P3/4 Learning Log

Outdoor Learning at Archerfield Walled Garden

We enjoyed a whole day at Archerfield learning about different aspects of Fresh Water.

We gave each part of the water cycle an action and had great fun  dramatising the cycle.

We then sketched the water cycle and added some detail using water colours.

We enjoyed pond dipping and identified the creatures using a chart.


We also learned a lot about how water is used at Archerfield from keeping the golf courses looking good to maintaining the plants and flowers.

A science experiment came next as we tried to clean some dirty water using our home made water filtration bottles.  We had some great results and lots of scientific discussion.

A big thank you to everyone who made today possible from P3/4.




P 5/6 Watersports

Lina – “I really enjoyed going to the lagoons on Thursday. We were taught how to ride some of the boats they have there. Some of the boats involved teamwork to move.”

Tyler – “The canoeing was fun. It was funny scooping the ice cream.”

Gemma – “I loved it yesterday, it was so fun. It was funny when we lost our paddles.”

Zidane – “I loved the canoeing yesterday. I was a bit paranoid at first but I got the hang of it (eventually).

  Robbie – “I enjoyed standing up on the rims of the boat.”



P1/2 are continuing to settle into school life again.  We’re back into the swing of learning new sounds and continuing with our reading.

The children are doing a fabulous job of forming their numbers and revising their number bonds.

Our Fresh Water topic is well under way and we have been learning about pond life and their habitats,  the water cycle and the life cycle of a frog.

Could I please ask that if you’ve not yet returned your photograph permission slip, you do so  as soon as possible to allow me to post some photographs for you to see some of the things we’ve been doing.


Mrs Bowers

A Great Start To Another School Year

The end of our first full week back at school after a sun filled summer holiday.   I hope you all enjoyed making memories over the  holiday and had a great summer.

Your children have returned to school full of enthusiasm and have started their new school year with a great attitude.  Well done everyone for a super start to the year.

Our first coffee morning for this session will take place next Friday – 31st August.  We will open our doors at the earlier time of 11.20 to allow you to receive a slice of something nice as we briefly share our intentions for  the forthcoming year before our regular midday assembly.  We hope to welcome new and existing  parents next week and look forward to working with all our parents over the course of this session.

A reminder that the first DSP meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday 5th September in school, beginning at 7pm.

All welcome.


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