On Thursday 9th March we celebrated International School Meals Day. We are learning about China and gave our ideas to Mrs Holyoake. We decorated the dining hall with fans, lanterns, Chinese menus and chinese writing that said “Enjoy your meal!” The whole school enjoyed eating prawn crackers, spring rolls, Chicken Chow Mein, Sweet and Sour Chicken followed by dumplings with golden syrup and ice-cream.
P1-3 had a very enjoyable afternoon learning aboit Traditional Scottish Music with some of the Feis musicians. We had a turn playing the fiddle, accordiand and tin whistle. Everyone played a wee note or two and some of us were determined to attend the Fies Workshops during the February Holidays.
P1-3 have been very busy learning about different islands from around the world. Each co-operative group studied their chosen island then presented their learnings during an open afternoon with family and friends. There were powerpoints, information posters, maps and 3D models on display as well as plenty of food tasting.
We all enjoyed our visit to the yacht “The Silurian”. We put on our life jackets and were whale and dolphin watchers. We even learned how to hoist a sail.
P1-2 have been learning about birds with David Woods from the RSPB during some of our “Buddy Sessions”. This culminated in a joint visit to the RSPB Center and Gruinart Farm. The children were keen birdspotters in the hide, fed a baby lamb and even witnessed the live birth of a calf! Fabulous learning.
P1-3 enjoyed performing their nativity in St John’s Church, Port Ellen in front of a packed audience. They sang all their 8 songs and were also joined on stage by the Pre -5 and Nursery Unit.