Today has been No-Paper Day and classes have been busy doing lots of active learning. In P2 we have been creating and acting out stories in drama. We have also helped the school to make the giant world in the playground – see a separate post about that. Finally we cleared the world away and put all the clothes in the Rag Bag for recycling.
P2 drama on PhotoPeach
P2 and Miss McGlashan have started a fantastic new topic about Castles. They have already made a human castle (see our pictures!), researched weapons for group posters and created their own coats of arms. They are looking forward to a trip to Dirleton in a few weeks to see a real castle!
P3 Castles on PhotoPeach
Primary 2 are learning about the different sports which will be taking place during the Olympic Games in London later this summer. We each gave a short talk to our classmates on one of the different sports. We had to speak clearly and make eye contact with our audience and then answer any questions they asked us.Some of us had props to help remind us what we were to say. We were all very supportive of each speaker and Mrs Wilson was delighted with the results.
P2 had a fabulous visit to Gosford House yesterday as part of our topic learning about Then and Now. We also enjoyed walking there and back in warm, dry weather! We learnt so much and want to thank Mrs Lee for showing us round and demonstrating so many interesting things so that we could see what it was like to live in such a grand house in days gone by. Thank you to all the mums who came with us and made the trip possible!
Primary 2 enjoyed a “Giraffes Can’t Dance” workshop led by Rhianne. The children learnt some of the steps for the waltz, the cha cha, the tango and a Scottish reel. After performing to each other, they listened to the music again and guessed the dances. Parents be warned – Rhianne has set the children a challenge to teach one favourite dance to two members of their family!
We have been also been busy in art drawing giraffes who CAN dance, and are very proud of the results which can be seen in the corridor outside our classroom.