Coldingham Newsletter 11 May 2017

General News

New P1 Transition

This week saw the start of our weekly ‘big school’ visits from the current nursery pupils that will be starting P1 in August. The boys and girls will be taking part in a number of activities over the next weeks to help them become confident and familiar in the school environment. The current P1/2 pupils were very welcoming this week.

Walk to School week

Next week is national ‘Walk to School’ week and our Junior Road Safety Officers (Melissa and Poppy) are encouraging all pupils to walk, bike or scoot to school every day. For those that want, Sheila will be offering a daily ‘walking bus’ leaving the village square at 8.20am every morning. Simply drop off at the square.

P1/2 trip to the Fire Station

Next Tuesday, P1/2 will be visiting Eyemouth Fire Station as part of their ‘People Who Help Us’ study. Please ensure EV2s are signed and returned.

P4 Football and P6 Rugby Festivals

On Thursday, our P4 and P6 pupils will be travelling to Ayton Primary School to take part in a cluster wide sports festival. The P4s, accompanied by Miss Renton from Co’path, will enjoy a football event. The P6s, accompanied by Mrs Tharme, will participate in a rugby event. Please ensure EV2s are signed and returned. Pupils will need tracksuit trousers, trainers, a school jumper and water bottle. Lunch will be as normal once back at school.

Rotakids ‘Family Fun Quiz Night’ and Inauguration

Our P4-7 ‘Rotakids’ club are very excited about next week’s Family Quiz night and their formal Inauguration. In partnership with Co’path Rotakids, the joint groups would like to invite you to GRANTSHOUSE COMMUNITY HALL on Thursday (18th) evening, 5 – 6.30pm. The evening will start with a formal recognition of each Rotakids club, presided over by the Eyemouth & District Rotary President. Once the formal part is done, the rest of the evening will be spent enjoying a quiz. Families are invited to bring a picnic tea and then join forces to form a quiz team. We hope this will be a fun event for both schools and the start of a new joint venture in our community. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Bewsey.

Sports for Champions reminder

Next Friday will be the last day for receiving sponsor money for our upcoming fitness challenge, hosted by Olympic athlete Kimberley Renwicks on Thursday 25th May. Please help us to raise funds for this cause AND for our school. Remember, the school gets 60% of all money raised. Thank you.

Extra P7 Transition Day

In partnership with Eyemouth High School, we have been able to organise an extra transition day on Tuesday 23rd May for our P7s. The day will involve an art lesson, a technology lesson and a library workshop. This is an excellent opportunity and the P7s are sure to enjoy it. Further details will be shared with the EV2 form in due course.

Dates for Diaries

Tuesday 16 May P1/2 trip to Eyemouth Fire Station

Thursday 18 May P4 Football Festival & P6 Rugby Festival

Thursday 18 May Rotakids Family Fun Quiz night, 5-6.30pm @ Grantshouse Community Hall

Tuesday 23 May P5 Countryside Day / Extra P7 Transition Day

Thursday 25 May Sports for Champions event

Friday 16 June Open morning (9-10) / Sports Day (10.15 – 12.15)

Tuesday 27 June End of year award ceremony & P7 Leavers assembly. Time tbc.

Pupil News

ELC News

Sam: we went to PE. We had to roll balls in the hall.
Farah: I batted the ball at school PE, I used a tennis racket.
Hailie: I went to school I saw Sean he was in my class.
Eden: Kourtney was in my class at school she is my friend.
Isla: Mr Bewsey was our teacher on Monday at school.
Sarah: I had a partner at PE, he was a boy but I’m not sure what his name was.

P1,2 News

P1/2 were all really excited about and enjoyed their first visit from Baby Andrew learning about a baby’s development, needs and care while developing empathy for others.

I loved Baby Andrew Lexie.

I really enjoyed seeing Baby Andrew I have not been around babies. David

As part of the ‘People who Help us’ topic Primary 1/2 wrote about someone in the home that helps them. They described the things mummies, daddies, grannies, brothers and sisters do for them and have written some lovely comments including, ‘My mummy is so pretty’, ‘I love my mummy, she is the best in the whole world’, ‘I love my big brother’, ‘My mummy is so thoughtful’.

P3,4 News

Anna + Nicole + Edie liked maths

Madeline liked dressing up and playing as a Tudor.

Scarlett liked doing the reflective reading.

Nikki, Lulu + Jessica liked playing drafts.

Sophie enjoyed planning her post card for the competition.

Lexi enjoyed painting a picture of Topher + his cat Ka. by Beth +Katie

P5,6,7 News

In p5/6/7 we have been doing rugby on Wednesday afternoons. Ellie and Sinead scored a try


The p6/7 did the puberty talk with Katrina the nurse they were all quite giggly.

“It was very interesting and we learnt mature things,” said Blake.

“I liked making the squirrel feeders” said Melissa.

In P.E. we played a massive game of rounders.

“I really enjoyed it but I wasn’t good at batting the ball” said Merryn.

In Maths we are doing linear patterns and Pi.

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