What a day P7 had with Captain Bowen looking at WW2! With hundreds of genuine WW2 artefacts to look at and handle everyone was kept busy and excited all day!
We all had a chance to get dressed up and have a photo take with Churchill.
In the afternoon we were looking at how to deal with an incendiary bomb and also trying an air raid siren.
We will be leaving school at 1.30pm on Monday 25th March arriving for a 3.30pm start. Children should arrive at the normal school starting time of 8.30am.
We are leaving at 1.30pm on Friday 29th March so should be back at school around 3.15pm (ish).
More info will be shared as I get it.
The SSPCA visited school today. We built and programmed a robot owl before playing a board game all about animals trying to build a habitat.
On Thursday evening both our Pursuers and Defenders were in the Edinburgh Sheriff Court for their cases against Davidson’s Mains Primary School to be heard.
Both teams were fantastic! Unfortunately I had to keep moving between the courts as they were being held at the same time so I missed a lot, but I did see all of our witnesses and they were brilliant – coping really well under cross-examinations. Our solicitors coped incredibly well with the pressure and completely destroyed the opposition witnesses under cross-examination.
I missed the Sheriff’s summing up for our Pursuers but heard it in the Defenders court and she was full of praise for the whole team – awarding us EVERYTHING! I understand the other sheriff was equally full of praise for everyone but didn’t actually give any findings at the end.
It was a marvellous experience for all involved.
Finally a big thank you to all the parents/grandparents/brothers/cousins etc. who came along to help with transport and to support us. Both courts were full!
On Thursday P7 went to Edinburgh College Midlothian Campus in Dalkeith along with other P7s from the Ross High cluster for a day of STEM activities.
In the morning we were building rocket powered cars. In the afternoon we were split into 3 groups each doing an activity related to Science, Technology and Engineering.
A fun and educational day was had by all.
On Wednesday Prof. Joe Goldblatt from Queen Margaret University visited the school to talk to P5, P6 and P7 about JOES Boxes (Jewish Objects for Education in Schools).
He gave a very entertaining and instructive talk about Judaism using the props from the box and even included a bit of magic!
On Thursday P7 visited Sky Academy Skills Studio in Livingston to make a news report.
Before we went we researched the wildfires currently burning in California and wrote a draft script. We also decided who was going to appear in front of the camera.
When we arrived we were shown a short introductory video and then the rest of the class were assigned roles – camera operators, directors, producers, editors etc. We then made our news report:
Both trials will be at 5.30pm on Thursday 6th December.
Yes, this is the day we go to Edinburgh College so looks like being a busy day!