Last Friday P5 opened their classroom to parents and carers to share their learning on Victorian Life.
The P5s set up the classroom with stations for the visitors to visit. We had a Shop area, slates for writing on, printing, timelines, power points on various Victorian subjects compiled by the children, artefacts to look at and to guess what they were used for! all organised and set up by the children. We had a display of “Victorian East Linton” in photographs, that was of great interest to everyone, creating a lot of chat! A big thank you to Heather at the library for help with this and to Gary Menzies for emailing some of his collection.
Well done to Lara, Sarah’s mum and Glen’s mum for guessing what Hedgie the holey hedgehog was… ! He was a Victorian planter for crocus bulbs. In the Spring, the crocus flowers would grow and give Hedgie colourful “spines!”. Other items included a washboard, an old stone “pig” for warming the bed, an old darning “mushroom” to make a surface for helping darning socks! to name but a few.
It was great to have such a brilliant turn out! Thank you everyone who came and an extra BIG thank you to the class 🙂
P5s along with P6 and P7, had a money workshop delivered by class teachers and by RBS employee, Mr Mc Connachie.
The message the classes were given, was to be very aware of the importance of keeping your personal details safe at all times.
The workshop gave some common scenarios encountered by all of us that could lead to the possibility of Identity theft. The classes then, had to spot, discuss and record why they thought these situations could lead to problems.
I think everyone involved, staff too! realised how easy it can be to be a victim of fraud and to be careful at all times.
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.
P5 managed to miss the rain and go for a visit to see Heather and Lorna at the local library. Heather explained to the class that in addition to lending books, there are many other activities and groups that can be found there. We were amazed to discover that they even provide new hearing aid batteries, free of charge! Heather then asked the class if they could identify some celebrity authors from photographs. Mrs Gilmour, Claire and Fiona were very impressed with their knowledge! Heather then read a passage from Chris Foy’s children’s novel all about a boy who lives above a second hand bike shop. We all enjoyed our visit and hope to visit it again soon.