Recently Primary 5/6 have been doing activities around the story of Cinderella. In our Literacy and English, we looked at using similes to describe the characters in Cinderella, and then wrote short pantomime sketches around the story, (“OH YES WE DID!”) In I.T we looked at the work of Lauren Child, an author of many books for children. She uses a mixture of drawings, real photos and textures to illustrate her stories, so our challenge was to create a scene from Cinderella in the style of Lauren Child.
You can read about how she creates her illustrations here:
A big thank you to everyone for helping to make our Christmas Fair a great success. With your help we managed to raise an impressive £278, not including the raffle for the Christmas hampers, which is ongoing until nearer the end of term. Tickets can still be bought from school for 50p each.
We’re busy getting ready for Christmas in the nursery. The children have been enjoying lots of Christmas crafts and activities and we are doing well at learning our Christmas songs. Here are some dates for your diary.
Tuesday 13th December – Hilton Lodge Nursing home
The afternoon pre-school children will be accompanying the Primary 6/7 pupils to sing their carols to the residents of Hilton Lodge.
Thursday 15th December – Florabank Nursing Home
The morning children will be visiting the nursing home to sing our songs for the residents. We need three parent helpers for this visit. If you are able to help, please speak to a member of staff.
Tuesday 20th December – Visit to West Church
Each year we visit one of the churches in Haddington at Christmas time. This year we will be going to West Church to listen to a story and to sing Christmas songs. The morning children will be visiting at 10am and the afternoon children at 2pm. We need three parent helpers for each visit. Again, please see a member of staff if you are able to help.
Wednesday 21st December – Christmas singsong
You are invited to our short Christmas singsong. The children are busy practising their songs and are looking forward to their performance. The morning children will be singing at 11.15am and the afternoon children at 2.30pm. Please could the children wear something Christmasy e.g. baubles, tinsel, or you could get creative! There will be mince pies and a wee drink available.
Thursday 22nd December – Christmas Parties
We’re donning our glad rags and getting ready to P.A.R.T.Y! Our Christmas parties will be held at St Mary’s RC Church hall, on Poldrate. Please bring the children direct to the church hall and collect them from there when the party finishes. The morning party will be 9.30 – 11am and the afternoon 1 – 2.30pm.
Our party day is our last day of term and we resume on Tuesday 10th January.
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
The King Cobras’ reading group are reading Eva Ibbotson’s ‘The Secret of Platform 13’. It is the story of the attempted rescue of Prince Raymond Trottle who was kidnapped at birth, and has turned out to be very unpleasant and does not want to be rescued. To make matters more interesting, the four characters chosen to rescue him are a wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag. They decide to try and impress him with a magnificent magic show, which Scott has superbly recreated.