P1/2/3 were so excited to share their wonderful sound instruments with their friends, which they had been creating at home over the last two weeks. Everyone had the opportunity to talk about the materials they had used to make their instrument, and demonstrate and explain how the sound was made. We also talked about volume and pitch, and the different ways to make a sound – by hitting, plucking, shaking or blowing.
This morning the older children created games for everyone to play as part of European School Sports Day.
The European School Sport Day (ESSD) is a school day dedicated to having fun, playing together and promoting physical activity and health for everyone. It is a celebration which provides the opportunity for schools to:
•Raise the profile of physical education (PE) and school sport
•Create fun and enjoyment through physical activity initiatives for young people
•Promote health and wellbeing for lifelong learning
•Foster social inclusion and develop social competences among their students.
P1-P7 children were very lucky to have a visit from Nicky Swaffer, who kindly came in to talk about how wind and percussion instruments make different sounds. She played a variety of tunes on different instruments and the children were very good at recognising the familiar tunes.
At the end, they asked lots of thoughtful questions about her musical instruments and her interests in music.
Thank you so much for making our learning about Sound so much fun and meaningful.
Our charity for the year 2017/2018 is the RNLI. P4/5 have written to Dunbar Lifeboat Station asking for a school visit and hopefully this will be taking place in October.
We have welcomed five, new Ante Pre-school children to our Nursery this session. All children are playing well and enjoying the exciting learning opportunities on offer. They have enjoyed playing, creating, building, making, baking pretzels and crumble, and going on weekly Learning Walks to explore and observe seasonal changes in the local environment.
The children have recently chosen “Animals” as their next topic and have helped to plan their learning around the room and outside. They have also started to use a newly-created map of their learning environment to plan and review their play. This map will be used as a planning tool which enables every child to have a voice in their daily learning choices.
More nursery photos and news will be shared on the school blog throughout the coming sesion.
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Yesterday all the children in P1-P7 took part in a steel pan performance showing what they had learnt this term with Mrs Dick. Below are a few videos showing their new skills.
This week the children have been taking part in a number of healthy activities. So far these have included potted sports with some DGS pupils, a walk around the village, dodge-ball and zumba.
The rest of the activities included making fruit kebabs, yoga, cricket, playground games, bowls, badminton and Sports Day.