This afternoon we enjoyed a fantastic performance of drumming, singing and dancing from the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana and the Kalahari Desert Bushmen dancers from Namibia.
We then all took part in dancing and drumming workshops before coming together to sing an African song.
Today P1/2/3 enjoyed a rugby session with Chris.
Well done to the P3 girls who came third in a recent Hobbycraft Edinburgh Easter Bonnet Competition. Many thanks to all our parents and friends who voted for the bonnets when they were on display in the Edinburgh store over the Easter holidays.
The girls won a £25 Hobbycraft Classroom Hamper, and were happy to share their prize with the boys. They have all enjoyed using some of the new resources to create a name plate for their bedroom doors.
As the final activity for their Materials topic, the P1/2/3 children created an amazing monster this afternoon using a huge variety of different materials collected at home. The children helped to choose the design of the outline and then all helped to add the different materials to the monster. It was a fun activity which involved perseverence, cooperation and creativity.
Well done, P1/2/3!
P1/2/3 had a great trip to the Hirsel earlier this month. The class were split into two groups, and each group had the opportunity to make kale soup and oatcakes, and also practise their mapping skills outside around the Hirsel Estate. They also learned about the different kinds of farming in Scotland and the food produced around Scotland.
Thank you to Sally and Pauline from the Hirsel, who looked after us so well during our visit.
Today P1/2/3 have been playing football outside. Lorna and Gregor came to teach us some football skills. We learnt that there were four different parts of your foot that you can use to kick a ball. Do you know what they are all called?
We ended the session by playing some mini matches. It was really cold outside today, but we all had fun.
My team won the second match – Anders
I liked playing disco tig as a warm up – Maddie
My team won one match and drew the other match – Duncan
My favourite part was playing the mini matches – Sarah
I liked playing toilet tig as a warm-up activity – Jacob and Cara
We all learned how to do a L-turn trick today – Duncan
At the end, Mrs Hood made us run round the pitch together to warm us up! – Carla