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 🙂
As part of our Healthy Families Healthy Children topic our P5,6 &7 Pupil Council reps ran a hugely successful Fruit and Veg Tuckshop today – lots of happy and healthy customers – great job! This will be running every Wednesday for the next few weeks.
The infant classes had a very interesting talk from Beth today. She visited the school to tell the children about how she became a part time firefighter.
Beth explained how you have to be fit and be able to think/read quickly. She talked about the other skills you also have to have to be able to join the fire service. She said that having a very understanding family and very supportive friends was a big part of being able to do the job
Beth told the children all the different jobs firefighters do in addition to fighting fires. She said they even rescued a horse one day!
The children had lots of good questions ranging from, How did she feel on her first call out? to Does she drive the fire appliance?
Every one (teachers too!) thoroughly enjoyed the visit and hope she’ll come back again (to talk!)
…….to everyone who supported our P7 Enterprise last night and to all the helpers behind the scenes. But…… most of all to my WONDERFUL Primary 7 pupils who worked SO hard preparing for, practising and performing in our Fairtrade Fashion Show, in association with Earth Matters. You are a credit to the School, your parents and most of all to…… YOURSELVES! You were all professional stars!
The jigsaw is now beginning to piece together for our P7 Fair Trade Fashion Show! Each child had to choose an aspect of “their Fairtrade country”, research several facts and display them on a piece of jigsaw which they have been fitting together today as part of another display, to add to their already beautifully created panels for the backdrop, at our event. To see the finished articles, come along tomorrow night to our Fairtrade Fortnight Enterprise, in association with Earth Matters. See you there!