To celebrate Burn’s day tomorrow Mrs Gargaro taught us some Highland Hustle dances. We had a brilliant time and worked so hard – there were lots of red faces by the end. A HUGE thank you to Mrs Gargaro for coming into the school to do this with us. Check out our moves in the videos!
Yesterday, Tuesday 22nd January saw the first of 10 weeks of drama club lessons during lunchtime. This club has a long waiting list and the pupils who were fortunate to be drawn out of the hat thoroughly enjoyed their first meeting. Fully funded by the Parent Council, the group was led by Calum and Caitlyn from Edinburgh Youth Theatre. Here are some of the thoughts of pupils..
“I like it a lot when we paired up.” Laia
“I liked the games we were playing, like walking in different ways.” Milly
“I thought it was really fun, I liked playing the story game, to find a partner and pretend to drive a tractor.”
“I enjoyed playing lots of different games.” Amelia
“It was fun , we played in groups with people we don’t ususally play with.” Julia
Welcome to our first blog of 2019!
We have been learning about Scottish myths and legends, like the Loch Ness monster, kelpies and the blue men of Minch. After learning about them we made up our own mythical creature.
In maths we were revising our times tables by playing games like ‘Around the World’ and testing each other on our times tables.
We wrote a fact file on Robert the Bruce, where we wrote about his life; when he was born, what happened to him and the battles he was in. We then made a Book Creator e-book about the Battle of Bannockburn in partners, and showed them to the rest of the class on the Apple TV.
We all listened to the story of Jesus healing a blind man. We sequenced the story by matching pictures to sentences and gluing them into our RE jotters.
At ukulele we revised all the chords then learnt to play a song called ‘500 Miles’. It was so fun!
By Lauren and Cameron
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
This week we have enjoyed doing yoga and meditation to stretch and relax our bodies.
We learnt about the Battle of Stirling Bridge; Scotland and England had a battle right over Stirling Bridge. Scotland should have lost because they were outnumbered and weren’t as trained, with no experience, but they won because of their clever tactics. We enjoyed making wanted posters for William Wallace because he was a wanted man after the battle!
We also wrote a newspaper report about King Alexander III’s death. We drew pictures and wrote headlines and the key information.
We do ukelele every Tuesday. We were switching chords and learning tons of new things!
And now that it is December we start learning about Advent. We have started lighting candles on our advent wreath during prayers.
By Charlotte and Lewis