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This week’s Heritage Hero Award project was part of East Ayrshire Council‘s COACh (Curriculum Outdoors Attainment Challenge) programme!
Read below to hear about the incredible achievements and work carried out between pupils from Crosshouse Primary School and East Ayrshire Council Learning Outdoors Support Team (LOST)! 🦸🏅🧑🎓
The class worked with a teacher from East Ayrshire Council’s Learning Outdoors Support Team (LOST). Initially, they were keen to learn about Crosshouse during World War II; however, they widened their scope to instead explore the town’s history in general. The class worked in groups to plan what they wanted to find out and how they wanted to share it.
Followed by a discussion on how to find and share the information they wanted to discover; the class looked at Google Street Maps and historic maps on Digimap of Crosshouse to see what was different . This helped them to understand the how buildings and landscapes change over time.
They located areas in the town that could be related to Andrew Fisher, who was a prime minister of Australia, born in Crosshouse. They worked out that there were some areas and a memorial dedicated to him, which they were keen to visit and investigate.
At home, pupils asked people in their families and community for any stories or tales they had of life and times gone by in the town. 🏠🕵️♀
Two gentlemen that had lived in Crosshouse for their whole lives visited the class, describing how things used to be and look like in the past. The pupils then created a diagram based on this information and compared their own life.
With LOST, the class went on heritage trails around the town. They located the war memorial on the map, visited it, took photographs and answered questions. 🗺📌📍
Using the black and white pictures that were looked at before, pupils traced them and used them to create their own black and white images of Crosshouse using chalk and charcoal, which were displayed in the school corridor. ✏️✍
To inspire others, the pupils created a display using the images they created and the maps that they had been studying and making notes on. Information was also shared in the class Outdoor Learning floorbook which could be viewed in the school by teachers, other pupils and parents when they visited.
Working in small groups allowed the children to have the confidence to speak, ask questions and engage in discussions, encouraging them to reflect on what they had learned and what it meant.
· Inviting local villagers to share their experiences made the learning meaningful for the children, allowing them to consider the differences between life now and in the past.
· The children’s communication and research skills were developed, having shown respect and understanding for members of the community and the local area.
· Pupils developed their understanding of some local landmarks and reflected on their significance in the village, being able to discuss why certain people were significant to Crosshouse as a village.
· Looking at maps of the local roads and buildings gave the children an opportunity for cross-curricular links in numeracy and maths, and by being out in the local community, children were able to ask questions to seek information on local roads.
A highlight of the project was seeing how the children engaged with the heritage that was around them and that they saw daily, but had perhaps not thought about before.
It was exciting to see how enthusiastic the pupils became for finding things out, and this was clear through questions they came up with and discussions that they had with each other.
The benefit of using the Heritage Hero Awards
The award presented a great opportunity for inclusion for children from the school communication centre to develop their social skills and have meaningful opportunities to work with their mainstream peers. There were many opportunities for the children to engage in quality dialogue, allowing them to share their learning with each other.
By working with members of the village, community links were built for the school. This also engaged parents and carers in the project, who used a range of tools to support their children’s learning.
Using the award was an excellent motivator for the pupils as they were the ‘Heritage Heroes’ discovering all that they could about the history of their village. The award gave pupils a sense of achievement and success.
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Operating as usual
P2 join the parade 🥰
Start of our Halloween parade 👻🎃🧙♀️
Halloween Macarena in the playground 💃🏼 🕺🏼
Some Halloween pics 🧙♀️ 🎃 👻
P7/P1 joint Halloween party 🎉
P7 and P1 buddies 👻
Fleming, Burns, Livingstone and Wallace Houses at assembly 🥰
The children were so engaged and just absorbed in the story 🥰
Getting involved 🥰👏🏻
Communication Centre pupils were treated to a wonderful production of Sleeping Beauty today which was of no cost to the school and was specifically aimed at specialist school provisions. Our young people loved it 🥰 🧚♀️ 👸🏼 😴
P1 litter pickers this afternoon! Thank you P1 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥰
Happy 60th Birthday to our Mrs Gray! One of our children went to the office this morning with her class lunch order and said “Happy Birthday Mrs Gray! It’s someone called Doreen’s birthday too!!” 😂🍾🥂🎉xx
I’m delighted to say that the Church was packed full for our Harvest Assembly today. Our amazing young people are always at the heart of these occasions and were absolutely wonderful today. Thanks to those family members and members of the community that were able to attend. Thanks to everyone who helped make our first assembly in this beautiful church for years, a success. Enjoy the October holiday and can’t wait to see you all next term 🥰❤️
Cha Cha Slide 😂🥳🕺🏼🥰
Smiley happy people loving the playground 🥰❤️
Music at lunchtime today 🥰🕺🏼
Wee reminder of parents night tomorrow. Another opportunity to welcome parents/carers into the school. Book Fayre will be in the GP room as will Hallowe’en costume swap shop.
