Coldingham Newsletter 28 March 2019

Coldingham Primary School
28 March 2019


Dear Parents/ Carers

Photographs:– Proofs have been given out today.

Pupil Council:- Our pupil council representatives are David and Isla in P1,2,3, Beth and James from P3,4,5 and Kayden and Dawid from P6/7. Our teacher leading us is Mrs Knighton. I (Edith) am the secretary. On Thursday the 15th of February we held our first whole school meeting where we discussed Comic Relief and what we would like do for it. We also introduced the ‘Gratitude Jar’ and ‘Ask it Basket’. On the 7th of March we had our first ‘ask it basket’ session where we discussed the idea of forming a running club. We have also helped to organise events in the school such as ‘Red Nose Day’, ‘World Book Day’ and the ‘Lots of Socks’ event.

Friday Brunch Running Club: will be starting on Friday 26th April – run by staff! Simply a 15 minute run before Brunch. A pair of outdoor shoes suitable for running is all that is needed. Those who wish to wear running gear are free to do so!

Comic Relief:- A great day was had by all from the silent room to the dance room and the games room. We raised £92.10 on the day and sold 88 red noses making another £57.20 profit (65p per nose) for Comic Relief.

Lots of Socks:- £16, proceeds from tuck shop on Wednesday 27th March, was donated to The Down’s Syndrome Scotland Association. Thank you to Nicki T for the ‘Cookies’!

Well done to:-

  • the p6,7 girls who took part in the netball tournament in January
  • the P 6 girls who travelled to HQ for the Euroquiz​
  • the P5 – 7 pupils who took part in the Cross Country event at Eyemouth and the P7 boys team attending the Border Cross Country Championships

A big thank you to the parents for helping with training and transporting the pupils.

ELC have been looking at spring /new life this term and are excited to be getting a visit from lambs on Thursday afternoon.

Only the hot main meal option will be available from the start of the summer term for ELC pupils

Catering and nursery staff will encourage children to try new foods and will ensure that no child goes hungry, try to encourage your children to have one of the hot meal options

Parents can provide a packed lunch (in an insulated bag with an ice block) if they wish. We would ask that they provide healthy food for their children and not cakes and sweets.

P 123 have been learning to care about the environment. We have been picking up litter to keep animals out of danger and to keep our school grounds clean and healthy. We also went to the beach to clean it and to find out how long things take to degrade or break down. We took part in ‘Waste week 2019’, when we counted different kinds of plastic waste our school puts in the bin. We did an assembly to try and stop people from using single use plastic. After our assembly, the amount of plastic bottles, plastic food packaging and other types of plastic like crisp packets went down. However, P123 were very sad that plastic wrap went up by 12! Ms Clubb has found another way to wrap things with cloth and beeswax and we are going to have a go at making our own Beeswax wraps. Please share any of your ideas with us to save the environment. 😊

P3,4,5 have had a scientific term exploring the senses and how the body works. They have shared Powerpoints and enjoyed science experiments.

P6/7 participated in the Berwickshire schools dance festival On Tuesday the 19th of March The dance entered was called “Waka Waka”, a fast paced African Warrior themed dance. In the feedback from the judges we received six ‘Excellents’ in; Title/theme, performance, Dynamics and quality of movement, Relationships and interaction to music and dancer, Accompaniment/Music, Start/Finish, and two very goods in; Use of space and patterning, Use of rhythms musicality, phrasing. “The judges really liked our tie dye t-shirts!” Isaac. “I thought it was amazing” reported Alexander, “It was really fun!” Nikki, “Our performance was really good” said Kayden.

Four of us attended the Cross Country event in Galashiels last Thursday. We ran 2km and although we did not place in the top 10 we finished the race and supported each other. It was tiring but we pushed through and really enjoyed it. Alexander, Finlay A, Finlay C & Szymon.

PFA Duck Race: This year all children will participate in the Duck Race with separate class races, the first starting at 9am on the 24th April. If you are available to come along to help supervise your child’s class please let the teacher know. We will have a timetable available soon. No cost to children!

Dates for next term

Monday 15 April Back to school

Friday 19 April Good Friday holiday

Tuesday 23 April P7’s Parents Evening at Eyemouth High School, including a presentation on Kingswood Camp

Wednesday 24 April PFA Duck Race at 9am

Thursday 25 April P6,7 Assembly at 2pm. Parents & friends welcome

Friday 26 April Tuck shop – New day & time – Fridays at end of day

Friday 3 May School closed – In-service day

Monday 6 May May Day holiday

Wednesday 15 May P4 Football festival & P6 Rugby festival at Ayton PS

Tuesday 21 May P5 Countryside Day

Monday 27 May Holiday

Tuesday 4 June P6 Priory Live

Tues 11 & Wed 12 P7’s to Eyemouth High School

Friday 14 June School Sports and PFA Summer Fayre

Wishing you all a very happy and restful spring break! Please remember we have an open door policy and you are always welcome to come into school to help, watch, or ask a question or two!

On behalf of all the staff at Coldingham Primary School, thank you for all your help, support and partnership.

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