We have been busy making recycled instruments as part of our focus on sustainability. With the help of Susheila, each class along with their P5 buddies have been making shakers from plastic bottles, drums from plastic drain pipes, rain makers from cardboard tubes and xylophones from glass bottles. We showed off our instruments at our Summer Event which featured our Rubbish Band.
Click on the link below to see how we made our instruments.
Pupils from the Hub and family and friends enjoyed a day at the Yard in Edinburgh last Sunday 26 May. The Daisy Chain Trust very kindly funded the day out. It was lovely to see brothers , sisters, mums, dads and grandparents all enjoying the play activities on offer within a safe environment. We particularly enjoyed the sensory garden with it’s musical pots and pans and flip flop xylophone. The water pump and wet sand were also a hit.
To celebrate National MOVE Day (Movement opportunities via Education) we dressed up as our favourite movie character. We had some special visitors at our Big Circle. See the photograaphs below. The Blue Class made some popcorn to share anad we watched and danced to a favourite Jungle Book clip.
We held our Easter Bonnet parade inside on Friday morning as the weather was so cold.
Our Easter Bonnet Parade 22.03.13 on PhotoPeach
We hope everyone has a very happy holiday and will see all pupils back at school on Monday 8th April. The Easter Playscheme will be running from Monday 25th -Thursday 28th March. Many thanks to the play leaders and volunteers who make the week so successful. Enjoy!
The Hub became a very busy place on Wednesday afternoon. We were all invited to a picnic in the Green Room but we had to go on different forms of transport to get there. We took the Runaway train to the seaside. Then a boat and a plane to reach the Red Room. We danced and played instruments to the music but had to look out for the ‘Stop’ and ‘Go’ signs. We had a picnic in the Green Room then the bus took us back to the Yellow Room. Everyone arrived back safely but we can not wait to go on our journey again.
The Blue Class went on a Fairtrade hunt in the courtyard, looking for Fairtrade items. They shopped for Fairtrade ingredients to make their delicious banana and chocolate flapjacks, with help from their P2 buddies.
Fairtrade Fortnight on PhotoPeach
Dougie came to the Hub on Tuesday 5th February. He visited each class with a huge selection of drums. All the pupils were involved- drumming playing avariety of instruments. The didgeridoo was a big hit.
To celebrate Burn’s day we held a ceilidh on Friday 25th January. Pupils from P3W joined us for the dancing and celebrations.The dances included Mrs Burrell’s Jig, the Meadowpark Reel as well as the Gay Gordon’s and the Prince of Orange. We joined in with the fiddle playing of Mhairi’s Wedding and the Skye Boat Song. Afterwards we had shortbread in the Blue Room.