We had a very interesting time today at Pinkie House looking at the Prestonpans Tapestry. We met Arron Johnston again and he was dressed up as a Jacobite soldier. The tapestry and animation we saw was fascinating. The children in P4 are really grateful to the teachers for booking this trip. Thank you also to all our parent helpers.
We thought our first middle area Scots Afternoon was a really good one. We had at least 20 visitors. We had a great time and we sang beautifully. A North Berwick bag-piper came in to start the afternoon. Our Mums and Dads are coming tomorrow at 9.15am to watch. Mr Barnes was the judge for the poetry reciting.
Primary 4 enjoyed a visit and talk by Arron Johnston on Wednesday afternoon. We learned all about the Jacobites and how Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army fought at the Battle of Preston Pans against George II’s British army of Red Coats.We liked the acting and some of us got dressed up.
What a busy day we have had today. Our class had a taster session of Enjoy-a-ball and we learned how much more we can do now that we are older. Then Gary showed us how to hold the hockey stick so that we could play a challenge game. Finally, Linda from The Drama Mill got us to listen to each other performing a little sketch we had made up. 4a also made fruity ice-lollies.
We had a fantastic time discovering the High School bees with Jane McCormack. We had to make ourselves safe with white suits. They were massive and it was very hot. We were really hungry when we saw the lovely honey!
Some of us went searching for minibeasts in the hedge.
We really enjoyed having a choice of language for a week. We had the choice of poetry, newspaper articles, creative writing, plays and information. It was fun and creative and we got to go into pairs to share ideas. At the end we got together to share our experiences.
free choice in language P4 You can listen to Holly reading her poem and then Emma and Bonnie reading hers. We got our ideas for poetry from sheerpoetry.co.uk Why don’t you have a look at this site?
4a and 4c visited the local library recently and met Alison who told us a really funny version of The Story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. We were surrounded by comfy cushions and colourful cuddly toys. 4b are going to visit soon so they are in for a treat! There were lots of minibeast books there which is our topic at the moment.