St John’s Gardening Gang get stuck in!

We’ve been really busy this term planting hundreds of bulbs along the bank at the front of the school. In the Spring we hope to see lots of daffodils, snowdrops, crocus’, grape hyacinths and alliums brightening up the bank. We’ve also made some new signs for the planters in the playground using some of the slates which Douglas’ mum has given the school.

We asked a few of the children to describe what we’d been doing since the October break and this is what they said:

“ We have been planting bulbs with our friends and we have taken a picture of some of them. We’ve had loads of fun. In the spring the bulbs will grow and we will have blue and yellow flowers. Bees, butterflies and worms will be really happy!”
Amy, Anaya and Lucia from P2

We’ve had some help from some parents too – Emily (Maisie and Sandy’s Mum) and Heather (Murran’s Mum).

Great work everyone

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P5 Learning Log – Week Beginning 10.12.18

This week we have been doing lots of Christmas things. Our favourite thing that we did was creating a winter scene with oil pastels and paints. It was really fun. We also made placements that we can use for our Christmas party on Tuesday, and we had a nice Christmas lunch.

On Wednesday we watched the P1 Nativity – it was really good. After that we talked about the Nativity story, then got into partners and made a Book Creator e-book to tell the story.

We played football in PE and everybody liked it. It was fun. Every week there are new teams and new people to play with. One week though the Brighton house were having their house treat so the teams were smaller, but this week we had full teams.

We also learnt a Highland Hustle dance for our Christmas party. It was really tiring but enjoyable. We did it to the song ‘Timber’.

By Sophie, Noel and Filip

 

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Today we learned about child safety with the NSPCC

Today we had an assembly and a workshop with NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). At the assembly they told us about Childline and the different types of abuse. They taught us how to speak out and stay safe. Also the different types of abuse like sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Two people including me were asked to go up in front of the school and filled a sack with all the worries we carry around. Then we thought about who we can talk to you and the sack got lighter as we took each brick out. Saskia sang two wonderful songs for us, we were amazed by her voice!
This afternoon we did a class workshop, we all had to work in groups to discuss things like, is it good to touch someone if they don’t want to? Later we watched a video about a person talking to Childline, then the NSPCC volunteers gave us an activity to do. Also, everyone learned about something. Ashkin learned that the phone number to Childline is for anybody who wants help. He also learned about the ways the NSPCC help people, Anna learned about that you can always talk to a trusted adult and Gabriela learned about all the types of ways people can hurt children.

by Zahra P7

Thursday – Archaeology Workshop

In primary 7 we did an archaeology workshop. 

One of the lessons were you got an object [not at a real ancient object] and we got a sheet of paper with questions about the object, for example I got a golden ring and the paper had questions like… 

What is the object made of? 

Who would use the object? 

What is the object? 

Then you would draw a picture of the object. 

We also got shown tools Archaeologists would use to dig down and find there objects. 

At the second table we got shown bones, real ones, from 4000 years ago. There were sheep heads and other animals bones and relics. 

At the third table we got shown different things Archaeologists would find and different times. 

There were different ages like the bronze age and the iron age. 

Those were things ages and were they could be found but Archaeologists also find things a bit less deep and that is the surface. 

We really enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot. 

And that was our Archaeology Workshop…  

By RYAN