We have had a huge amount of fun in P2B over the past few weeks. Rehearsals, carol concerts, our party, a pantomime…not to mention the arrival of a very cheeky and mischevious elf! He arrived in our room from the North Pole at the start of December and we said our sad goodbyes to him today.
He has kept us amused with his weird and wonderful antics and has even been leaving us jobs to do. Today we had to draw ‘elfies’ of ourselves so that he would remember us when he goes back home. Have a look at some of the different things he has been doing in our classroom over the past weeks.
Here are a few more pictures of our fun and activities over the past few weeks, although we have had fun we have still been working hard. Miss Coventry and P2B wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year when it comes.
It has been a very busy term for P3/4! We have been learning all about Electricity with Miss Smith and Miss Innes has been doing some experiments with us which has been very exciting! We now know how dangerous electricity can be and how to stay safe when we are around it inside and outdoors. If you need any advice, just ask us because we’re experts! At the end of our topic, Miss Smith challenged us to design a Christmas decoration that lights up. We had some great ideas and had to make sure that we drew a circuit for inside with a light bulb and a switch so that it would work.
We were very excited to have Freddie the Teddy to stay with us for 2 weeks as a reward for being the class with the least number of children late into school. He got to sit pride of place at the front of the classroom.
Also this term the Primary 4’s went out of school to plant bulbs at APOGI Park. There are lots of stories to be heard about the town that we live in and lots of them are hidden in the cairns at APOGI Park. We had great fun jumping on the mud to make sure the bulbs were nice and safe under the ground and are are looking forward to seeing the carpet of flowers that will be there next year.
It is almost time for all of the Christmas fun to start. We have been practising hard for our Carol Concerts and are looking forward to our parties. There was an extra surprise on Monday though when an elf arrived in P3/4! Georgie came to ask us for some help so we have been made honorary elves, just for this year. We’re not sure Georgie is working very hard though as we came in this morning and he was playing Connect 4 with Oli from next door. Santa did warn us that he was a bit mischievous!
Hopefully he’ll tell Santa about all of the great things we’ve been doing and he’ll keep us on the nice list.
Primary 3s took part in an Enterprise Topic during October and November. We looked at different roles within a business and how people are selected for jobs. As part of our topic, we created products to be sold at the Christmas Fair. The children came up with different products they would like to make in their cooperative groups. They then visited the other classes in the school with their ideas and carried out some market research to see what the customers really wanted to buy! The children worked within their classes to create salt dough garlands and tree decorations, reindeer and Santa gift bags and reindeer food and Christmas badges. The Fair was a great success and all our products were sold!
Sorry, Nursery will be closed today, 12.12.16, due to high levels of sickness. Deep clean being organised. More information to follow as soon as possible.
This week we went on a trip for a Bubblegum and Fluff workshop at Tranent Parish Church. The workshop was all about the true meaning of Christmas. When we arrived we were put into groups; Shepherds, Angels, Camels, Wise men and the Innkeepers. We did a quiz about Christmas. It was like the game Corners for the answers. After that we had to guess when 2 minute was up and put our hand up. We then had to arrange cards into the correct order for the Christmas Story. After that we had our snack and decorated a candle holder. We then watched the puppet show – Bubblegum and Fluff, and we learned songs. We acted out the story of Zacchaeus. We watched a present experiment. We wrote a prayer or wish on a candle. Continue reading P6A Weekly Update 9.12.16
November has been a busy month for 4B. In English have been learning how to design information posters and list poems. By exploring the features of poems we have discovered that we need to carefully choose the words we use to create the best effect. Consequently we have been learning about synonyms and how to use a Thesaurus. In Maths and Numeracy we have been looking at the skills for multiplication and making links with our times tables. We have also been looking at money, finding out how to calculate amounts and work out change. This term we have looked at Pointillism in Art and have created pictures using felt pens and paint. We have recreated Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Winter” using paint and cotton buds. Our topic this term is Electricity and Energy. We have been busy carrying out experiments and have discovered how to make a simple circuit and which materials make the best conductors and insulators. As you can see we have been hard at work learning and we are now beginning to look towards the Christmas holidays when it will be time for a well earned rest!
We have been learning all about Diwali.
We worked in our cooperative groups to retell the story of Rama and Sita using puppets – some of us were very nervous performing in front of an audience!
We enjoyed a workshop from Tesco where we got to try different foods. We made raita using yoghurt, mint and cucumber. We also tried some new foods such as houmous.
One of our favourite activities was making the lanterns. We started by making some out of paper and then used clay to make our own. We got to bring them home yesterday.
Preparations are in hand for our upcoming Nativity performances. What an amazing cast of actors, narrators and singers we have in P.1 ! We are hoping lots of Mummies, Dads and Grandparents can make it. It will be a special Christmassy treat for everyone. Keep learning your words and keep singing in the car, shower, bed ! ( and that’s just the Teachers ! )