This week Primary 4 went to visit the National Portrait Gallery. Here is what a P4 said about it:
On Tuesday, 6th of June 2017, Primary 4 went on a lovely class trip to the National Portrait Gallery.
When we got there we went into the main area and met our tour guides. They were called Katherine and Moana. They told us to lie down on the ground! All of the children were bewildered but when we lay down we studied the stunning stars on the roof and the zodiac people painted on the balcony. Then we split into 2 groups. My group went upstairs and studied a painting. We got to learn more about it.
Then we got a clipboard and pencil each, and were told to draw a painting and our partners without taking our pencils off the paper or looking at the paper. This was really funny because when we looked at our piece of paper nothing was on the body. I’ve heard that the other group did something similar.
Next we went to have a little snack from our packed lunch boxes. Then we went to our workshop. We chose our partners and were told to go to a table and we created lots of different pictures using different materials.
By Alice P4
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From their website:
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They are also looking for volunteers and donations.
Visit their website for more information: Edinburgh School Uniform Bank
What a lovely week of weather we’ve had! Primary 7 have enjoyed getting outside for a few activities, including PE, Drama and Ask & Play.
In Drama, we were creating obstacle courses… with our imaginations! Each group member invented a segment of the course and the group had to run the entire course through. No one could use any equipment! This allowed for some serious imagination work. Some groups were very creative and even included dance moves!
Check out our obstacle courses below!
We have been working hard in Art!
Take a look at our abstract self-portraits that were inspired by Francis Bacon.
We used a variety of lines, shape and colour to exaggerate the distortion. Can you recognise any of us?!
We are off to a soggy start! There was a bit of a snowfall this morning but so far it is not sticking around.
So far this morning, Group 4 is working on teamwork challenges! In this video, the two girls are communicating to get their “robot” (in green) to pick up the green balls off the floor. One can see but can’t speak while the other can speak but can’t see. What a good example of communication skills and working together!
We have been busy at camp during day 2! We had a lot of wind and rain overnight but have been lucky with sunny periods throughout the day today. We have all been busy doing activities, including Gorge Walk, Rock Hop and even Archery!
Here is a quick sneak peek of what we’ve been up to today!