Water and Weather

P4M found out today that their new topic for this block is “Water and Weather” and what great start we’ve had with all of the snow!

We had a group and class thought shower and came up with lots of questions about our topic that we want to answer.  Here are just a few:

  • Scott wants to know, “Why do places like Alaska have snow every day?”
  • Helen asked, “How does water get to the clouds?”
  • “How do we get thunder and lightning?” asked Matthew.
  • “Why do the clouds have names?” questionned Rebecca
  • Sam wants to find out, “Why is the sky blue?”
  • Lucy has noticed that the sky is not always blue and wants to know, “Why does the sky sometimes change colour?”
  • Kiera wants to know, “How do you measure the weather?”

So keep visiting us on Edubuzz  to find out our answers and to see photos of us investigating the weather.

Pumpkin Lanterns

P4M worked together in small groups to carve out a pumpkin lantern.  They took photographs of each stage of the process so that they could use them in ICT to produce step by step instructions and in their writing to produce a report.

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On the 11th November 2009, 20 children from primary 5 attended a basketball gala at Meadowmill Sports Centre.  They spent a fantastic morning competing against children from Longniddry Primary School and Prestonpans Primary School, and everyone who took part received a well earned certificate at the end.  Well done!

Golden Time

At Cockenzie Primary we reward the children who have followed the rules and behaved just as they should with golden time each week.  Each week a record is kept by the  teachers of who has had all their golden time and at the end of each term these children are recognised and given a badge.  At the end of the school year children who have enjoyed all their golden time each Friday over the three terms  are rewarded with a golden time party .  Over 300 children enjoyed ice cream cones from Luca’s in Musselburgh and a disco in the assembly hall in June 2009.  It was a lovely afternoon and the ice creams were enjoyed in the quiet garden in the sunshine.  Well done to those children who were there and we look forward to seeing you this session at the golden time party.

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Talent show for Sick kids’ hospital

On Thursday afternoon there will be a talent show in aid of funds for the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh.  Auditions have been held and the finalists will perform to the whole school.  Children not taking part in the talent show will be able to ‘dress down’ in their pyjamas, dressing gowns and slippers for a donation of at least 50p.  The whole event has been organised by P7 girls.

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