Primary 4 enjoyed a morning of fun at the National Museum of Flight. They enjoyed looking around concorde and comparing it to planes that they have been on. After a discussions about the forces involved in flying, they made paper planes and had a competition to see whose could fly the furthest. Well done Findlay, you were the champion! After lunch they enjoyed time in the interactive area with lots of activities to test their reaction speed and observational skills.
As part of their science and technology project the primary 4 children have been making helicopter blades, they cut out templates and folded them to make the blades. They made a large one and a smaller one. They were checking to see which one hit the ground first. Some children also noticed that some spun clockwise and others anticlockwise. They had to figure out why this was.
They are looking forward to their visit to the Museum of Flight to find out more!
P4 Helicopters on PhotoPeach
On Monday we wrote some poems about animals in a zoo and came up with lots of interesting words to use. Our zoos were full of cheeky monkeys, greedy pandas, prowling tigers, lazy camels and even some head-butting rhinos!
We have been working hard on our reading and are doing really well with our reading books. We have also been practicing our sequencing skills by listening to a story then working in pairs to put pictures of different parts of the story into the right order.
In maths we have been looking at shape as well as number and today we made some great shape-monster collages. On Tuesday our P7 buddies helped us to make some fantastic shape pictures on the computers too.
We have also been working hard on our nativity songs with the P2s. We are looking forward to performing them in a few weeks!
As part of our inventors and inventions topic P6 have been designing a Mars space boot for NASA. We looked at the current NASA space boot and modified the design to make sure it would be suitable for a manned mission to Mars.
We worked in our inventing trios and we carried out scientific tests on a variety of materials. We were testing for toughness, flexibility and grip. We recorded our results and then decided which three materials would be most suitable for out boot design. We then drew a design board showing how we would use the materials for the different parts of the boot.
We were also learning about all the amazing inventions that the NASA workforce have invented and how we now use some of them in our everyday life here on planet Earth.
On Tuesday Mr Duncan came in to help us write a discursive essay on school uniform. Most of the class were actually for the wearing of school uniform. Mr Duncan used to work for a newspaper so he also helped our class to create our own WW1 newspapers.
This week we have been talking about bonfire night and have learnt all about how to stay safe at a fireworks’ party. In the classroom lots of us have been making colourful rockets in the craft area and some of us have enjoyed playing in some very glittery water! On Monday we wrote some great fireworks poems using colour names and some of the sounds that we think fireworks make. Then on Tuesday our P7 buddies came down and we worked together to make some great firework pictures.
On Monday we enjoyed working with our French assistante Celia. This week we showed her how well we had learnt ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’ and started to learn the French words for different colours. We are looking forward to carrying on next week.
We have now gone through all the different letter sounds and lots of us are showing that we can build and read short words. In maths we have been building numbers in different ways and finding missing numbers on a number track. We have also been finding the total of two collections of items when Miss Reeves is sneaky and hides one of them so we can’t see it!
Miss Reeves forgot about her camera for a couple of days this week but here are a few photos of what we have been up to!
Primary 4 have been busy learning about flight. They have been finding out why wings are shaped in an aerofoil to help them stay up in the air. They had a go at making planes with aerofoil shaped wings and tried to fly them. Well done P4! It was quite tricky work but you did very well!
Last week to end our topic we had a World War 1 workshop for our class from the museum of flight. They brought in different objects and photographs from World War1 for us to look at. They were very fragile and old, so we had to wear powdered gloves. Here are some photos of them!