Rehearsals for the Christmas Musical, “Children of the World”, are going well and the children are very excited about performing in Aberlady church on Tuesday and Wednesday next week! Both Primary 1/2 and Primary 2/3 have been using the production of the show as a context for their learning across the curriculum, including activities in language, maths, R.M.E., art and design, music, technology and social studies. The focus and effort of the boys and girls are very impressive but more importantly they are having fun! Good luck boys and girls on the night- you will shine like stars! (Photographs are restricted because we want to keep the show “under wraps” until the performance!)
This week Primary 1/2 joined in the Aberlady Primary School celebrations of “Scottish Book Week” by taking part in some very interesting activities! On Tuesday the Primary 1 children received a Bookbug Family Bag and on Thursday a librarian visited the class to read the three “Bookbug” storybooks to the children. Afterwards the children voted on their favourite story. “Mouse’s First Night At Moonlight School” by Simon Puttock and Ali Pye was a clear winner! Later in the week, the class visited a second hand book sale which was run by Primary 6. Some children also made pictures and models at home, inspired by their favourite Scottish storybooks. Finally, on Friday, the class enjoyed a visit from the famous Scottish author, Janey Louise Jones, who talked about her “Princess Poppy” books. Janey gave the children some very useful hints on how to shape a story and make it appealing to the reader. The children are now poised and ready to have a go at writing their own stories! Many thanks to all who helped to make the week so exciting!
Primary 1/2 have been finding out about “Weather” this term. The children made rain gauges and set them up in the school grounds. They have been monitoring the amount of rainfall over the past week and are going to record the results on charts. The children have had fun in the role play area too which has been set up as the BBC weather forecasting studio. A lot has been happening weather-wise both here and abroad! The children have also set weather challenges at the other learning zones in the classroom. Here’s hoping it snows for Christmas!
Last week P.1/2 were delighted when their French friend, Mathieu, returned from Normandy to Aberlady and visited the class! Mathieu is working with classes in different East Lothian schools this session and he is also helping to train the new French assistants. He was very impressed when our new Primary 1 pupils introduced themselves in French and Primary 2 demonstrated their numeracy skills by counting up to twenty in French! Then Mathieu taught us a new counting game and song which we can add to our repertoire. He also visited his other former pupils in school too. Merci beaucoup, Mathieu. A bientôt!
The morning nursery and Primary 1 enjoyed another successful Thriving Thursday today. The numeracy and maths focus continues and this time the children carried out investigations all about measurement. They took part in four activities which included measuring and comparing weight, length, capacity and volume. The children were delighted when Colin the Counting Cobra put in an appearance and helped out with some measurement investigations. Well done, everybody!
This week Primary 1/2 entered the Aberlady School Card competition. They enjoyed making lovely, happy pictures of musical Wise Owls. It was good fun taking part. Good luck to everyone!