Autumn Paintings

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Science | Posted on 03-10-2014

Dinosaur Dan left us his last letter this week. He told us it was getting a bit cold for him because it was Autumn, and he wanted to go back to Dinosaur Land.
He did, however, leave us some envelopes with Autumn Challenges in them, which we will be opening and completing over the next few weeks.
Our first envelope asked us if we knew about Autumn colours. We decided that Autumn colours would be the colours we might see on the leaves at this time of year. The challenge also asked us to make a painting like Wassily Kandinsky’s, using Autumn colours!
We found out that Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist who painted a picture with lots of circles. We used Autumn colours to make paintings just like his. They look beautiful on our classroom wall. Make sure you look out for them at Parents’ Night!
Autumn Paintings on PhotoPeach

Why Do Sunflowers Face the Sun?

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Literacy, Science | Posted on 27-05-2014

We enjoyed finding out about this for whole class reading this morning.
We also enjoyed watching this short clip about sunflowers. The children might want to share it with you at home.

Mud Kitchens and Colour Charts

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Science, Transition | Posted on 26-05-2014

Another Muddy Monday for the Nursery and Primary 1 children! Today, we welcomed some of the children who will be joining Primary 1 next session from other nurseries.The P1 Buddies did an excellent job looking after them. 🙂
Our challenge from Esmerelda the Woodland Elf, was to use her colour charts to find things in the woods that matched them exactly. We also had time to make up our own recipes in the Mud Kitchen.
Woodland Colours on PhotoPeach

Colour Explosion

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Homework, Science | Posted on 13-05-2014

We did some science experiments this afternoon as part of Science Week.

Mrs Jamieson showed us this exciting video, then we tried the experiment ourselves.
This is something you might want to try at home too. You will need

  • a dish
  • milk
  • food colouring
  • a cotton bud
  • washing up liquid

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Mrs Jamieson set us a challenge. We had to colour a paint by numbers picture……but she only gave us red, yellow and blue paint! We had to mix colours together to make green, orange and purple.

Painting By Numbers on PhotoPeach

Generation Science

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Science, Transition | Posted on 12-05-2014

As part of our Science Week, we took part in a science workshop this morning called “Little Giants.” It helped us to find out about bees – how they gather nectar and make honey. We also found out how bees help to pollenate flowers. We had great fun!
(Again, if you can’t see your child in these photos, they may have been working with Mrs Munro, so check the Nursery web page.)
The Honey Bee on PhotoPeach

Fingerprints

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Homework, Science | Posted on 31-01-2014

Did you know that every person in the whole world has a different fingerprint?
We made prints with our fingers and looked at them with magnifying glasses. We could see lots of circles, lines and squiggles.
We made some fantastic art with our fingerprints – this is something you could try at home and bring in to show everyone. We used this short film to give us some ideas…

Look what we made!
Fantastic Fingerprints on PhotoPeach

Science Experiments!

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Science | Posted on 28-01-2014

We had a great time today being scientists! We did some experiments. Matilda told us that an experiment is when you try something to find out what happens.
We did some experiments to find out how much air we had in our lungs.
First, we tried to blow a polystyrene ball across the table. If you have lots of air in your lungs, you can make the ball travel to the end of the table.
Next, we used a blower to keep the ball up in the air. If you have a lot of air in your lungs, the ball will stay in the air for a long time.
Finally, we blew bubbles into a cup of water and washing up liquid. We did this for one minute. If you have lots of air in your lungs, you can make a HUGE bubble castle….and a lot of mess! It was great fun!
Our Lungs! on PhotoPeach

Our Organs

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Science | Posted on 20-01-2014

Last week, we spent the afternoons making life sized diagrams to show the organs we have inside our bodies. We found out what the main organs are called and where they are inside us. We cut and stuck the organs onto our diagrams. Mrs Jamieson hung them from the ceiling all around the classroom! This week, we are going to find out about the different bones in our skeletons….

Our Organs on PhotoPeach

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Science | Posted on 08-01-2014

We had some fun singing about parts of our bodies today….Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!
Enjoy singing along at home!

We already know about our heads, shoulders, knees and toes and can show you where they are on our bodies.
However, do you know where your kidneys are, or your pelvis or your lungs?
This is what we are going to find out. We started to make life-size bodies today with our talking partners. We are going to use these to help us learn about our organs and bones.

Reading Diagrams

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Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Homework, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Literacy, Science | Posted on 07-01-2014

To help us find out about our bodies from information books, we learned how to read a diagram in whole class reading this morning. We also used this online activity, which you could try at home.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html

Also , some fabulous work at Learning Areas…look at this fantastic skeleton drawings at the art table!

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