We have had a busy morning with 3 visitors before break! Mrs Drysdale came in to tell us about her work as an anaesthetist, and shared with us why she chose to be this special type of doctor and what sorts of things she does. She explained that it takes lots of hard work to become a doctor but that it is worth it as it is a very rewarding job when you feel you have helped people. Thank you Arlene for coming in to talk to us.
Louise Potter came in to tell us about her job as a Psychologist, helping people who find it difficult to sort their thoughts out and who may be very sad or angry. Louise brought in a snow globe that Lewis made that shows just what happens in our heads when we’re feeling muddled or angry – we sometimes feel very jumbled up. Louise told us that it takes a very long time to become a Psychologist, but it is a wonderful job that she loves. Thank you Louise.
Finally Mrs Dalrymple came in to tell us about her husband’s work being a Painter and Decorator. She showed us some of the equipment he uses and the clothes he needs to wear to stay clean! We learned that he needs lots of skills to do his job, from maths and numeracy to be able to measure accurately to a head for heights to climb his very long ladder! Thank you Mrs Dalrymple for telling us all about being a decorator.
Today Andrea Spink came in to see us to explain what her work as an Art Therapist is about. She helped us to think about different kinds of feelings and how they make us feel inside. By choosing from a variety of objects we were able to try to explain how different emotions make us feel. We really enjoyed this and will try to remember that it is important to talk about the way we feel and not keep things stored up inside us. Thank you for coming in to share what you know with us Andrea.
This morning Sheena came to tell us about her work as a Costume Designer. She told us about how many different jobs there are to do when you design and make costumes for films and TV programmes. Some of the costumes we saw pictures of were amazing! We found out that to do this kind of work you might go to a special university called Art School after you finish High School and learn about all different kinds of art. Some of the class would love to do that! We also saw the amazing trophy that Sheena won for some of her work. We wonder if we have any budding award winners in our class!
Thankyou for coming in to visit Sheena.
After break John Harrison, our local Countryside Ranger came in to see us. The class have met John many times as he often helps us to learn about our local wildlife, but today we learned about what he does when he is not in our school helping us! We discovered that the main things you need to be a Ranger are to have a love for wildlife and a love for being outdoors, even in the cold and snow! Thanks again John.
Finally in the afternoon Craig Stout came to tell us about his work as an Intensive Care Nurse. He brought along lots of equipment for us to look at and we enjoyed listening to our breathing and having a go at bandaging – perhaps a little more training is needed there! Craig explained to us that not all nursing jobs are the same – there are lots of different kinds of nurses, but all have to go to university to train to do the job. Craig also explained what skills a nurse needs to have – from being kind and caring to having good numeracy and maths skills. Thank you Craig for a very interesting and fun filled afternoon.
Today we had a visit from a fire-fighter – Jenni Collins – who told us all about what a fire-fighter has to do in their job apart from put out fires! We discovered that fire-fighters have to have lots of skills, some of which we could guess, like being strong and caring for people, and others that we may not have thought of, like being able to do numeracy and maths. Thank you Jenni for a really interesting talk.
After break we had a visit from Ben Walker who spoke to us about coding. We had fun giving his computer friend instructions on how to get from one position to another! Thanks Ben for sharing what you know with us.
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.
Today we have had our first harvest from our vegetable garden – a variety of salad leaves. We were delighted to see lots of ladybirds on our plants – hopefully eating all the little bugs that might eat our crops. We have picked spinach, lollo rosso, rocket and red mustard leaves. After washing, we all had a taste and then we did a survey to find the class favourite. It turned out to be red mustard, which won by a whisker from spinach and lollo rosso. Thank you to Naimh’s mum who supplied the plants.
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