P3 Reconciliation Meeting review

On Monday 30th October evening St John’s School parents met in St Mary Magdalene’s church hall to begin preparations for the P3 sacramental programme. Father Jock was joined by the parish children’s liturgy team led by Arlene and the school was represented by Mrs Williamson and Mr Burgess.

Father Jock explained some of the background to the sacraments before Mrs Williamson spoke to the gathered parents about the work the children will undertake in class. Arlene spoke about the importance of attending mass weekly and highlighted the special children’s masses which will take place as we prepare to celebrate Reconciliation.

Father Jock finished the gatehring with a short guided meditation and parents were invited to volunteer children for readings and offertory at the special masses.

Thank you to all the families who were able to make the meeting, we look forward to working closely with you and your children over the next few months.

P3B Creative Writing

P3B wrote senses poems about travelling down the chocolate river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Here are some of our finished pieces.

Down the Chocolate River

Down the chocolate river, I see the tiny Oompa Loompa rowing away.

Down the chocolate river, I hear the big brown waterfall.

Down the chocolate river, I touch the big pink sweet boat.

Down the chocolate river, I taste the wind rushing through my face.

Down the chocolate river, I feel the amazing Mr Wonka as he sits next to me.

Down the chocolate river, life is simply amazing.

By Ash K. P3B

 

Down the Chocolate River

Down the chocolate river, I see the melted chocolate.

Down the chocolate river, I hear the Oompa Loompas singing.

Down the chocolate river, I touch the pink sweet boat.

Down the chocolate river, I taste the creamy chocolate.

Down the chocolate river, I feel the sticky chocolate river.

Down the chocolate river, life is amazing.

By Jaxson P3B

 

Down the Chocolate River

Down the chocolate river, I see an Oompa Loompa sliding down the waterfall.

Down the chocolate river, I hear the Oompa Loompa rowing the boat.

Down the chocolate river, I touch brown and creamy chocolate.

Down the chocolate river, I taste the sticky and pinky boat.

Down the chocolate river, I feel the hot chocolate below me.

Down the chocolate river, life is fascinating and delicious.

By Milosz P3B

 

Down the Chocolate River

Down the chocolate river, I see a big black tunnel.

Down the chocolate river, I hear the chocolate river flowing.

Down the chocolate river, I touch a squidgy, widgy marshmallow.

Down the chocolate river, I taste fudgy, wudgey creamy hot chocolate.

Down the chocolate river, I feel a little bit scared.

Down the chocolate river, life is fun, fabulous and fantastic.

By Taylor P3B

St John’s Fairtrade Big Breakfast 2016

 

St John’s celebrated Fairtrade fortnight in style with a hugely successful Big Breakfast on Friday 18th March. After weeks of planning by pupils and staff from P2, 3 and 4 the big day finally came and with the help of dedicated parent helpers, teachers and school support staff the event was a fantastic celebration of all things Fairtrade. The Co-Operative store supported the school with vouchers with which we bought ingredients for baking. Relish Deli, based on Constitution Street, Leith, once again very kindly supported us by donating hamper boxes and items for the raffle, paper cups, lids and napkins.

P2 prepared fresh fruit kebabs and did a great job offering these to visitors in the hall. P3 manned the crossiant stall and collected donations as visitors entered and left the hall. P4 pupils, supported by P7, ran the raffle stall and also handed out Fairtrade fresh orange juice. Children in P2 baked banana muffins which were delicious and P3 pupils made flapjacks in class. Staff filled kettles and poured coffees and teas for our guests and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help the event run smoothly.

P4 children, who are very busy preparing their Easter play for Thursday 24th March, sang one of their songs for the gathered guests and did a great job. P4 pupils had also written letters to the Co-Operative asking for financial support to purchase ingredients for baking. Near the end of the morning we played a film put together by Miss Purnell which highlighted the importance of Fairtrade and P3 sang a catchy Fairtrade song for the audience.

Finally we drew the raffle prizes just before the bell and the children and parents made their way out of the hall at the end of another busy week in school.

As a school we appreciate the support of all our parents, grandparents, family and friends who came to support our First level children in this important event. We must also acknowledge the time and effort given to make this possible by the St John’s First level staff team.

The children of P2, 3 and 4 did Fairtrade proud!