P3/4 have returned to school after the October holiday refreshed and ready to learn.
This week we have been using our VCOP skills to write imaginative stories about a Spooky House. Just in time for Halloween!
Inspired by the Autumnal colours on the trees we used water colours to paint these fantastic leaves.
In maths we have been learning how to measure using rulers and metre sticks.
Charlie enjoyed our Fresh Water topic so much he made his own lily pond at home and brought it in to show everyone. We thought it was great especially the dragonflies.
At the start of the week we made apple coleslaw as our class entry for the school apple competition.
We thought it tasted great!
With our talk partners we have been practising tricky spellings.
In the Thursday group we are learning how to play traditional playground games such as Hopscotch, Duck, Duck, Goose and What’s the time Mr Wolf?
Today we all thoroughly enjoyed The Apple Festival.
We started the morning with ‘Wake and Shake’ led by the Primary 7’s. Followed by Metafit led by Mrs Brown.
Luckily the rain held off and we were able to go to the orchard where we used our mental maths skills to solve tricky addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.
In the Apple Crafts session we made some Christmas pegs and apple bird feeders.
The tasting session came next.
We pressed apples and tasted delicious fresh apple juice made the old fashioned way.
Apples were cored and twirled.
Delicious juices were made, we really liked the apple and ginger combination.
The Apple Festival was rounded off with a Toast to the Orchard with our very own freshly pressed apple juice.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Apple Festival so enjoyable.
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.
We have been working really hard on on our literacy. Our class novel is James and the Giant Peach. We have been learning all about the characters in the story and have designed a new front cover.
We have started ‘Fit in 15’ again with everyone taking part enthusiastically.
Our imagination turned the playpod pieces into offices, rocket launchers, cars and much more.
Keep up the good work P3/4!