Free cooking classes for Hermitage Park Parents
Would you like to learn how to cook simple, healthy, money-saving recipes for your family alongside other parents?
- Classes are taught by a local chef at Hermitage Park Primary
- Classes involve food preparation, cooking, nutritional advice, food waste reduction and budgeting
- Fridays 09.15-11.30 (you can stay for a cuppa after in the school)
- Classes start 8/6/18
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0131-554-2952 for booking and/or more information.
We went to Dynamic Earth to learn about how to be more eco friendly. We did a workshop and each group got to move round and do all the activities. The activities were:
1) Looking at plastics through a microscope
2) Mini Beach Clean
3) Food Cycle: plastic – plankton – shrimp – cod – humans
4) Identifying which recycled products were made from which materials
5) Identifying how long different materials take to decompose
After we had completed the workshop we did the rest of the Dynamic Earth tour. It’s a different way to learn about things and we learn a lot about our planet and why we need to look after it.
We also had our Samba Parade this week, with Mr. Craighead, which was fun. We have been working on rhythm in our music lesson and enjoyed letting the whole school hear what we have learned.
Primary 1 had a fabulous time visiting Dynamic Earth for our Dino storytelling event. We watched a film about stars, took the tour and handled important dinosaur artefacts as well as listening to the story about the dinosaurs.
Thanks to all our helpers who joined us on the day.
This week we performed our Nativity,’ Fishing for Stars’. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning the songs and performing the play to the whole school and to our families and carers.
On Wednesday the 12th of December, there will be a special Christmas Dinner Menu available for the children.
The menu will be –
- Turkey with all the trimmings
- Quorn roast with all the trimmings
As each school has a different day for the Christmas lunch, it isn’t possible to change the menu options on ParentPay. To order the turkey option please select the Scottish Beef Grill with chips and to order vegetarian option select Quorn Korma with Rice. Please note there will be no Bake Potato option on this day.
Orders must be placed via ParentPay by the end of Wednesday the 5th of December to enable us to submit out order to the Catering Manager.
Scottish Book week started on Monday 19th November. Primary 1 really enjoyed reading lots of books. Our favourite was ‘Eric makes a splash’ by Emily MacKenzie.
P1 did lots of activities linked to the book. Eric was very worried about lots of things but his special friend always helped him by offering a solution. In our ‘Talking Partners’ we discussed our own worries and then our partner gave us ideas on how to worry less. We enjoyed designing our own swimming costumes for Eric and making Panda masks.
We re-told the story in our own words and enjoyed sharing our favourite parts of the book. P1 drew their own pictures and created a class book with their fabulous illustrations.
At the end of the week the children shared their work with their parents and we were also given our ‘Book Bug’ bags which had three lovely books and other goodies.
Welcome to Primary 1b. We have all settled in well and are enjoying learning new things. We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you.
This week in maths we had a number line and put halves and quarters in the right places.
In health and wellbeing we coloured in a person and wrote lots about how to stay healthy. We said we need lots of sleep, exercise, healthy food and we need to keep clean.
In topic we put parts of the human body onto Kendyll in the right places!
In literacy we learnt about comparative adjectives and wrote sentences. Here are some examples: I’m happier than Tymi because he lost his beautiful girlfriend! I’m the quietest in the class.
I need to get better at spelling. (Erskine)
I need to get better at writing more. (Dan)
As part of Health week we have been taking part in lots of activities in and out of the classroom to help us learn about how to have and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We went to Leith links to learn how to play tennis, we wrote acrostic poems about being healthy kids, we designed healthy packed lunches and we also drew still life pictures of fruit. Here are some photos of our work from health week.