This afternoon Primary 1 were given a challenge to find things in the classroom that are magnetic and things that are not. The children worked well in pairs and recorded their results on charts. Then they reported back to the class. The boys and girls also enjoyed using magnetic construction games and working in our science lab investigating materials. We think science is fun!
On Tuesday P2 visited the John Gray Centre in Haddington to learn about what life was like in East Lothian 100 years ago and to see a painting by William Marshall Brown called Hoeing The Fields. We were surprised to see that the women in the picture were wearing long skirts to hoe the fields! We imagined how muddy they would get.
Then after time to eat snack in the library we went upstairs to try being Impressionist Artists ourselves. Using chalk pastels we created our own country scenes.
We would like to say a big thank you to Abbie who taught us and showed us how to create our own works of art.
Everyone we met commented on how well behaved and polite the class were. Great ambassadors for our school.
Primary 1 have enjoyed their mini topic all about Chinese New Year, especially this morning when the task was to taste a fortune cookie at milk time! The boys and girls were delighted to find a good luck message inside their cookies. Later they shared their learning about Chinese New Year with the whole school at assembly. The children played “Give Us a Clue” and remembered lots of facts about how this special day is celebrated around the world. Well done everyone!
The French Group has been busy this year encouraging everyone to have fun speaking French. Our weekly whole school challenge has been very successful and everyone is having a go! (The dinner ladies in particular are top of the class!) The French reps have been making a good job of keeping their classroom displays up to date as a reminder of the weekly challenge. This afternoon they were busy looking at resources and making up a wish list of things that will support the learning of French in all our classes. Bravo les enfants!
This morning the Nursery and Primary 1 enjoyed another Wonderful Wednesday. The theme this time was the Chinese New Year. The children found out about some of the beliefs of the Chinese people and how they celebrate this important festival. The boys and girls made lovely Chinese lanterns and beautiful wall hangings. They also created their own Chinese music, learned a Chinese New Year song and had a go at some dragon dance moves accompanied by percussion instruments. Well done everyone!
This morning Primary 1 took part in a “Wild About Scotland” workshop called “Skulls, Diet and Teeth”. The children found out about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and they took part in a food chain activity. Many thanks to the RZSS team for visiting us.