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 🙂
Please find above , a summary of the day and some feedback from last week’s ELC Youth Summit
Good morning everyone!
Hope you are all safe and warm! Your teachers have been working hard during these snow days to plan some fantastic learning for you , so hopefully we will be seeing you all on Monday.
P4-7 – hope you are doing lots of lovely reading – remember to use ARbookfinder online to check if a book is on AR.
p1-3 – carry on with any reading book you have or enjoy a comic or magazine.
We do hope you have been getting creative in the snow – send us your photos so we can put them on our blog!
Take care everyone.
Mrs G 🙂
As we’ve been learning about writing instructions how about… either
1) make a snow sculpture and then write the instructions, How to make a Snow….?
2)Research Optical Illusions for children.
Create your own picture using ideas researched. OP-ART for kids is a good one.
3)Who was M. C. Escher? Find out about this artist and create an information poster with his nationality, when and where he was born, why he was famous.
4) Top Marks maths games “Hit the Button”
P5s along with P6 and P7, had a money workshop delivered by class teachers and by RBS employee, Mr Mc Connachie.
The message the classes were given, was to be very aware of the importance of keeping your personal details safe at all times.
The workshop gave some common scenarios encountered by all of us that could lead to the possibility of Identity theft. The classes then, had to spot, discuss and record why they thought these situations could lead to problems.
I think everyone involved, staff too! realised how easy it can be to be a victim of fraud and to be careful at all times.
As part of their Victorian topic P5 were learning how bread and butter were made. These foods were a big part of the Victorian diet. The poor would eat mainly bread and gruel. These were cheap and easy to make foods, that made you feel full. Only the rich or well off could afford to eat butter.
Some P4s and P5s have been coming along to a weekly coding club!
We have been coding with Scratch – some of us learning the basics and others are showing off their skills and teaching everyone else!
Here are some snaps from this evening (we even had a visit from Mrs G!)