P2 and P6 worked together outside looking for signs of Autumn. They selected different natural materials and created nature pictures. They look fabulous!
P6 have been using the drama technique of hot seating to help us understand how evacuees would have felt during WWII. We have been reading about personal experiences, looking at photographs from the time and learning why children were evacuated. We learnt that children usually only had one small suitcase to take their belongings in and that it was a traumatic experience for children and parents. We found out that some evacuees were sent from Edinburgh to Haddington. With all this knowledge we were able to come up with some excellent questions for our hot seaters and this helped us write a personal letter from the point of view of an evacuee.
We have also been working on our maths problem solving skills, we had a variety of problems to solve and found it was helpful to have a partner to share our thoughts and strategies with.
A quick update on what we have been up to in P6 recently. We have been nurturing our seeds from the space station with some success. We have had to water them and record their germination and growth over the last six weeks. We have been keeping fit with some taster sessions in cricket and hockey. We have also been helping our buddies in P2 with their maths, we spent sometime outdoors with them measuring with Sammy the metre snake. We have been continuing with our topic work and have been learning about the homesteaders and their epic journey. We have made our own scooners which look amazing, such a variety of different designs and materials used. Some P6 and P7 pupils had a trip to Meadowmill to take part in track and field events, they were very successful.