Art and Writing
P6 used their drawing and painting skills to create imaginative views from a window. Later we used these scenes to inspire descriptive writing.
View From A Window on PhotoPeach
P6 recorded their rock song with Mathew and Robin from Charades Theatre Company today (Tuesday 14 May). It sounds great and will be out soon on CD! The lyrics were all written by P6 and ‘Fun In The Sun’ is sure to be a big hit in Longniddry and beyond.
Recording ‘Fun In The Sun’ (Rock Song) on PhotoPeach
Spring Has Sprung!
P6 have explored different techniques in painting. For these spring flower still life paintings we used finger painting to create the blooms.
Spring Art Gallery on PhotoPeach
Kwik Cricket Fun! on PhotoPeach
Health Week Highlights!
P6 enjoyed a fantastic fun filled active health week. There were many highlights and new experiences on offer.
Tuesday: Tae Kwon Do Taster Session
“A very enjoyable experience and great fun!” Matthew B
Wednesday: Street Dance with Meg Smith
“It was very energetic and brilliant fun!” Eve
Trip to Brunton Theatre to watch hip hop/street dance performance
“The theatre trip was good. The dancers’ routine left you puzzling out the story”. Jack
Thursday: Smoothie Making
“The smooothie making was fun and it is an easy way to get more of your 5 a day”. Emma
Kwik Cricket Experience (ELC Cricket Development Officer/Preston Village Cricket Club)
“Cricket is a great sport….even in Scotland! I loved playing it and want to try out the club!”. Liam
Friday: Skate, Scoot, Wheel!
“It’s awesome watching all the Longniddry kids come on wheels to school! Let’s hope they don’t fall over!” Henry
Bowling At Longniddry Bowling Club on PhotoPeach
Rock Song Project!
We were joined in school by Mathew from Charades Theatre Company today (30th April). Mathew will be working with us over the next few weeks as we explore rock music. We will compose, perform and record our very own rock song. Watch out X Factor, P6 are coming!!
A huge well done to all of P6 after their adventure at Dukeshouse Wood, Hexham (Kingswood Residential Centres).
Look at how creative, brave and determined P6 were on their camp trip!
P6 at Dukeshouse Wood 1 on PhotoPeach
P6 at Dukeshouse Wood 2 on PhotoPeach
P6 Dukeshouse Wood 3 on PhotoPeach
P6 researched the journey of a fairtrade product. We made notes and used these to create a diagram describing the journey and processes along the way. A huge effort from everyone on the homework research here. Well done P6.
Throughout the last 2 weeks we have collected fairtrade wrappers and packaging and we put them into a class raffle.
Fairtrade Journeys on PhotoPeach
Congratulations to Catrin our fairtrade raffle prize winner!
Enjoy your delicious fairtrade goodies!
Literacy Week 2013
P6 were inspired by authors Chris Reid and Charlie James who came to share hints and tips about story writing. Throughout the week we strived to improve our writing using VCOP (vocabulary, openers, connectives and punctuation). We enjoyed the daily group challenges and our writing is becoming packed with WOW words! We ended the week by working with our P2 friends on the fiction genre of crime. We drew detailed pictures to tell a story and then recorded our writing. Excellent effort all round!
Literacy Week Challenge With P2 on PhotoPeach
Tales of Crime by P2 and P6 on PhotoPeach
RME – Christianity
We have explored the parable of The Workers In The Vineyard. This story explores the theme of fairness. We took on the roles of the workers and used mime and language to create mini drama role plays of the story. Watch our very expressive still pictures from our scenes.
Workers In The Vineyard on PhotoPeach
Monday 4 March 2013
We got our week off to a very active start with more opportunity for playing rugby and developing our skills.
Rugby Skills Week 2 on PhotoPeach
Hockey Skills – Tuesday 26 February
We had the opportunity to put our hockey skills to good use when coaches from East Lothian Active Schools came along to share some fun and fast paced hockey games and activities with us.
Hockey Skills on PhotoPeach
Rugby Skills – Monday 25 February
We worked with rugby development officer, Mark Coull on developing our skills of passing and defending. More next week! Don’t forget your outdoor PE kits please.
Rugby Skills 1 on PhotoPeach
Art and Design – Painting Portraits in Profile
We were inspired by the Scottish Colourist artist, JD Ferguson.
