Here are some of the things that have been happening in Cockenzie since the October holidays.
Primary ones have been looking at the weather and both classes had fun finding out about the wind. P 1T designed and made wind socks and P1L had great fun trying out their kites on the grass in front of the school. They also made candle holders and Christmas plates to raise money for the school at the Christmas Fair on the 29th November.
P2 have been finding out how to keep safe in different situations and have had visits from the police and the fire brigade. They also had a visit from two people from the coastguard service who came and talked about their job and how they help people at sea. They don’t normally visit schools but one of the officers has a niece in the school and came in when he was off duty.
P3 have been studying Day and Night. P3D made a display of everything they found out and P3M looked at the moon at night and then recorded what they saw on a poster. P3/4 have been finding out about the Romans and had a visit from a Roman centurion to their class. P4 have been designing and making safety gates in their Dangersville topic.
Before the October holiday P4/5 were working on an eco theme and began a model made out of recycled materials. He is now finished and standing in the hall for all to see, 2 metres tall and made of milk cartons, plastic bottles and newspapers contained in chicken wire. His name is Mr Globby. They also had a visit from the Eco lab showing interesting creepy crawlies.
The two P 6 classes studied the second world war and held a Festival of Learning and Remembrance . They organised themselves in groups and decided what they wanted to research. They pulled it altogether on the 14th of November for an invited audience of family members, the British Legion and a representative from Poppy Scotland. Mr Glover minister of the Chalmers’ church gave the blessing at the end. They also sold poppies in the school and raised £225.92. It was a very informative and moving occasion.
P7V ran a bookfair for the school which lasted 2 weeks, they organised the times for visiting and buying , took orders, sold books, phoned in the orders and made sure the books balanced. It was a challenging experience but a real taste of running a bookstore! The school now has £1415.63 to spend on books. P7D have been interpreting music and a group of girls shared with the school at assembly the dance they made to Homeless.
Both classes had a visit from a parent who is in the police. They are studying the Victorians and were delighted with his presentation comparing policing then and now.