After investigating the advantages and disadvantages of energy sources, pupils prepared their arguments for a debate. Each group made a poster which, alongside Google slides, provided the medium for presenting to the P3/4 class. Following the presentations, a vote was taken which resulted Solar and Hydroelectric energy sources being voted first equal. Well done to all of you for the huge amount of work you put into your research and your professional presentations.
Primary 7 pupils put o their Christmas jumpers and hats for a visit to Carberry Care Home on 21st December to sing a selection of Christmas Carols. The finale was a rendition of “12 Days of Christmas,” complete with all the actions. Many thanks to Mrs Dick for coming with us to play the keyboard. Thanks as well to the Care Home for their thoughtful gifts of chocolate Santas and lollypops.
It was the first day back after the Christmas holidays so a fun challenge was the order of the day.
A packet of marshmallows and a handful of spaghetti was all that was required to build resilience through great communication and teamwork. Four fantastic designs entered the competition for tallest tower and the one that could bear the heaviest load. Congratulations to all teams for working together to make the first day back so much fun!
Shonagh Davidson, our drama specialist, spent two afternoons helping us learn about the life of Anne Frank through drama. Thank you.
Anne Frank Drama – Part 1 on PhotoPeach
Anne Frank Drama – Part 2 on PhotoPeach
In Music, P6/7 learnt songs that would have been sung during WW2 and visited Carberry Care Home for a Remembrance Day celebration to share their learning with the residents. Everyone had a wonderful time, singing along to “White Cliffs of Dover”, “The Quartermaster’s Stores” and “Pack up your Troubles” amongst others.
Thanks to the residents for sharing their memories of WW2 and for the wonderful WW2 inspired afternoon tea.
Carberry Care Home WW2 Visit on PhotoPeach
P3/4/5 visited P6/7 to ask them questions about the incredible Anderson Shelters they had made as part of their WW2 topic. Can you spot the washing on the line and the wood-chopper?
Anderson Shelters on PhotoPeach
After examining paintings showing the Jacobites and Redcoats fighting at the “Battle of Prestonpans,” we made our own figures, with weapons, to recreate the battle scene.
Don’t they look fierce!
Battle of Prestonpans on PhotoPeach
As part of our learning about the “Highland Clearances,” we used clay to make 3-D models of a Blackhouse, painted them and created a backdrop to show them off.
They look very realistic. Thanks to Mrs McLeod, our Art Specialist.
The Highland Blackhouse on PhotoPeach
We visited the National Museum of Scotland on 26th January to find out more about Scottish History.
First we investigated the “Early People” halls, finding out about the stone carvings, Gods and stone age tools.
After that, we enjoyed taking part in a fabulous re-enactment of the second Jacobite rebellion.
To finish, we went to one of the upstairs classrooms to look at artefacts from the Highland Clearances.
A brilliant day, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie on PhotoPeach