Category Archives: Primary 4/5

Trip to the Woods

Yesterday, as part of health and eco week, we went to the Echline community woodland. We looked for different types of leaves on the trees before playing a game where we had to identify a tree while blindfolded by feeling the texture and thickness of the tree. We had great fun! Here are some pictures. 

Update On Healthy Cook Book!

Hello and welcome back, we will be updating you on the P4/5 & P5 healthy cook book. The Finance team is working hard on finding an ok price for our healthy cook book. The Design team are finishing up on the final design for our healthy cook book. The final recipes are being printed and put in the cook book. It is a very exciting time for us all because next week our Healthy Cook Book will begin selling. All of the teams have been working especially hard recently. We have had lots of fun during this project. It really feels like a real job and we all wish it would never end!

Guardian of the bridges sculpture 

This morning I was fortunate enough to have been invited along to attend the opening ceremony of the new guardian which is situated to the east of south queensferry. Nearly 4 years ago, I ran an afterschool art club for upper school children who are now at secondary school. During some of the sessions, we were fortunate enough to be joined by artist Debbie Ryan who did some sculpture lessons with us. The designs that the pupils came up with have now been placed on the sculpture and they look marvellous! As well as the art club involvement, Mrs Miller’s primary seven class at the time were also involved. I just want to take this opportunity to say well done to those pupils (who are now in 2nd and 3rd year of high school). Please share this with anyone who may have been involved, and do take some time to visit the sculpture in the future. I feel immensely proud of Echline pupils for all of their efforts and hard work involved in the project. Here is a picture of the finished sculpture. 

Mr Williamson.

Computational Thinking

Today p4 and p4/5 have been thinking about snakes and ladders. We had some ideas about how to make the game fairer by changing 2 rules.  Then we tried them out to see if our rule changes helped…

What do you think would make the game fairer?
Then we had the chance to design our own game.

The Big Pedal Prize Winners!

We helped Mr Williamson sort the Golden Tickets yesterday from the Big Pedal event which took place over the last 2 weeks in March, before the Easter holidays.  Well done to everyone who cycled and scooted to school during that time!

We put the Golden Tickets from each class together and picked winners at random.  Harry Stevens in P2 won the amazing prize of a brand new scooter. The P1 classes were given winner prizes and runner up prizes.  Prizes were given out yesterday to…

P1a – Winner Lachlan and Runner Up Sophia

P1b – Winner Owen and Runner Up Isla

P2 – Erin and Harry Stevens

P2/3 – Curtis

P3 – Jack

P4 – Michael

P4/5 – Sean

P5 – Josh

P6 – Jesscia

P6/7 – Rebecca Y

P7 – Katherine

The best place we got to was 5th in Scotland!  Well done everyone and thank you for taking part in the Big Pedal!

By P6s from P6/7