Firstly we got into our home teams to catch up on what we had been doing since the last visit. The prefects from Lasswade high school came around the home teams to introduce themselves and then the Head Teacher Mr Williamson introduced himself, but sadly he couldn’t stay with us because he had a meeting to go to. Continue reading
We went to Rosewell Primary on Thursday 9th January. Firstly, we got back to our teams and caught up with each other. Then we got into a circle and played the name game and after that we played a memory game. After the games we did an activity called A Recipe forLearning and we had to make a recipe on a bit of paper about what makes good learning – we all had really good discussions! We had a snack and a tour around the school before we left. Rosewell are getting a lovely new extension and have a new staff room and entrance area! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again soon at the High school.
By Michael, Euan, Isla and Fatima
We hope this session is going to be another exciting one for our P5 Learning Council. Every year a small group of children are selected from P5. These children find out what is happening in other schools and share their learning. This session our Learning Council members at P5 are Euan Maguire, Isla Hunter and Fatima Yusef P5Y and Paul McIntyre, Michael Page and Elle Alexander P5X. The children then share lots of new information with the rest of our school at Assembly or our Citizenship gatherings.
On Monday the 13th of May the Learning Council went Paradykes Primary School. On arrival we went into our groups, we made board games to do with the rights of a child. Then we played another teams board game. We enjoyed them a lot !After that we had a tour of the school by some P7s. Paradykes is a very big school!!!!!! Here are some photos.
We met in our groups and one S6 pupil joined each group. Our group got together to talk about 25th January and the 27th January. Burns Day was the 25th and the 27th was International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Each group was given a rule about the Jews for example Jews were forbidden to visit Christian peoples’ homes. Each group needed a piece of paper a pink piece of paper and some pencils. We needed to draw the rule without using words on the plain piece of paper and then we had some sweets and chocolate and a drink.
After that we numbered ourselves and number one took their rule and took it to the table behind them and then we shared it with everyone else. Then we sang a song called All Jock Tamson’s Bairns after that it was time to go back to school and we said goodbye and thank you.
On Monday 10th December we went to Rosewell Primary for a Learning Council visit.
We had a voice on the table about the rights we could name.
We were learning about the Rights of the Child and about children in other countries.
We then we did a Christmas list of wants and needs that the child might not have.
Then we had to make one of the needs on the Christmas list out of playdough, Eilidh and Jack made a brick house, Tracey made a shelter and Alex made a well for water.
We put our models in a house point box and we had a race to see who could do the quickest and the best wrapping!
Jack and Eilidh were the neatest wrappers!
Then we had a quick tour of the school and a snack.
It was a brilliant day and we all enjoyed it – thank you Rosewell School.
Here are some reports from the Learning Council on the recent visit to Lasswade.
On Monday we had a visit from the Learning Councils from Bonnyrigg, Hawthornden, Burnbrae, Loanhead, Paradykes and Rosewell. We did the potato challenge. We all went in our groups and we looked at our potatoes and we remembered what they looked like. We got 8 more spare and then we tossed them on the table and we found our own one.
Then we gave our potato a name and we designed it. After that we got in our groups and we made a home in a group and all of the potatoes in a group became a family.
Then we gave our visitors a tour and snack and juice. We had a really good afternoon!
By Adam Alsudani P5X
On Monday the 5th of November we held the Learning Council Visit at our school. First we welcomed the other schools. Then we got back into our teams and did a voice on the table by telling our groups what our favourite TV programme is.
Next we did something called the potato challenge where you have a potato and treat it like a child and we gave our team potatoes a house. It was really fun and I hope the others enjoyed it too.
By Eilidh & Tracey.
After our Potato Challenge we went to the class rooms and showed our visitors around.
We showed them the tyre park and willow dome then we had a snack and we said good bye.
By Jack and Alex
Here’s a news letter from the Learning Council on their visit to Bonnyrigg Primary.
Learning Council 2012-2013
This session is going to be a very exciting one for our P5 Learning Council. Every year a small group of children are selected from P5. These children find out what is happening in other schools and share their learning. They then share lots of new information with the rest of our school at Assembly or our Citizenship gatherings.
We started off four years ago with Hawthornden Primary, then the following year Hopefield Primary joined us. Two years ago we were joined by Bonnyrigg Primary and Loanhead Primary. Last session Paradykes Primary and Rosewell Primary joined us. That is all the schools in the LHSC cluster!
We will have monthly visits to find out what happens in these different schools.
Our new Learning Council members this session are Alexandra, Adam, Alex, Jack, Eilidh and Tracy. They have had their first meeting with Mrs Fox and on Thursday 24 September they will have their first visit – to Bonnyrigg Primary.
5 November Lasswade PS 10 December Rosewell
28 January LHSC 18 February Hawthornden
18 March Hopefield/Burnbrae 22 April Loanhead
13 May Paradykes 10 June Summer outing