On Thursday 22nd June Primary 6 went for a visit to the Scottish Parliament. We heard about the history of the Scottish Parliament and learnt that our current Parliament building was built only 14 years ago. We had a tour of the building and got to go inside the Debating Chamber where the First Minister questions would be taking place later on that day. There are 129 seats in the debating chamber one for each of the MSP’s. We then had an opportunity to meet and pose questions to Andy Wightman, who is an MSP for the Scottish Green Party. He told us about what life was like as a politician and what kind of activities he was involved in as an MSP.
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
As part of our Food and Farming topic, Primary 3 have been out exploring the supermarket store Tesco at Dalkeith. First we met Claire our guide and in the staffroom we put on our tabbards so we could be seen in the store. In the fruit and vegetable section we did the Rainbow Challenge, finding fruits and vegetables from all the colours of the rainbow. We slooked at packaging to find which countries the foods came from. We found ginger from China, chillies from Kenya, green beans from Tanzania and tomotoes from Poland. We learned about how bread and cheese were made and we were amazed that it took 10 litres of milk to make one block of cheese! After that we went into the storeroom to see where the trucks deliver the cages of food and we even went inside the deep freeze where it was -22 degrees! Back at the staffroom we all tried different breads, cheese and fruits and chose out favourites. It was a very interesting trip!
Report written by Primary 3
We would like to invite P6 & P7 parents to our debating showcase next Monday, 5th June at 2:30pm. Come and see what we have been working on!
Invitiations should be with you tomorrow!
A day of mixed emotions in Nursery and Primary 3 as we bid farewell to our chicks. They are being adopted by Alan, who will take good care of them and also keep us up to date with how they are getting on. But Alan did not come to collect the chicks on his own. He brought with him two of his prize winners, a hen and a cockerel. The children were amazed to see how big they were compared to our chicks. See for yourself in these photos below. We all look forward to meeting up with our chickens again as Alan has promised to bring them back for a visit in a few months.
Take a look at this amazing time lapse of our final two chicks hatching out of their eggs. Thank you chicks for waiting until all the pupils were there to see it. After a day of drying off their down in the incubator the chicks are all now enjoying life in the brooder box with their friends. We will watch them grow over the next week and keep you posted.
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!