Mr Fleming, our janitor worked with groups to build an Anderson Air Raid Shelter in the classroom. We used plastic tubing to make the frame and then covered it with brown corrugated card. A door was cut out of the front. We all enjoyed sitting inside it. Now we wait for the air raid siren….
On the day of the 70th commemorative year and day of the closing of Auschwitz, the class learned of one of the Holocaust victims. Shonagh Davidson, from the Arts Education service, returned to Elphinstone to teach the story of Anne Frank through drama. Through role play the children acted out scenes and learned about her life. The children … Continue reading The Story of Anne Frank
These are extracts from the pupil’s Mountain Biking and Orienteering log books which summarise their experiences over the past four weeks. The outdoor education is building the children’s confidence and their cooperative social skills.
On Monday, the children recited a chosen Scots poem to the class. This had been their homework task. There was a wide range of poetry and most of the poetry was written by Robert Burns. Well done! You all did extremely well! Learning intention: I can recite a Scots poem of my choice to the class. Success Criteria: … Continue reading Scots Poetry Recital
Pupils who normally take a packed lunch have been encouraged to take part in lunchtime taster sessions. Pupils sample a very small helping of the school dinner choices and then they record what they like/ dislike on the sampling sheet. These taster sessions have been successful with pupils often giving the thumbs up. Popular choices so far … Continue reading Lunchtime Taster Sessions
Please click on the link below to view the Area Partnerships Newsletter for January 2014. http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/downloads/file/9258/area_partnerships_newsletter_january_2015