Category Archives: Social Studies

Planning for Assessment

At our staff session on Tuesday we looked at Planning for Assessment – sharing our good practice and supporting each other

P7 Visit the Scottish Parliament

On Monday P7 went to visit the Scottish Parliament as part of our topic ‘Who Represents us?’ This consisted of a workshop exploring how the Parliament came about and a tour around the building. This we loved as we got to go into the committee room and sit in the chairs that Nicola Sturgeon sits in and use the microphones! We took part in a quiz and the adult group came first! (though were disqualified due to competitiveness sadly)

P7’s WW1 Street Party

This week P7 have completed their topic of WW1. On Friday, we invited our parents to join us for a WW1 street party to celebrate the end of WW1. We shared our newspapers that we had wrote about the end of the war, our propaganda posters and our soldier portraits. We decorated the classroom in a street party style and made bunting, banners and party hats. We brought in some food to complete our party and played WW1 style games with our parents. We then got our parents to try our WW1 quiz on the laptops. Some questions were a bit tricky!

More Egyptians in P3

We are carrying on with our Egyptian project in P3.  We have been busy making masks, fans, mummies and Egyptian sunsets.  We used our maths skills to try to work out any patterns in how the pyramids were built, we used sugar cubes to recreate our own step pyramids to help us.  We have also been learning about the mummification process and have had a go at this in class.  Still lots more to learn about this early civilisation.

 

Primary 5 update.

We have been really busy in Primary 5 this past few weeks. We have been working on the solar system and finding out about individual planets as part of our Space topic. As part of our work on the Victorians we have been looking at the class system and famous Victorian inventors. In art we have been looking at the work of Mondrian and trying to emulate his work with line.