Stick People activities

The P4-7 pupils are still enjoying their class novel “The Stick Man with the Big Bum”

Each week they attempt the activities that the stickman takes part in in the book.

This week they tried to solve conundrums and they made pipe cleaner stick people who have been taking part in adventures at home.

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Ellie’s stick person is at the park.

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Rebecca’s stick person is tickling the rabbit’s nose.


S1s Visit

The Team!! Hunger Games

P4-7 have been hard at work in P.E. planning their “Hunger Games” activity. This will take place on Friday18th September . Last year’s P7s have been invited back to school so that everyone can say a proper goodbye to them. The pupils decided that a sporting event would be what the S1s would enjoy the most. Everyone is looking forward to the event.

Welcome Back

It was great to see all pupils and staff returning to school after the Lockdown and then the Summer break.

Everyone is happy to be back and all working hard so far. The curricular focus for this term is Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing.

P1-3 have started a Fairyland topic and P4-7 are doing a unit study based on the book “The Stick Man with the Bug Bum” by Jonny Staples. Both classes are enjoying the activities in class and outdoors.

We will update you as the work progresses.

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.

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.



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.