This year our School Nativity Play is called “Christmas with Aliens”. The play will be held on Friday, December 16th at 6.30pm in the Community Hall followed by a Christmas Ceilidh organised by Edderton Parent Council.
December 16th is also Christmas Jumper Day and this year we are raising money for The Highland Hospice. Everyone brings £1 and wears a Christmassy Jumper.
On Thursday, December 22nd we are having a Christmas service in the Church at 10.00am – all welcome.
Our school would welcome anyone from the community who would like to help out in any way. Please contact the school if you would like to get involved.
17th November 2016
News from the School
This year the Primary School held its own Remembrance Ceremony at the War Memorial. This took place on Friday, November 11th, and coincided with the Two Minute’s Silence at eleven o’clock in the morning.
The following items were written by the schoolchildren and also appeared in the Winter Edition of the Community Newsletter. The contributions from the school and by our school children are very much appreciated – Ed.
War Memorial – On Friday, November 11th Edderton Primary School went down to the War Memorial for Armistice Day. Two boys from P7 laid a wreath at the memorial and our only P7 girl read a poem about poppies that was called “Why Are They Selling Poppies Mummy?” We then had a two-minute silence to remember those who were killed in the war and in all the other wars since. We also had a look at all the names engraved on the memorial. Murdo & Ally
World War 1
On Tuesday, November 8th everyone at school came together for a World War 1 Day. We held artillery shells, which were very heavy! Miss De Jonckheere brought the shells in from home. She also brought some little pellets called shrapnel that go in the shells. They killed many soldiers in WW1. We also held a (sighting) scope that the gunner used to coordinate where the target was. Murdo & Ally
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
As most of you know, Edderton Primary School had a Macmillan Coffee Afternoon on Friday, October 7th. Thank you to all who attended the coffee afternoon and helped us to raise a whopping £454.08! Michael P6
On Tuesday, November 1st we took part in the Bench Ball competition at Golspie Games Hall – it was hard work! The team of six pupils from Edderton Primary School thought they had come second . . . – but we came first! Woo! Hooo! We felt amazing! Ayleen
We won the football competition in the mixed teams. We played Golspie, Dornoch, Brora, Gledfield and Helmsdale. We beat everyone and it was fun! Keith & Ross
Rocks And Minerals
With Miss DJ, the P5-7 class have been learning about rocks and minerals – it has been fun. We learnt that a sedimentary rock is formed within water and that fossils are usually found in them, such as Ammonites – squid-like creatures whose fossil remains are like a coil. Igneous rocks are made of (volcanic) magma and lava. We made crystals, an exploding volcano, a fossil and a sedimentary rock. Alexander
And Poems, too:
The Halloween Nightmare
The beautiful day turned black
As the thunder struck back
And a tsunami attacked.
The village was in fear
With the sound of screams
And the lightening beams
The dark moon was rising
As a small child was crying
And the sun fell dying
Class P5-7 wrote the following poem after having lessons about the First World War and Hallowe’en. A different child wrote each line of the poem – Ed.
THE THIRTEENTH HOUR
As the clock strikes the thirteenth hour
The chair I sat on spoke to me.
Old people celebrated being young.
And monsters exist.
The road turned into a river of cement.
And a howl ‘screeked ‘ out!
Gas leaked from mid air
All teachers popped.
Ploughing the field
Turning over murdered bodies.
On top of the hill a river of blood
Pours pieces of body.
And Pumpkin Pacmen eat people and buildings
As the clock struck the thirteenth hour!
The school’s website – www.eddertonprimary.wordpress.com – is continually being updated, so please have a look to see what the pupils are doing.
The school can be contacted by phone 01862 821 260 and by e-mail email@example.com