Unicef Day for Change

On 24th may every class took part in a fun day which raised money for the great charity Unicef which help kids in countries like Syria be happy and have a good life. On Unicef Day parents were invited to the school to many different stalls and the money was sent to Unicef. Children also wore blue because that is Unicef’s main colour.

The money Unicef supplies gives the poor clothes, food, medicine and a clean water supply. it makes a huge difference to other family’s lives.

On the day children ran different stalls like

  • Baking
  • Books and Toys
  • Beat the goalie
  • Guess the birthday of the teddy
  • Candyfloss
  • Cafe

We enjoyed Unicef day and we hope we have made a difference to some other Families in different Countries.

Proceeds are still being counted but we raised approx. £250!!

By Robbie Wallace and Callum Holland

Science and technology with Class 4

This week class 4 had an AMAZING time at Sky Academy and the science fair! On Tuesday the 16th of May class 4 went to Sky Academy Skills Studio to film a news report about young voters and how they can change the amount of voters.

When they got there they were happily greeted by some friendly staff. They showed them into a bright colourful room and introduced themselves. Everyone was brought into a cinema type room and they watched a inspiring video which told them about each job and what you had to do.

Next we watched a brilliant video including Ashley Banjo. then they got separated into their groups to start working and finish the scripts that they wrote. They used ipads for a script to read from.

After they split into 4 groups we had 50 minutes to practice and film their report.

The groups were in studio,on location,eye witness and expert witness

After they made their film they watched the report and were all impressed by the video.

As well as this, we had a great Science Fair on Thursday. We hope you enjoy the photos!

By Layla and Romilly

 

P4/5 – Bikeability

A reminder to parents of P4/5 children:

Dr Bike will be in school on Wednesday 17th May to complete safety checks on bikes. They will check over bikes, repair minor problems and issue a bike prescription for any bikes needing further work. PUPILS TAKING PART IN BIKEABILITY NEED TO BRING BIKES IN ON THIS DATE.

Following on from this P4/5 will take part in Bikeability Level 1 training on Wed 24th May, Wed 31st May and Wed 7th June.

Children should bring bikes and helmets into school on these days so they can take part.

 

L. I. F. E. !!

There was plenty of

L earning

I nspiration

F riendship

E njoyment

to be witnessed when P4-6 pupils spent two days at Port Edgar Marina this week.

The weather was glorious and all the children threw themselves into the watersports activities with great enthusiasm. Our group were complimented by the fantastic instructors at Port Edgar for their positive attitudes and general all-round good behaviour.

Class 4 rugby and hillwalking

 Class 4 have had a busy few weeks where we have been doing things like rugby and hill walking! On Tuesday 25th of April the first group of keen hill walkers set off to attempt to climb to the top of Castle Law,a hill in the Pentlands. The group of children were half of class 4. The other half went the next week on Thursday 4th of May. Both groups managed to get to the top of the hill which was a big achievement for all of them. Class 4 have also been lucky enough to be taught rugby by Amy. Amy has been teaching them touch rugby. Touch rugby is rugby without contact. Class 4 have had two lessons so far and have enjoyed them very much.

by Lauren Underwood

Moorfoot out and about in May!

May is a very busy month for Moorfoot Primary children!

Wed 3rd May – Class 2 are visiting Seabird Centre, North Berwick. Remember to wear old clothes, wellies, waterproofs and bring a packed lunch. Thanks to parents for returning all consent forms and payment in time -this is much appreciated by office staff!

Thurs 4th May – Half of Class 4 are out walking in the Pentland Hills with Midlothian Outdoor Learning (the other half went along last week). Please see form sent home for a list of what to bring and remember to send in consent forms.

Mon 8th and Tues 9th May – P4-6 children are taking part in watersports  activities at Port Edgar Marina, South Queensferry. Please refer to Kit List sent home – we are still waiting for quite a few consent forms to be returned, please send these in asap!

Mon 8th – Thurs 11th May – All 8 of our P7s are going away to P7 camp in Northumberland with other children from the primary schools in our Newbattle Associated schools group! Please refer to Kit List and remember to return consent/medical forms and signed Camp Charter asap!

Tues 16th May – Class 4 are visiting the Sky Academy in Livingston to make a news report!  Please look out for information coming home in schools bags and return consent forms in time.

Thurs 18th May – We are taking part in Outdoor Classroom Day and all children will be learning outdoors (let’s hope for nice weather!)

We are sure the children will really enjoy all these learning opportunities and look forward to hearing all about their activities and adventures!