Today is World Book Day, and we had a visit from our nursery group, who brought along their favourite books to P5. The P5 children took the opportunity to read the books the nursery children had brought along, and then questioned them about the books to see how they had enjoyed them!
Back in term 1, we spent our art time learning how to use pencils to great effect. We learned about shading, and how a single HB pencil can create many different, yet viually attractive drawings, as this post shows.
So when Mrs Hilsley alerted me to the fact that there was an East Lothian-wide competition for primary schools to enter, the John Muir Sketching competition, I felt P5 might well be in with a chance of doing well. Every pupil entered the competition, which asked for them to use a single pencil to create a sketch of something to do with nature.
A couple of days ago, we got an email that announced that one of the class, Anna, had won the competition! Well done Anna! The prize is a trip for the whole class to the Scottish Seabird Centre on 22nd April, where we will take part in some John Muir based activities. Further details to follow! Take a look at the post on the main Yester homepage, which gives more details of Anna’s achievement!