We enjoyed sports day this year even though it was damp and cold! We felt like it was very busy!
It was very fun finding out about the groups that we were in. We really enjoyed all of the different stations but we were really sad that we didn’t get to do the races because the grass was too slippy! We are hoping that we will go and do the racing another day.
We made new friends in our groups. It was very fun working in our teams and looking after all of the children in the group. If someone fell down, we helped them up! We were good at helping the C1s on their first sports day.
Some of our favourite stations:
- Beat the Goalie
- Bean Bag Balance
- Obstacle Course
- Sack Races (funny because the bags were so smal!)
On Friday 20th April a group of boys and girls from C6 and C7 represented the school in this year’s Edinburgh Primary School Sports Association (EPSSA) Cross Country Race at Inverleith Park. 54 schools were registered in this event so as you could imagine there were a lot of children competing in each race! Our teams should be incredibly proud of themselves for what they achieved and the fantastic attitude they showed throughout the day. Their team spirit was commendable.
Thank you to all parents for supporting the teams both prior to the event and on the day.
For some children one Cross-Country race wasn’t enough and so the next day they attended the Scottish Schools Athletic Associations (SSAA) Cross-Country Race at Kircaldy High School. Congratulations to the four C7 children involved. Wear those hoodies with pride! Thank you again to the parents who supported the team on this day.
We have a busy day in C4 on a Wednesday, we have PE, Music and Art all in one day!
In PE, we are doing Athletics this term. Today we were practising skills for throwing. We were using shuttlecocks and balls and learning the skills we need for the Javelin. We had to work with a partner to throw the shuttlecocks to each other. This will help us for activities on Sports Day too!
When we went to music, we were learning about rhythm and pulse. We were learning a rhythm that went ‘ta te-te’. We are really enjoying learning rhymes to help us to learn about pulse:
Pulse is a steady beat,
Feel it moving through your feet,
Always steady, keep in time,
Clap your hands and say this rhyme!
In art, we are doing a Birds of Paradise project. We have made feathers and decorated the body of the bird. We were learning to add small details and we used paper, paint and oil pastels. We used toothpicks to add small details and this skill was called scratch art. Today, we made more patterns that are detailed and tried using marbling ink. For marbling, we put a piece of paper in a coloured ink and water mixture and then when we took the paper out, there was a mixture of colours and patterns.