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