We had fun this afternoon discovering about our main organs and what they were for. We worked in teams to lay out the organs in the correct place – on a real human body!
What a wonderful day we had on Monday! We were very lucky that the Museum allowed us to visit and organised a excellent day of fun learning at such short notice. Our thanks go to them and to our wonderful office staff who as usual pulled everything together with great efficiency.
A few photos of the day – Concorde was the highlight for most!
We finished our Health and Well Being topic of Healthy Eating by designing a plate of food based on the Eat Well plate. The children tried hard to include food from each of the important food groups – ask them what they are!
We have now begun work on our new Inter Disciplinary Learning topic – My Brilliant Body. We began by learning about some of the main bones in our body and building a skeleton in our home teams. I wonder who can remember some of the proper names for our bones?
I have now managed to get the class link up and running so all my future posts will be here rather than the main school page.
We have started the year with a healthy eating focus. The children have kept a food diary for a week and we have linked this with our learning about the Eatwell plate to identify how many portions we eat each week from across the food groups. The children then discussed what they could eat more of and what they could cut back on!
On Wednesday we tasted some fruit and vegetables and I was delighted to see some children trying and enjoying food they had previously said they disliked or hadn’t tried before.
Thank you so much to P3/4 parents and children for all the lovely gifts, beautiful cards and very kind words! I was overwhelmed by your generosity! What a lovely class and school to end my career on. It’s been fun! I’ll miss the children dreadfully! Have a great summer. I promise to visit you sometime.
Love from Karen x
This term, the class have listened to and read an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous book, ‘Treasure Island’. Jim Hawkins sets sail searching for buried treasure and adventure, and finds himself caught up in a deadly mutiny. He manages to outwit the cunning pirate Long John Silver in order to stay alive! An exciting plot!
This has been a very popular book. The children have loved reading about all the characters, and the many twists and turns in this adventure story. As well as being a Literacy theme, ‘Treasure Island’ has led to many other lessons in Maths, Social Studies and Expressive Arts.
We learned how authors like Stevenson build up suspense in their story, and that good description helps to create a picture in the reader’s mind. The class enjoyed writing their own exciting pirate stories.
After reading Treasure Island, we made puppets of all the characters from wooden spoons. Everybody made a pirate puppet and chose one or two other characters from the story. The puppet show was great fun with lots of action and scary pirate voices! Everybody took turns for the main parts and the narrator in the different scenes. People were very resourceful with props for our play!
P1-7 enjoyed a school trip to North Berwick Seabird Centre for indoor and outdoor workshops. We first watched a PowerPoint on the type of marine creatures that we might find in the rock-pools at low tide. We learned their names, what they looked like and what each creature feeds on.
With support and guidance of the Seabird Centre staff, the children spent the morning enjoying exploring lots of rock-pools at the beach beside the Seabird Centre. It was great fun but some of us were over-enthusiastic wading into the rock-pools and managed to get soaking wet! We had to look hard as the creatures were very well hidden and camouflaged. We collected what we had found in trays so that we could see the creatures more clearly and then returned them to the rock-pools afterwards.
Buddhism learning intentions
I can explain who Buddha is and where Buddhism was founded.
I can compare Buddhist beliefs with beliefs of other religions
I can name and explain the meaning of Buddhist symbols
I can explain which places are special for Buddhists
I can explain what happens at a major Buddhist festival.
Our Buddhism display: lotus flowers, Buddhist Mandalas and Temples.
I can display my knowledge of the geography of the United Kingdom: Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland.
I can understand and use an atlas to find out the location of and information on:
- Cities and towns
- rivers and mountains
- Oceans, Seas and Channels
- airports and seaports
I can discuss and compare information I find in maps and can accurately say where in the UK they are located.
I understand and can use the terms:
- compass positions: North South, East, West
- map keys
- grid references
We had a competitive team learning challenge which consolidated our learning. Everybody managed very well and worked co-operatively on this task.
We discussed bullying; what it is and how people feel when they are bullied. Our class task, set by Mrs Williams for our feedback assembly, was to design posters showing how we feel when we are bullied. Each poster looked very different but they all had the same message of how we feel when we are bullied.