P4 and P7 joined together this afternoon to share their learning experiences in ICT. P7 taught P4 how to use P7 which is a quiz website and P4 taught how to do coding using the microbits. It was great to see the children working together and sharing their knowledge.
Our community police officer came in to visit P7 today as part of our topic, Risks to Health. She talked to us about drug awareness and answered our questions. The highlight definitely seemed to be getting put in the handcuffs!
This term as part of our Health and Wellbeing focus, P7 are learning about Risks to Health, with particular focus on drug and substance abuse. This week we have been discussing peer pressure and how to say no effectively. The children acted out different scenarios in regards to being pressurised to do things that they wouldn’t want to do, and to work on strategies to help them deal with these situations. We particularly enjoyed making props to aid our roleplay!
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 had a great time last week at the Christmas fair. We have been hearing a lot recently in the news about reusing plastic so we decided to make our Christmas decorations out of plastic straws that we already had at home, rather than buying new resources in. We melted the plastic using an iron (Miss Warrender was in charge of this bit!) then we cut out Christmas shapes and punched a hole in the top to hang them up. We also made plastic straw star decorations just using cable ties and plastic straws! We enjoyed helping out with the other classes stalls!
As a whole school we have been thinking about others a lot this term.
We had the Children in Need day where we raised money for children less fortunate than us by dressing up and through the Bake Sale. We all looked fabulous during the Whole School Jog! We learned about what Children in Need is and does in class as well as at a special assembly.
It was also a special Remembrance Sunday this year, as it marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Again as a school we came together to learn about this very important event and how we show respect to everyone involved. We made our own poppies and collaboratively created the wreathes to join with the community’s display.
We would also like to say Thank You for the donations for the local foodbank, we know that everything brought in will be very much appreciated
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This term the children have been using interdisciplinary learning to study Light and Dark. We have been exploring the various celebrations around the world that occur in these months from fireworks and Halloween through Divali and Hanukkah; the Swedish festival of Santa Lucia and Christmas.
Above and below, you can see the children using natural materials to create a mandala using rangoli patterns. Miss Grierson and Mrs McDonald were really excited to see how the children used their knowledge of symmetry to add detail.
The children continued to show their learning about the Divali traditions in the classroom using coloured rice to make rangoli patterns on paper plates – these are currently decorating our learning wall and will come home with the children at the end of the topic.
Watch this space next week to find out more…..!
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!
We raised £315.15 for Children in Need – great work everyone!