P4 have been learning about the depth of the ocean as part of our Great Barrier Reef project. We have been learning about the different layers of the ocean and some of the amazing creatures that live there. We created the ocean layers in a jar – see Google classroom if you want to try this at home – it can be a bit messy!
We have also been learning about how fish defend themselves against their predators. Fish have a variety of ways to fool their enemies, such as black eye, camouflage, moving in schools and poisonous stingers! We created our own beautiful fish to add to our growing barrier reef.
P4 have been learning about sea turtles this week for our project on the Great Barrier Reef. We found out lots of amazing information about these beautiful creatures, we have been learning how to draw turtles and mixing paint to create the right colours for them. They will be the first creatures on our reef display.
I have attached a timetable for our week , I have tried to keep it as much like our normal week as possible but obviously some resources are not able to be put online so there will have to be a degree of flexibility. The resources for the lessons will be available in our google classroom. You do not have to follow the timetable directly but doing the tasks will help give your day some structure.
I will upload other activities which you may enjoy doing and will allow you time away from a screen, these will be design/art based, check google classroom for these.
Our learning heroes will still be running and this week it is independence so I will be looking out for that during the week. That said, I am here for you if you need any help or need questions answered.
Please be patient as I am currently on a huge learning curve myself getting used to google classroom and new ways of teaching and learning.
We have been continuing with our learning about the amazing human body in P4. We have been playing a skeleton game to try to get ourselves more familiar with all our bones. We tried to work out where all our organs go in our bodies, we found this quite tricky so we made anatomy t-shirts to help us. We have also been learning about the different zones in our brain and how they control our bodies. We have been learning about our different emotions and how our brain can influence them. We learnt about how our emotional brain can override our logical/reasoning brain and lead to us flip our lids!
In P4 we have been learning about the human body as part of our health and well being mini project. We have identified some of the bones in our bodies and the main features of our skeletons. We have also been learning about different joints in the body. This week we made a new hand for Iron Man, he wanted one which worked more like a human hand so we had to learn about how our hands work to make a working prototype for him. We have also been identifying our main organs and what they do in the body.
P4 have taken part in the RSPB bird watch again this year. We spent some time outside recording the number of different birds we could see, we used binoculars to get a better view of them. We also noticed that there is not a lot of food around for the birds at the moment so we made some feeders for them too. We have been learning about all different kinds of birds by playing bird bingo.
P4 got outdoors today to take a look at the outdoor classroom we worked so hard on in P3. Things are looking good if a little boggy with all the heavy rain this week. We are needing to carry out some maintenance, remove dead plants, prune, weed, clean the pond, pick up the rubbish and top up the bug hotel. We think we may have a hedgehog living in the hedgehog house, fingers crossed! Lots to be done but we are keen to get out and maintain and improve this area.
Another busy week in P3. We had two visitors for World of Work Week, Andy told us all about being a journalist and showed us his shorthand for taking notes accurately and Julie told us about being an illustrator and demonstrated her fabulous skills, thanks so much to you both.
We have also been busy making resources for our outdoor classroom and writing instruction so other classes have ideas for how to use them.
We were learning about the feeding needs of the birds at this time of year, we have been putting out seed every week and have seen a lot more birds coming to the playground so we made bird feeders using apple, raisins, grapes and cheese, we hope the birds enjoy them.
We also set up our pond this week, the water is still a bit murky but to our great surprise and delight we had a visitor this morning – a frog has appeared and we hope he continues to visit.
Our project made the news this week we are in the latest edition of the East Lothian courier. Great work and great news for P3!