3D Safari Scenes

To end our Kenya topic, the children made their own individual 3D Safari scenes which reflected much of what they had learned about Kenyan National Parks. They were very creative and very detailed. Mrs Williams visited our classroom to see the magnificent work and to hear each person talk about what was happening in their scene. Mrs Williams then told us all about the Safari trips she had made in South Africa and the amazing things she did and saw on them! 


The Big Five

The Big Five: ElephantRhinocerosLionLeopardBuffalo

The class completed a research homework task on at least three of the African animals from ‘The Big Five’. In class each child chose two animals and worked on presenting the information they had found as: 

  • A PowerPoint presentation 
  • An information poster

Pupils had the opportunity to talk about their completed work to the rest of the class. The posters have now been displayed in the classroom.

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Making a mud house

We have been looking at Kenyan lifestyles. Most Kenyans live in big cities like Nairobi or Mombasa. In rural Kenya, people live in small houses. Some of these houses are made from mud.

James, our janitor worked with the class in small groups to build our own mud house.

Learning Street Sense

 Today P3/4 observed and recorded road traffic through Main Street in Elphinstone. It was also an opportunity to discuss and consolidate our learning in the classroom on road safety and the children were able to decide and give reasons for safe/ unsafe places to cross the busy road through Elphinstone. There was plenty of discussion on various road markings and the purpose of the double yellow lines and zigzag markings painted outside the school. 

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Through the programme ‘Streetsense’, pupils have been engaged in a variety of interactive activities on road safety.

Success Criteria: Green cross code

  • I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible.
  • I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely.

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Success Criteria:  Safer route

  • I have explored a variety of ways in which data is presented and can ask and answer questions about the information it contains.
  • I can access, retrieve and use information from electronic sources to support, enrich or extend learning in different contexts.