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 we invited the nursery parents in so we could share our experiences from the last year with them. We have managed to cram in so much – making friends, lots of mud play, yummy food, outings, fun and LOTS of learning!
We also said goodbye and good luck to the four Pre-school children who are moving into P1. We will miss you, but we know that we will still see you around the school.
Please enjoy looking at the slideshow of some of this year’s special moments.
Wishing you all a very happy summer break and thank you to all the parents for your support throughout the year.
Today we enjoyed a visit from Sally who works for “Farm to Fork,” which is based at The Hirsel. She told us all about the crops which are grown on the farm there and showed us pictures about different farming activities that happen around the year. We were also able to identify different cereals by looking closely at their heads.
Finally we helped to prepare some tasty porridge which we enjoying eating with a lovely selection of toppings. Thank you very much to Sally for making our learning so interesting and relevant!
During Book Week Scotland (23rd – 27th November), children throughout the school took part in lots of book-related activities. Some of these were:
• Visiting Dunbar Library and learning how the books are organised, and given the opportunity to borrow a book to read at home.
• Dressing up as a character from a book.
• Sharing our favourite books with our classmates.
• Discussing the features of a book.
• Enjoying lots of stories together – some of them read and some of them listened to.
• Parents sharing their favourite books during a whole school story-telling session.
• Buying lots of books from the Scholastic Book Fair which was held in school all week. Thank you for your support. With the commission, we have been able to purchase new books for each classroom, and some sets of readers for different reading levels.
• Choosing our own books to read for homework each night this week.
• And much more…..!
Over two afternoons, P3 and P4 children have been taking part in a sponsored hockey dribble to raise money for the school’s charity for this year, LifeStraws.
In groups, the children first measured and then created a 50m course through which to dribble their hockey ball. Each child was then responsible for keeping track of their distance by recording each 50m dribble they completed. Everyone’s total distance was then added up and this amount is going towards a national challenge, organised by Scottish Hockey, of completing 9,828km, which is the journey from Delhi (where the last Commonwealth Games were held in 2010) to Glasgow (this year’s host city for the Commonwealth Games). As a school, we agreed to dribble 7,838m which is a figure based on the area of Scotland.
All children completed the challenge with great skill and enthusiasm (even in the heavy rain showers and the extremely long grass!), and already some sponsor money is being returned. Please return all sponsor money to the School Office before the end of May. We will let you know how much the class manage to raise for LifeStraws.
Thanking parents, relatives and friends for their kind donations to this worthwhile cause.
P3/4 Hockey Dribble on PhotoPeach
Mr MacRury would like to thank everyone for all their kind wishes and gifts. He will miss Innerwick Primary School, all it’s pupils, parents and staff but is looking forward to his new role in Dunbar Primary School. We welcome Mrs Janette Gordon to the Innerwick School Community.