Author: lucyjoannewalker

The Humanist Society visit Primary 4 

The children in Primary 4 are learning about Religious and Moral Education. Yesterday we had two lovely visitors from the Humanist Society who chatted to all three Primary 4 classes about Humanism and its celebrations. All of the children listened exceptionally well and learned lots about Humanist beliefs and values. 

Well done 🌟

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P4A meet Vivian French

Today Primary 4A were thrilled to meet the fabulous author Vivian French at Newington Library. They had an absolutely brilliant time. Thank you to Mrs Anstruther for organising the event! 

P4A enjoy a Roman Feast! 

Earlier today we had a lovely time sharing lots of learning with our parents and grandparents to celebrate the end of a tremendous Roman learning experience. The children excelled themselves – well done! Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who managed to come and join us. We had a super time! 

Latin in P4A

A BIG thank you to Anna Bell for coming in to teach us some Latin – the children (and Miss Walker) had a tremendous time. We enjoyed drawing similarities and comparisons to the English language. This supported our learning of the Romans. Thank you to Bridget’s mum for organising! 

Outdoor Learning

P4A have been learning about the Celts and today they built miniature roundhouses. They worked in small groups to gather, design and build their roundhouses. Great discussion and tremendous teamwork ensured successful learning. Great job kids!

We are unique!

P4A have been learning that everyone has similarities and differences but we are all unique. It was lovely to hear the children shouting out positive comments to their classmates about what they feel makes that person unique. Working in groups, they then created a unique friend by drawing a different part of the body and sticking the parts together. Finally they thought about what makes them special and proud. I have to say I was proud as punch – what a brilliant class! Ellie and Mariella enjoyed sharing their learning at assembly today. 

Goodbye David

Today we said a BIG good bye and good luck to our friend and classmate David. We wish him well at his new school and we hope he lets us know how he gets on! We miss your big smile and chats already… 

The Sciennes Bake Off 🍰

Some of the lovely P3A children and their parents baked some delicious rhubarb cake using the rhubarb which was harvested from our Sciennes garden. Thank you for baking – we have loved tasting the yummy cakes 🎂🍰!

Life Cycles

WOW! We have had a great time observing the changes of our class caterpillars. First of all they were tiny and then they grew ALOT! Next they cocooned and we needed to pull the lid off their wee jar. Ms Walker was too scared to hurt them so we had to call on Mrs Anstruther for help – she was delighted 😉! Thankfully Mrs Anstruther successfully pulled off the lid and moved the caterpillars into their big net. We hope they haven’t transformed into butterflies this weekend as we really wanted to see it happen. Fingers crossed we will 🤞🏻!