The first weeks of the new term have been busy.

We would like to start off by giving a huge welcome to two new members of staff at Edinbarnet, Mr McDonald and Mrs Hughes - we hope you enjoy coming to work at our amazing school.

P5/6 finally got to go and see Billionnaire Boy, the trip they had been waiting months for.

The show was absolutely amazing and mostly matched the book. They did notice a few differences and they thought that might be because fitting a whole book into a stage show would be quite hard.

From here P5/6 have continued their David Walliams Reading Challenge and are about to begin their 10th novel.

Over the past month P6 have started their “Clyde in the Classroom” topic. This is where they look at a native Scottish species called brown trout.

P6 have been responsible for caring for a small hover of the trout and have been working with Clyde River Foundation Scientists every week.

They attended Glasgow Science Centre initially to find out what they needed to know. Since then they have been responsible for looking after the tank and incubator.

Luckily the baby fish don’t need to be fed as they have yolk sacks. Our scientist Marissa comes in every week to see how we are all getting on.

The trout will be released into the Clyde one or two weeks after they grow their fins.

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Mr Hunter has recently been organising a school trip to a Premier League match in May, this is open to pupils and parents and we need to get enough people to make the trip affordable for everyone.

This would be a fantastic opportunity for those who attend our football club, but also for everyone else.

Recently one of our P5s, Harry McInally, attended a street dance competition and came first, he brought in a trophy to show Edinbarnet Editors and told us all about it.

Harry is going from strength to strength. Well done Harry.

The SSPCA also visited our school to deliver talks and workshops on looking after animals properly.

This is a key issue in our society today with animal homes fuller than they have ever been before. It is so important we all learn how to care for animals properly and what to do in situations where we aren’t happy with the way animals are being treated.

P5s and 6s have been working at Faifley Library. Sometimes they read stories and novels and other times they do activities related to their class topic.

Last week Jan ordered in some resources for our World War One topic. We got to try on uniforms and helmets and look at bullet casings and war records.

It was quite amazing to see these artefacts and really helped us imagine what it might have been like at the time of the event.

In other news, P2/3s have been learning to grow plants as part of their Jack and the Beanstalk topic, P6 had a slime reward afternoon, and P7s buddied with P1s to help them work the Chromebooks for Digital Literacy Day.