Welcome back to a brand new year! This year we have made some changes to our routines, all changes have been made with your child’s best interests at the centre of the decision. We have slightly changed our gate opening times to allow the children more playing and learning time. We have also stopped our small group times which allows your child a longer uninterrupted play session. Thank you for adapting to our new times, we appreciate your support.
This month P 6 visited St Augustine’s science department twice. We are involved in a CSI investigation and are trying to find out who shot Mr Burns. During our first visit we learned about chromotography and used this to investigated the type of ink left at the scene and eliminated some suspects. This week we used the microscopes to investigate samples found near the scene and eliminated three more suspects. We have two more visits in January after which we should be able to pin down the culprit.
Primary 6 have been very busy this month preparing for the Christmas Fair. We had a lot of fun making gingerbread men and decorating them .
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and thank you for your support.
In early November P6 and P5 visited Muirhouse Library to meet the author Abi Elphinstone. The children had a wonderful time listening to Abi talk about her adventures as a child and how these influenced her writing. She talked about her books and gave them lots of tips on how to plan their own writing. Everyone came away buzzing with enthusiasm.
The nursery children have been learning five nursery rhymes and can say them as well as doing all the actions! On Friday we had a nursery rhyme concert as part of our Stay And Play event. Mums and dads that could, stayed and listened to the children’s efforts. Well done everyone!
Titus and Nicola from P6 Went to The Royal Botanic Gardens on Monday to attend an Eco event hosted by Scottish Natural Heritage. The programme listed many fun activities and also the possibility of a VIP guest! After registration and a cup of coffee for Mr Innes we headed outside to start our day of climate change awareness. We made ‘Andy Goldsworthy’ inspired natural artwork, we learned about climate change gases, how we produce them and we learned about biodiversity- All before lunch!! After lunch and another cup of coffee for Mr Innes we met our VIP! Mr Deputy First Minister John Swinney no less and also Scottish Natural Heritage’s Chief Executive, Francesca Osowska. Titus and Nicola wasted no time and started networking with the pair straight away (see photos). After the VIP excitement it was back indoors for an acorn planting activity and bee making workshop. We learned how important planting trees is to our future and hopefully our little acorns can grow to be part of our planet’s solution to climate change.