MAD Day April 15 on PhotoPeach
To finish our weather topic we worked co-operatively today in our teams to create a weather forecast. We had four different roles in our groups – a news reporter, a weather forecaster, a camera person and a producer. Well done P2, they are fantastic!
With the help of some very dedicated grandparents P1 and P2 entered beautiful pots of daffodils into the Spring Show in Haddington. The following people in P2 won medals for their flowers, Arran gold, Amelia silver and Nika bronze. Many children also entered the poster competition at the show and the medal winners in this category were Myla , Declan K, Aleina, Erin H and Niya. Well done to all !
A plea this week for help. Next week we will be thinking TGIH- thank goodness it’s the holidays. It is a packed programme for the last week. We have children going out to cross-country and football; Parents’ consultations on Monday and Tuesday and then on Wednesday our next MAD Day. MAD stands for Macmerry activity day and of course the more people we have to man (woman?) the activities the better and more challenging they can be.
You can see where I am going with this……..
We decided that the next MAD Day should be outdoors and so it will be- come whatever weather! We thought it should be based on our cooperative learning strategies and so it will be- Martyn Pegg from Outdoor Learning is helping us to set up some problem-solving, teamwork activities in the playground.
And now— we need able, willing, talented volunteers to help us staff the activities. If you are that person, I am sure you will come forward. If you don’t yet know you are that person it will be a great delight to you to make that discovery.
I will be patrolling the corridors on Monday and Tuesday evenings press-ganging volunteers. Do not try to avoid me! Think how good you will feel after a morning outdoors helping children to grow and learn.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
In the meantime, have a great weekend.
In science, P7 have recently been learning about making chemical reactions and have also been investigating renewable energy. In maths we have been learning about time . For our open science morning, we decided to bring all this together and make fruit / vegetable batteries that could power a clock! Most groups managed to make the clock work with both lemons and potatoes…….unfortunately it would take millions of lemons to power a car!
Friday saw a rare chance to safely watch a near-total solar eclipse and P7 certainly didn’t want to miss it! We used our pin-hole shoe box cameras to safely view it without damaging our eyes. It was very exciting and not something the children will easily forget. It certainly felt a bit eerie for a short while!
A Busy Friday on PhotoPeach
Thanks goodness it’s Friday and what a Friday! First a partial eclipse of the sun- P7’s made some safe viewers and went out to observe. Adam Martin, our Active Schools Guru came to assembly to talk about being fit and active. Then we had our Science Open Day- lots of experiments and investigating going on. And throughout some very odd socks in support of Down’s Syndrome awareness- to show that it is great to be different. I have put some photographs together to give a little taste of what was happening.
Have a great weekend- hope the sun comes out for you.