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.

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.

Learning Logs

March 7th, 2011

On a Friday we sit down together and remember what we have been learning about in class.  The children then choose something to share at home in their Learning Logs.  Here are a few recent examples.

Super words and sentences.

March 3rd, 2011

In P1 we are learning about making words using the sounds we know.  We are also learning how to put these words together to make sentences.  Here are some examples of our work.


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.


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.

Onion’s Jacket Challenge

December 17th, 2010

Onion came to visit us in Primary 1 after being away in the forest helping the animals get ready for winter.  He had a bit of a problem!  Now that it is so dark at night, he and his friend Sage are having problems seeing each other in the forest – even with their torches on – because their clothes are the colours of the forest.  Onion asked the children to design a jacket for either Sage or himself that would help them to see each other more easily.  Rat (Onion’s good chum) had found some reflective materials which we thought would be a good idea to put into our designs.  Onion wanted a jacket that was bright, and that had some reflective strips on it.  He also asked for a badge.  The children started their designs, concentrating on creating as much detail as they could.  They were then asked to work with a partner and look at each of their designs and come up with something they thought was a really good idea from each.  The children were then asked to merge their ideas together into one brand new design for Sage or Onion.  Once they were happy with their final design, the children had to collect their own resources from the resource table.  They poured their own paints, cut their own reflective strips and collected water to clean their brushes.  At the end of the activity we talked about our final designs and discussed ideas which were good, and things we might do differently next time.  Onion was really pleased with the children’s ideas, and looks great in the jackets designed for him.  Sage also loves her new jackets and will be popping into school soon to see the boys and girls to say thank you in person!

Here are the final designs, modelled by Onion, and Sage;