As part of their Victorian topic P5 were learning how bread and butter were made. These foods were a big part of the Victorian diet. The poor would eat mainly bread and gruel. These were cheap and easy to make foods, that made you feel full. Only the rich or well off could afford to eat butter.
P6 had an Art and Poetry show to let their parents see all the wonderful work they have produced. Children guided their visitors round all the displays explaining what they had been learning. The children then taught these skills in mini workshops. Our visitors were learning about vanishing points, foreshortening and parabolic curves in art and in poetry they had workshops on octopoems, limericks and black out poetry. Thank you to everyone who was able to come along, we hope you enjoyed it.
P6 were looking at the traditions and celebrations around the Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. It is known there as Día de los Muertos. People who are from Mexico celebrate the festival in other countries as well. The festival is celebrated to remember loved ones who have died. It also helps people accept and deal with the idea of death. It takes place over two days in November. One of the famous crafts from the celebrations are the masks so we had a go at creating our own. They look fabulous!
Some photos from our WW2 project which I have just found on the class camera. Photos show some of the artefacts the children brought in from home and items showing their own family history connections to the war. Also some of our homework activities, a homemade Anderson shelter, gas mask and some home baking using recipes from the time. At the end of our topic we had a workshop from the Museum of Flight and finally we shared our learning with the whole school at our assembly. Great work P6!
P4 had a great time today learning drama with David Ross from East Lothian Youth Theatre.
We learned skills in mime, movement and listening. It was an active afternoon full of fun and teamwork!
Thank you to David for helping us today and well done to P4 for being great performers and listeners!
P6 have been enjoying our class novel, Scribbleboy by Philip Ridley, it’s a fantastic book with some amazing characters, such as, Ma Glamrock, Pa Punkrock, Ziggy Fuzz, Levi Toot, Hip-Hop, Be-Bop and Shoo-Wop. We have been listening to some of the music which the characters in the book enjoy, we have had a dance to some disco, punk rock and rap. We worked in groups today to present The Scribbleboy Rap – enjoy our performances!
P6 have been learning about Pop Art. We looked at the work of Andy Warhol and Roy Liechtenstein. The Pop Art movement presented a challenge to the traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising and comic books. We took a popular figure at this festive time and gave him a Pop Art makeover.
Amalie Trio on PhotoPeach
Primary 4,5,6 and 7 enjoyed a wonderful performance from the Amalie Trio today. Three very talented performers kept the classes entertained and engaged for an hour playing the viola, the piano and singing. Many thanks for an inspiring morning!