Kakatsitsi Master Drummers come to Elphinstone

To get us into the swing of things for a new school year, the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana came to teach us about their instruments and to sing along to one of their community fishing songs. Following this, they taught the class a very lively dance and gave them a workshop on how to use the drums to make different sounds.
Thanks for a wonderful afternoon.

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Learning in the Wildflower Garden

We came back to school after the summer holidays to see that our Wildflower Garden had flourished. Don’t the flowers look beautiful!
We made quadrats in maths to investigate how the number of different species of plant compared with the size of quadrat.
The children made sketches of the plants, then used these to help them paint the different flowers using watercolours

Wildflower Garden on PhotoPeach

It’s your turn to throw the dice!

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The class were given an end of topic challenge; to design a board game which reflects what they have learned in their WWII topic. The children worked in cooperative teams and produced very imaginative and entertaining games.IMG_6291 IMG_6290 IMG_6289

Each team member took turns in teaching other teams how to play their game. Pupils were asked to show a fist/ hand vote on how well this team member did in their presentation and gave feedback on what they liked about the game and whether he/ she could make improvements.

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P6/7 WWII Museum

P6/7 WWII Learning Wall on PhotoPeach

P6/7 invited parents in on the last day of term to see our ‘Second World War’ Museum and to share our learning. Some groups performed the plays they had scripted and the children sang ‘Obey Your Air Raid Warden’. This has been a very enjoyable project and the pupils have enjoyed learning and talking about this important time in British history. 

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