Also a reminder that our Harvest Assembly will be held in the church at 11am on Friday and families are welcome to come along.
How good is it to be able to do these things again?! 🥰❤️
Could we ask you not to send your child to school with a Huggy Wuggy toy? Some children are very scared of this character having accidentally seen the game, and others want to watch it or play it and their parents won’t allow it. It is classed as a horror game and could be quite disturbing for all children but especially for the younger children. Thankfully most of the really tiny people are unaware of the game and don’t know what the character gets up to in it. Many thanks for your support in helping all our children feel safe at school 🥰
Plop in the Ocean an ECO themed production we had in school this morning. Great start to the week 🐟
More pics from P7 Sport Hall Athletics 🏃🏼♂️
Hallowe’en swap shop open. Lots of ECC size girls costumes too so if you are an ECC parent feel free to come and have a look/swap x
Sport hall Athletics today with our amazing P7 class 🥰👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻
We were wondering if families would like to do a kind of swap shop of Hallowe’en costumes? We could open the GP room 15 mins before and after school where you could bring a costume and take a different one? Might save a few coins. Just a thought x 👻 🎃 🧙♀️
Impromptu races 😂🥰❤️
The grass is open!! Kids loved it 🥰 ❤️
P1, 4 and 5 can go back to their own entrance/exits again from Monday x
⚽️ Looking for help to coach the football team (and pick the team) A few children have already volunteered their dads 😃 But we need you to volunteer yourself 😂 so if you are a coach and willing to give our kids some time could you email or phone the school. It would be good to have a few so if someone can’t make it we have back up. Most games are after school and 3.30-4-30 ish. If you were prepared to do training after school that would also be fab. District Team trials are next Friday. We already know who we would put forward but if we could have a team picked before that, that would really help ⚽️
Edit in respond to comments..
The District Team are made up of the best players from across the whole of East Ayrshire. They focus on P7 but we can put forward exceptional P6 players. We are supposed to put 3 players forward for this.
Primary school football teams are open to primary 6 and 7 boys and girls to try out for. We are only allowed a team of 10 as its games of 7 a side we play.
There are many pupils who are younger in our school who we have seen talent in and look forward to putting them forward in future.
There are opportunities for younger pupils to have a chance to play against other Grange Academy feeder schools over the year.
In response to the ASN question, all Communication Centre pupils can try out for the school team. I have seen two extremely talented players recently in the playground and am sure they will make the school team when they are old enough ⚽️
If there are gaps in opportunity we will look into and address them 🥰
Cross country with P6 and 7 today! Superstars for taking part 🏃🏼♂️🏃🏼♂️🥰👏🏻👏🏻
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Thank you to those who could attend our open day! So proud of our amazing wee people for showing their new school off with pride. We will see you all again in a couple of weeks for parents night when you will have another opportunity to look round the school.
Primary 7 and Primary 1 buddies sharing stories today in the library. They love time together ❤️
Our Tai Qwon Do lessons were cancelled today but teacher Emma taught primary 1 some karate! Thank you Emma 💕👏🏻
Primary 6 and 7 worked together on solving maths problems for Maths Week Scotland 🙌🏻👍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
P7 worked their socks off today to pull together a fab Macmillan coffee afternoon. Thanks to their teacher Mrs Weidner for leading them through this and letting them take ownership. Thanks to everyone who made donations to the raffle, bottle stall and home baking stall. The home baking was fantastic! Thank you to everyone who made the effort to bake for this event. Thanks to all the staff for their roles in making this event a success and everyone who has donated online, and those who came along to support the young people and the wonderful work Macmillan do. Everyone who was in any way connected to this event should be incredibly proud. At the moment we have raised a magnificent £920!!! Team Crosshouse!!🙌🏻🥰❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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