Iced Sea Biscuits

May 11th, 2011

We have been reading the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch in class and making some of Mrs Grinling’s lovely recipes to try.  Yesterday we used icing to pipe designs onto biscuits we made.


Spring Collages

March 23rd, 2011

On Monday we went for a walk around Gullane and the school looking for signs of Spring.  We took photographs of what we found.  Today we talked about the colours we saw and made spring colour collages.

Number Rainbows

March 23rd, 2011

This week we have been exploring the number stories of 10.  Mr D saw a fantastic idea on the Yester Primary 1 website and thought the class would enjoy it.  We made numberlines from 0-10 and then joined the number bonds that make 10 using different colours.  We had a great time making our rainbows – thanks to Yester for the super idea!

Working with clay

March 23rd, 2011

We have been learning how to work with clay to create some 3D art.  Our first lesson focused on making round tiles and pressing patterns into them.  We added petals and painted them to create flower tiles.  Our second lesson was about creating square and rectangular tiles which we then added texture to, to create tiles that looked like the fields around our school.  We mixed yellow and blue to make green and painted them.


March 23rd, 2011

We have been learning about plants and how they grow.  We have been watching different seeds and beans and recording changes we see.  We have used Kidpix to draw flowers.

Young Designers

February 9th, 2011

The children in Primary One have been challenged to design and create a birthday present for Onion.  In small groups the children had to plan what they were going to make, how the toy would work and what materials they were going to need.  On Friday the children are going to create their toys using materials they have gathered from home and school.  Here are some of their design plans.


February 7th, 2011

We have been finding out about toys.  We brought in our favourite toys and took photos of them, and have been investigating what makes them go, and sorting them into different categories.  We also drew detailed pictures of them.

Animal Collages

February 7th, 2011

We made these animal collages by working together..  The children worked in pairs to decide on what animal to create and which materials to use.

Terrific Tartans

February 7th, 2011

Primary One have been investigating different tartans.  We looked at tartans of different families in our class and then designed our own using Kidpix.


January 20th, 2011

We looked at a piece of art called Broadway Boogie Woogie by an artist called Pieter Mondrian.  He is famous for creating artwork using the primary colours.  To make our collages the class had to cut rectangles of different sizes.  They folded a piece of paper in half and then cut along the fold.  They then put one half to the side and repeated the process with the other half.  The children then mixed all their rectangles together and started to create their own collages, inspired by the picture Broadway Boogie Woogie.  When we were finished we found out about Mondrian on the interactive whiteboard.  Using Kidpix we created some artwork inspired by more of his work.