P5 Kings of the Castle

On Thursday 9th February both classes had an amazing turnout for their castle evening. Their art work was much admired and posters viewed with interest. The most popular activities were chess, conkers and illuminated letters. Thank you for your kind comments in the visitors’ book!

Primary 5 enjoyed their visit to Dirleton Castle last week especially exploring the ‘latrine closet’, the ‘murder hole’ and the ‘prisoners’ pit’ with the help of a Medieval Knight! We were very lucky that the rain stayed away. Thank you to all our parent helpers.

This week we have finding about fair-trade chocolate and cocoa and look forward to tasting some soon. Our main focus has been on the Kuapa  Kokoo Co-operative in Ghana. P5Y have been learning African drumming to accompany P5s presentation on Thursday at the showcase.

From now until April P5 are following a new and exciting initiative called ‘Eat Like a Champ!’ which looks at leading a healthy lifestyle through a balanced diet and has the incentive of unlocking some dance moves courtesy of Britain’s Got Talent 2009 winners ‘Diversity’. Booklets should be returned to school every week to be rewarded with Diversity stickers.

Monday 5th March, both classes will be participating in an introduction to orienteering using the school grounds. Speaking of school grounds, Primary 5s have been selecting an area where they intend to plant a wildflower patch to attract bees and butterflies.  Last week we had an interesting talk from a member of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust who left us some seeds to get our meadow started. Anyone willing to help small groups of children to prepare the ground and plant seeds etc. please contact the school.