P5L enjoyed exploring the Ancient Egyptian tomb of Tutankhamun today with Drama Specialist Teacher, Shonagh Davidson. They created a human labyrinth full of Egyptian treasures and artefacts, became Egyptian citizens for the Pharaoh and created a freeze frame of the Tomb of Tutankhamun before forming a corridor of thought. It was a very magical afternoon of creative discovery and learning…
Pharaoh Drama! on PhotoPeach
P3K and P5L had an exciting and very interactive exploratory learning experience this afternoon when they investigated the STEM – Science, Technology, Maths and Science – construction box that has been on loan to our school as part of a science curriculum initiative. The children worked co-operatively in small teams to build walls, role play different construction jobs, use a trundle wheel for measure as well as look at a variety of books about buildings and create models with small construction kit materials. Everyone was enthused and inspired by the session. We definitely have some budding architects, builders, joiners and chartered surveyors in our midst!
Exploring the World of Construction with P3K and P5L! on PhotoPeach
P2 and P5L enjoyed a paired reading session with each other today…
Paired Reading with P2 and P5L on PhotoPeach
Next week we are going to explore some of our new non-fiction topic books.
Groovy Gymnastics with P5L! on PhotoPeach
P5L had a fantastic morning in the gym hall today with our P.E Specialist teacher, Mrs Clapperton. They were exploring and using their ‘thinking body’ to develop and create their own gymnastics sequences using balance, control and movement. Everyone worked hard both independently and co-operatively to extend their technical gymnastics skills and abilities ready for more complicated apparatus next week.
As part of their Bronze John Muir Award P5L worked with Emily Sanderson, the National of Scotland Ranger at Newhailes, to make lard balls and recycled bird feeders for our school wild garden areas. The children are going to monitor the garden bird population in our school grounds to try and identify the different species of birds that choose to visit and feed every week. Emily and a NTS volunteer Fiona also told the class all about different types of garden birds that live in the U.K and let them listen to their birdsong as one way of identifying each species. Everyone got involved in making delicious wild bird seed lard balls which are a really good source of food and energy for garden birds over the colder autumn and winter months. We are now all very excite to get outside and watch and wait for our feathered friends to visit and feed!
Brilliant Bird Feeders with P5L! on PhotoPeach
Brilliant Bird Feeders with P5L! on PhotoPeach
We are all definitely becoming very responsible citizens and experiencing new learning opportunities which are making sure we are achieving everyday!
Tsunami Wave Art by P5L on PhotoPeach
P5L have been inspired by the Japanese artist, Hokusai, to paint their own tsunami waves as part of their interdisciplinary topic, Man-Made and Natural Disasters. They used oil pastels and mixed watercolours to explore hot and cold colours as they drew and painted their own wave pictures.
Crazy Circuits with P5L! on PhotoPeach
P5L had great fun in P.E. have been learning more about how to keep themselves fit, strong and supple with a crazy circuits challenge full of sit ups, squats, the plank, step ups, burpees and star jumps! We are all looking forward to beating our personal best targets next week!
P5L Visiting Musselburgh Library on PhotoPeach
P5L visited Musselburgh Library for the first time this academic session this afternoon. They met the new librarian Drew who read them some hilarious poems to get them in the mood for National Poetry Day next week. Afterwards they spent time browsing for new AR books and looking for awesome facts about their current IDL Topic, Natural and Man-Made Disasters. It was a book-filled afternoon of fun and we would like to extend our thanks to the parents and carers who volunteered to accompany us today. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Sharing Our Writing for Enjoyment Storieswith P2 and P1C on PhotoPeach
P5L really enjoyed sharing their writing for enjoyment stories with their P1C and P2 buddies this week. Their story is called ‘The Aliens crashed at Campie!’. They worked with P3K to write an exciting space themed adventure full of missing aliens, robotic teachers, crashing spaceships and green slime and goo. We are all looking forward to sharing it with our families and friends on Monday at assembly.
Firework Safety Posters with P3/4 and P5A on PhotoPeach
P3/4 and P5A worked collaboratively in pairs and small teams to design and make their own fireworks safety posters for display in the school. The children all agreed that they wanted to help educate the wider school community about how important it is to stay safe this weekend when so many fireworks displays are being held in and near Musselburgh. P3/4 and P5A are definitely becoming responsible citizens and effective contributors!
Fabulous Fireworks Safety Posters! on PhotoPeach