This morning Buddy Bear returned to see the Nursery, Primary 1 and Primary 2. He was delighted to hear about all the acts of kindness that the children have been doing since his first visit and he enjoyed reading the boys’ and girls’ reports in the Buddy Bear journals. Buddy Bear’s team talked to the children about having daily “Thankful Moments” and how these can help us feel happy and well. Each class was presented with a cape and mask which the children can share during circle times. Many thanks to Buddy Bear and his team for all the wise advice about being kind and for the super resources that each class received.
Primary 1 and Primary 2 spent the morning together at Aberlady Bay exploring the mudflats, salt marshes and tide line. The children also enjoyed doing observational drawings of nature around them. Many thanks to John Harrison once again for planning and preparing such inspiring activities for the children. Many thanks also to all our parent helpers who helped to make the morning run so smoothly.
This morning the nursery, Primary 1 and Primary 2 enjoyed meeting Buddy Bear and his friends. The children found out about Buddy Bear’s superhero mission to teach everyone about being a good friend. The children took part in three workshops exploring acts of kindness, asking for help and well being. At the end everyone joined in with Buddy Bear’s Boogie! Many thanks to Buddy Bear and his team for giving us lots of wise advice about friendship.
This morning P.1-3 enjoyed a fascinating journey through the body! They found out all about healthy eating and the digestive system during an entertaining, interactive show. Many thanks to “Body Works On Tour” from the Glasgow Science Centre for making our learning so much fun!
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.
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.