Last Thursday the P6/7 class of Seafield Primary participated in the Athletics festival run by the Active Sports unit. The pupils loved taking part in all 8 different activities and learned many new skills such as how to throw a shot-put and how to maintain perseverance in sport.
The girls relay team came in second and the boys came in first meaning our school came in overall second out of all 5 schools.
Well done, Seafield!
Today Primary 6/7 had Sharon from Construction Scotland come visit and work with them. They used some engineering skills and cooperation to create a MASSIVE tetrahedron in the main hall. The children worked successfully in teams to use 384 dowling rods and turn them into a 4 meter high construction.
The children’s comments ranged from, “Loving it!” to “Awesome”.
All classes were invited to see the completed construction and were amazed how quickly the children successfully completed the task.
The children in TLC learned how Make Up Artists create Special Effect Make Up for the movies and then they created their own. They look very real and very scary!
This morning Boghall Primary held their harvest festival led by P3B. For a few weeks pupils and parents across the school have been donating food which will be given to West Lothian food aid and distributed through the food bank scheme. P3B pupils have been learning all about the meaning of harvest, acting out harvest dramas and collecting food from different classes. They even took part in some harvest cooking. After their fantastic assembly this morning, all p3 pupils were able to put the collected food into bags and take it across to Boghall church where minister, Chris Galbraith was arranging for it to be taken to the collection point in Whitburn, where it will then be distributed to families in need in West Lothian.
Here at Knightsridge Primary School we completed lots of activities as part of Money Week 2013.
Primary 1 were busy practising using money in their class supermarkets. They played lots of games to practise counting out money. Primary 4 enjoyed opportunities to manage their own personal account and make decisions about whether to buy or save. Meanwhile, Primary 7 investigated the differences between credit and debit and designed their own credit cards. Children were also set a challenge to use a budget to buy Christmas presents for friends and families.
As part of West Lothian Money Week we have been learning about money through a variety of activities. We played with coins in the play dough and we made our own piggy banks with boxes and various art materials. We also explored coins through cutting and sticking activities at small group time and we completed coin jigsaws. The part of the week we enjoyed the most was when we went shopping to Mrs Currie’s fruit shop and bought our own piece of fruit.
PT Network Tues 8 October @ Harrysmuir Primary
- Coffee and welcome
- Introduction and background from Janice Nisbet and Lorna Macdonald
- Dorothy Fleming, CfE Education Officer.
Overview of West Lothian
Documents worth looking at
Standards for Leadership and Management for Middle Leaders
- Standards for Leadership and Management on GTCs website
- The Professional Actions of middle Leaders
- The Key Purpose of middle Leaders
- Looked at 3.3 “Lead and work collaboratively to enhance teaching which leads to high quality learning experiences”
- PTs individually self-evaluated themselves using nos. 1-6-ref to own remit
- Discussed with someone strengths and next steps
Wilma Gordon will be looking at the PT Blog and adding information in collaboration with Janice Nisbet and Lorna Macdonald.
Planning ahead…….. Janice/Lorna have looked at your suggestions from previous meeting.
Buddy system/professional Partner (November)
Child Protection-Anne Craig
Literacy strategy/Raising Attainment Team sharing developments/market stalls
New developments in Glow –Laura Compton
Sharing good practice./suggestions…………..anyone?
Next meeting – 20 Nov, 4pm at Balbardie Primary. Mentoring by Lesley Henderson
This week in the nursery we helped to celebrate West Lothian Walking Week. We invited our parents, carers and families to join us in the nursery to listen to The Very Hungary Caterpillar story and to participate in some craft activities. We then made a human caterpillar and went on a wriggly wiggly walk around the nursery. After all the activities and walking we all had a healthy snack and tasted the healthy food that helped the caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly. We were learning about healthy foods and that walking and being active is a healthy way to be.