Category Archives: P5a (Mr Drysdale)

P5a Busy Week Update

Since last week we have done all of this:

Homework Presentations

The whole class were sharing their learning and projects which they had been working at home and in class. Lots of us looked into mountains and hills and others did beaches, bridges and lakes.

New Wonderful Buddies

Today we got to find out and prepare a pamphlet for our new buddies next year! We are going to get P1a!

Football  Match Marvel

Last week all the teachers and P7s were doing a football match the teachers won. We made banners to support the teachers.

Championships

P4-7 took part in the Championships where there were 7 different sports. We are going to finish it on Friday.

Party coming soon for P5a

Most of you might remember the tuckshop we done before Christmas. We still have money left over so are going to have a party at the end of the term using the profit! We are going to plan it this week.

 

Thanks to all the pupils who helped write this!

P5A’s John Muir Award Update

We were so busy last week, we forgot to finish our blog post and update you on our John Muir Award!

Litter Picking

We are ‘little litter pickers’. We have went litter picking for the first time in the woods we named the woods the hollow woods and the river woods.

When got back from the woods we weighed them with a coil spring measure, then we measured all the bags together. It was 14.9kg!

There were glass bottles, cans, wrapper and so much more “you will not believe it”, and we did not believe it either.

Mr Macniven visit  

Mr Macniven came to tell us about John Muir and there were some facts  we never knew  about. He knew lots about John Muir but we think we know more than him.

Assembly

We enjoyed working on and presenting the assembly and we hope you enjoyed it too. We tryed really hard even though we only had 2 weeks to practise super hard.

Marathon posters 

We designed and put up posters to convince people to  stop dropping litter. We did it because we worried that the problem would be worse when the marathon came to our school.

Well done to Paton, Connie, Natalia and Jayden who worked together to write this!

P5A Busy Bees

John Muir Award Fun

“We had someone come in to tell us about John Muir. Her name was Ms Davison and she was doing some fun things with us, telling us what he liked to do when he was alive.” Natalia

“We were doing role play with Ms Davidson. We were using our acting skills.” – Maja

“Last Friday we went in to two different woods and named them both… The hollow woods because it was narrow and had a dip and we went to one further away called the river wood because we saw two rivers” Emma

“We went to find stuff and explore nature. We found loads of rubbish!” Aiden B

“On the zoo bus we played games which helped us learn more about the animals and their habitats. ” David

Super Sporty Stars

“At warm up for rugby we played sharks and fishes. We had to go on our knees and hop around. It was girls v girls and boys v boys.” Abbie

“We practised Club Golf because a specialist (Kate Green) came along and she set up a golf course. Each of us were put in two teams and we went around and hit towards the flag.” Connie

“I was super surprised when I got a hole in one at Club Golf. It was the third hole.” Isla

“On the zoo bus we played games which helped us learn more about the animals and their habitats. ” David

Super Sporty Stars

“At warm up for rugby we played sharks and fishes. We had to go on our knees and hop around. It was girls v girls and boys v boys.” Abbie

“We practised Club Golf because a specialist (Kate Green) came along and she set up a golf course. Each of us were put in two teams and we went around and hit towards the flag.” Connie

“I was super surprised when I got a hole in one at Club Golf. It was the third hole.” Isla

We have sent off our application to the John Muir Award, and we are very excited to visit the Birthplace Museum in Dunbar tomorrow!

We have sent off our application to the John Muir Award, and we are very excited to visit the Birthplace Museum in Dunbar tomorrow!

 

 

 

P5A’s John Muir Birthplace Visit

Reflecting on our John Muir Birthplace Trip:; Why was it a good idea to go to the museum?

 

“It was a great opportunity to learn and see different things” – Connie
“We learnt lots of new stuff” – Alex
“It was a good as we learnt what the family used to do and all the children names” – Daryl
“On a laptop you can see it but if you actually go you feel it etc” – David
“We learned tonnes more than expected about John Muir and his family, not just listening in the back room” – Caitlyn
“It was really good because I liked learning about the mother and new things…” – Emma
“It was nice interactive in the building. On the outside it’s old and inside it was cool.” – Maja

The class were a credit to the school and applied loads of skills when across in Dunbar this morning. I am looking forward to using their new found knowledge in some exciting ways! – Mr Drysdale

P5A – Lots of learning!

There has been some really exciting learning going on in P5A over the last few weeks, with pupils responding really well to some challenging chunks of skills and knowledge thrown their way.

We have been focussing on directions and coordinates in Maths. Plenty of practical work outside has helped with this.  Everyone has been great at multiplying and dividing with 10,100,1000 and are still working on improving those fast facts in their multiples in numeracy.

IDL has seen great cooperative work with a focus of scavenging and building a survival shelter. This was great fun and a real challenge, but the class took away a lot from it and knew how to improve it if they had another chance. We even got a chance to wear wellies and waterproofs!

Elli – “We made a shelter using equipment thanks to the nursery! We used some crates, tarpaulin and lots of ropes and poles”

Aiden B – “We have been doing handball in PE with Mr Barrie”

Have a look at the photos to get an idea of what the learning has looked like.