East Lothian Drama specialist Shonagh Davidson led an exciting workshop that helped P7 use their knowledge of WW1 to create propaganda adverts for recruiting soldiers into the army. Next week we will be discussing the arguments of the conscientious objectors.
It’s that time of year again. Primary 5 are running the Christmas post. Boxes and stamps can be bought at the post office, co-op and library. Stamps cost 20p. The last post will be Friday the 15th December.
A huge thanks to the post office, co-op and library who have helped us for many years now. Also a big ‘thank you’ in advance to all the parents who help to deliver the letters with their children. Your help is very much appreciated at this busy time of year.
This was our last week of football coaching with Lorna from the Sports Development team. Unfortunately the really wet weather on Wednesday meant that we couldn’t use the field to play. We were able to move the session indoors where we had the opportunity to put all of the skills we have been learning into good use during mini-football matches. The coaching sessions have been fantastic and everyone has had the opportunity to develop their skills with the football as well as to have a taster of what playing football involves. Lorna has helped us identify our next steps and we are looking forward to continuing to develop our skills in our PE lessons.
Primary 7 will be working towards the Bike Ability level 2 award this term. We will be working in two groups. This week group 1 practised balance and cornering skills in the playground. The next session will be on real roads and will teach the children how to position themselves when cycling in traffic and how to correctly use junctions.
This week Primary 3 began a four week football course with the Sports Development Officer. The first lesson gave the class a chance to focus on the skills of dribbling with the ball, controlling the ball while moving in different directions and stopping the ball with different parts of our feet. We also played small team games to practise working together. It was a fantastic lesson and we are looking forward to developing our skills further next week.
P4 was doing some science this week on Tuesday we did some science work to tell the teacher what we wanted we want to do and some problem solving . on Friday we did some decorating on our classroom so we decorated some beaker and painted some planets.
On Wednesday we went to Music and we played the recorders then we made the science mascot then we did some thesaurus work.
On Thursday we did scanning and skimming then we did P.E and some pictograms.
Primary 4 have all written their own blog posts for this term. Here is what we have learnt about the Rainforest:
We have been learning about the rainforest for are topic. We made muffins with bananas and chocolate which come from the rainforest. They were Rainforest Alliance so they people who grow them look after the forest. We are learning about the kapok tree, it is home to many animals. We are learning about deforestation; in are class novel a man is cutting down the kapok tree, and the animals whisper in his ear reasons not to cut down the kapok tree. People are coming to the rainforest and cutting down trees; trees give oxegan, rain will fall and the rainforest will turn into a dessert. Deforestation is bad for people in the rainforest and the animals. There is endangered animals deforestation. The rainforest is at used to be 14% but now it’s at 6%. Trees in the rainforest can grow to 5 meters in sercomfrance. Soon there might only be 1 tree in the rainforest. People in the rainforest are endangered in the rainforest because of deforestation. Boys hunt at an early age. One day a man came to show scientists about the people in the rainforest and how they were real. The tribes might die one day because of deforestation. The layers of the rainforest are the emergent, canopy, understory and forest floor. There are four layers. Animals are much endangered of deforestation. We have to stop deforestation. Please help! We went to the botanic gardens on the school trip to the glasshouses. We also saw cocoa pods and we eat papaya, a food in a rainforest. We also tasted chocolate. We learned that a poisons plant can be a medicine! We saw huge fish in a pond! In the glasshouses were humid.
Primary 5 have enjoyed learning about space as their topic. They made beautiful solar systems and did wonderful presentations to the class. They also wrote poems about space using excellent vocabulary. Well done Primary 5!
On Tuesday they enjoyed a taster session of club golf. If they are interested in joining a group information will be sent home so they can sign up.