On the 20th August 2010 P4 sealed their time capsule. We included information about ourselves such as our height, age, shoe size, favourite books and films and our wishes for the year. Today we opened the time capsule and realised how much we had changed over the year. We had all become a year older!!!! grown taller, changed our taste in literature and fullfilled many of our wishes. It is amazing the differences in just one year.
Primary One have finished their visits to the woods for this term. They have had great fun den and nest building for their woodland animal friends. They have heard stories and explored the woods and learned about how to keep safe while playing. Jen the ranger introduced us to Sam who will be our ranger from now on. Both rangers helped Mrs Gilmour light a fire that we popped our popcorn parcels on. We also toasted marshmallows using long sticks. Claire and Helen boiled water in the Kelly kettle for hot chocolate drinks, delicious! A big thank you to all the parents who helped over the past six weeks.
Today we had a dance mat session with the people from Dunbar Leisure Pool because they are starting a new class in the summer for kids. The session with fun, energetic and exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we hope to do it again sometime! By Rhys, Cameron and Hamish
We are continuing with our life cycle work in P4. We have had some success with our ladybirds with several of them hatching from their larvae over the last few days. We released them into the wildlife garden today and found some other creatures too. We also have some very hungry caterpillars in the class they are getting bigger and bigger every day. We hope we will have some butterflies before the end of term.
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For homework, P1/2 were working on designing and creating their own mini gardens. Theses included; plants, turf, ponds, washing lines, benches and fences. I was amazed at how individual they all were and how much detail was put into them. They were all excellent. You have worked so hard P1/2 well done. Watch out Groundforce!!
Over the last few weeks P4 have been learning about the native American Indians. We have been learning through drama, art and dance and have had specialist in each area coming into the classroom to enhance our learning experience. Today we visited Wallyford Primary School to share our learning with them. Together with took part in a drama, shared our traditional dances and looked at the artworks we had produced. The children used the masks and feathers they had made to add to their dance and drama work and their individual artworks had been combined together to make fantastic teepees. It was a great experience for the children to see all the individual work they had taken part in over the last few weeks come together in one great big Pow Wow.
It was a long wait until P4 camp but it was worth it. What a brilliant time we all had. We had fantastic weather, fabulous food and fun filled activities. On day one we had a full day in the woods with blind folded walks, hanging about in hammocks and a long nature walk. We had fun in the park in the evening after tea and then off to bed. Day two was spent at Seafield pond with a variety of activities which included canoeing, kite making, nature art and constructing a teepee. We had a pyjama ceilidh/disco in the evening before a long needed nights sleep. It was a great few days with the children gaining experience and skills in team work, creative and imaginative thinking, problem solving, risk assessing and confidence building. On top of all this learning we even managed to have a lot of FUN!!!!!
P4 have been busy today making life cycle mobiles. The children made mobiles showing the different stages of a life cycle, we have some showing the frog life cycle, some showing the butterfly life cycle and some showing the human life cycle which links with our living and growing work. The mobiles look great hanging up in the classroom.
Venturing Out Outdoor Activities ProgrammeHave a look at some ideas of what to do in the summer holidays. Antony Stone’s company Venturing Out, as an associate of East Lothian Council’s Outdoor Learning Service has provided outdoor learning for our P4 camp and John Muir Award Group in previous years and comes highly recommended.