This afternoon Steven Polwart and some of his students entertained our pupils with a beautiful recital of guitar music. Steven also told the children about the various types of guitars and the different sounds that they make.The children listened well and were able to spot some differences in the sounds that they heard. The children particularly enjoyed making up their own dance moves to the loud electric guitar! Very well done to the performers and many thanks to Steven for giving us the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful world of guitars.
Yesterday Primary 1,2,3 and 4 took part in an exciting African drumming workshop. The children enjoyed a performance of traditional African music and then took part in three workshops which included dancing, singing and drumming. At the end of the afternoon the three groups gathered together and performed to each other. It was a truly amazing experience for everyone!
This morning the nursery and Primary 1 had fun at a teddy bears’ picnic in the Wood of Wonder. The children went on a bear hunt and took part in some teddy bear problem solving activities. The children also enjoyed a little fruit picnic and sang songs in the sunshine. Everyone had lots of fun and agreed that it was a very successful Wonderful Wednesday.
Yesterday Primary 1 enjoyed a wonderful day at the Scottish Seabird Centre. The visit was split into three parts which included learning about sea creatures in the classroom, visiting the Discovery Centre and taking part in a “Rockpool Ramble”. The children were exemplary ambassadors for Aberlady Primary School! They participated with enthusiasm and displayed good manners and cooperation at all times. The boys and girls were able to apply their knowledge of safety on the beach during the outdoor session very effectively as well. The most popular activities of the day were controlling the cameras in the Discovery Centre and exploring the rockpools. Best of all, though, was when the children spotted four dolphins out at sea! It certainly was a day to remember. Many thanks to Anna and Reshmi who came along to help us and especially to Andrew, the Education Officer, for making the day so fascinating.
Firefighter Jenni Collins visited Primary 1 this morning to talk to the children about her job. She also gave the children some valuable advice on what they should do in emergency situations. The children listened well and were able to give good answers to questions that Jenni asked them. She set the boys and girls a challenge to learn their address and be able to tell the class on Monday. Many thanks to Jenni for helping us with our topic called “Keeping Myself Safe”.
This morning Primary 1 enjoyed using charcoal and pink tissue paper to create beautiful pictures of cherry blossom trees. First the children studied our school tree outside to find out more about the shapes of trees and how the branches grow out from the trunk. Then the children got to work putting their ideas onto paper. They liked smudging the charcoal to soften the lines and they scrunched the tissue paper gently to make the blossom.The finished artwork has been put together to create a lovely avenue of trees in springtime. Great effort boys and girls.