Thank you so much to P3/4 parents and children for all the lovely gifts, beautiful cards and very kind words! I was overwhelmed by your generosity! What a lovely class and school to end my career on. It’s been fun! I’ll miss the children dreadfully! Have a great summer. I promise to visit you sometime.
Love from Karen x
P1-7 enjoyed a school trip to North Berwick Seabird Centre for indoor and outdoor workshops. We first watched a PowerPoint on the type of marine creatures that we might find in the rock-pools at low tide. We learned their names, what they looked like and what each creature feeds on.
With support and guidance of the Seabird Centre staff, the children spent the morning enjoying exploring lots of rock-pools at the beach beside the Seabird Centre. It was great fun but some of us were over-enthusiastic wading into the rock-pools and managed to get soaking wet! We had to look hard as the creatures were very well hidden and camouflaged. We collected what we had found in trays so that we could see the creatures more clearly and then returned them to the rock-pools afterwards.
Buddhism learning intentions
I can explain who Buddha is and where Buddhism was founded.
I can compare Buddhist beliefs with beliefs of other religions
I can name and explain the meaning of Buddhist symbols
I can explain which places are special for Buddhists
I can explain what happens at a major Buddhist festival.
Our Buddhism display: lotus flowers, Buddhist Mandalas and Temples.
I can display my knowledge of the geography of the United Kingdom: Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland.
I can understand and use an atlas to find out the location of and information on:
- Cities and towns
- rivers and mountains
- Oceans, Seas and Channels
- airports and seaports
I can discuss and compare information I find in maps and can accurately say where in the UK they are located.
I understand and can use the terms:
- compass positions: North South, East, West
- map keys
- grid references
We had a competitive team learning challenge which consolidated our learning. Everybody managed very well and worked co-operatively on this task.
We discussed bullying; what it is and how people feel when they are bullied. Our class task, set by Mrs Williams for our feedback assembly, was to design posters showing how we feel when we are bullied. Each poster looked very different but they all had the same message of how we feel when we are bullied.
I would like to share with you the promotional video that was made during the East of Scotland Paralympic Experience Event that Max and Jonathan attended in March. They are both in the video. This video promotes the event and helps break down barriers for pupils, parents, and explains what the event is about. Jonathan and Max had a brilliant day taking part in a variety of sports and making new friends.
On Wednesday the class we enjoyed learning football skills. We learned how to control the ball with different parts of our feet and were shown a few tricks to move the ball away from our opponents. To end the session, we played a few 3 aside football matches.