Last day in Dalguise
Everyone has enjoyed their last morning in Dalguise. They have tried archery and abseiling. Here are some pictures of their day.
They are on route and expected back at school at 3.00pm
Day 2 in Dalguise
Primary 6 had a busy day yesterday enjoying the giant swing, zip wire, challenge course and sensory course. They finished of the night with a disco and early to bed for all. Everyone was asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow.
Update from Dalguise
News just in! Primary 6 are having a wonderful time at Dalguise. The sun is shining and they are enjoying every minute of the great weather and being outdoors!
Although internet connection has been tricky they have managed to send some photographs. Primary 6 hope you enjoy seeing what they have been up to and can’t wait to see you all tomorrow.
and of course a good old sing song around the camp fire!
Cross Country 2017
Well done to all those in P6/7 who represented the school at the Cross Country event at the Meadows today. Despite some very wet underfoot conditions all competitors gave their all and did themselves and the school proud.
A special congratulations to Evie in P6B who won her race, Sorcha in P7B who finished second and Ronan in P7A who came fourth (with a bit of sportsmanship along the way!) These children were awarded a medal each at the end of the event.
Thanks to all the parents who helped out and cheered the children on! Finally a special thanks to Mrs Walker who organised the event.
On the 16th of November 2016 a lady from the RSPB came to talk to us about wildlife and how much we need to take care of it. We went outside to our school garden to look for animal habitats, and found lots.
We found out what it just be like to be an animal by playing a game where four people were all necessary things animals need to survive: food, water, company and habitat. We had to run around giving the four people a high-five every time we passed them stopping at the habitat for 10 seconds. Then we played it without the habitat and we had to run a lot further, so we couldn’t stop.
We learnt the habitat of lots of different creatures, like moles, who live underground where there are worms and darkness. Small birds actually live in bushes more than trees because they are more protected from predators and have a sheltered route around to get to different places.
The lady suggested adding a few more places for animals to use, such as a bird feeder, bat box or pond, but she said that overall we have an environmentally friendly school.
We all enjoyed the visit and it taught us a lot.
Every Wednesday P6 walk down to P2 to join their buddies. P2 will read their reading books the P6s and they have come along really well with their reading.
Sometimes P6 read their books to the P2’s. We are really enjoying their visit to P2.
Recently P2 made ECO houses and the P6’s enjoyed looking at their incredible houses. We had a competition for the best house and Ameena’s buddy – Noami won. Of course all of the P2’s houses were brilliant so it was extremely hard to judge.
P6 really enjoy their time with the P2’s and we hope they do too.
On Monday 29th August P6 went to the book festival at Charlotte Square. We went into a massive tent and we watched Joshua Seigal tell us about his new book “I Don’t Like Poetry”. He told us a bit about his life and how he became a poet. We enjoyed listening to all his poems and joining in. The poem we liked best was “I’m addicted to chicken”.
We would like to go back next year.
by Aoileann, Sophia and Euan.
P5 have been busy working in groups to complete a display of their knowledge about their chosen endangered animal and are preparing their presentations for the class.
P5A have been engaged in creating an interesting background, using collage, for their detailed pencil drawings.
P5B have chosen to study the work of Andy Warhol and have drawn their animals in the style of one of his most famous painting.
In maths both P5 classes have been learning how to interpret information on different types of graphs and have had opportunites to create their own graphs.
In Literacy they have been writing different types of letters.
P4b put their learning about circuits to good use last week by designing activities for a Primary 2 class. They worked really hard and came up with lots of fun and imaginative ways to use electricity to create games, quizzes and challenges for younger learners. P4b looked after their visitors beautifully and everyone involved can feel really proud of themselves!
P4 have been working with circuits and learning about electricity in our latest topic. We have lit up bulbs and tested around the classroom for insulators and conductors. The next stage is to use this knowledge to create a fun game for some of the younger classes to play, we are very excited for this.
In fundraising for SCIAF, we have done extremely well. As well as really embracing the Commonwealth dress up theme, we did a sponsored event. P4 ran a number of laps and would like to thank all of those who sponsored them – we have raised enough money to buy a few of each animal-chickens, goats and pigs!
P4 have written books, learned about the World of Work and started Food Tech in the last term, we are looking forward to the next term to see what exciting things are in store! (Expect to see more Commonwealth focus with a special look at Singapore, Nigeria and the Bahamas)!
P4 Scotland Topic
P4 are enjoying their new topic, learning Scottish dancing with Mrs Walker, songs with their teachers and lots of fascinating facts about Edinburgh Castle and some of the characters who used to inhabit our city.
Next Friday we will show off our “Jeely Piece Song” in the St Andrews assembly, please practise your verse at home!
Our visit to Edinburgh Castle is coming up on Wednesday 27 November, please wrap up very warm and remember your packed lunch that day! We will have history workshops provided entitled Flags and Scottish Heroes.
Every class in the school was asked to choose a famous artist and look at and recreate their work. P4 chose Quentin Blake who famously illustrated the Roald Dahl books.
During Health Week we were able to take part and enjoy a variety of activities. Our mornings were starting with a workout in the playground with the rest of the school including staff, Mums and Dads and brothers and sisters. We were introduced to Gaelic Football which we will continue with for the rest of the year.
Session 2012-2103 (P3)
FINANCIAL EDUCATION WEEK.
We all enjoyed learning about ‘Financial Fairytales’
e also enjoyed showing our parents what we learned. We were asked lots of questions.
We have been learning about on-line safety. We have even made a song up about it with Mrs Johnstone. We know it is important not to give anyone our password or to use embarrassing photographs or to give out personal details to anyone. The person we are talking to on-line may not be the person we think they are.
Welcome back to the new term in primary 3.
Health week starts the week beginning 27th August , we are looking forward to our daily morning aerobics in the playground.
The Olympics come to St Peters
Our sports day this year was different as we were all given countries to represent and the day started with an opening ceremony with national anthems and lots of flag flying. The sports for us took place in the afternoon and we all had a fantastic day. On the second day we had a closing ceremony and this time the Nursery performed some sticky kids and there was a display by our very own cheerleaders. It was very exciting.
Visit to Cardinal O’Brien’s House
P3 had a wonderful visit to Cardinal O’Brien’s house on Tuesday 6th and 13th March 2012. Both classes enjoyed their visit and the Cardinal made them very welcome. The learned a lot of interesting facts about the Cardinal’ s life and joined him for a special service in his Chapel.
P3 Trip to East Links Country Park
P3 went to East Links Country Park yesterday (28.2.12) and spent an exciting day exploring all the park had to offer. Some children were lucky enough to see lambs being born.
P3 at P.E.
This term P3 will be doing gymnastics with Mrs Walker our P.E. specialist. We will be learning balances, jumps and tumbles. Future stars of the Olympics in training.
Happy New Year to everyone from P3
This term primary 3 will study Scot’s language with a focus on Robert Burns.
We will also be studying Morningside and the local community.
We welcome any comments.
P3 have been busy preparing for Christmas by making a variety of different decorations to take home. They have also been rehearsing a special song that they will perform on the last day of term assembly.
P3 were visited by Marie-Louise Cochrane, a former pupil at St.Peters, in her capacity as storyteller. They particularly enjoyed the story of Mrs Mash. They really felt as if they were part of the story.