Our topic just now is the Three Harbours so we have been very busy. We had a visit from Archie the fisherman who told us about life at sea and showed us some beasties that got caught in his nets… and some of them were still very much alive – you may have heard the screams! Mrs Buchanan came and talked to us about the harbours and life in a fishing community. Carl’s mum Yvonne came and helped us to make pieces of cake with paper for the Three Harbours Festival. We have also been learning about John Bellany and we have made a massive picture in the style of his work. It is on display in the dining hall so if you are passing have a look – we are very proud of it. If you look carefully you will see a cat and a duck hiding in it. Ben brought a buoy into class so we’ve put that in the picture too. We have also made our roleplay area into a fishing den. Phew!
The children of Cockenzie nursery and primary helped the community council plant trees in the school grounds. They watched as the digger dug the large holes and the community council lifted the trees into them. The children then helped put the soil back into the ground.
As part of our RME project Primary Two visited Chalmer’s Church for the baptism of P2T’s class baby Daniel.
We all walked down to the Church. Some of the boys and girls acted as parents and godparents. Special guests included Mrs Gordon, Miss Letchford and Mrs Robertson. Mr Glover very kindly conducted the service and talked to us about baptism.
We were SO busy last week – we made some great team decisions to organise our class assembly on Friday. We decided to tell the other classes all about what we have been discovering in our Senses topic and also we learnt a new song – He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands – which we wanted to teach the other kids. We told them all about the different things we explored to do with sound, sight, smell, touch and taste – including when Miss Reid made us taste onions (with blindfolds on – otherwise no way would she have got away with that!) and smell strawberries, our fantastic guide dog visit, a very interesting talk about how we hear where Ailsa was able to really help us understand about hearing. We were experimenting with ice cubes – boy, were they chilly – but then like magic, and with a little help from our cosy hands, they disappeared. We are trying out a new website called Education City which we really love as we can have maths competitions against each other – pretty space age. Some of us were rather good at following instructions (yes, we know, amazing!) and made a new batch of play dough for the class to use. And… breaking news for all our adults… we have decided to let you in on what we get up to when you leave us at the door of a morning, so if you keep an eye out – we’re going to keep you posted at one of our windows – we already have a mystery door, now you need to look out for our mystery window! We hope you enjoy finding out a bit more about all the hard work we are doing.
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