Primary 1B are very much in to the swing of things for our upcoming Nativity performance – The McTivity. We have been learning lots of Scots words from the scripts and songs and got to put these in to context with our recent visit from Elaine Webster from the Scottish Language Dictionaries group as part of our Book Week Scotland activities.
We also enjoyed a lovely visit from Rachel Bliss of the Dog’s Trust during that week to tell us all about being responsible around dogs. We finished off by having our Buddies from P7 read us our final story from our Book Bug Pack that has now been sent home. Our efforts to promote a love of books amongst P1B continues in earnest.
Other interesting activities we have undertaken recently came from our Inter Disciplinary Learning. Through the different curricular areas we investigated Autumnal changes, Autumn Harvest Festivals, Diwali and Day and Night. Each of these topics flowed together as one area led to the next and the children were able to link what they had learnt. The photos show us hard at work investigating Diwali through Art and Mathematics as well as R.E. We particularly enjoyed creating Rangoli Patterns. The story of Rama and Sita was also investigated through Talking and Listening and the P7 Buddies supported us in this, helping create silhouette pictures of the Diwali story against autumnal coloured backgrounds.
The next few weeks will be taken up with our preparations for Christmas…