P7 finished off visiting Africa with cracking open a coconut and trying some foods from Africa – lychees, bananas (fairtrade of course), coconut and watermelon.
Last week P7 visited South America and created Mola artwork (artwork to be shared soon!) This involved cutting and layering paper to produce different patterns. We finished the week looking at foods from South America and tried mango, papaya (we read a story about a boy called Pele from Brazil who sold papayas), avocado and honeydew melon. The mango was definitely the favourite!
Last week was the P7 Spring Fling at Dunbar Primary. Everyone had a great night making new friends and dancing. We’re looking forward to the other transition events coming up.
This week P7 have moved on to fractions in maths. We went outside to create fraction walls using sticks. We are visiting North America this week and have continued with our Mola artwork. We have began story writing in Literacy and the children have enjoyed creating their own characters for their stories. This Friday is our last session of Level 1 Bikeability before we begin Level 2 on the roads after the Easter Holidays.
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