This morning Primary 1 enjoyed outdoor learning at Aberlady Bay. The children took part in four activities, exploring the wildlife that can be found around the saltmarsh area.The boys and girls were fascinated by the living things that they discovered in the mud and sand! Many thanks to John, our dedicated ranger, who was up at 5.30 a.m. to collect tubs of mud and sand for our investigations before the tide came in!
This morning Primary 1 took part in a science workshop called “Ready, Teddy, Go! The theme for the activities was “Forces” and the children did experiments all about floating and sinking, friction and gravity. The boys and girls met two teddy bears- Isaac and Newton- who helped to explain how forces work. Primary 1 were very good at predicting before testing and are looking forward to doing more investigations in class during Target Time. Many thanks to Henri and Dean from Generation Science for making the learning so much fun!
Primary 1 are busy learning how to compose good stories. Today they had a go at making up adventures using resources at the sand area, the playdough, construction and drawing. The children came up with lots of exciting ideas about knights, cats, princesses and dinosaurs! Great effort boys and girls!
On Monday “Target Time” was introduced in Primary 1. Throughout the week the children have a go at six challenges which are set up around the classroom. Every time they complete an activity successfully, the children take a different coloured lollipop stick and put it in their pot. By the end of the week they should have managed to make a rainbow! The boys and girls all agree that this is a fun way to learn!
This morning some of our Primary 1 children decided to have a go at making necklaces with the beautiful conkers that we have been collecting. Mr Walker helped us to get started by drilling holes in the conkers. The boys and girls had lots of fun threading the conkers onto string. There was a lot of measuring, estimating and counting going on! Great effort everyone!
Primary 1 have been considering how we use our whole body to learn. The children have started making an eye- catching frieze all about their learning and hope to have it completed in time for our mums’ and dads’ visit next week. Rebecca’s suggestion to do painting was very popular and the boys and girls enjoyed adding colour to their drawings of themselves. Another great effort Primary 1!