Hansel and Gretel Drama with P2/3.

25 11 2015

Hansel and Gretel Drama with P2/3. on PhotoPeach

P2/3 enjoyed the first of two drama sessions with East Lothian Drama Teacher, Shonagh Davidson, this morning. Shonagh and the children brought the start of the well known traditional fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, alive with creative dance, responsive mime, talking partner role play and imaginative discussion. We are all very excited to find out what happens to Hansel and Gretel next week as the story continues…
Today we finished the story of Hansel and Gretel with Shonagh and now we are all looking forward to writing our own version of this traditional tale!
Hamsel and Gretel Drama with P2/3 – Part 2 on PhotoPeach

Celebrating Bookweek Scotland with P2/3!

25 11 2015

Celebrating Bookweek Scotland at Musselburgh Library! on PhotoPeach

P2/3 enjoyed a fun filled morning at Musselburgh Library on Monday 23rd November as part of their launch of Bookweek Scotland. On arrival at the library, the class were very surprised and excited to meet ‘Mac’, the author and illustrator of a series of books about a farmer called Mac and his wee dog Bob. During the morning Mac read his story, ‘The Party Problem’ and taught us all lots of action songs like the ‘Washing Line’ song and ‘Wowee!’. We all laughed, danced and sang our hearts out. We all agree that it was especially funny when Mac got soaked by the squirty water camera! P2/3 and Miss Lendrum would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the Librarians at Musselburgh Library for so very generously and kindly organising this extra special learning experience, it was fantastic!

Beebot Programming with P2/3!

15 11 2015

Beebot Programming with P2/3 on PhotoPeach

P2/3 had great fun programming the Beebot robots using their knowledge of right, left, forwards, backwards and the four compass points to help them. They worked cooperatively in teams to programme and navigate the Beebots around various different mats…sometimes their directions worked and sometimes they did not! Look out for any Beebot escapees in the playground!!!

Vikings Rock!

5 11 2015

Vikings Rock! on PhotoPeach

P2/3 worked with their P5b reading buddies to research and learn more about the Vikings. Each talking pair chose a non fiction Viking topic book and then used the Contents and Index pages to help them to read, select and note down any interesting Viking facts. Some of the class also used the Glossary to help them to understand what some very tricky Viking topic words meant. We are all really looking forward to meeting again next week to finish our reading for information topic task.

Magic Measure with P2/3 and P5!

5 11 2015

Magic Measure with P2/3 and P5 on PhotoPeach

P5 and P2/3 had lots of maths fun when they worked together and explored measuring centimetres (cm) using a ruler. We now know that there are 100cm in a metre and 30cm in a long school ruler. We used our knowledge to help us to measure different lengths, widths and heights.

Spooky Spells and Potions with P2/3 and P5!

5 11 2015

Spooky Spells with P2/3 and P5 on PhotoPeach

P2/3 and P5 have had a fantastic time working together to create their own spooky potions and spells using William Shakespeare’s famous poem from MacBeth as their reading and writing stimulus…’Double, double, toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble!’

Library Time with our P5 Reading Buddies!

1 11 2015

Library Time with our P5 Reading Buddies! on PhotoPeach

P2/3 and P5 enjoyed a fun reading buddy session in our school library this week. P2/3 shared their reading group books and chose a new library book to read at home with their family and friends. For a spooky Halloween treat, we all enjoyed reading some ‘Funnybones’ stories together! Next week we are all looking forward to some Viking fact finding using the non fiction topic books that we have received from the East Lothian Library Service.

Symmetrical Spelling!

24 10 2015

Symmetrical Spelling on PhotoPeach

P2/3 have been learning more about lines of symmetry and they enjoyed another fun maths buddy activity with P5. Each talking pair had to use a mirror to find the lines of symmetry in different capital letters and then draw in the missing half of each letter. Once they had completed the alphabet they worked cooperatively using their letters to make some of their group spelling words. We all agree…symmetry rocks!

‘So You Want to be a Viking!’

24 10 2015

‘So You Want to be a Viking!’ on PhotoPeach

P2/3 and P3a and P3b had a fantastic day at the National Museum learning all about Vikings. They met Sven and Ulrika who taught them all about longships, Viking Warriors, the Viking Runic alphabet and a Viking song! After the show we all enjoyed handling lots of different replica Viking objects. We are all now very excited and ready to learn even more about the Vikings! We once again like to extend our thanks to the parents and carers who were able to accompany us on this trip…we hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did.

Awesome Autumn Foraging and Fairy Houses at Newhailes!

7 10 2015

Awesome Autumn at Newhailes with P2/3! on PhotoPeach

P2/3 enjoyed a fantastic morning of foraging for autumn leaves, bark, twigs and any other interesting things that they could find and collect during their time exploring the Newhailes Estate woodlands. Stuart Whittaker, the National Trust Ranger met the class at the entrance to the Estate and led them on a magical Hansel and Gretel themed flour trail through the woods where they saw a sycamore tree with a nest of hibernating snails!
Then they all got the chance to work with a partner to design and build an elf or fairy house using their own foraged natural things. As you can see from our photographs our finished creations are
After enjoying a tasty snack ‘al fresco’ together under the woodland canopy we all worked cooperatively to create a giant Mayfly using more autumn leaves and foraged natural items. We found two pieces of charred wood which had become charcoal for the eyes. Did you know that the Mayfly was often mistaken for a fairy in Victorian times?
P2/3 cannot wait to visit Newhailes again… it was AWESOME! Our many thanks go to our parents and carers who accompanied us today and to Stuart Whittaker for a really fun and engaging workshop.