Category Archives: Outdoor education

Play Pod Fun!

Lots of imaginative play using our Play Pod this week – digging for gold, den building, moving parts play – litter picking is fun too – and great for practising our counting skills in P1!

Rock Stars in P3

P3 have been outdoors again – the weather was not so good this time, very damp and misty so we had to finish our lesson indoors.

We were looking for different types of rocks – we didn’t think we would find many in the school grounds but to our surprise there were loads.  We then spent time sorting our rocks into different categories, size, shape, colour etc.  We then used them to make some rock structures.

Leaf to Leaf in P3

It was Lily’s turn to pick the outdoor activity she picked leaf to leaf so we have been outdoors collecting different kinds of leaves.  We were looking for different shapes, sizes and colours.  We have been trying to find out what kinds of leaves they are so we can discover what trees we have around the school.  We then made some lovely artworks by drawing and rubbing the leaves.

Invent-a-nature in P3

P3 took their learning outdoors this afternoon, what a gorgeous day to be outside.  Phoenix picked a card from our outdoor learning bowl, our activity today was called invent-a-nature.  We had to pick up different pieces of nature and think about what other ways they could be used.  We worked in pairs and groups and collected lots of interesting natural materials.  We then got to inventing, we had lots of different constructions going on, including a step ladder for the birds so they could enter a safe area away from any predators, a fairy house and a top notch 5 star bug hotel.  We also seen some sparrows who were very busy in the bird boxes just outside our classroom, we think they may have chicks so we shall be keeping a close eye on them.

Planning for Assessment

At our staff session on Tuesday we looked at Planning for Assessment – sharing our good practice and supporting each other

P1 – The journey so far!

Welcome to the P1 blog.  Many apologies for it taking so long to get this up and running for you – we’ve been rather busy 😉  It is our aim that we will update this with more and more information about, and lovely photos of, your children’s learning with increased frequency.  Any outstanding photo permission slips would be gratefully received so that we do not inadvertently post pictures that you would rather us not.

This term the children have been using interdisciplinary learning to study Light and Dark.  We have  been exploring the various celebrations around the world that occur in these months from fireworks and Halloween through Divali and Hanukkah; the Swedish festival of Santa Lucia and Christmas.

Above and below, you can see the children using natural materials to create a mandala using rangoli patterns.  Miss Grierson and Mrs McDonald were really excited to see how the children used their knowledge of symmetry to add detail.

The children continued to show their learning about the Divali traditions in the classroom using coloured rice to make rangoli patterns on paper plates – these are currently decorating our learning wall and will come home with the children at the end of the topic.

Watch this space next week to find out more…..!

Our Playpod is ready to go!!!

Playpod getting ready thanks to Dundee’s @scrapAntics
#imagination #play #watchthisspace #playpod
Thanks to @EastLintonPS parent, @DunpenderCC  and @lintonhotel2015 for funding

P6 In The Great Outdoors

It’s that time of year when everything is springing into life so P6 took the opportunity of getting outdoors to enjoy it.  We have been tidying up the outdoor courtyard and have planted some seeds.  We are taking care of them daily and recorded any changes we see.  We have also been outdoors with our rugby lessons, over the past three weeks, we have been learning to pass, run with the ball, attack and defend.  We took our maths outdoors too, we have been learning about angles.  We looked at art by Kandinsky in which he uses angles, shapes, parallel and perpendicular lines.  We then went outdoors and made angles using different natural materials and finally we created some artwork in the style of Kandinsky using angles, shapes and lines.

P5 CAMP!

P5 had a great time at camp a couple of weeks ago!

On the first day, we went to Foxlake and we were all really brave and challenged ourselves. We also went to Innerwick Primary School’s playground to and really enjoyed playing with the tyres that were there.

On the second day, we visited Torness Power Station and learned all about nuclear energy and about the different people who work there and protect the station. Afterwards, we went for lunch (which we made ourselves!) at John Muir Country Park. We went for a woodland walk collecting everything that we thought was beautiful and Mrs Gardner also challenged us to fill a bog with items from a list! Everyone did a fantastic job scavenging and exploring.

On the last night we had a movie night! We watched the Minions Movie in our PJs and had snacks.

We spent so much time outdoors and all had a great time. Thank you to all of the staff members who came along and helped make camp a fantastic experience for everyone.

Here are some photos of the trip.

Here are the class’s reflections about their favourite activities:

Sofia: “Foxlake was my favourite part of camp because I loved challenging myself and trying all of the obstacles!”

Amelie: “My favourite memory of camp was when we went to Foxlake because everyone did it! SPLASH!”

Sophie: “Foxlake because it was awesome.”

Charlie: “Foxlake and Torness, because Foxlake was fun.”

Fin MB: “Foxlake was my favourite because we got wet!”

Ellie: “My favourite memory of camp was Foxlake because I had never been.”

Fearne: “My favourite memory of camp was Foxlake because it was challenging and fun.”

Oliver: “My favourite part was Foxlake because we got to go on an assault course.”

Heidi: “I like Foxlake because it was really sunny and fun.”

Fergus: “I really enjoyed Foxlake because I liked getting wet.”

Ella: “I enjoyed going to Foxlake because I was scared at first but now I love it.”

Emma: “I really liked Foxlake because it was really fun and I loved it.”

Finn: “I liked Foxlake because of the Foxfalls.”

Albie: “My favourite part was Foxlake, because it was really refreshing.”

Sam: “I like Foxlake because it was fun.”

Felix: “I like rolling tyres down a hill and the John Muir Trail because we got to play in a park.”

Tamsin: “My favourite activity was going to Torness Power Station because it was really fun and interesting.”

Abbi: “My favourite part was Torness because I had never went there.”

Cayden: “My favourite part was when we went to Torness and why because I had never been there.”

Daisy: “My favourite memory was Foxlake because I had fun.”

Joseph: “Foxlake was my favourite memorable thing, it was so fun and I did red twice and blue once.