It’s been very very busy in P1 with the run up to Christmas… the Nativity, the Fair, the Lunch and next week the Party and Church Service!
But we have even managed to squeeze in creating a few crafts to sell at tomorrow’s fair!
Hopefully everyone now knows the time that your children will be manning our stalls from the stickers yesterday.
We have worked very hard to create some beautiful handmade, bespoke and unique wrapping paper and gift tags!
There will be the individual bundle created by your child for you to buy, these are rolled up and ready to go!
Also there are lots of extras hanging up and on the mug trees for you to peruse and buy too!
£1.50 for the rolled up+ribboned bundle = 2 sheets of wrapping paper and 2 gift tags made by your child
Individual sheets of wrapping paper- 50p each or 3 for £1
Gift tags- 30p each or 4 for £1
** Also not to worry if you cannot make it along tomorrow as we will save your child’s bundle and if you send in the money we will happily send them home for you.**
In the meantime we hope you are enjoying our Nativity!
As a whole school we have been thinking about others a lot this term.
We had the Children in Need day where we raised money for children less fortunate than us by dressing up and through the Bake Sale. We all looked fabulous during the Whole School Jog! We learned about what Children in Need is and does in class as well as at a special assembly.
It was also a special Remembrance Sunday this year, as it marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Again as a school we came together to learn about this very important event and how we show respect to everyone involved. We made our own poppies and collaboratively created the wreathes to join with the community’s display.
We would also like to say Thank You for the donations for the local foodbank, we know that everything brought in will be very much appreciated
More playpod fun today – check out our Twitter page
to find out about the mystery playground footprint!
Lots of donations for Dunbar Food Bank appearing – thank you so much – still time to help!!
Bit of a catch up going on here but “recently” we were very lucky to be invited down to our East Linton Library as part of Book Week Scotland, where we met Heather and the Team and received our P1 Book Bug goodie bags.
While we were there we learned about the library and how it works as well as getting a few stories read to us and a bit of a sing song!
A lovely day and we hope the first of many visits to our lovely library!
Since then we have shared the stories in class and had discussions surrounding them, as well as listening to the authors read them online. We voted for our favourite and One Button Benny was clear winner across P1.
Welcome to the P1 blog. Many apologies for it taking so long to get this up and running for you – we’ve been rather busy 😉 It is our aim that we will update this with more and more information about, and lovely photos of, your children’s learning with increased frequency. Any outstanding photo permission slips would be gratefully received so that we do not inadvertently post pictures that you would rather us not.
This term the children have been using interdisciplinary learning to study Light and Dark. We have been exploring the various celebrations around the world that occur in these months from fireworks and Halloween through Divali and Hanukkah; the Swedish festival of Santa Lucia and Christmas.
Above and below, you can see the children using natural materials to create a mandala using rangoli patterns. Miss Grierson and Mrs McDonald were really excited to see how the children used their knowledge of symmetry to add detail.
The children continued to show their learning about the Divali traditions in the classroom using coloured rice to make rangoli patterns on paper plates – these are currently decorating our learning wall and will come home with the children at the end of the topic.
Watch this space next week to find out more…..!
This week in P2 and P5 two very friendly knights came to visit us and tell us all about Knights and Dirleton Castle ahead of our trip!
P6 have been very busy this term learning all about World War 2 for social studies! We visited Edinburgh Castle to find out all about the Poppy and did some exploring of the castle and National War Museum! We had Field to Fork in teaching us about farming during the war, rationing and we made Woolten Pie using ingredients that would have been available at the time.
For numeracy, we have been developing our strategies and problem solving skills for addition and subtraction and now are moving on to look at these skills for multiplication and division!
In literacy have been developing our research skills as well: taking notes from a variety of sources; double checking internet information; skimming and scanning; and doing our own independent research.
We have learnt a lot about light and electricity as part of our science learning this term. We took part in lots of experiments and created Morse Code machines using our knowledge of circuits!
Recently, as part of our RME we have been finding out about Judaism and their festival Hanukkah. We even played a driedel game with P3!
We were very lucky yesterday that we had visitors from ABEL join us to teach us all bout resilience and how our emotions can affect how we think and feel. We have been thinking a lot about our emotions and respecting the people around us in HWB and this brought all of those ideas together. It was a very positive day.
Finally, P6 will be having an open session to share our learning from our WW2 project in the New Year – look out for an invite to our ‘street party’ soon!
(Apologies for not many images – I am having some conflict with the class camera!)
This week P7 have completed their topic of WW1. On Friday, we invited our parents to join us for a WW1 street party to celebrate the end of WW1. We shared our newspapers that we had wrote about the end of the war, our propaganda posters and our soldier portraits. We decorated the classroom in a street party style and made bunting, banners and party hats. We brought in some food to complete our party and played WW1 style games with our parents. We then got our parents to try our WW1 quiz on the laptops. Some questions were a bit tricky!
Please find below a link to the minutes from the November meeting of the Parent Council. Our next meeting is Tuesday 11th December, starting slightly earlier than usual at 6pm. All welcome!
Minutes Nov 2018