Elphy’s World of Work Conference

The children have been working very hard to plan their conference, which takes place on Friday 2nd June. We have sent emails, made posters, worked out our program and thought about all the other little jobs which will make the day really special – like names badges and refreshments.  We now have speakers confirmed from Ross High, QMU and Edinburgh University.  The conference is for the children to attend as delegates but I am still looking for 1 or 2 parents who would be willing to speak about their own positive experience of training and the world of work.

We have a website for the conference –

http://sites.google.com/edubuzz.org/elphyworldofwork

This site has been set up by our IT team and is hidden from searches on the internet so the link must be typed in.

Mrs Hamilton

 

P3/4/5 Farm Visit

P3/4/5 had a wonderful morning at Costerton Farm.  We saw some beef cattle and their calves, took a trailer ride through the fields, patted some lambs and sat on a quad bike and tractor.  We also learned about some of the jobs which take place on a real life farm.  We will use this visit as a starting point for our learning on farming.

 

Outdoor Literacy Learning

After a cold few days it was lovely to get outside on Friday for literacy.  The children used their senses to listen, look, touch and smell items and record them on a sheet. We will add describing words to these nouns next week and use them to inspire our imaginative writing.

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Outdoor Literacy

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My Brilliant Body

We had fun this afternoon discovering about our main organs and what they were for.  We worked in teams to lay out the organs in the correct place – on a real human body!

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Museum of Flight

What a wonderful day we had on Monday!  We were very lucky that the Museum allowed us to visit and organised a excellent day of fun learning at such short notice.  Our thanks go to them and to our wonderful office staff who as usual pulled everything together with great efficiency.

A few photos of the day – Concorde was the highlight for most!

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P 3/4/5 Healthy Eating and My Brilliant Body

We finished our Health and Well Being topic of Healthy Eating by designing a plate of food based on the Eat Well plate.  The children tried hard to include food from each of the important food groups – ask them what they are!

We have now begun work on our new Inter Disciplinary Learning topic – My Brilliant Body.  We began by learning about some of the main bones in our body and building a skeleton in our home teams.  I wonder who can remember some of the proper names for our bones?

Good Enough to Eat

Good Enough to Eat

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Good Enough to Eat!

Good Enough to Eat

Good Enough to Eat!

My Brilliant Body

My Brilliant Body

My Brilliant Body

Healthy Eating in P3/4/5

I have now managed to get the class link up and running so all my future posts will be here rather than the main school page.

We have started the year with a healthy eating focus.  The children have kept a food diary for a week and we have linked this with our learning about the Eatwell plate to identify how many portions we eat each week from across the food groups.  The children then discussed what they could eat more of and what they could cut back on!

On Wednesday we tasted some fruit and vegetables and I was delighted to see some children trying and enjoying food they had previously said they disliked or hadn’t tried before.

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