Spring gives us a lovely opportunity to think about caring for other animals and plants. The children have really enjoyed watching our tadpoles grow and helping to care for them. We can’t wait to see how they’ve changed over Easter.
Thank you to all who have responded to our plea for seeds, bulbs and cuttings – the children have had a lot of fun planting and role playing a garden centre. If you have any cuttings or bushes you want to thin down we’d be glad to have them – especially Lavender, Clematis, Herbs and Buddelia. Equally, if you’ve been doing any DIY recently and have any guttering, pipes or plastic tubing, we could put that to good use in the garden too.
Sometimes during our I.T lessons, we are lucky enough to have some help from the boys and girls in P6/7. They are able to share their skills and talents with the younger children, and become teachers for the lesson. Lucy, Millie, Cora and Amy had the difficult task of choosing an Easter picture from P2/3 to put on our website. We ended up with three!!!
Primaries 5, 6 and 7 have recently been doing a block of lessons on programming. They have been learning to make their own games, literally from scratch! The children had to design their own backdrop and characters, then program the fish to move and react in a certain way. Here is Niall’s game. Watch out for the red fish – you can win extra points if you manage to catch him! To end the game, click the red button in the top right hand corner.
The children in P6/7 shared their games with the boys and girls of P3/4.
Thank you to everyone who helped out and supported our fundraiser for Marie Curie – together we made a fantastic £190.89. The children had a great time looking after their plants and keeping them safe over the Winter as well as watching avidly for signs of growth! We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.
This year, some of the classes have been looking at using colour effectively. The children in P5, 6 and 7 used ‘Tagxedo’ to create word clouds about a creature they had created. After creating their creature, they chose words to describe it, then programmed specific colours to make their word cloud. This was quite tricky! Here are just a couple of the finished pieces of work.
Recently in I.T, the children of Primary 2/3 have been learning to draw shapes to create their own robots. They used the Fill tool to colour them in, adding texture, gradient and shadow to make them look more 3-dimensional. Then they labelled the parts of the robot by inserting text boxes and arrows. I wonder if any of these robots do housework?!!!!
As Easter is just around the corner, P5/6 have been learning about Lent, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus. They have created these stunning Stations of the Cross for our classroom. They worked extremely hard and they turned out wonderfully!
P2/3 and P6/7 have been working together collaboratively to write playscripts, make puppets and backdrops. Both classes had been learning about puppets in the term before Christmas so we decided to work together to develop this further. We have worked well, sharing ideas and supporting each other in many ways. To showcase our productions we are going to stage these for the whole school, and family and friends, as soon as possible.