P5 John Muir Award – Explore

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

Leaf to Leaf in P3

It was Lily’s turn to pick the outdoor activity she picked leaf to leaf so we have been outdoors collecting different kinds of leaves.  We were looking for different shapes, sizes and colours.  We have been trying to find out what kinds of leaves they are so we can discover what trees we have around the school.  We then made some lovely artworks by drawing and rubbing the leaves.

Plastic Bottle Support!

 41 plastic bottles of water saved for another occasion on Friday thanks to our P1-3 families. We are encouraging families to leave their packed lunch plastic bottle if they don’t need it.

Well done everyone what a great start!

Invent-a-nature in P3

P3 took their learning outdoors this afternoon, what a gorgeous day to be outside.  Phoenix picked a card from our outdoor learning bowl, our activity today was called invent-a-nature.  We had to pick up different pieces of nature and think about what other ways they could be used.  We worked in pairs and groups and collected lots of interesting natural materials.  We then got to inventing, we had lots of different constructions going on, including a step ladder for the birds so they could enter a safe area away from any predators, a fairy house and a top notch 5 star bug hotel.  We also seen some sparrows who were very busy in the bird boxes just outside our classroom, we think they may have chicks so we shall be keeping a close eye on them.

P3 just love bird watching

After taking part in the RSPB  Big Birdwatch P3 have been finding out more about local birds.  We have been learning about the different parts of birds, looking at the variety of colours in their feathers and learning some facts about them.  We created some detailed line drawings of the birds we had seen and wrote little fact files about them.  We then put them on display in our paper plate tree for everyone to enjoy.

Update on P3 in 2019

We have had a busy start to the new year in P3.  Our boys have been continuing with their football research the project gets bigger every time.

We have been learning about money in our maths work, sorting and ordering coins and playing games to get us more confident at giving change.

Our class bucket is doing a great job of making us feel good when we read out the messages every week.

We have a focus on improving our fitness and stamina levels in PE just now and are really pushing ourselves hard at circuit training every week.

We are getting through our class novel Fantastic Mr Fox and have used it for creating some drama work, illustrations and descriptive writing.  The class have produced some brilliant work.

For Burn’s Day we were looking at tartan and created our own patterns.  We have also taken part in the RSPB Birdwatch we enjoyed being outdoors as citizen scientists gathering data to input on the RSPB website.  We finished this by designing and  painting our own wooden birds to take home.

Street Dance Tasters

Last week the whole school took part in a Street Dance taster session. The P6s and P7s joined together for their session and enjoyed creating different moves to music.

P7 become engineers

Last week P7 were set a design challenge using the play pod equipment. They had to create something, using three or more different objects, with at least one other person and the purpose was to be that the object was not originally designed for. We had daleks, horse and carriages, ping pong tables, dens, cars and sumo rings.

P7 celebrate Burn’s Day

P7 celebrated Robert Burn’s day by creating their own class picture in the style of Chuck Close. Each child completed their own grid which were then combined to create the overall picture. The children used primary, secondary and tertiary colours to paint and colour their grid.