On Thursday our P5 to P7 children had the opportunity to be part of a Skills for Life event. We had visits from a number of people with a variety of careers and our children chose three workshops to attend. They learned about the different skills required to do the jobs, the career paths the presenters had taken and made links between the skills they are learning in school and how they may be used in the wider world. A big thank you to all our participants, whom without their input, support and enthusiasm this event would not have been possible.
Just a reminder that although summer is just around the corner, the recent weather of hail showers reminds us just how unpredictable our Scottish weather can be. Can you please ensure your child comes to school each day with a coat or jacket…Just in case!!!!
In May, primary 1 will have the opportunity to be part of a puppet theatre workshop. This fits in with their technology project. Part of the workshop will include a shadow puppet performance. Last years primary 1 took part in a similar workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it. This years theme will be castles which fits in to the topic of Fairyland which Primary 1 and nursery children will be working on as part of the Primary 1 transition.
Over the next few weeks classes will be involved in planting and growing around the school. The primary 1 children will be working co-cooperatively with some of the older children to learn about Living Things. Any parents wishing to get involved or have a specific expertise, please contact the school office or your child’s class teacher.
Thanks to Reverend Halley for a lovely Easter service at Strathesk this morning, we also had some super singing and a chance to celebrate many pupil achievements. The last school day for children is Wednesday 1st April. Happy Easter everyone.
Monday saw the 2nd Mixed Stage Learning event at Strathesk… A fashion show which was organised and created by the children in their house groups. The message of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle was at the heart of the event. Have a look at some of the amazing designs and fancy moves on the catwalk…The next supermodel may be in our midst!
The winners of the event were Valleyfield.
Well done to everyone who took part and a big thank you to parents and children for bringing in their recycled materials.
We are holding a Mixed Stage Learning event on Monday 23rd March. Children will work in House groups from Primary 1 – 7. The focus is on Sustainability and the main messages – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We are trying to make children aware of what can be created from things that people no longer want or need. Children will be asked to design outfits and accessories for a fashion show.
WE URGENTLY NEED OLD MATERIAL AND CLOTHES!
Please help us make this event a success!
On Thursday 5th March, P5b had a wonderful visit to Wagamama, a Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh. This trip was organised to achieve deeper learning about the country of Japan and link to the children’s recent learning about food and cooking too.
We all had an amazing time and were given a tour of the different parts of the restaurant. In groups, the children made and tasted different flavours of juices, weighed out ingredients by reading recipes and were introduced to new Japanese foods.
Lastly we all got to sample some delicious noodles made especially for us by the Wagamama chef and triedto eat them using chopsticks! As we left we were all given a Wagamama goodie bag which is a lovely memento of our fantastic trip. A big thank you to Lisa, the restauarant manager and all her kind and helpful staff!