Primary 3 had a brilliant time this morning with some Mums and Dads. We got to show off our skills by teaching our adult how to play lots of different numeracy games. Thanks to all who came to see us, we so enjoyed having you to visit.
This week in Primary 3 we were pleased to have a visit from Ian Sutherland who came in to talk to us about architecture in relation to our topic on bridges. Ian told us about the role of an architect and shared with us some of the projects he has worked on, including designing the abutments for the new Queensferry Crossing. We were really interested to hear about what architects do and we saw how important team work is when Ian showed us a photograph of all the people who had worked to complete a bridge. It was fascinating to hear about the process of designing a bridge and what things need to be considered.
It has been really inspiring to have these visits from Michelle and Ian about civil engineering and architecture. It’s a great opportunity for P3 to see how the skills of team work, design and problem solving that we are practising in class in our topic on bridges are the same skills that our parents are using everyday.
Primary 3 had a talk this week about civil engineering and learnt about the role of a civil engineer in bridge building. Thanks very much to Michelle Coyle for coming in to speak to us and sharing so many interesting stories about her time as a civil engineer. It sounds like a fascinating job and a very interesting one for pupils to think about who enjoy solving problems. There are lots of very skilled problem solvers in Primary 3 🙂
We finished making our truss bridges this week in Primary 3. How strong do you think a bridge made from lollipop sticks held together with glue will be? We decided to test one of the bridges using dictionaries as weights. Some of us thought the bridge would only hold three dictionaries. Some of us thought it would hold as many as six!
Eleven dictionaries and then we ran out of dictionaries!! We thought about why the truss bridge was so strong and how our knowledge of triangles as strong shapes helped. When we eventually broke the bridge by testing to see if it could hold someone’s weight, we thought about what we could do to make the bridge even stronger.
Due to the fact that we had to cancel the P5 open day, it will be rescheduled for this Friday 9th March from 11.30 – 12.30.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the things they have been doing.
P5 Preparations on PhotoPeach
All East Lothian Council schools, nurseries & specialist education provision will remain CLOSED to pupils on Friday, 2 March, due to adverse weather.
See this news story on the East Lothian Council web site for more disruption info.
SCHOOLS UPDATE: All East Lothian Council schools, nurseries & specialist education provision will remain CLOSED to pupils on Friday, 2 March, due to adverse weather.