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!
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!
It’s been quite a busy week at West Barns and as many of you will know, our P1-3 pupils took to the stage to perform the nativity story. They had been working really hard to learn their lines over the last few weeks and all the hard-work certainly paid off, as I’m sure many of you will agree.
Parents, staff and children battled against the weather during our recent Sports Day. We had to abandon the event on the day, but ran the races the following week. Well done Tyne for winning this year’s Sports Day!
What a busy week we had during Health Week. We had many visitors from our local community who provided pupils with lots of activities to keep them healthy. As part of our Health Week we joined together with pupils from the Nursery for our Potted Sports Morning. What great fun we all had.
What a busy ter we have had in our new school garden. The raised beds provided by Sustaining Dunbar have been really effective and the children have loved growing our own vegetables. In fact we have been so successful that we are offering our local community the oppotunity to ‘Pick Your Own’ spinach and rocket.
The whole school had great fun looking for eggs during the Inter-house Easter Egg Maths Challenge. Each egg contained a maths problem which was solved by the pupils and added to the running total. Well done Beil who had the highest score overall.
In golden time today P1-4 worked on their own and in groups to create fantastic abstract eye art! We developed drawing and painting skills such as blending oil pastels and mixing tints and tones of paint and experimented with the wax resist technique. We enjoyed painting and singing to our favourite pop tunes and some break dancing (from the boys) in the last 5 minutes! Check out our creative little artists and our dance moves too!!!
The first session of after school chess club was a success! Those who already knew how to play chess were able to demonstrate and explain the rules to those how had not played before. Great team work guys! Thank you Mr Weddell for coming along to help us.