As part of our whole school Health and Wellbeing focus Primary 2 have been discussing our feelings. We thought about how these feelings might look and used different colours and shapes to show our ideas.
P5-P7 had their Christmas party on Wednesday at the community hall. We played corners, pass the parcel and musical statues as well as dancing the Gay Gordons and The Dashing White Sergeant. Everyone was in great spirits and had a fantastic time!
On Monday P7 went to visit the Scottish Parliament as part of our topic ‘Who Represents us?’ This consisted of a workshop exploring how the Parliament came about and a tour around the building. This we loved as we got to go into the committee room and sit in the chairs that Nicola Sturgeon sits in and use the microphones! We took part in a quiz and the adult group came first! (though were disqualified due to competitiveness sadly)
P7 had a great time last week at the Christmas fair. We have been hearing a lot recently in the news about reusing plastic so we decided to make our Christmas decorations out of plastic straws that we already had at home, rather than buying new resources in. We melted the plastic using an iron (Miss Warrender was in charge of this bit!) then we cut out Christmas shapes and punched a hole in the top to hang them up. We also made plastic straw star decorations just using cable ties and plastic straws! We enjoyed helping out with the other classes stalls!
Bit of a catch up going on here but “recently” we were very lucky to be invited down to our East Linton Library as part of Book Week Scotland, where we met Heather and the Team and received our P1 Book Bug goodie bags.
While we were there we learned about the library and how it works as well as getting a few stories read to us and a bit of a sing song!
A lovely day and we hope the first of many visits to our lovely library!
Since then we have shared the stories in class and had discussions surrounding them, as well as listening to the authors read them online. We voted for our favourite and One Button Benny was clear winner across P1.
This week P7 have completed their topic of WW1. On Friday, we invited our parents to join us for a WW1 street party to celebrate the end of WW1. We shared our newspapers that we had wrote about the end of the war, our propaganda posters and our soldier portraits. We decorated the classroom in a street party style and made bunting, banners and party hats. We brought in some food to complete our party and played WW1 style games with our parents. We then got our parents to try our WW1 quiz on the laptops. Some questions were a bit tricky!
Please find below a link to the minutes from the November meeting of the Parent Council. Our next meeting is Tuesday 11th December, starting slightly earlier than usual at 6pm. All welcome!
All well at camp – the sun is still shining. ALL are having fun – been swimming in the pond….brrrrrr!
A few sleepy faces around first thing at camp yesterday but the beautiful weather and fresh air soon woke everyone up – as did breakfast! Lots of activities going on – abseiling, orienteering – the highlight being jumping into the water from the canoes!!!
Lots of games and charades and dancing in the evening! All well 🙂
All well at camp – abseiling and orienteering today. A report that the food is lovely!