This Thursday, Primary 7 will be taking part in a project to set a NEW Guinness world record using African percussion. Doors open to the public, friends, family and invited guests at 10:30am at the Livingston Stadium, so please come along and give us your support. To get everyone in the mood, here’s a flavour of what we’ve been doing.
Over the last two weeks, we have done some Spring cleaning in the community, we were mice and cats and we had a special French lesson! We enjoyed all of these activities and our Primary One pupils were excited to participate. We think that doing is a super way to learn! Have a look to see what we’ve been up to.
The Geez-a-Break Company came in to perform a mini-pantomime about the danger of talking to strangers. They told us some good jokes (like “What side of the toast does Darth Vader like? The Dark Side!), sang songs and reminded us how to stay safe.
We enjoyed German where we learned the names of colours and everyone earned a House Point for only using the German words that we had learned.
The other classes have been showing off their talents this week and we’ve been lucky enough to see them: Primary 5 held a mini museum exhibition with their Titanic models and Primary 6 entertained us with their Dragon’s Den assembly.
In science we also managed to find out who killed Bobby the Fish by carrying out an investigation into dissolving and evaporating. Nasty Nathan the fish’n’chip man was responsible!
Today we are taking our learning reflections home to share with our parents and can’t wait to hear what they say about them.
As part of our cluster Polli-Nation bid, some of our pupils visited Williamston Primary School to join in the start of the Polli-Nation wild life survey. Although it was a cold and breezy day (which meant most of the insects stayed at home), the children had a lot of fun measuring out survey areas, examining the surroundings and collecting lots of data. In the next few weeks pupils from Williamston will come along to help us with our survey.
Our caterpillars have arrived today and we are very excited! There are ten caterpillars and they are tiny, black and are wriggling about. They have come with their own special food and we are going to look after them carefully. We are also going to keep our own butterfly diaries to record how they develop.
Today we performed our Titanic assembly to our parents and to the rest of the school. We have spent the last couple of weeks learning our lines, organising costumes and props and practising the Titanic song. We had fun presenting to our audience and we all felt that it went really well. We almost had a little panic when our video clip wouldn’t work but we used our ICT skills to solve the problem! One of our favourite things about our assembly was the drama. We particularly liked when the lookouts spotted the iceberg!
The nursery children were very happy to have the the big boys and girls from Primary 6 down for a visit. They were very kind and supportive to the children and listened to all their stories and ideas.
We think they will be great Buddies.
We also had a lovely visit from Nanda who came to talk about caterpillars and butterflies. She brought some unexpected guests in the shape of two little puppets which had been specially made for the story. The children listened really well and they were really keen to see the puppets up close.
It has been a very busy and exciting week in Primary One as we prepared for our ‘Paddington’ assembly. We performed the assembly for the school and for our parents. We did a fantastic job and Mrs Gaspar was very proud of us! We wish we could do it again.
Because the weather was so nice, we got outside to do chalk art and to use the outdoor toys for some fresh air and exercise. Even Ms McMaster could not resist joining in the activities.