Mrs Watson came back to P5B to do some art with us today. We are studying France just now so we were looking at the work of Claude Monet (1840-1926). He was born in Paris and is best known for his painting in the Impressionist era and particularly those painting of his beautiful garden in Giverny. Mrs Watson brought in some amazing objects for us to draw. Let’s see how many you can spot…
We painted black rectangles and squares onto large sheets of paper. Once they are dry they act just like blackboards so we were able to use white coloured pencils to sketch out our animals and flowers. We then named them in French! Can you guess what they mean? We then used chalk and coloured pencils to add the final touch of colour. I think 5B should be very proud. Mrs Watson though that they were fantastic.
Here are the children’s works of art in the making…
P5s were solving problems at the Law with our Countryside Ranger. We had to work in teams to get across a space using only boxes and planks of wood! He made it really difficult and challenging for us though. There was the 2 second rule where we only had 2 seconds to use the equipment otherwise he’d take them away from us! Each class had different tasks but each and every child was involved and challenged in one way or another. Great fun was had by all! (Well done and thank you to the parents who accompanied us!
On Friday 8th May, Peter and Preeti Gardiner came to the Middle Area and Infant Assemblies to show the children some Judo moves. They asked for volunteers from the audience to try on the white jackets and showed them some of the basic Judo moves. It was then the chance for the children who go to Judo to show off some of their skills. We even had a Junior Scottish Bronze Champion amongst us! (Toby Boston in 5C!)
We were so impressed with the skills on show and there were many children so inspired by the assembly that they fancy giving a go themselves! Thank you so much for coming Peter and Preeti. It is always an honour to have you in school.
(Remember, NEVER try these moves at home or outside without mats. You need proper supervision by qualified instructors to carry out the moves.)
On Wednesday all pupils at law were involved with the send My friend campaign to put pressure on governments to take action for the 70 million children around the world who still do not go to school.
P5A dressed up as characters from their favourite books and did some role play in character and some of them read chapters from their books to the rest of the class. If you would like to find out more, click on this link – THE BIG READ.
P5A have been planning, designing, making, pricing and packaging souvenirs for a class shop as part of our North Berwick topic. They will explain what they made and how much they are charging for their product. Other classes will be invited to come and do some “window shopping”, choosing the things they would buy with £10.00 (pretend money). Then a group will work out which were the most popular products and why. But Well Done to all the pupils who used their imaginations to come up with some super ideas.
Primary 5 are exploring their local area as part of their North Berwick topic and the outcome of their research will be creating trails/ maps around North Berwick. They will include their favourite places to visit and have been creating versions using ICT . They used a Google resource and this was really successful. Have a look at their work and the Google activity is included for your information.
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P5 got another chance to show off their ‘Conservation of the Coast’ pop-up books to the public this weekend. All the children were there from 2pm to around 4pm with their parents to show the general public not only their books but how to make them too! Sandra Vick even had some examples of her book ready to show us all. It is amazing to see all your ideas and artwork there in the flesh. I cannot wait to see the real thing! Well done for all your efforts. No sign of Neil Oliver today! Thank you to all the parents and visitors who came to see the exhibition.
They are doing this as part of their John Muir Award. Check out this link for more information.
Pupils from all P5 classes have been “manning” an exhibition of the books that they all worked extremely hard to make down at the Seabird Centre this week. (They will also be there at the weekend!) They have worked closely with the Seabird Centre and Sandra Vick our local artist over the course of this session. We had an exhibition in school which many parents and family members attended and this is another stage in the process.
The children are exploring the issues of conservation and our coasts and particulalry the problem of our depleting rockpools. They made the books in order to raise awareness of this issue as part of the process working towards achieving their John Muir Award. It is also hoped that an official book will be publised containing elements of their work.
Please come and see for yourselves.
Some of P5B met Neil Oliver today at the Scottish Seabird Centre! Some of you may recognise him from the television shows ‘Coast’ and ‘History of Scotland’. He is an archaeologist, historian, author and broadcaster. Click on his photo for more information.
The children were at the Centre exhibiting the pop-up books they designed and made for their Conservation of the Coast project. He was spotted coming off a boat and coming into the Centre and, before you knew it, there he was chatting to the children. They were all very excited to meet him and he managed to stay with them for almost 20 minutes discussing their books. We are all so jealous but well done!