P5 have had a busy week and are now fully engaged in their new topic of landscapes and natural disasters. This week we have been mapping tectonic plates, locations of rainforest and deserts and have just started our research into volcanoes. The class have decided that they are going to teach each other about volcanoes so each cooperative group is learning about a different type of volcano.
Some of our time this week (and a lot of our time next week) has been spent on preparing our class assembly for next Friday. The children have decided that they would like to share what they learned about the Scottish Wars of Independence. Be prepared for lots of dramas!!
Next week we are out and about with the County Ranger as part of our John Muir Award. Thank you to the two volunteers who have already offered their services. I could do with a third helper if anybody else could make it on Thursday 8th March.
The class are all looking forward to the February holidays and excited about the snow this morning. We have been very busy again this week and have been finishing our Scottish Wars of Independence topic. We have covered a lot of ground – John Balliol, the Ragmans Roll, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, the Battle of Stirling Bridge, the Battle of Falkirk and the Battle of Bannockburn. We’ve showed our learning in lots of different ways as well from booklets and posters to powerpoints and swords.
A busy start to the term. The children have already started their new topic – The Scottish Wars of Independence – and we have been learning about the causes, re-creating the Ragman Roll, finding out about the Battle of Stirling Bridge and learning key facts about William Wallace.
Our new class novel this term is Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. The children brought in a selection of books that they would like to read and this was the most popular choice.
The class have a Scottish Poem to learn for w/c 30th January and should be working on this as part of their homework. We will be having a Scottish event with the other P5 classes before we break up for the February break.
This week we have been learning the vocabulary for different colours in French.
In PE the class have been doing gymnastics. A few action shots below.
First Friday club started well in Food prep last Friday. We learned how to use the sharp knives carefully and prepared fruit for a fruit salad. Since it was close to Halloween, we squeezed out the juice from an orange and made little jack o lanterns to hold our fruit 🙂
7B visited the John Gray Centre yesterday to find out about how the War affected East Lothian and Haddington. We discovered that bombs had been deposited over Haddington and the shops in the High Street were hit.
A highlight, for some, was getting to try on this replica Gas Mask to see what it would have felt like wearing one.