Primary 1 have enjoyed reading Jack and Beanstalk and working on the computers with Primary 7. We also enjoyed visiting Primary 7 to see their robots. Primary 1 have begun to create Jack’s Beanstalk with Mrs Valentine. We have been learning new tricky words and have enjoyed our rainbow writing activity.
As Easter is fast approaching the whole school are taking part in a whole school celebration, so in the Base we have begun our abstract representation of Peter’s Denial! When it’s finished it will be displayed in our hall along with the rest of the Stations of the Cross created by the other classes!
We discussed the story of Peter’s denial and we learned about the different emotions experienced. We reflected on our own lives and how we might feel or act when we experience these emotions. We were able to recognise how people’s faces represent their emotions and we even practised some these ourselves!
To create our artwork we combined our creativity with some of our therapeutic play techniques. We added paint to shaving foam, matching and mixing colours, then we developed our fine motor skills as we marbled the paint and foam using art straws. Next, we placed our card on top, patting it down gently and then used rulers to scrape it all off, et voila, marbled card! Our next steps will be focused on developing our fine motor skills further through cutting, and developing our teamwork skills as we piece together our work into a giant collage!
This week the children at St Andrew’s Primary School have been preparing for their Burns Supper on Monday 25th January. Each class has been creating their own table centre piece and learning a range of Scottish poems, songs and dances. We will share more pictures after our Burns Supper but here is a sneak preview of some our Scottish Art Work and Centre Pieces.