P1 and Miss Hart want to say a huge thank you to all the grandparents who kindly gave up their time to join us in school to tell us tales of life long ago. We enjoyed all the stories and had great fun learning about the games you used to play. This is what makes our learning meaningful and fun!
We are currently finding out about what life was like when our grannies and grandads were our age. We have had fun looking at and handling objects from the past and look forward to visits from our grandparents soon. If you are a grandparent of a current P1 or P1/2 child and are willing to come and talk to us about ‘the olden days’, please let us know as soon as possible. You are living history for our youngsters!
All the primary one children recently drew portraits of their mum for entry in the competition Draw Your Mum, organised by Edinburgh Evening News. All entries will be on display in a special gallery event at Ocean Terminal from Friday 20 March. Enjoy viewing our mums (as seen by the children) whilst enjoying some retail therapy!
P1 have been writing an imaginative story with the help of our twin school, Barga primaria in Italy!
Children from Class 2A (Barga) sent us Chapter One of their woodland elf adventure ‘The Machine Which Could Change The Seasons’ and we have been putting the finishing touches to Chapter 2. P1 had amazing ideas and their illustrations are wonderful! We shall be sending these off soon to Italy. I wonder what Bud and Holly, the woodland elves, will get up to next?
This international link is another exciting dimension to the children’s education!
P1 have got off to a great start this term, enjoying the Katie Morag books by Mairi Hedderwick. Katie Morag has inspired our art, drawing and writing. The children enjoyed discussing island life and have drawn maps of Struay (Katie Morag’s island home). We have designed new tartans for Katie Morag’s kilt and with the help of Mrs Cummings we baked yummy ‘porridgies’. Our P7 buddies enjoyed them as a treat after their Burns Brunch celebration.