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The Choir on Tour

The choir performed at Broomhill and Tesco today entertaining audiences in both venues.  Reindeer on the Roof remains a favourite!

Provision Horse Riding

I was lucky enough to join the Provision class on their last horse riding lesson of the year.  I was amazed at how confident the children were on the horses and how well they were able to instruct and control them as they walked through a special Christmas obstacle course.  Well done boys!

Miss Taylor

Primary 1, 1/2 and P2/3 parties

After a very busy activity morning preparing for our party Primary 1, 1/2 and 2s from P2/3 had a wonderful time – enjoying games such as Musical Bumps, Christmas Corners and Pass the Parcel. Children even had a special visitor in a red suit! He kindly gave the children some sweeties ahead of Christmas day. The Primary 3s enjoyed their own party with the Primary 4s -enjoying dancing competitions and a few festive goodies. Good fun was had by all!

Primary 6 and 7 Christmas Truce Football Match

On Tuesday 16th December the P7 and P6 classes came together to re-enact the Christmas Truce which took place during WWI. Parents and Carers were invited into school to enable the children to show them all of the wonderful work they had done on WWI. P5 and P5/6 sung Silent Night in both English and German before the start of the match which set the tone of the whole afternoon. The teams were mixed teams  with both classes showing great sportsmanship. Many family members joined us afterward for a hot drink and a mince pie. Everyone involved enjoyed the experience with many positive comments from both adults and children. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and made the experience an enjoyable and thought provoking one.

Life at the Poles

Our topic this term has been Life at the Poles. We picked an animal and said how much they eat and weigh. We have written this information down as profile leaflets and posters. We  watched  Frozen  Planet  to  tell  us  more  about  the  animals  and  the  life  in the Arctic and Antarctic. We also used the internet to help us research.

 As part of our project we made Underwater Peephole Dioramas. We all worked very hard and some of them look very inviting. All of them were amazing although some of them are very cramped! We had to use our maths skills to think about the scale of our boxes and their features.

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Orlaith, Erin and P4

 

P4 Newsletter

 

Life at the Poles

P4 have been investigating both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, looking at the different

environments and the animals which survive under extreme conditions. The children have produced

wonderfully informative posters and leaflets profiling a range of animals from sea life to polar bears. They are also creating a peephole shoebox diorama as a mini-art project featuring the animals and environments they have been learning about.

 

Maths & Numeracy

P4s have spent this term developing strategies to deal with problem solving. They have also begun to explore data handling by producing and completing short surveys and displaying their findings in simple graphs or pictograms. The children have been working very hard on their multiplications skills and improving their knowledge of number bonds.

 

 

 

 

Health & Well Being

The children have been enjoying basketball this term and have worked very hard through successive PE lesions to develop their skills in movement, passing, dribbling and shooting. We are currently playing regular games in PE lessons and all the children have achieved a very good standard and participate fully which makes for some very exciting games.

 

 

 

Primary 4 Comments:

“I have enjoyed doing basketball in PE,  I have improved my shooting skills.” – Jake

“I liked writing because we get to do lots of different stuff, like writing a story with lots of WOW words.” – Erin

“I am improving my handwriting and it is an enjoyable challenge to write cursive all the time.” – Fin

Next Term

  • Our next topic will have a history focus and look at ‘Scotland’. Should you have anything interesting at home that your child could share with the class, please encourage them to bring things in, particularly

historical artefacts.

  • P4 will start their block of swimming lessons at the Penicuik Centre next term, more information will be provided in due course.
  • P4 and Mr Abbott wish you a restful and enjoyable festive break and a Happy Hogmanay!

CHristmas Cuiken Callout

Please see the last school newsletter of 2014.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

Cuiken Callout 3

Scottish Government Visit

We received a very special visit from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Life Long Learning, Angela Constance.  She enjoyed a performance by our school choir and then a group of pupils led our guests on a tour of our school.  As a former pupil of the school she says she enjoyed the visit enormously.  The story made it onto both the BBC and STV Scottish news that evening!

Christmas Lunch

Thank you to our school kitchen staff for our delicious festive lunch.  We loved all your Christmas jumpers!  There was a lovely atmosphere in the dining hall and the Provision!

 

Nursery Christmas Newsletter

Cuiken Nursery Christmas 2014 and photos