John Muir Sketch Competition winner!

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Mar 052014

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!

European Chain reaction – the results!

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Feb 042014

Our recent chain reaction project came to its conclusion yesterday, with the results of all the countries’ entries having been counted up. Last week, P5 viewed and evaluated the entries from all 21 countries, and each child gave scored all the videos, apart from our own one. This process was repeated right across Europe, with each child in all the 21 countries scoring each chain reaction, apart from their own. The results were then collated by each teacher and submitted. Over the weekend, our Belgian partner in the project counted all the votes from all the countries, and recorded a special results video newsflash with his class.
The great news for us here in Yester is that our chain reaction finished in 6th position out of 21 countries!

So that’s our chain reaction project over for another year, and we have had great fun once again participating in this award-winning eTwinning project. A big thanks to the parents who helped the children film some very creative chain reactions at home in the early part of the project, and to our Belgian partner Dave for his great work in creating and administering the European Chain Reaction once again!
Have a look at the project website to see all the great entries!

Oct 242013

This week we have been doing some activities related to a baboon that takes a trip. He starts from the moon, and goes on a holiday, to a place we chose. P5 created comic strips, and then today, used clay to make their own baboon models, which are shown above!