Today is World Book Day! We have been doing lots of things related to books. First of all different classes heard stories from the wonderful story tellers who came to the school. The stories were from different countries around the world. ‘We liked them because we got to shout out’.
This is some of our thoughts about today…
Primary 3/4 We have been having great fun, reading out loud to each other in different classes, we have been swapping teachers to hear stories and look at different books. We are designing Book Covers.
Primary 5 have designed book covers. They have been to see the storyteller in the gymhall, they had a competition on the number of books read and A.R quizzes completed. They have also read their favourite books in reading time.
Primary 1K have also been to see the storyteller. They have read stories and shared and disscussed their favourite books, they re-designed front covers. Primary 1K have also learnt what the ‘title’ the ‘author’ and the ‘illustrator’
Primary 1H have disscussed their favourite stories with each other and re-designed front covers of their books. They also have been to see the story teller.
Primary 2/3 have had a teacher swap with primary 3/4 to read stories. Brought in books for a book swap, read a page of their book to primary 3/4 and went to listen to the story teller.
Primary 2 listened to the storyteller and designed a book cover for a book and for homework they are illustrating their pages of their reading books.
Primary 6 have disscused diffrent genres of books and designed book covers and went to listen to the storyteller with primary 7
Primary 7 made their own autobiographys and listened to the storyteller.
By Iona MacIsaac Primary 7
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On Wednesday, 29th January, P5 went to a music workshop. A man called Dave told us about his work and meeting American astronauts. He works in a theatre doing music. Firstly, Dave played some music on the piano. He played Jaws and Mission Impossible. We sung songs like Rose Red. Dave showed us how music changes by pressing different keys. He told us that in the time of cave men they used music to communicate. Dave also showed us how to make music using our body.
After break time, Dave showed us a SPECIAL toilet roll time machine! He said that he had to borrow it from a friend that works in a museum(he said it was special because it had 400 squares). It was fun. We drew on our “Special toilet roll time machine,” the points on the time line that we knew like the Egyptions, cave men, Jesus Christ, Vikings and Mary Queen of Scots. Dave split us into groups so we can make our own music. We had 15 minutes to make our music. After that we showed it to the rest of the class and the other children in our class said what they liked about it and what not. After that, we got into a circle and played pass the squeeze. Dave said the record in the game was two and a half seconds. We were trying to beat the record but it got worse and worse!! The first one was 4 seconds (Or elephants), the second one was five and a half. Then Dave pointed at different people and we had to make silly noises!
After lunch, Dave told us a true story about a boy called Adso. Gido, (his teacher) taught Adso everything he knew about music. When Gido had to leave to go to Florida, he left Adso to look after the Church. Gido told him to send him his music, so he knew that everything was ok. Adso was good at music, but one day, soldiers wanted to attack to get gold, silver and precious things. Adso needed to send a letter for help, but how? One of the soldiers had to look at everything he wrote. So Adso wrote musical notes instead of the alphabet (If that makes sense). Adso sent the letter to Gido. Gido looked at it and thought how stupid he had been leaving such a young and hopeless boy in charge of the Church. So he threw it away and stomped out. When he was at work, Gido couldn’t stop thinking about Adso’s music. Then he realized it was a code saying, “Send help, under attack.” Gido burst out the door and yelled “We need the army! Adso needs help!” In the Church in Aretzzo a soldier saw a light. Then another. And another. Until there was so many lights, that the soldiers got a fright and ran away. Aretzzo was safe!
We made music to go with each part of the story. We only practised it, then we performed it to Primary 6! At the end, we played pass the squeeze once more.At the beginning it was 6 and a half seconds and then… guess what… WE DID IT IN 2 SECONDS!!!!!!!!!!!! We beat Preston Pans Primary school by only half a second! The P5′s loved the music workshop.
By Maja and Poula ^.^
we’ve almost reached the end of term, and it’s dress down day tomorrow! Please remember to bring £1 for Dress Down Day. Also, the Parent Council are running a festive tuck shop, so the kids will be able to buy snacks there too. This month, at the request of the children, all funds raised are being sent to Disaster Relief in the Philippines.
Here’s some information on who exactly our aid will be helping, there’s a link to a video below too:
We would like to rebuild 2 classrooms that were destroyed in San Isidro School. This is the very poor area we have been helping. The school has around 90 kids in kindergarten to grade 3. The cost for rebuilding two classrooms and some educational material should be around P750,000! Anyone wanting to assist please contact me at this Facebook address or my email address email@example.com
Today we visited Elfie’s Cafe in Primary 6. The cafe was beautifully decorated and we were welcomed and served by Santa’s elves.
Thank you Primary 6. We really enjoyed ourselves!
Elfie’s Cafe on PhotoPeach
Today we made snowman pictures with bold colours. We used oil pastels which were quite tricky to use, but the everyone loved doing them and we think they look great! What do you think?
Our Snowman pictures on PhotoPeach
Elfie’s Café will be open to all classes next week. The children are asked to pay £1 to their teachers in advance to join in our friendly, festive, foodie fundraising.
Elfie’s little helpers.
Are we all looking forward to the Winter Fair on Friday afternoon?
We have something for everyone, including a Bottle Tombola for the grown ups, a Chocolate Tombola for the not so grown ups.
Crafts that your child can either complete at the Fair, or take home to make.
The children have made some fantastic gifts for you all to buy, including bird feeders, and Christmas decorations.
Mince Pies, teas/coffees, MULLED WINE!!! (non alchololic so the kids can enjoy it as well) and sausage rolls.
…and if that isn’t enough to entice you, check out our raffle prizes which include:-
Tickets for a show at The Brunton Theatre, a Nipper Snappers photoshoot voucher, tickets for Musselburgh Race Course, a Tesco Hamper, Top to Toe gift voucher, bottles of booze, boxes of chocolates, vouchers for Lucas, a meal for 2 at Madisons (with wine) and family hampers.
Please hand in your Home Baking donations tomorrow morning.
Can’t wait to see you all there.
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