Animations

Whilst p6/7 were doing their World War Two project they experienced 2 dimensional animation. They made a storyboard, characters and a set. There were four films the titles were: The Evacuee, The Parachuter, The Blackout Bomb and Crash Landing. it took them three weeks to complete an animation and they lasted around 30 seconds long. Most of the class would be happy to do animation again.

By Megan, John and Kristoffer

Mathletics

On 27th October we were introduced to a programme called mathletics.It is a world wide website.It means that you can go on it and make yourself this is called an avitor .We go on it and play games and against other people.It is fun.

By Lauren Hadden and Holly Singleton

House Events

The House Events took place on Tuesday and Thursday the games were football and netball and we had a house quiz. Greendykes won the quiz and Penston won the netball and Westbank won the football

You can play in the games from P3 to P7 and the same for the quiz.

They take place every 1-2 months and Miss Beverage makes up questions and reads them to the teams.

The house captains pick the house teams.

Macauley, Aimee and Emily

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Buddy Reading

P6/7 are doing buddy reading with p1/2. Each p6/7 are paired up with a p1 or 2. The p1/2’s read their reading books to us. After that p6\7’s read a book of the younger ones choice. The pupils think that the buddy reading is good and helps them to read aloud. We go to the p1/2 classroom to read to them.

Lewis, Leah and Scott.

Watersports

p6/7 went to the lagoons for watersports. We had a choice of different activities there was kayaking, canoeing and sailing.

We went out on the water and did different things like races and a rubber duck game where the instructer threw rubber ducks all over the water and we had to collect them as fast as we could so other people wouldn’t steal them. IT WAS SO FUN!

Then we went for a dip in the water and had a swim. Afterwards the girls got changed in a hut and the boys got changed in a tent.

Finally after all  the activities we went home.

by Erin, Shannon and Autumn

Macmerry Aerodrome

Primary 6/7 have been learning about World War II and are now focusing on Macmerry during this time. We walked to the Aeodrome and the children wrote some fantastic poems about how it looks now compared to how it would have been then.

The children have also been working in teams to create their own models of hangers and air raid shelters which they designed and constructed from ‘junk’ materials.

P2/3/4 Farming

P2/3/4 have been finding out about farming in East Lothian. They went on a walk to look at the farms around the school. From the top of the hill they could see the flatter land of the fertile coastal plain. Everyone enjoyed watching the sheep and cows in the fields. Many of the children have enjoyed finding out about farming in the past. The children were delighted with the activity books from the Health and Safety Executive, which told them all about safety on the farm in a fun way. They have been busy with art, writing as well as environmental studies activities.

Royal Air Force

I went on a trip to East Fortune for my project on World War II.  We saw war planes, guns, and the exercise place for soldiers to help with strength and abilities, and to teach them to know when to move out of the way of falling bombs.

By Charly C.(22.09.2009)