To finish off our learning about Islam, some Muslim women from an education group called Beyond the Veil came to visit our P2 and P3 classes to help them learn what being a Muslim means to them. They are mostly mums or young women who live in Edinburgh or East Lothian.
The children were intrigued and asked lots of excellent questions. Our visitors were so impressed at how much the children had learnt about Islam and how hard their questions were. It made all we’ve learnt make sense.
Our friend from Prestonpans and Tranent churches, Nicola Bruce, came along too as she wanted to learn more herself. She took a wee video of 2 of the women from Beyond the Veil to show at a PL assembly. A lovely day. Thank you Beyond the Veil.
Just as we learnt about what Christians believe in December, we are now learning what Muslims believe. P3 visited 3 local churches in Prestonpans and today they visited the Central Mosque in Potterow, Edinburgh. Mrs Scott took lots of photos so expect a great slideshow soon but I took this one of Iris who had taken the prayer mat she designed all the way to the mosque to show to Chiraz, the lovely lady who showed us round.
On Tuesday, a lovely young Muslim woman called Zora came and answered P1′s questions about Islam. We were all impressed at Ryan’s first question, ” Do you know what Shahadah is?” Zora said she did but did Ryan know? “Yes he said Muslims believe in one God and his name is Allah.” Well done Ryan. Another question was, “You eat dinner?” Zora answered all the questions and was so impressed at what the children had learnt. She also showed us the proper way to dress using the burkah we have in school. Here are 3 of the girls who were desperate to dress up.
Zora explained that she doesn’t wear the burkah. The children told her they liked her hair and her clothes. She explained that even though she doesn’t wear the burkah, she keeps her arms and legs covered out of respect for Allah. We gave Zora a wee present to say thank you for coming to teach us about Islam.
As a treat to end our school camp week at Innerwick we had a P3 picnic to finish off all those lovely cakes that our kind parents/carers made for us. As you can see from the big smiles, the children (and helpers) really enjoyed them. Mrs Graham, Mrs Macdonald and Mrs Scott would like to thank all the people who helped make our Innerwick week possible: the staff who gave up their free time and those that supported the children who were awaiting/returning from their trip, the families who kept us fed in goodies and the families of staff who helped out too. An especially big thank you to Bill Stephen – both children and staff had a great time (as you could hear from the giggles). Of course, a massive thank you to the boys and girls of P3 – you are all stars! It takes more than cold weather to dampen Prestonpans Infant Schools fun!
We are delighted that Preston Lodge High School pupils are once more teaching our P3s to cook. This is an amazing opportunity for the children and it’s so good to see high school students teaching the wee ones. Thank you so much PL.
PS Photos by the amazing Karen Meek again!
Many primary 3 pupils entered the Scottish Poem Recital Competition. They worked very hard to remember their song or poem to perform in front of their class. The class teachers had the difficult job of narrowing the entries down to 12 finalists. Today Mrs Jean Thompson came to judge the finalists. She was very impressed with the standard of performance. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part and well done to our 3 winners.
P3 went to Prestonpans Primary School to attend the Scottish Country Dance Festival. We had a fantastic time meeting and dancing with old friends. Thank you to the Primary School for letting us visit and a huge thank you to Mrs Selwood for organising this.
What a great morning was had by all! Each class made one of the winning breakfast recipes for all the children in P3 to try. P3/10 made a fruity porridge, P3/12 blueberry and banana oatcakes and P3/13 fruity crunch kebabs. Once we had made all our dishes we delivered them to the other classes for the big taste test. We all had our favorites ask us what they were! Yum yum!
Sorry there are no pictures I was covered in honey for most of the morning!