As part of their Maths topic on Chance and Uncertainty, the pupils of P5-7 had to complete tasks using a tube of smarties. The best bit, they all agreed, was scoffing the Smarties on completion of the task.
To celebrate the end of P5-7′s “Our Crop, Our Land” topic last term, the children planned a Gibblesville Big Weekend. It was a great fun afternoon and a lovely way to end the topic. A big thank you to anyone who helped make it such a success. Well done to the pupils for making such an effort to dress up and for participating in all the fun activities.
The Wee Class visited the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre on Monday` 27th March. This visit was the final part of this term’s Under The Sea topic. We all loved it!! Lynsey, our guide, took us first to the otter holt for feeding time. We saw 3 female otters getting fed and swimming right up to the glass in the tank. They gave us quite a fright when they swum near us. Next we got a tour of the whole aquarium – we saw deep water British fish such as cod and gurnard. The gurnard looked like the grumpy old man in the film ‘Up!’ We also learned that he had ‘feet’ which he uses to taste with. At the ray tank we saw lots of rays and eels. Next we got to touch a shrimp which cleans the dead skin off our hands, followed by a starfish. A favourite part of the day was meeting the lovely sea horses. We were fascinated by the Daddy sea horses – they carry and care for the babies!
Next we went into the big aquarium tunnel where we met lots of sharks and Cassie, the sea turtle! She was eating lettuce and broccoli – which gives her a distinctive green colour.
Crawford and Abington Primaries travelled to Lanark Race Course to take part in the annual cross country race. The pupils have been training together on a weekly basis during a lunchtime club. All pupils did very well. In the P6 boy’s race Rory Hunter won gold, Rowan Johnstone won silver and Liam Gibson won bronze.As a result the three boys won gold for their team.Well done boys!
The P7 boys also won the Gold medal for best team. Well done to Paul, Liam and Finlay!
We were lucky enough to save slates from the roof of our old school building. We are hoping to incorporate these slates into the fabric of our new school building. Artist Fiona McGregor came to the school to show the pupils and staff her work on slate. She makes beautiful mosaic on slate and everyone was very impressed with her work. She will be working with all pupils to design a mosaic for the new school. She will help the pupils with their designs and choosing the right material to use. Each pupil will represent a place of importance in and around Crawford. This is a very exciting project and we hope to involve parents in the design of the slates. Fiona will be returning to school after the Easter holidays to start work with the pupils.
Pupils and staff went to Edinburgh Playhouse to see Joseph the Musical. They had an amazing time and loved the show. On the way home in the buses they were singing the songs and picking the parts they would love to play. We hope to put our own production on when we move to our new school. A big thank you to the Parent Council who subsidised this trip. It was a very exciting afternoon.