Mrs Whiteley-McPhee recently attended an art course at Edinburgh College of Art. The course
was based around the techniques of Henri Matisse and Mrs Whiteley-McPhee has shared her
experience of the course with all of the staff at West Barns.
On Thursday 5th March (world book day) we all had to dress up and we had a competition for the best costume of a book character. P4/5 read to P2/3 and P5/6/7 read to P1/2.
by Gordon, Ewan and Fin
world book day on PhotoPeach
At West Barns we have had a open evening for the parents to come and look at what we have been learning about. The parents of West Barns enjoyed coming in and seeing what we have been learning about. Everyone was very happy at seeing there parents at school and the children were teaching their parents. Everyone enjoyed it even the parents and overall it was a great day.
Curriculum Evening on PhotoPeach 4
In p4/5 we have been leaning how to double numbers or build arrays. In maths we have been doing times tables quiz. We practise everyday with our maths games and materials.
In P5/6/7 we all made a big display. We split into groups (Renewable and Non-Renewable). We did wind turbines, houses, pylons, under-water wind turbines, pelamis, the sea, a bug dam for hydro power all for Renewable power! For Non-renewable we did houses, pylons, a power station, pipes carrying coal, natural gas and gas. We also did clouds with facts, and a big sun. Mrs. Hay gave all of us a special job to help us all contribute to the challenge. I was a Co-ordinator which meant that I had to keep an eye on the time and make sure that all the jobs were done. Other people were initiators, supply and equipment managers, resource people and mediators.
In p2/3 me, Rhys and Finlay have been learning how to do our doubles.
In p4/5 we have being doing a times table challenge. If you don’t know what the times table is it’s where you practise times table and division.
in p2/3 we made arrays I did it with the peg boards and Jay did it with the dinosaurs.
We are learning about times tables.
We have been doing arrays, it has been helping us with doubling and timetables.
Football training is back on and we have 2 matches coming up. After the half
term and the first Tuesday back we are against Stoneyhill at home and after we are playing Belhaven in March. Pupils in primary 4 can also join now.
From Struan in primary 7.
P1/2 have been learning how to spell challenging blends in spelling. Such as: ee,
sh , ch and oo. We also learned some common words such as: AT and AND.