We were lucky enough to have Mrs Cunningham come to visit us this week. She was a young child during World War II, living in Haddington, and told us all about what life was like for her growing up during the war. There were air raid shelters at her school and she didn’t like going into them as they were so dark and some of the boys in her class used to try and scare the girls!! Mrs Cunningham also told us that evacuees came from Edinburgh to Haddington, and were in her class at school. She said they were all lovely children, many staying on in Haddington and eventually marrying someone who had been in their class at school! We really appreciated her visit.
Primary One have been reading The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and have had great fun making lighthouses. Primary 2/3 are coming to show us how to make a circuit so that we can make our lighthouses light up!
The children in P5/6 decided on ‘Alice in Wonderland’ for their World Book Day theme so everything was a little topsy-turvy for the day! As well as listening to part of the story, we played cards in Maths, tackled some problem-solving, used the internet to find authors of books in our Book Quiz, and ate biscuits with messages on them!
We recently celebrated all things Scottish throughout the school. Some of the activities we enjoyed included holding a Burns Supper and Ceilidh. In P5/6 we also drew some comic strip characters inspired by Peter Davidson, the current illustrator of Oor Wullie and the Broons. We sent him our drawings and a letter so are hoping we might be lucky and get a reply!