Celebrating Scots Poetry and Dance with P2/3, P3 and P4

Our Scots Tung Poetry Recitals on PhotoPeach

P2/3, P3 and P4 all enjoyed a short Scots poetry recital celebration yesterday afternoon as part of our school Scotland focus this month. Some of the P3 girls performed traditional Highland dancing which was outstanding. To finish we all enjoyed singing one of our favourites, ‘Three Craws’. Well done everyone, you were all very confident and effective contributors as well as being successful learners!

Our Visit to the Musselburgh Kilt Company

Our Visit to The Musselburgh Kilt Company on PhotoPeach

P2/3 enjoyed a fantastic morning meeting Kevin from the Musselburgh Kilt Company learning more about kilts and tartan. Kevin showed them traditional Highland dress and explained about all the different accessories that you can wear with a kilt. It was a fun and very interesting learning experience for everyone. We would like to extend our thanks to Kevin for his enthusiasm and expertise!

Brilliant Ball Skills with P2/3!

P2/3 enjoyed another fantastic session with Mrs Clapperton our P.E. Specialist teacher this week. They were focussing on developing their dribbling and passing skills using small and larger balls. They also used the small fluff balls and bats to practise controlling the ball and using their hands and eyes at the same time…tricky!!! Everyone loves the basketball shuffle and pass training which is helping our throwing and catching, we just need to remember to have our hands ready. Some of the class even managed to score a few hoops when they were having at go at shooting into the basket…brilliant ball skills P2/3, Well done everyone!
Brilliant Ball Skills with P2/3! on PhotoPeach

You Can’t Stop The Beat – Music in Motion with P2/3!

You Can’t Stop The Beat – Music in Motion with P2/3! on PhotoPeach

P2/3 had a fantastic rhythmic dance and music afternoon with Moira Morris from East Lothian Arts Service on Wednesday this week. Moira taught the children how to use their bodies and voices to keep the beat and create their own musical in motion performance. They used soft juggling balls to help them and everyone had great fun practising and perfecting their moves!

Our P2/3 Health and Wellbeing Survey

Our P2/3 Health and Wellbeing Survey on PhotoPeach

P2/3 had some very interesting discussions with their P7 buddies when they were completing a pupil health and wellbeing survey this morning. They enjoyed sharing their thoughts, ideas and opinions about feeling safe, included, nurtured, respected, healthy, active and achieving in school. We also have a class ‘Health and Wellbeing Wheel’ which helps us to share our feelings with pictures, photographs and words within our classroom.

P2 Christmas Party Fun!

P2 Christmas Party Fun! on PhotoPeach

P2 had a fantastic afternoon at their Christmas party today. They enjoyed musical statues, Christmas corners, pass the parcel and a dazzling dancers competition. Our P.E. teacher, Mrs Clapperton, helped with our P2 Greyfriars Bobby Reel and then there were lots of Christmas snack goodies to enjoy. At the end a surprise visitor landed his sleigh on the roof of the school and wished us all a very ‘Merry Christmas’…we hope you enjoy our party photographs as much as we enjoyed this afternoon.

P2 Christmas Party Fun! on PhotoPeach

P3 Christmas Party!

P3 had such a fantastic time at their Christmas party this afternoon that they wanted to share their fun with their families and Campie friends…
P3 Christmas Party on PhotoPeach

Everyone enjoyed musical statues, pass the parcel, Christmas corners, an awesome dance competition and a balloon race! Our P3 ‘Greyfriars Bobby Reel’ was a great success too, no one forgot any steps and everyone managed to stay with their partner, very well done P3!
P3 Christmas Party! on PhotoPeach

The Hokey Cokey was a super ending to our P3 Christmas party celebration. We would all like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Peaceful New Year.
P3 Christmas Party! on PhotoPeach

Reading Our Gruffalo Stories to P2

Reading the Gruffalo on PhotoPeach

P2/3 enjoyed reading their own Gruffalo stories to their friends in P2a this week. They made sure their P2 reading buddy joined in and helped to bring this very popular story to life with lots of descriptive vocabulary and rhyme!

Terrific Tae Kwon Do with P2/3!

Terrific Tae Kwon Do with P2/3! on PhotoPeach

P2/3 had a fantastic time when Grace Gray, a qualified Tae Kwon Do Instructor, came in to school to offer them a free taster session. They learned some non contact punches, high kicks and overall cardio fitness and strength exercises…it was TERRIFIC!
Terrific Tae Kwon Do Taster with P2/3! on PhotoPeach

Dancing ‘The Greyfriars Bobby Reel’ with P2/3!

The Greyfriar’s Bobby Reel with P2/3! on PhotoPeach

P2/3 have been working cooperatively with each other with expert guidance from our P.E. Specialist Mrs Clapperton to design and create their very own Scottish Dance for our P2 and P3 Christmas parties. They have called their dance ‘The Greyfriar’s Bobby Reel’ because everyone agreed that they love the story of the wee Scottish dog who came from Edinburgh. The class are now hard at work practising and perfecting their dancing feet so that they are all moving in the right direction and in time to the beat and rhythm of the very fast Scottish Reel music. Everyone is now very excited to show off their extra special Scottish dance at their party, only two weeks to go!
Scottish Dancing with P2/3! on PhotoPeach