Rehearsals for the P4 show are in full swing! Parents and carers – please help us to learn our lines at home as we will soon be rehearsing without our scripts. We are busy singing, dancing, acting, learning to work the sound system and computer and designing and painting scenery. More information about hte show, including costumes, will come out by letter soon. Thanks!
What a fantastic afternoon we had in Primary 1! Thank you everyone for all your brilliant ideas and designs and all your hard work! It was great to see so many parents in the classroom supporting their little ones. We really enjoyed the opportunity this morning to walk around the classroom and look at all the great models of Scottish landmarks – they are all so creative and interesting.
P7 have been working on facial proportions and enjoying some sketching. Look out for some Elizabethan inspired artwork during showtime! Did you know that painted portraits became very popular in the 1500’s? Actually, around the time Shakespeare lived; he became somewhat of a celebrity and artists wanted to paint portraits of him!
P3/2 had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day on Thursday. We created some fantastic potato characters…A huge well done to all those children who took part!
We also enjoyed creating book token designs and bookmarks and had the opportunity to do some paired reading with our friends.
Today, we performed a Scots story or personal account of our favourite book in assembly in front of the whole school! It was great fun having the opportunity to share our learning.
We have also been taking part in fairtrade fortnight and created some fairtrade artwork, using fairtrade colours and images. Today, our class brought in 10 fairtrade snacks for playtime! Well done!
In P4 we used our creative skills to create pictures of the Scottish thistle using chalk, collage and pastels. We chose some to be made into pictures and cards for our Indian visitors. Aren’t they wonderful?!
Yesterday afternoon P7 really enjoyed spending time with their P1 buddies. We prepared two craft activities for our buddies to complete and we were very impressed with what a lovely job they made of them! It was great to spend time together and help our buddies get creative.
We also delivered ‘top secret’ diaries from an elf and spent time reading these together. We couldn’t believe how bust elves really are at this time of year!
P7 would also love to thank Primary 1 for a wonderful afternoon on Wednesday! We loved joining you for your topic afternoon and learned lots about Fairyland! You all did a great job making clocks, wands and building a carriage for Cinderella. Thank you for inviting us!
We have had a Christmas card competition in P4b. We designed our own cards around a Christmas theme. Check out the winning entries!
Yesterday at our Parent helpers Coffee morning we launched our World War 1 book- ‘Williamston Remembers’
This is a diverse collection of drawings, poetry, photographs and stories from our children and poignant memoirs from some of our families. It is a collection of facts from the past, and personal thoughts of individuals. it is a journey through learning where we can see World War 1 through the eyes of children. It is our act of commemoration ‘Lest we forget’
The book is on sale for all to buy. Any profit made will go to Poppy Scotland. Books cost £7.00 and are available from the school office.
Abbie from P4a, who won first place in the P2 to P4 category of the West Lothian Highland Games Art Competition, recently attended a very special award ceremony at the West Lothian Council Chambers at the Civic Centre. Her artwork was on display in the foyer of the Civic Centre, alongside the other finalists. Abbie received a certificate and prize and had her photograph taken. We are very proud of her!
Primary 7a have been working on some Chinese art. We have explored different types of art originating from China and have found out more about the artists through research. We have been working with different mediums such as pens, chalk, pastels and paint. These are a work in progress but are still looking amazing! Keep an eye out for our finished display of wonderful work!