Coldingham Newsletter 9 March

General News

P6 Euroquiz

Well done to our P6 Euroquiz team who travelled to Galashiels Academy on Thursday to take part in the annual Borders Euroquiz. Freya, Mia, Poppy and Rudi scored an amazing 45 out of 65 points, finishing in 2nd place out of 16 teams (and only 2 points behind the winners). A huge thanks to Ailsa McNeil for her support in coaching the team in preparation.

RHET Tractor visit

The children helped to support the ongoing work of RHET (Royal Highland Education Trust) who visited our school on Thursday. Accompanied by a huge tractor, the RHET visitors were able to share, albeit briefly, some of the work they do to educate children about food and farming.

Cross Country results

We received official notification of last week’s cross country race results:

Individual placings: Finlay Aitchison – 3rd in P5 boys race. Well done Finlay!

Team placings: P5 boys placed 3rd, P6 boys placed 5th, P6 girls A placed 2nd, P6 girls B placed 4th, P7 girls placed 5th.

Mrs Tharme awarded

Last Friday, Mrs Tharme attended an award ceremony to receive a certificate recognising her completion of the ‘Leading Learning through Practitioner Enquiry’ course. This yearlong study saw Mrs Tharme undertake a research project into a specific aspect of learning. Well done Mrs Tharme!

Learning Together

P1 parents will be joining Mrs Easingwood on Monday (13th) to take part in ‘Learning Together’- an opportunity to take part in some of the learning experiences our infant pupils enjoy.

Rotakids reminder

Pupils who attend Rotakids on Tuesday are reminded to bring old clothes to next week’s meeting. You will be getting started on your ‘Bike Shelter Clean Up’ project.

Science Week

Next week, as part of British Science Week, all classes will be enjoying special science-related workshops:

· P1/2: Tuesday afternoon – Build It Up (learning about designing and building a house) – courtesy of ESH Border Construction

· P3/4: Wednesday morning – Fizz, Bang, Boom (learning about chemical reactions) – delivered by Generation Science (funded by our PFA)

· P5/6/7: Wednesday afternoons – Fizz, Bang, Boom (learning about chemical reactions) – delivered by Generation Science (funded by our PFA)

· All classes: Thursday – Joint school Science Day with Co’path pupils – 3 workshops for each pupil.

Reports and Parent Consultations

Our annual school reports will be sent home on Monday 20th March and the Parent Consultations will take place in the following week. Please read the attached note about the new online booking system.

Staffing update

As P1/2 parents will know, Mrs Cook is leaving us at Easter. We have a temporary replacement (until the summer) in Mrs Drummond. A permanent replacement will be in place for August.

Dates for Diary

Thursday16th March – Whole School Science day at Coldingham Primary

Friday 24th March – Comic Relief (details to follow)

Tuesday 28th March – Parent Consultations (times to follow)

Wednesday 29th March – Parent Consultations (times to follow)

Friday 31st March – Last day of term

Tuesday 18th April – Back to school

Pupil News

ELC News

I saw a big red tractor! James

I was outside and Daniel was going to get me. Ria

I made a birthday cake with Mrs Gourlay because I am 5.Farah

P1,2 News

This week in P1 and 2 some of us planted some mustard seeds on water and tissue. We are learning about nature. We have been working in our pancake books. They have activities that help us practise counting and reading. We celebrated Book Day last Thursday by bringing books in to school to swap.

P3,4 News

This week I enjoyed P.E, Edie

I enjoyed expressive art, we started 3D models, Nikki , Katie, Rory

I enjoyed writing the paragraphs, Nicole

I enjoyed watching Simon’s cat, Madeline

I enjoyed the daily mile, Jessica

by Scarlett & Sophie

P5,6,7 News

This week p567 have been doing PE with Mrs Thomson we have been doing Dance.

Some of the primary 6’s Freya, Poppy, Mia and Rudi are going to the euro quiz on Thursday.

In science we were doing dissolving. We got a beaker and filled it with 200ml of water then we put different materials like chalk and sand in the water and see if it dissolved.

In maths we are doing percentages %.

By Martyna & Coralie


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