Windmills!

This week we have been looking at wind and how although we cannot see it (its invisible!) we can see the impact of wind on lots of things around us. To help us see wind we made some windmills using paper, straws and James the janitor helped us nail them together with some wood to help keep them strong! Here are some pictures of us outside testing them out!

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Little scientists doing their research!

Today we were little scientists and we used books to help us research our topic of weather! We all wrote down interesting facts that we found in the books and even called down to England to see if the weather really was different there compared to Scotland like one of our books said!

Here are a few of our facts and pictures!

Abigail – “rain is lots of drops of water joined together in a cloud”

Arran – “some lightning strikes many places at once”

Avalon – “Frost and ice are frozen water”

Darcey – “clouds are made of tiny drops of water”

Faith – “the sun is bigger than the Earth”

Grace – “a very long time of hot weather is called a heatwave”

Harris – “Tornadoes are made of spinning wind”

Jamie – “snow is frozen rain”

Kelvin – “hurricanes can knock down houses”

Mason – “tornadoes look like dark spinning clouds of wind”

Max – “the sun gives us heat”

Matthew – “you cannot see thunder”

Oliver – “the sun goes away in a different country”

Sara – “the sun is bigger than the world”

Kerb Craft Training!

We have all been enjoying spending part of our Wednesday morning learning how to walk safely on roads and all about how to cross the road safely. However, the children have all agreed that today was the best session as it ended up with a quick play in the park as a reward! A humongous thank you to all our super helpers and we hope the sun will be shining like it was today next week!

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Electricity!

We had a fantastic day today which included a visit from Lauren and Lorraine from Torness Power Staion as they came to talk to us all about how electricity is made and how it travels out to our homes! We learned that Torness Power Station provides enough electricity to nearly 2 millions homes!