Forest School

Monday 9th March was our latest Forest School Day at Fairy Gate Wood. All pupils and staff walked to the wood and after the health and safety checks,  took part in a fun filled day.

The pupils made popcorn over the campfire, built giant nests and created journey story sticks. Lunch was enjoyed around the campfire. This was followed by marshmallow toasting. At the end of the day there was time for freeplay which is always a big hit.

A big tidy up and then the walk home. It was a cold day but the children were too busy and well clad to even notice!

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Cross Country

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P4-7 travelled to Lanark Race Course to take part in the annual Small School Cross Country event. The whole team had been training well and did their very best on the day. Well done to everyone.

The P7  team of boys got the gold medal and the P7 team of girls got the bronze medal. Well done to them!

All that hard work was worth it.

The Lion King

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The whole school went to the Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh to watch the musical The Lion King. The children had been doing lots of fundraising to pay for the event. They had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the show. A big thank you to everyone who donated to their fundraising activities.

Fruit Troops

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P1-4 has been working on an enterprise topic this week. They created a company “Fruit Troops” which provided tubs of fruit for sale every playtime this week. They prepared the fruit tubs and took orders before selling them to staff and pupils at playtimes. The money raised will go in the “Lion King” pot.Well done P1-4.

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Cycling Workshops

P4-7 have been braving the cold this week to participate in Cycling Workshops. They have been learning basic skills and also skills needed to be a road user.P4/5 worked in the school playground and P6/7 worked in the streets of Crawford.Well done everyone and thank you to Vicky and Tilly for their patience.



Military Museum

On Monday 17th February P4-7 pupils travelled to Wilkieston to visit the Military Museum as part of their topic on World War Two.

The pupils and staff had a great day there. After an initial look around the museum the pupils did an alphabet quiz. This involved them looking around the museum for clues. After lunch the pupils were able to try on real gas masks and handle weapons. This was great fun for the pupils.

This was a fabulous outing and the pupils got lots of information to help them with their topic.

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Scots Poetry Competition

Monday 3rd February was our Scots Poetry Competition. Every pupil in school has worked hard to learn their poem over the last few weeks. They were all winners!

The judges this year were Mrs Heather Craig and Mrs Grace Dempster, both ex parents of our school. We are very grateful to them for being the judges as we know it is a very difficult job.Thank you ladies!

The winners were :

P1 Erica Bark

P2 Joslyn Bark

P3 Jorgie Logan

P4 Ellie Taylor

P5 Poppy Cunliffe and Rebecca Mooney

P6 Carmo Monteiro

P7 Callum Henderson.

A special mention to the 3 P7 boys who all learned “To a Haggis” by Robert Burns- a great achievement.

Mrs Craig and Mrs Dempster gave all the pupils a bag of sweeties for doing so well.That was very kind. Thank you very much.

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The pupils are looking forward to a trip to see The Lion King on the 4th March. The pupils are finding interesting and enterprising ways to help them raise the funds for the trip. So far there has been a Tabletop Sale and a Roald Dahl Day Book Sale and Coffee Morning.

This term, the pupils have each been given a Smartie tube. They are trying to fill it with 20p coins. Full, a Smartie tube holds over £12.00. The pupils are motivated and are thinking of ways  to earn the 20p coins.

We would be very grateful to anyone who is willing to save 20ps for us.

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