Today we supported Dunbar Rotary in their Purple Pinkie Campaign to eradicate polio from the world – well done everyone!
Today, PC Jackson from the British Transport Police ( East of Scotland ) visited us to talk to everyone about safety around the railway line. He was impressed by how mature everyone was, their listening skills and excellent questions.
P7 had a visitor this morning as this week we’re visiting South America. One of our grandmothers was born in Uruguay in South America and created a PowerPoint to share some information of the culture, music and food of Uruguay.
As mentioned below, this week P7 are learning about Africa. We have learnt about the story A Blind Man Catches a Bird by Alexander McCall Smith, which is an African story that Miss Warrender taught in Tanzania and we have taken part in trust exercises to do with this. We made use of the good weather to go outside with one partner being blind folded and the other had to use communication skills to guide them to a ‘safe space’. We then finished using our circle time outside, to use our non-verbal communication skills to work out how to always having 4 people standing in our circle, but for a maximum time limit of 10 seconds.
P7 started this term off with a bang last week arriving to find their classroom transformed into an aeroplane accompanied by Captain Warrrender and co-pilots Mrs Gibson and Claire. The children had to complete their passports and boarding passes in order to board the plane.
Last week we visited Europe. This involved learning about European landmarks which we created using Kapla blocks. Can you guess any of our European Landmarks? We also looked at the Mona Lisa and created our own modern day Mona Lisas. To complete the week we tasted some European food; brioche from France and pizza from Italy.
This week we have jetsetted to Africa as it is Fairtrade Fortnight. We have learnt about Fairtrade and created posters to promote this which we have put up around the school. Miss Warrender shared her teaching experience in Tanzania and we have created our own ‘well done chant’ to use when someone in our class has been successful. We have learnt about the story A Blind Man Catches a Bird by Alexander McCall Smith, which is an African story that Miss Warrender taught in Tanzania and we have taken part in trust exercises to do with this. We are finishing off the week looking at African art and trying some African food on Friday.
We have also been busy finishing off our division maths topic and have done very well in a multiplication and division assessment this week. We have moved on to look at order of operations (BODMAS). Every Friday we are also taking part in Bikeability sessions which are going very well. A very busy P7!!
Primary 5 have been very busy over the last week, working towards our John Muir award. On Thursday we went out to explore different areas in our local community with Sam the Ranger. We had a great experience and the weather was perfect.
We learned lots of new information and skills like how to measure a tree and what different types of trees look like. We also learned that litter is a major issue in the field next to our school. At the river, we looked for living creatures using nets. We loved it and we learned how to be really safe.
Our next trip out will be to conserve the park and field area and the area at the river.
Please do let us know what you think of our learning as it will help us to achieve our award.
Thanks for reading,
P5 and Miss McKay
We have had a busy start to the new year in P3. Our boys have been continuing with their football research the project gets bigger every time.
We have been learning about money in our maths work, sorting and ordering coins and playing games to get us more confident at giving change.
Our class bucket is doing a great job of making us feel good when we read out the messages every week.
We have a focus on improving our fitness and stamina levels in PE just now and are really pushing ourselves hard at circuit training every week.
We are getting through our class novel Fantastic Mr Fox and have used it for creating some drama work, illustrations and descriptive writing. The class have produced some brilliant work.
For Burn’s Day we were looking at tartan and created our own patterns. We have also taken part in the RSPB Birdwatch we enjoyed being outdoors as citizen scientists gathering data to input on the RSPB website. We finished this by designing and painting our own wooden birds to take home.
Last week the whole school took part in a Street Dance taster session. The P6s and P7s joined together for their session and enjoyed creating different moves to music.