# Malawi Day 31.3.10

Today the whole school got involved in a Malawi Day in order to raise money for the school kitchen we are helping to fund.

Everyone dressed in the colours of Malawi flag and there were lots of different learning activities going on all around the school including a Malawi Maths challenge.

Click this link to find out more details about what went on (Task 2).

The pupils will share their learning experiences and feelings about the day in their comments.

Primary 4 got the chance to buy fairtraded items at our fairtrade shop in the middle area yesterday.  It was very successful the P6’s were kept very busy.

# Have a seat!

4B have designed chairs in the style of Charles Rennie Macintosh. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours. They enjoyed looking at each others designs and assessed them. Watch this space for a selection of photos.

# A Fair Trade Poem by children in P4c

## I Am Fair Trade

I am Fair Trade

I wear Fair Trade clothes

I eat Fair Trade bananas

And everybody knows.

I am Fair Trade

I drink Fair Trade coffee

And I like Fair Trade toffee.

Remember to swap your everyday items for

by Amy K , Molly and Orla.

# Rubbish!

P2/3 are learning about recycling and the 3 R’s
REDUCE
REUSE
RECYCLE
The children interviewed each other and asked the question:-
“Why is recycling important?”
Here are some of the children’s ideas.
Katherine
” It’s good to recycle because it is saving energy.”
Sofia
” Because if you recycle it helps the world”
Nick
” You can recycle old clothes to other countries where people need them”.
Robbie
” Because the Earth is very precious”
Nikita
” To protect the planet”
Alfie
” To help stop pollution. Litter left around can hurt wild animals.”
Cherry
” So that rubbish tips don’t get any bigger.”

# P2A ICT with our buddies

Primary 2A worked alongside their primary 6B buddies to create powerpoints about our project “Weather and Seasons.”

Here is an example created by Amy and her buddy:

the-seasons-amy-mcforlane1

# Guess, Check and Improve

Primary 3 have been learning about problem solving in maths. Set 1 have been working individually, in pairs and in small groups to solve number and shape problems. At the beginning of the first lesson we all discussed ways to work out the answers to our problems. We realised that sometimes there is no set way to solve the problem and sometimes we had to make an educated guess! After making a guess, we checked our solution to see if it worked and then we made any necessary changes to improve our solution. After working on some number problems we looked at tangrams. This was really fun and we are now using a set of seven shapes to make pictures to use on our maths display in our classroom. Watch this space for some pictures!

On Monday 15th March. P4 will be building shelters. Please remember to wear warm and waterproof clothing. It will be cold (and may be wet).

We will take pictures so remember to check the website and see us in action!

# World Book Day 2010

It is a very important day today as it is World Book Day and we have all been thinking about how important it is to be able to read and getting involved in lots of different reading activities.

We all got a £1.00  book token to spend on a new book.

At 10.30am many classes switched on to watch Michael Rosen live in their classroom, joining 80,000 other children doing exactly the same thing.

Here are some book links to read online:

# Fair trade fortnight

Law Primary has registered to become a fair trade school and a shop has been set up selling fair trade goods. Over the next month all year stages will have an opportunity to shop there and it will be run by primary 6. This is just one of the initiatives planned for the future.

Durign the next fortnight the whole school are engaged in learning all about fair trade over the next few weeks and also doing a multicultural focus which will come to a crescendo near the end of term when we have a Malawi Day.

There are all sorts of activities going on around the school and you can read about them on our different blogs. Please click the links below if you wish to know more about these issues.