For 3 weeks, we are giving our new P1 children tours of the school on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. Last Friday 30 came to see round the school. We went to the gym hall where the P3 children were practising for the show. They were singing ‘The Toun O’ Prestonpans’. “That was so beautiful,” said a new mum.
Then we went to the staff room for a drink and snack. The new P1s sang our school song with our new name, “We are the Children of Preston Tower School’, followed by a quick Baby Shark song and dance. A great way to get to know your new school.
Mr Richerby has been asking a group of pupils from all classes how children can have more say in their learning. The group told the whole school that they think it would be good if teachers ask 5 questions at the end of a lesson.
1. What did you like about the lesson?
2. What went well in the lesson?
3. What did you learn?
4. What do you need more practice in?
5. What do you think needs to happen next?
Good thinking children.
As part of our class topic on Framing we planted some seeds. We have also started an experiment to see if the seed can grow in different things. We filled six test tubes for our experiment:
1) red lentils and water
2) green glitter and water
3) tissue paper and water
4) cotton wool and water
6) soil and water
We are watching to see which of these will grow.
We made our own butter! Woo hoo. Watch how we did it!
We have been learning about Dairy Farming. We learned about the machines that are used to milk the cows today but we also learned how they used to milk the cows a long time ago. We pretended that rubber gloves were the cows udders and we had a go at milking the cows. It was really good fun.
We had a visit from Angie who brought lots of lovely veggies for us to try. We learned about vegetables that grow underground and above ground. We tasted lots of vegetables and we even had a wee taste of red chillies in the chilli challenge!
For details of EAst Lothian Summer Activities for children, please visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/summeractivities
If your family are experiencing financial difficulties, please speak to a staff member you feel comfortable with and ask them about our Summer Lunchclub for children. This provides a free meal and quality play opportunities throughout 5 weeks of the summer holidays. We are here to help.
The children have had a great time. They are eating well, sleeping well and have enjoyed lots of adventures. All safe and ready to return today. Well done children and well done Mrs Graham and Ang. Thank you parents for entrusting your wee ones to our care for this great residential trip away.