We used ideas from his work to create our own portraits in profile. We are very proud of our stunning results!
Portraits Inspired by JD Ferguson on PhotoPeach
Literacy – Book Spine Poetry
We explored the school library selecting interesting titles of books and ordering them within themes to create effective book spine poems.
Try doing this at home. Please share any you create by posting them on the comments on our web page.
Book Spine Poetry on PhotoPeach
Generation Science – Body Builders
We were joined in school by the Generation Science team (Tuesday 19 February). Their Body Builders Show was packed with facts and we learned lots about the body’s digestion system, circulation as well as bones and muscles. This energetic show helped us with our Health and wellbeing programme this term as we look at how our bodies grow and change.
Body Builders with Generation Science on PhotoPeach
Health and Wellbeing – Soccer Skills
On Tuesday 2 October Sue McLernon community development coach with Hibernian Football Club came into school to help us with our football skills. A huge thank you to Sue for making this such a fun and enjoyable morning.
Soccer Skills From Hibernian FC on PhotoPeach
P6 Enter The Dragon’s Den!
We worked in teams to come up with an idea for an invention or improvement to an existing product. We had to think of a real life problem and over come it. Our ideas had to be eco-friendly. After designing our product we used drama skills to create an advert presentation in the dragon’s den! Watch out Lord Sugar there are lots of budding young apprentices here in P6!
Young Scottish Inventors! on PhotoPeach
P6 Construction Challenge (Technologies)
We used discovery and imagination when we were faced with the problem solving challenge of constructing the tallest tower from spaghetti and marshmallows. We co-operated well with others in our team to share and communicate ideas. Great fun as well as an engineering challenge about strength and stability.
Tower Construction Challenge on PhotoPeach
P6 started the school year by learning about renewable and non-renewable forms of energy. We travelled by train to North Berwick and spent a day taking part in activity workshops all about energy.
Energy Workshop on PhotoPeach
Art and Design – The Scottish Colourists
We have been learning about the artists Peploe, Cadell, Hunter and Ferguson. Their energetic, bold use of colour gave them the name ‘the colourists.’
Still Life Paintings (In the style of Samuel Peploe) on PhotoPeach
Drama Games From The Drama Mill
We were confident individuals when Linda and Lindsay from the Drama Mill came into school to work with us. We played a variety of drama games and created a fun group role play about inventing a new healthy product!
Drama Mill Workshop on PhotoPeach
Expressive Arts – Drama
Shaun Tan’s graphic novel, The Arrival, was a great story to explore through discussion and drama.
The Arrival – Drama on PhotoPeach
Inventors and Inventions
On Thursday 17 January we spent a very interesting morning at Prestongrange Museum finding out about the dangerous problems faced by miners in the Victorian times. Clever inventions helped their job and helped to prevent many miners being killed. It was a fresh, frosty morning but we had great fun! We felt very proud of the history around us in East Lothian.
Prestongrange Museum Visit on PhotoPeach
Art and Design
We have enjoyed learning about the style and technique of living artist John Lowrie Morrison (Jolomo).
Jolomo Style Landscapes on PhotoPeach
Health and Wellbeing
As part of our learning about Scots culture we have been enjoying and keeping fit with traditional Scottish country dancing.
We joined P7 for Strip The Willow.
Scottish Country Dancing on PhotoPeach
LS Lowry Landscapes on PhotoPeach
The Scream – Portrait Gallery on PhotoPeach
The School Bell – East Coast FM
A huge well done to our ‘school bellers’ last night who did an amazing job of putting together and presenting their own School Bell Show on community radio. Please continue to listen out for us on the last Wednesday of each month 6-7pm on www.eastcoasfm.co.uk
Term 2 Happy New Year!
A warm welcome back to our lovely hard working P6 students today! Let’s hope 2013 will be a good year for us all. Our learning this term gets underway with a mini study of Scottish Inventors. To develop this and to further our understanding of Victorians we are visiting Prestongrange Museum next Thursday. The active workshops on inventions look great!
Can you find out what these Scots invented:
John Logie Baird Kirkpatrick MacMillan Alexander Graham Bell
James Watt James Clerk Maxwell Charles Macintosh
Have fun finding out! House points for all your efforts!