We have had another wonderful day outdoors in our local community for the CONSERVE part of our John Muir award. First, we collected litter in the park and field next to our school to conserve the environment there. P5 couldn’t believe it when our litter weighed a stone! We were shocked and will now encourage other not to drop litter. Then, P5 returned to the river. While there, we learned about Native, Non-native and invasive species and their impact on habitat. We also learned how dangerous some plants can be.
P5 want to say a huge thanks to Sam, our ranger, for being so full of knowledge and enthusiasm. It has really helped to focus on the importance of being kind to our world. P5 showed great respect outdoor and should be so incredibly proud of themselves…they have even managed to convince Miss McKay that the outdoors are not so scary after all.
Congratulations to our heroes this week. Our focus was on Respect. You should all be so proud!
Primary 5 have been very busy over the last week, working towards our John Muir award. On Thursday we went out to explore different areas in our local community with Sam the Ranger. We had a great experience and the weather was perfect.
We learned lots of new information and skills like how to measure a tree and what different types of trees look like. We also learned that litter is a major issue in the field next to our school. At the river, we looked for living creatures using nets. We loved it and we learned how to be really safe.
Our next trip out will be to conserve the park and field area and the area at the river.
Please do let us know what you think of our learning as it will help us to achieve our award.
Thanks for reading,
P5 and Miss McKay
Primary 5 loved making their new Home Teams today. They worked well together to create their Home Team shields and fantastic new Home Team names.
The children had to share a sentence and a hashtag to share their thoughts about their experience. Below are a few examples…
It was good working together. #fun
We worked really well together. #awesome
I think we did a great job but at the start we could think more about how we are using our time. #great
The P7’s have participating in a variety of science workshops including a flight workshop, a programming workshop, and a light workshop!
Our second workshop was the programming workshop where we used software called Kodu and we created a game in our own set landscape. We controlled it with Xbox controllers which was very helpful!
Our last but not least workshop was the light workshop in which we learned all about prisms and how light is formed. We even drew with ultra violet lights on paper covered with a chemical. And finally we found out that our eye actually sees upside down.
Here is a catch up of all we have been doing this year! It has been a fantastic year and we have achieved a lot! We have had lots of fabulous opportunities to show off our many P4 talents and skills.
New Years Resolution for Miss Spinks…… Keep up to date with P4 blog!
I am looking forward to next year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
From Miss Spinks