The afternoon of Tuesday 26th of January saw the culmination of all the preparations for our celebration of ‘The Bard’ Rabbie Burns.
The children from P6 M had worked very hard over the last two weeks sourcing everything they needed to feed and entertain around 160 people. They had begun their preparations before Christmas. The phones were red hot with calls to local supermarkets, butchers and suppliers asking for prices and or donations.
The project begins with a letter asking the children to organise a celebration and performance for their parents , celebrating the life of Robert Burns. They are also asked to ensure that it all comes in on budget and that the P6 pupils from the composite classes are involved in the performance aspect of the topic.
The children showed real enterprising spirit. Their ‘can do ‘ attitude ensured the success of the afternoon, they were determined to succeed and indeed they did.
It was a fantastic occasion, toasts were made with Scotland’s national drink (the one made from girders), songs were sung, poems recited, haggis piped in by Ailie Inverarity , courtesy of PLHS, dances were danced, Burns immortalised and those laddies and lassies, where would we be without them. Congratulations to all the P6s, organisers and performers alike.
The P6 pupils will tell you more and let you see some of their pictures soon. Keep watching.
Miss Letchford is very proud of the boys and girls in Primary 2T, they are all working so hard on their problem solving skills. To solve this weeks problem the boys and girls tried out lots of different strategies such as ‘draw a picture’ and ‘act out a situation’. I wonder what tricky problem they will have next week!
Last Friday it was P1M’s turn for assembly. We are learning about water just now, so we explained to the other classes what we have been finding out.
We used coloured water to make pictures in the ice. The ice was so cold that the coloured water froze.
We wanted to find out why the gritter lorries put salt on the icy roads so we took some ice into the classroom to find out. We put salt on one bowl of ice but no salt on the other. The bowl with the salt melted quickly and this showed us that salt is spread on icy roads so that the ice will melt quickly.
We finished our Assembly with a poem about a snowman.
Primary 2T created a museum and toy shop in their classroom. Parents were invited to visit and were given guided tours by the children. They then visited the museum shop and were able to buy toys that the children made themselves.
On Thursday afternoon there will be a talent show in aid of funds for the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh. Auditions have been held and the finalists will perform to the whole school. Children not taking part in the talent show will be able to ‘dress down’ in their pyjamas, dressing gowns and slippers for a donation of at least 50p. The whole event has been organised by P7 girls.
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