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.
The French Group has been busy this year encouraging everyone to have fun speaking French. Our weekly whole school challenge has been very successful and everyone is having a go! (The dinner ladies in particular are top of the class!) The French reps have been making a good job of keeping their classroom displays up to date as a reminder of the weekly challenge. This afternoon they were busy looking at resources and making up a wish list of things that will support the learning of French in all our classes. Bravo les enfants!
The boys and girls in Primary 1 and Primary 2 have been working very hard over the past three weeks putting together a nativity show for their families, friends and the local community. This afternoon the children tried on their costumes in preparation for the dress rehearsal tomorrow morning in the church. They are hoping everyone enjoys their performance. Have fun boys and girls. You’re lookin’ good. Yee ha!
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.