All posts by Pauline Gilmour

Squidgy Hands and Singing Voices in P3!

P3 had a mucky morning before break working with paper mache. The hope is they will each all turn squidgy paper into a Wilbur piggy bank to take home. Some loved the feeling of gluey hands, others thought it was “yucky!” Also, we recognised some faces in the paper we were using too!
They also had a visit in the afternoon from Mrs Payne from(National Youth Choir of Scotland NYCOS) who did some singing games and rhymes with them. The P3s sang really well in the games and impressed our visitor. Well Done P3! The children had letters sent home about FREE classes being held in The JM campus Dunbar Primary on a Thursday. It looks fun.

Out and About in P3

P3 had an excellent visit to Newhailes Musselburgh last week to take part in “The Green Scene” workshops. These were workshops run by various groups on environmental subjects organised by The National Trust. Each workshop had a group of 4/5 children who were assigned as reporters. Their task now, is to report what they have learned and to share it back home in the class. They are working on posters to help them this week.

Yesterday we had a lovely visit to the Art Exhibition in the Community Hall. Thank you to Zoe who accompanied us there and to April and Lorna who kindly gave up their time to talk to the children about the paintings. All the children chose their favourite painting, discussed what they liked about it and some  looked up the catalogue to see how much it would cost! They were very good and learned about using “Gallery voices”

Sunshine Maths!

P1 enjoyed the first of the sunny days (we hope!) writing out the different stories of 5. They worked with their Talking Partner and took turns to do the writing. They had to check that they had written all 6 different ways of making 5 with different number pairs.