up in different costumes, using the climbing wall and role playing in the shop and kitchen. Check out our photos to see how much fun it was! We can’t wait for our next visit.

Fishy fun for Class 6

Class 6 have been busy learning about the new topic ‘Finding Dory’.  After watching the film we have been exploring ‘Under the Sea’.  We have been also enjoying Blue Planet 2 and watching the fish and other creatures.

mixing in the peas

dissolving substances in water for science

adding the different fish

cutting peppers and spring onions

our fish cakes

fish pie

lots of snow in Blackburn

exploring sound in the sensory garden

measuring capacity for maths

We bought the ingredients to make fishcakes and fish pie.  The children enjoyed smelling the different fish – mackerel, tuna and salmon.  We mashed the potatoes and chopped spring onions.  Dipping the fishcakes into the egg and breadcrumbs was very messy!

Photography in the Park

Group 3 took photographs in the park and used the “My Sketch” app to create digital effects. I am sure you will agree the results are fantastic.