All posts by Mrs Hay

School Closure

Wednesday 28th February

Due to current weather conditions all East Lothian schools are closed today.

For information regarding tomorrow please regularly check our school Twitter page @TeamWBPS or the East Lothian Council website. Announcements are also made on Forth Radio. Our School Parent Council Facebook page is also sharing any tweets or information regarding school closures.

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Matisse Art

Mrs Whiteley-McPhee recently attended an art course at Edinburgh College of Art. The course
was based around the techniques of Henri Matisse and Mrs Whiteley-McPhee has shared her
experience of the course with all of the staff at West Barns.

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http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/eca-home/news-events/drawing-with-scissors-at-eca

Impressionist Adventures at the John Gray Centre

Recently P2/3 and P4/5 visited the John Gray centre to take part in a workshop called ‘Impressionist Adventure.’
They looked at examples of landscapes by Claude Monet and created their own landscapes of East Lothian using
the same techniques. They also learned about how people lived and worked in East Lothian in the past.

Thanks to Ola for offering these free workshops to our school. Here is a link to see our P2/3 pupils in action!

http://www.johngraycentre.org/?p=16913&preview=true

Happy New Year

Welcome back to a new school term. We hope that you all had a
lovely Christmas break. What is your favourite Christmas memory?

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This week our pupils have selected new golden time activities for
our four week block, and new to the selection of activities is
the Web Club. We will be learning how to make comments on our
blog and some of our older pupils will be learning to upload photos
to make online slideshows and embed the links into our blog.
Feel free to get involved in our online comments and posts – the
more the merrier!

Merry Christmas Everyone

Thanks to all the parents and families who came to be a part of our Christmas service. The pupils had been working hard to learn lots of songs, and preparing special performances with boom-whackers (P4/5) and ukuleles (P5-7). Our school brass band has reformed and made a debut performance in our assembly – we are looking forward to more performances in the future! We hope you enjoyed our assembly and that you have a relaxing Christmas holiday so that you can come back to school raring to go in 2015!

Christmas Assembly 2014 on PhotoPeach

Notice any changes?

As you may have noticed, our school website is currently undergoing a make-over! We are up-dating all sections of the website as another means of sharing our learning, news and events. Each class will have it’s own blog soon so check back with us in the new year to find out all about the latest goings at our school 🙂