Primary 3/4 have been learning all about magnets and their properties. They worked in groups to design and create magnetic games. Their results were great and they enjoyed playing with them.
Primary 1 have been busy with ladybird themed activities based on their new book “What the Ladybird Heard” by Julia Donaldson. This is a gift from the Scottish Book Trust. They made crowns and masks, played ladybird maths games and learned new interesting facts on ladybirds.
Did you know that ladybirds smell with their feet and taste with their antennae? P1 do!
P2/3 have been thinking of all the ways we can save energy as part of their project and switch it off fortnight.
All East Lothian schools will be closed to pupils on Wednesday 30th November. A letter from the Director of Education and Children’s Services, Don Ledingham, has been sent home with all children today.
You can read a copy of it here:
Primary 2/3 are doing a project on electricity. They were lucky enough to get a visit from somebody who works at Torness Power Station. The children loved hearing about how Torness makes electricity!
Primary 7 participated in “Choices for Life” this week, which is an online conference hosted at a central venue and delivered to all schools in Scotland via the GLOW network. The conference reaches all children and young people in the P7-S6 school system. It is modular in content so that schools can introduce children and young people to topics tailored to their age.
This year, it hosted live debates, film clips, educational adverts, drama and up to date singers and groups e.g. WANTED (much to the children’s delight!), to promote the message, encourage the pupils to learn life skills for the future and make the correct CHOICES FOR LIFE in the years to come.
As part of Health and Well Being and in preparation for the live, on-line show ”Choices for Life” this week, Primary 7 had a most informative talk about substance misuse, from our Community Policeman, PC Hughes. The children found it most thought provoking and, as a result, participated in an excellent follow-up discussion about Alcohol and Drug awareness, during which they asked a variety of relevant questions, expressed their points of view and seriously took on board the information given, in a most mature manner.
Primary 7 and Primary 1 have been pairing up again but this time it has been on the laptops. The older children helped the younger children log on, speed up their keyboard skills and further increase their Maths and Numeracy to practise for “The Four Nations Maths Challenge”.
A great time was had by all and yet again, it wasn’t difficult to figure out that….. LEARNING IS FUN!