P5 enjoyed learning about the journey chocolate takes from the plants to our shops. We didn’t realise how hard it was. Sally from Field to Fork even gave us a taste of delicious Fairtrade chocolate. We had banana too so we were balancing it out!
P3 have been observing the blossom trees in the park for the last few weeks. We have enjoyed watching them change from beautiful trees with masses of bright colourful blossom to trees which are almost bare with only some dark dying blossom left.
We have observed the shape and size of the trunks of the trees and how the branches spread out to create lovely structures. We used our observations to create these stunning blossom tree paintings.
We completed our paintings in stages focusing first on the creating the trunk and branches and then we added our blossom using paint and tin foil instead of brushes. The look beautiful on display in the corridor and are a lasting reminder of the stunning blossom trees in the park.
Oh no! Marissa the Mermaid has lost some scales! Primary 2 wanted to help her make some new ones so we investigated which materials would be the most waterproof!
Inspired by Jack we are growing our very own beanstalks this week! Do they really need light and water to grow? Ask the Primary 2’s in a few weeks to find out!
P7 had a visitor this morning as this week we’re visiting South America. One of our grandmothers was born in Uruguay in South America and created a PowerPoint to share some information of the culture, music and food of Uruguay.
P2 had great fun taking PE outside this week! Fingers crossed for more of the lovely weather!
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
As part of our whole school Health and Wellbeing focus Primary 2 have been discussing our feelings. We thought about how these feelings might look and used different colours and shapes to show our ideas.
P5-P7 had their Christmas party on Wednesday at the community hall. We played corners, pass the parcel and musical statues as well as dancing the Gay Gordons and The Dashing White Sergeant. Everyone was in great spirits and had a fantastic time!