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Primary 6 Visitors

We have been really lucky lately in Primary 6 as we have had lots of interesting visitors. Last week we had an interactive workshop from  the Museum of Flight. We linked this to our Goodnight Mr Tom work and thought about what Britain was like in the time of rationing! It was great fun and we got to see what life would have been like for children during this time.

We also had a visit from the Community Wardens this week, they spoke to us all about East Lothian and what we can do to look after and protect it. As a follow up to this we made posters for Jimmy to remind people to keep East Linton tidy.

Primary 6 visit to Holyrood and Edinburgh Castle

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We had a wonderful time on Monday visiting Holyrood and Edinburgh Castle. The tour guides were really impressed with our knowledge and it really brought our topic to life by seeing where Mary had lived during different periods of her life. We had a fantastic workshop at the palace where we got to experience objects from Tudor times and think about what they would have been used for. It was a great day and we all enjoyed looking at old Edinburgh while walking up the Royal Mile and imagining what it would have been like during Marys reign.

Primary 6 Shoreline Survey

Today Primary 6 undertook the first part of our shoreline survey. We worked in groups to collect creatures in rock pools and from the shore. Sankurie came with us as our expert in helping to identify and classify what we found. As you can see from our pictures we found a huge and varied variety of creatures which Sankurie then told us all about. The study will also be undertaken by Shimoni Primary in Kenya and we hope to compare and contrast our findings with them. Our next step will be to create factfiles on what we have found and share them with our link school. We had a great morning and the weather was fantastic for us. Many thanks to Sankurie, the museum staff and our brilliant parent helpers.

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Primary 6 Drama

Primary 6 had a fantastic drama session today with Shonagh from the Brunton Hall. Our theme was Anne Frank and we started the session by hearing her story, then we had to divide into groups and act out different scenes from Anne’s diary. Some of it was very thought provoking and we had to really think about all of the characters thoughts and feelings. Shonagh was brilliant, very inspring and full of great ideas. We all loved it and had lots of fun.[slideshow id=86]

Primary 6

Welcome to Primary 6. We would like to show you some of the subjects we have been working on. In art we have been looking at famous artists and creating our own silhoutte portraits. We have also been budding “Andy Murray’s” and working on developing our skills in tennis. We hope you enjoy looking at our learning!

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Primary 5/6 Indian Assembly

[slideshow id=63] On Friday, P5/6 presented their Indian Assembly. We showed it to the school and our parents. Excluding the slight technical hitch regarding music, everything went well, and after our parents had seen it we invited  them into our classroom to share in our learning this included henna tatoos, lassi and popadoms.



Primary 5 and 6 Jacobites Drama

We had a brilliant drama session today with Marjorie from the Brunton Theatre. We had to act out what it would have been like welcoming the King back from exile and were really good at doing our movements in slow motion! We also had to say what kind of King we would have been and then act it out in groups! It was amazing fun and we cannot wait until next week!

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Primary 5/6 Paxton House Visit

[slideshow id=26]We had a brilliant outing yesterday. The journey took us about 50 minutes and we were all really excited. When we arrived we had to change into costumes! The girls were maids and the boys were house servants. We had a tour of the house and learned lots about who would have lived and worked in the house and we were all given jobs. We then got to experience school in Victorian times, it was really strict and the punishments could be really humiliating! We had a go at writing on slates which was really tricky! In  the afternoon we got to experience a Victorian Christmas party and we even had a special visitor in green! We finished off by getting to play with a wide variety of Victorian toys and some were quite tricky! We all agreed it was the best trip ever, we learned lots and had really good fun. All of the staff at Paxton House commented on what well behaved and mannerable children we had from East Linton Primary.