Coldingham Primary Newsletter 25 May 2017

General News

Round up of this week

Spring Fayre

A huge vote of thanks must go to the Parent & Friends Association who worked so hard to make Saturday’s event such a success. We had a great turnout and a happy atmosphere despite the rain! We are delighted with the total of £950 raised for the benefit of our pupils. Thank you!

Nursery trip to John Muir Park, Dunbar

The nursery children had a great morning at the woods and park on Monday. Using the Berwickshire Wheels Community bus is proving to be very successful and enabling our wee ones to ‘get out and about’. Thank you to Mrs Gourlay and Mrs Blatchley for supervising.

Primary 5 to Springwood Park

Another great day was had by our P5s who travelled to Kelso for the annual Borders Countryside Day. The children had a great time – albeit too short to see and do everything. Maybe a longer day will be needed next year! Thank you to Mrs Blatchley for supervising the pupils.

Primary 7s to Eyemouth High School

The teachers at the High School pulled out all the stops for our visiting pupils. They enjoyed an excellent Technology lesson, designing and building a toy car. This was followed by and Art lesson, developing their design skills. The afternoon was spent in the Library learning about the system for accessing over 8000 books! Our thanks to the staff at the High School and to Mrs Tharme for supervising the pupils.

New buddy programme

With our new P1s set to join us in August, work has already begun to prepare. Not only are they enjoying a weekly visit to the P1/2 classroom, they’ve also started spending time with their new buddies. The current P6s had a great time on Wednesday getting to know their new buddy.

Sports for Champions

Thank you to everyone who sponsored our children for this event on Thursday. We had an inspiring talk from Kimberley Renicks and then enjoyed the fitness challenge. The total raised for school funds was £155.69 (60% of total raised). We really do appreciate the ongoing support of family and friends.

Next week

Bank Holiday Monday

Remember to enjoy the Monday holiday. Schools across Berwickshire will be closed. Let’s hope the sun shines!

Ghanaian Drummers

On Tuesday morning, we will be visited by the Kakatsitsi Drummers. As part of a tour of the Borders, they will be performing to our pupils and then the P3-7 pupils will enjoy a drumming workshop. Co’path pupils and staff will be joining us for the morning, providing another chance to build new friendships.

P7 Residential

On Wednesday morning, we bid farewell to our P7s and Mrs Tharme for 3 days as they set off to Kingswood for the annual residential. We wish them well. In Mrs Tharme’s absence, the Primary 5 and 6 pupils will be taught by Mr Bewsey, Mrs Easingwood and Mrs Blyth on consecutive days. Primary 6 will be joined by the three Co’path P6 pupils as an early High School transition opportunity.

Class composition meeting

Next Thursday, you are invited to join Mr Bewsey to hear about class arrangements for August. This will be an opportunity to gain an understanding into some of the technicalities influencing class arrangements and to ask any questions. Please come to the school at 6.30pm.

Book Fair

On Friday, we will receive a visiting Book Fair selling a large selection of books at slashed prices. The fair will be in school for 2 weeks, culminating on our Open Morning and Sports Day.

Dates for diary

Tuesday 6th June – Primary 6s to Coldingham Priory for ‘Priory Live’. Details to follow.

Wednesday 7th June / Thursday 8th June – Primary 7s to Eyemouth High School for 2 day visit

Wednesday 7th June – ‘Move up morning’. All pupils into new classes with new teachers for one lesson.

Friday 16th June – Open morning (8.45 – 9.45) followed by Sports Day (10.15 – 12.15) followed by PFA Duck Race (tbc)

Pupil News

ELC News

Mrs Gourlay drove the bus to The John Muir Country park. We played at the park then had a picnic snack. It was sunny and we all had good fun. Mrs Blatchley came too.


Eden, Isla, Felix and Finn

P1,2 News

We have been reading stories and drawing pictures. David

We have been playing “Simon Says” with Mrs Drummond Reddish. Hattie

We had the Sports Champion in today and we did exercises with her. Grace & Millie

Baby Andrew came in again. Kitty

P3,4 News

We are learning about Tudors . Yesterday we did drama using Shakespeare. I was a ghost who killed Hamlet (Lulu).

It was great fun. We also showed some of the dramas to the class. We watched Hamlet and also we watched Romeo and Juliet.

The Sports Champion, Kim, was really interesting. The exercise was hard and finding out about her life and how she even likes IRN BRU!

Jessica made biscuits last week they were very good.

by Lexi and Nicole🐶 🐾

P5,6,7 News

This week on Tuesday the P5’s went to Countryside day. We made butter and we got to hold a rabbit each. It was great and we even got free ice cream🍦

On Tuesday the P7’s went to the High School for an extra visit. They got to go on the actual school bus! We did art, technology and visited the library.

On Thursday we met a commonwealth games gold medallist and she told us about how long she trains.

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