This afternoon Primary 1 and 2 visited Aberlady Parish Church to have a closer look at the beautiful display of poppies. Mrs I’Anson and Mrs Langan-Fortune, both from the Aberlady Craft Club, met us there and told us all about the poppies and the work that had gone into the project. It was fascinating to find out that so many people from far and wide had contributed to the making of the poppies. The children were delighted to see the display and very happy that they had helped too. The church looks truly stunning.
This week the morning nursery class and Primary 1 enjoyed their first Wonderful Wednesday of the year. The children took part in a variety of games and activities with the focus on 2D shapes and 3D objects. Each group also went on a detective hunt around the school looking for 2D shapes. They used 3D objects to print with and discovered which flat shapes they could make with them. Both year groups worked very well together. Great effort boys and girls!
In circle time this afternoon, Primary 1 played a game called “Factories”. The children had to organise themselves into groups of four and decide what they were going to make in their factory. Then they had to talk about the jobs that needed to be done and put them in order. Each member of the group practised miming their actions and finally the groups performed in front of the class. A lot of cooperation was required to succeed in this group challenge. Great teamwork, boys and girls!
Our new “Little Owls” have had a great first week in Primary 1! They have been very busy having a go at learning lots of new skills. There is no need to worry about making a mistake…”We like mistakes because we learn from them!” The children have also discovered a very big new word- co-operation. (“It’s when we all work together like a big machine!”). Fantastic start, boys and girls!
On Thursday evening John set up two moth traps- one in the S.O.C. and the other in our Wood of Wonder. The next morning Primary 1 checked the traps to see what was there. It was a fascinating! The boys and girls studied all the moths and made detailed drawings of them in the outdoor classroom. John told the children lots of amazing facts about moths and the children remembered all the names of the species that they found. Many thanks to John for giving the children such a rich, memorable learning experience in the wonderful world of nature.
This week Primary 1 has been busy finding out more about “Keeping Myself Safe”. Ms Wood helped the children to use drama to explore what to do if they get lost and this afternoon Amanda Johnstone, our community police officer, visited the class and gave us some very good advice on how to keep safe when we are out and about. Many thanks to Ms Wood and Amanda for all their top tips.