This week we have been continuing our learning with Harry Potter and have related it to our work in science – creating potions using dissolving, have jelly races and looking at a ‘magical snake’ appearing from the fire.
‘We needed sand and a blowtorch to make a snake rise from the fire with Mr Hogben’ Thomas
‘We were drawing a picture of Harry Potter using the description from the book. He has messy hair, broken glasses and a scar’ Kai
‘ We have been looking at scripts. The person who tells the story is the narrator. I got a certificate for my reading’ Ethan
‘ We have continued grid references with bibs with numbers and letters. I learned how to use a grid reference and we had races to reach a point outside.’ Eli
‘ We have been doing some more music with Conor and Stewart and we have been learning some Scottish Country Dancing with Mr Barrie’ Megan
Here are the secrets behind all the great work in P5A….
Our topic is Healthy Bodies and Healthy Diet and we are making a scrumptious Tuckshop… – David
We put an egg in to a tub with liquid and waited 7 days. Mostly all egg shells changed but none cracked. Some eggs had bacteria on it. We were using eggs to simulate the enamel on your tooth. – Aiden B and Aidan Mc
When we were looking at everyone else’s experiments Mr Drysdale got us to pretend to be Victorian people at a Science Fair! – Emma
Every week we do cursive handwriting, and this week we learnt letter r and n. – Lexi
We have been solving problems with our buddies in P3A. – Connie
We had to get everyone across the lily-pads without touching the floor. We used control, balance, teamwork and co-ordination. – Isla and Maja.
Every Friday we do P.E and we are learning about hockey and playing games. Today we were doing 3 vs 3 and there was no one in goals. – Paton
P5/6 were great at identifying the technology, design and problem solving skills they put to use in two tasks as part of their learning this week. It all ties in to our John Muir Award too which we are close to completing. The class thought it was a good idea to build bird boxes for around the school grounds so got to work planning, preparing and building unique designs.
Ellis came up with the great suggestion to use grass cuttings from our garden to add to the boxes along with sticks and other things we had gathered around the area. As you can see… they all look great!
The class also designed their own unique water catchers in small groups. They did it quickly and efficiently and we went down to the burn to test them out. Some turned out more successful than others, but we all certainly learnt something through the task. We have collected dirty looking water from the burn in the grounds and the next step is to try and filter it somehow…. I am sure the class are more than capable of coming up with a solution next week!
We have had an amazing time planning and performing our assembly to the school and to all the teachers, parents and classes. It has took us about 2 or 3 weeks to plan so we hope you enjoyed our assembly!
We done two outdoor sports for P.E after the assembly. One was tennis the other one was club golf. It was a lot of fun and we all loved it. In golf we done chipping and putting onto the targets and into the hoops. In tennis we were doing rallying the ball back and forward bouncing and trapping the ball.
Written by Andrew, Callum and Jason
I would just like to say how proud and impressed I am with the class. We had only a week to write a script as a class, prepare a film and a whole assembly and the class were brilliant at taking responsibility and putting on a performance. Well done! (Mr Drysdale)
Have a look at some photos from our fantastic Friday…