Learning about Burn’s Night in Primary 2
Last Wednesday was Burn’s Night and it was lovely to see our P2s finding out about this important Scottish tradition from their teacher Mrs MaCauley who is a Scot herself! The children drew and learnt about ‘Braw and Bonnie’ kilts, they listened to the Gruffalo in Scots and a Scottish alphabet and their spellings included haggis, neeps and Scotland!
Roots of Empathy in P5
Roots of Empathy is an international, evidence and empathy-based classroom program which the children in Primary 5 are taking part in this school year. The Roots of Empathy mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy. It reduces aggression, increases sharing, caring, and inclusion, and promotes resilience, well-being, and positive mental health.
The children in Primary 5 really engage in weekly classes with their facilitator.
The children love it because, “We get to read books about feelings and emotions”, “We talk about a new topic each week” and “I like that our voices are heard, and we all have a chance to share.”
The baby (our little teacher) comes to visit every three weeks and the children can see him develop over the school year. Children have said, “It’s fun because you get to meet a baby”, “It’s exciting to watch the baby grow”, “The baby laughs and is learning how to turn over” and “It’s nice because you get to see the baby doing different things.”
A very sincere thanks to one of our mums, Mrs Simmons, who does such a great job facilitating this for us.