On Monday P2/3 went to Castlemains Farm as part of our local landscape topic to find out about what the land is used for on a farm in East Lothian. We found out that Castlemains is an arable farm and it grows lots of different kinds of crops – wheat, barley, oats, potatoes and peas among others. We learned to identify these crops and what they might be used for. We also visited the pig and 6 sheep that live on the farm and were able to feel a fleece that had just been cut from one of the sheep last week. It felt very oily! We had a great morning and learned a lot about the crops. When we got back to school we were very excited to find that our own peas now have pods on them – just like those we had seen at the farm.
Thank you to Craig and Karen at the farm and to Rachel’s dad and Lewis’ mum who came along to help.
This week Primary 1 has been busy finding out more about “Keeping Myself Safe”. Ms Wood helped the children to use drama to explore what to do if they get lost and this afternoon Amanda Johnstone, our community police officer, visited the class and gave us some very good advice on how to keep safe when we are out and about. Many thanks to Ms Wood and Amanda for all their top tips.
A few weeks ago p6 climbed a Traprain law rock face and did certain tasks for their survival topic. They had to walk along a field to actually get there. When they arrived they were split into 2 groups one went of with Miss Salmon the other group went to rock climb. The rock climbers had to were helmets and harnesses. There were 3 ropes to climb blue, orange and red. blue being the easiest and red being the hardest. For the survival tasks they played a game you may be familiar with where you have 4 spots and you have to get across with 3 people at a time. Next they had to do some scenario sheet work. You were tasked to scavenge for items you only get 12. Next you have to make up a plan. Once finished the group came together with their plan. After both groups had done both activities they had a small play and the went back to school.
P5 went to an orienteering competition. Orienteering is when you follow a map to some controls, you have a dibber ( an electronic finger) you have to put thedibber in to the controls and wait till it beeps. P5 had 11 controls to go to around the Musselburgh lagoons and past the sea. We got put into pairs to sit on the bus and to go orienteering. Before we went orienteering we played some games and had some hot chocolate but the Kelly kettle didn’t work so we had to go to an the education centre for the hot chocolate . Jacob and Adam came 3rd out of over 100 pairs. There is a video on youtube please check it out:
This week P2/3 went to see the African drumming people. They spoke different languages. Then we watched the
concert, it was very fun to listen to. Also we were doing lots of art about what we saw at the top of North Berwick Law. I found this task very fun and entertaining. For the artwork we were mixing up different shades of blue and green. we were also using water colours to get the shade that we needed. When we had finished doing the picture about the view from the top of the Law, We started drawing the picture of the whale bone. We used the water colours to get the little details.
On Tuesday P3/4 saw a guitar performance by one of our parents. He can play Uptown Funk , Back in Black , Johnny be good and Castle on a Hill. The guitars were bass , electric and acoustic guitar. It was Cody”s Dad. It went on for 20 minuets. It was fun!!
By Alasdair Fairclough
Aberlady Primary School, Moor Road, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0RQ Tel 01875 870232 Email email@example.com