Primary 4 have all written their own blog posts for this term. Here is what we have learnt about the Rainforest:
We have been learning about the rainforest for are topic. We made muffins with bananas and chocolate which come from the rainforest. They were Rainforest Alliance so they people who grow them look after the forest. We are learning about the kapok tree, it is home to many animals. We are learning about deforestation; in are class novel a man is cutting down the kapok tree, and the animals whisper in his ear reasons not to cut down the kapok tree. People are coming to the rainforest and cutting down trees; trees give oxegan, rain will fall and the rainforest will turn into a dessert. Deforestation is bad for people in the rainforest and the animals. There is endangered animals deforestation. The rainforest is at used to be 14% but now it’s at 6%. Trees in the rainforest can grow to 5 meters in sercomfrance. Soon there might only be 1 tree in the rainforest. People in the rainforest are endangered in the rainforest because of deforestation. Boys hunt at an early age. One day a man came to show scientists about the people in the rainforest and how they were real. The tribes might die one day because of deforestation. The layers of the rainforest are the emergent, canopy, understory and forest floor. There are four layers. Animals are much endangered of deforestation. We have to stop deforestation. Please help! We went to the botanic gardens on the school trip to the glasshouses. We also saw cocoa pods and we eat papaya, a food in a rainforest. We also tasted chocolate. We learned that a poisons plant can be a medicine! We saw huge fish in a pond! In the glasshouses were humid.
Primary 5 have enjoyed learning about space as their topic. They made beautiful solar systems and did wonderful presentations to the class. They also wrote poems about space using excellent vocabulary. Well done Primary 5!
On Tuesday they enjoyed a taster session of club golf. If they are interested in joining a group information will be sent home so they can sign up.
Primary 7 asked Tim about the effects of war on soldiers, and what it must have been like during WW1. He showed us his medals from Afghanistan and his grandfather’s medals from WW1. The children were also interested in the different weapons and technology that soldiers now used, and how much they have advanced since 1914.
The children in P1 have been having a very busy time.
We have been working hard on our letter sounds and have started to practice using them to build and read words. We have enjoyed learning some rhymes to help us to remember how to write our letters correctly and have practiced writing them in lots of different ways.
In maths we have been working with our maths racks and tens frames and have been exploring different ways of making the numbers to 10. We have also been counting forwards and backwards starting from different numbers, practicing giving the number before or after a particular number and finding hidden numbers on a number line. We have been playing different games in small groups and in pairs.
We have been enjoying our senses topic and have done lots of different activities and produced some fantastic artwork. Today we tried to recognise things using just our sense of smell. We also looked at lots of animal noses and compared them to ours. Some of them were very strange indeed!
We enjoyed meeting our music teacher Mrs Mailer and our PE teacher Miss Gordon this week. We listened really well and had lots of fun trying out different activities.