This week we loved our Outdoor Classroom Day, we stayed outside the whole morning and made amazing dens and structures. We even had chat time under the shady trees!
We have been finding out lots of interesting facts about castles. On Thursday we joined P1R to watch Authors Alive with Ross Collins and learned how to draw the polar bear from his book ‘There’s a Bear on My Chair’. We made use of the sunny weather and practised writing numbers on the playground. We also drew round our shadows and have observed how they change position throughout the day.
We have found more challenges on our time machine from Sir Simon and Lady Elizabeth Preston! This week we had to build a lego mini castle, design our own Coat of Arms and create information posters about the jobs people had in castles. All tasks have been successfully completed! On Thursday we watched Authors Alive with Ross Collins. He taught us how to draw the bear in his story “There’s a Bear on my Chair!” It was fun having our library slot round the playground learning table on “Outdoor Day”.
We have been learning about energy sources this week and had a great discussion about where we get our energy from. We took our spelling out into the woods on Tuesday and tried out creative ways to write our words using lots of different materials. On Thursday we watched ‘Authors Live with Ross Collins’. He taught us how to draw the illustrations from his book “There’s a Bear on my Chair!”
We started a new maths topic this week – Money. We had a really good discussion about the different ways people can pay for the things they buy and about saving up to buy ‘big’ things. We had great fun playing a money race game to practise exchanging coins for those with an equivalent value.
In literacy, the children wrote fantastic news articles about dangerous animals escaping from Edinburgh Zoo … be on the lookout! (We now have 2 boxes for our televisions for reading the news … still need 3 more!)
Primary 4 have had an active week. As part of our technology work on robots, we made ‘drawbots’. ‘We needed to use a motor to make the ‘drawbots’ draw.’ (Sophie) ‘We made squiggly lines. They were very slow.’ (Emma K) We spent Tuesday afternoon at the rugby festival where we played against some of the other schools in the cluster. ‘We met lots of our friends from other schools which was nice.’ (Willow) We have enjoyed being outdoors this week making the most of the good weather. On Thursday it was outdoor classroom day so we did our maths, spelling, reading and science work outside).
Primary 5 have been continuing their John Muir work. We have been learning more about his life and are making posters and leaflets to show what we found out. We have been weeding the garden. We had a cricket session on Thursday which we all really enjoyed.
In Primary 6 we have been learning about Cleanliness, hygiene and safety. They then applied this knowledge into their routines. They worked collaboratively to make 2 snacks; carried out all the preparation work and made fruit salads and Rocky Road Malteaser Tray Bakes. They had a lot of fun and have reinforced their knowledge that healthier options can be just as delicious as sugary snacks. We then made some lovely 3D clay models of different foods that we will be painting next week.
We were very lucky to have a cricket taster session this week, all pupils did very well and are looking forward to our next session on the 31st May.
After a very successful camp last week it’s been another busy week for P7. We have started putting together our own camp videos from photos and video clips. The ‘official’ camp video will be out soon so watch the P7 blog for this.