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Primary 4 visit the Museum of Flight

Primary 4 had a terrific morning at the Museum of Flight today. We were shown around by Adam from the Education Centre and found out about both military and passenger aircraft. The children also enjoyed the education centre and stepping aboard Concorde! Gerard even made an appearance and took us to the workshop where his friends are building their beautiful Strutter aircraft.

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Primary 4 make ‘Om’ symbols in the frost.

Primary 4 have been learning about the importance of symbols in RME. They drew the Hindu ‘Om’ symbol in the frost today.

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Primary 4 paper cup helicopters

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Primary 4 have been experimenting with helicopter flight. We discovered that the rotation of the blades kept our cup in the air longer than if it were dropped without spinning. We also tested different shapes of blades to see what was most effective at keeping our cup in the air.

August to October in Primary 4.

A selection of pictures from Primary 4 so far this term. Maths: estimating.

The children have been learning about rounding and estimating, as well as using symbols such as more than and less than. Today we made five pretend shops and then choose items to buy. The children then estimated how much their shopping would have cost and we checked how close they were with the shopkeeper's calculator.
The children have been learning about rounding and estimating, as well as using symbols such as more than and less than. Today we made five pretend shops and then choose items to buy. The children then estimated how much their shopping would have cost and we checked how close they were with the shopkeeper’s calculator.
Last week we discussed friends in the playground and drew someone who we enjoyed playing with. The children then had the chance to share their drawings on the screen and to thank their friends for being kind to them in the playground.
Last week we discussed friends in the playground and drew someone who we enjoyed playing with. The children then had the chance to share their drawings on the screen and to thank their friends for being kind to them in the playground.
If the children successfully complete all of Mr Aitken's challenges throughout the week then Mr Aitken will do something the children challenge him to do.
If the children successfully complete all of Mr Aitken’s challenges throughout the week then Mr Aitken will do something the children challenge him to do.
The children read with their groups each week as well as taking part in the Accelerated Reading programme. The more books they read, and the more times they get 80% or more in their AR test, the quicker their AR score improves and the more challenging the books become.
The children read with their groups each week as well as taking part in the Accelerated Reading programme. The more books they read, and the more times they get 80% or more in their AR test, the quicker their AR score improves and the more challenging the books become.
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The children will share what they have learned about the Romans with the rest of the school. If they would like to bring costumes they can, although it is not necessary. The children will perform different marches and formations as well as a song they have learned in music.
The children will share what they have learned about the Romans with the rest of the school. If they would like to bring costumes they can, although it is not necessary. The children will perform different marches and formations as well as a song they have learned in music.
Mr Aitken and P4 like to be outdoors! We will try to arrange for more lessons to be spent outside next term.
Mr Aitken and P4 like to be outdoors! We will try to arrange for more lessons to be spent outside next term.

P6 Bridge Building

What can you do with a team of 3 people, 20 lolly sticks, 20 straws, 10 pipe cleaners, paper, masking tape and sticky tape?

Build a bridge of course!

After learning about the main types of bridges and their features, stengths and limitations, P6 were challenged to design and build a strong and stable bridge with a span of at least 20cm to transport toy cars at a height of at least 5cm off the ground.

The finished products were then evaluated and tested for functionality, safety and strength, with one bridge supporting 250g of load!

The children had lots of fun with this challenge and now appreciate that you can learn from what’s gone badly as well as from what’s gone well!  Take a look…

 

P1 update

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SAM_0019We have been very busy in P1 since coming back after the holidays. We have started a new topic about Scotland. We looked at the repeating patterns in tartan and had a go ourselves at designing our own tartan trying to keep to the pattern, we then made our tartan samples into kilts. We read the story about Hamish the Hairy Haggis and designed and made our own haggis and some haggis bashers. We have also been looking at maps and learning about how important the key is for a map. We had a go at making our own maps of our own Scottish islands and added a key to help us read the maps. In maths we are beginning to learn addition and subtraction we have been playing the apple game in pairs to help with this.