P2 meets Gail Watson (from Katie Morag)

P2 were very excited to meet Gail Watson, who pays Katie Morag’s Mum on the television series. Gail is Arran from P2 and Lori from P3’s father’s cousin. She kindly came in and brought us lots of pictures to look at and answered lots of our questions. She told us lots of secrets like there are 2 actors who play Katie Morag!IMGP0043 IMGP0037 IMGP0040 IMGP0041 IMGP0042

P2 Art in the Botanical Gardens

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Primary 2 visited the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh. We examined lots of the plants and flowers in the hothouses and then created flower felted pictures using sheep’s wool. It was hard work- you have to cover the design in bubble wrap and rub and knead the wet wool!

The finished felted pictures are on display in our classroom. Come in and see them!

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Primary 6 visit Lilliput

Primary 6 enjoyed a visit from Shoana, one of East Lothian’s drama specialists, on Monday. She led them on a journey to the land of Lilliput where they’ve encountered talking statues, monsters and some very different customs. They’re looking forward to a second session next week!

More Victorian Fun!

Last Wednesday P6 and P5/6 were visited by Sarah Cowie from Museum Services. She had organised a series of fun Victorian activities including washing clothes using a washboard and a mangle, dressing up for a Victorian photograph and trying out many Victorian children’s games. We all had great fun!

Victorian School Day

Primary 6 and Primary 5/6 had fun on Friday turning their rooms into Victorian classrooms and designing routines and lessons around a typical Victorian school day. The children took part in diction and dictation lessons and enjoyed trying out quill pens and chalk boards instead of jotters. Their outfits looked fantastic too!

P2/3 enjoy Art in the Garden

Primary 2/3 travelled to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh yesterday to enjoy a day of exploration and art activities. We did pencil drawings of leaves and flowers and in the afternoon used these for printing. We all came back to school with some super prints and pictures. We had a fantastic day!

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Katie Morag Assembly

During their class assembly on Thursday Primary 2/3 told their parents, the other infants and the morning nursery class all about the Katie Morag story books. They brought to life the story of Katie Morag Delivers the Mail and sang a song they had written themselves. They all spoke loudly and clearly and the acting was super. Well done P2/3!

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P2/3 Safety Walk

P2/3 enjoyed a walk around the village on Tuesday, trying to spot signs warning us of danger. We were surprised by how many there were. We all enjoyed getting to play in the park on the way back too! On Thursday the P7 Junior Road Safety Officers came to talk to us about safety in the dark, especially when we are cycling. They have set us a competition to design a high visibility top. The winner gets 100 house points!

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