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!)
P4 held a market in the school hall today as one of the final stages of their Make £5 Grow project with Virgin Money.
Lots of us sold our handmade products, such as: bookmarks, art kits, tattoos and face paints, baking, woodwork, plants, jewellery and much more!
We are almost at our target and with more selling to be done we are feeling really positive about our achievements! Thank you also to those who have been helping us and showed support at the market today!
All East Lothian Council schools, nurseries and specialist education provision will re-open tomorrow (Monday).
We are working closely with providers who transport pupils from more isolated rural areas (outwith towns and villages) to and from our schools. Transport providers will contact parents directly if there are any difficulties collecting pupils from these locations due to road conditions.
There has been a huge amount of effort by our teams to clear snow from pathways – thanks to parents and residents for their assistance with this.
Please be aware of surface conditions given the low temperature. Ensure children walking to school have appropriate footwear and are dressed to the conditions. In the interests of the safety, children and young people should go straight into the school building on arrival.