We have been exploring different type of ships and their uses, by researching information from the internet and reference books.
We have been linking our topic into our imaginative writing as well as letter writing. We are currently writing a very important letter, (a message in a bottle!)
P2/3 have been working hard making skeletons. The Primary 3 children have added pelvises, arms and legs so far.
The Primary 2 children are nearly ready to paint their skulls. We hope to be finished by Christmas.
We are working hard at the moment learning the songs for Hosanna Rock, our Christmas production.
We are also making lots of items to sell at the Christmas Fair on the 7th of December.
The website group have been doing some work on the St Mary’s website to make it better and more cool. Please tell other people about this website. The website group are counting on you! Thank you for reading this, please make a comment about the cool stuff. Hope you enjoy it! written by Hannah and Tala
Primary 6/7 recently took part in a seven week weaving project. Sarah a community artist brought along local volunteers Nan, Maria and John who all used to work in the West Mills in Haddington. The West Mills are now being redeveloped into flats. The class learned how to use weaving techniques such as warp and wefts. With the weaver’s expert tuition primary 6/7 started making weaving patterns. These patterns were then collected and will be judged at a later date possibly by the world famous fashion designer Vivian Westwood. This winning design will then be taken to Dalgliesh’s Mill in Selkirk and woven into a real piece of tartan cloth. The piece of tartan will be displayed in the new John Gray Centre which opens next year.
We also used a hand loom in the class to create a piece of cloth from a swatch chosen by the class. Crea’s was the winning weaving sample and was made into a piece of cloth. All the class thoroughly enjoyed this project and learned new skills from Nan, Maria and John. Here are some photographs which show some of our work.