Tradey Treats and P2 News

Tradey Treats Update

So far ‘Tradey Treats’ has made over £400.  Remember, we are open for P1-3 on Tuesdays and P4-7 on Wednesdays at morning break.  We still have Geobars and apple juice to sell and soon we will be taste testing some new Fairtrade foods to sell in our shop.  P2 and P6 hope to see you there soon!
Later in the term, we will be making a Fairtrade Cookbook.  In the meantime – why not practice cooking something tasty using Fairtrade ingredients!

P2 Make the News

As part of their ongoing Fairtrade work, Primary Two have featured in articles in two Scottish newspapers this week; The Scotsman and the Dalkeith Advertiser.  The articles show how much work the school has done towards becoming a Fairtrade School.  You can read these articles here:

http://news.scotsman.com/edinburgh/Pupils-tuck-in-to-Fairtrade.6757552.jp
http://www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk/news/local-headlines/lasswade_youngsters_set_up_fairtrade_tuck_shop_1_1585848

Class News

P2 have had a lovely Easter holiday and are now raring to go into the Summer term.  We are going to be looking at People Who Help Us and Growing Plants this term.  We have just organised ourselves into new teams to work together to complete lots of activities to help us find out about all of the people who can help us.  There are lots of people and to start, we are going to find out about the Emergency services.   You can find out about what different Emergency people wear by clicking here: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/ngflflash/isf_97/whatdotheywear/what_do_they_wear.html See if you can match all the clothes correctly!  We have also talked about how a lifeguard can help us.

Everyone is very excited about the Royal Wedding this week.  We have made some lovely symmetrical Crowns and have carefully written invitations to the wedding for our parents. We also designed our own special plates showing the date that William and Catherine are getting married.

Easter Newsletter

 Here’s the latest newsletter. Read all about how you can take part in the parental survey, spring basket winners and much more. Hope everyone has a good Easter break and finally good luck to Miss Donaldson in her new role as acting Head Teacher at Rosewell Primary until the summer term.

Easter Newsletter

P7 Leaving Events

P7 parents are proposing to have a meeting on Monday 9th May at 6pm to discuss arrangements for a P7 leaving disco. The disco has provisionally been booked for Thursday 23rd June 7-9pm in Bonnyrigg Roses Club.

We also thought it would be nice to something on the last day and to arrange a leaving gift.

Hope you can make the meeting as we will need volunteers and your input to make things happen.

P4Y Cottoning-on to Fairtrade

Fair Trade Fortnight was fantastic! That was the general opinion of the pupils from P4Y who…

  • took part in the Co-operative Smoothie Bike – where they used pedal power to power a smoothie maker
  • tasted a wide variety of Fairtrade Fruit and recorded their favourite and least favourite in bar graph form
  • found out about the process of cotton making
  • prepared individual talks about Brazil, a Fair Trade cotton producing country
  • enhanced their geography skills using atlases to map cotton producing countries in the world.

 A wide range of skills delivered during finding out about a worthwhile cause.

 We have now moved on to our Viking Topic which is also proving very popular with the class and are busy preparing for the Easter Assembly!

Parental Survey 2011

At this time of year we ask for parental views to form our school improvement plan. This year the authority would like to gather views from as many parents as possible so the survey is going online. Your feedback is very important to help the school going forward. Please take time to complete the survey using the link below, it will only take a few minutes and your feedback is invaluable to us. Can you also spread the word to other parents that the survey is here or pass them the link. Thank you for helping us with this

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/lwadeps2011

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