Category Archives: P3/4 2011/2012

Camp Update

 

Breakfast

After a wee stop over in Jedburgh all arrived safely, they went straight to quad biking.  Scrap heap challenge was the evening activity.  All made their own beds, some with a little encouragement.  The boys awoke at 5.30am to be promptly told to go back to bed!  At 6.30am everyone was up and getting dressed.  The carpet can no longer be seen, clothes are strewn! 

Cooked breakfasts all round this morning including spaghetti hoops on toast. Pupils have already visited the camp shop and staff are stocking up on chocolate for energy. It is beautiful dry weather at Kingswood this morning.  More quad biking, archery and climbing, all before lunch, they WILL sleep tonight!

Science Week Success

A huge thank you to the following people for volunteering their services and time

Proffessor Bob Kibble and 7 of his students from Edin Uni, Jill Jeans (Maggie mum), Lee Young (Edens mum), Jim, engineer extraordinaire, Rowena, Melody’s mum (nursery). 

Thanks to all the parents and carers who supported the pupils in their science endeavours and supporting their science showcase today.  Hopefully we will also win something in the National Competition with our Global, All-Terrain, eco friendly vehicles. 

Thanks to the staff for all their hard work and extra hours they put in this week to inspire their pupils.

Here are a few comments from our tickled pink, green for growth comments wall:

“Fraser’s volcano looked awesome”  Catherine P3

“We got to look in the microscope, it was massive”  Hamish P1

“Great to see everyone excited about science and excited about others inventions.”  Fiona (parent)

“The children seem to understand the principles well”  Parent with smiley face!

“I liked seeing the children explaining their experiments to different audiences, they ARE real scientists.”  Staff Member

“There were too many people” Pupil  (Perhaps we could have it in a bigger venue-Mrs Currie)

“It was wonderful to see the children’s pride in their work and the range that it covered.”  Sarah  (Parent)

Science Week 2012 on PhotoPeach

Sciene Report Wednesday

What p1/2 did on science HATS 

P1/2   made spiders in a web to learn about vibrations. Then they planted tomato seeds to help them learn about plants. Later that day Mrs daily help the p1/2 make optical illusions and explored lots of different animations. After that  they used the force to knock humpty dumpty when they were finished  they did a plant survey. At the end they made balloon powered vehicles they said it was great fun.

Nursery

On Wednesday the nursery had a bubbly bloom day.  Which is a day when you make bubbles and make a yeasty bloom. They made a yeast bloom with a bottle, some yeast, a balloon and air. They also made small bubbles, and big bubbles in the garden. They thought it was great fun and hope to do it again.

Hats day

Eight people from  the Edinburgh University  came to Saltoun .They took the classes told them about science and showed us  some stuff about chemistry. We also did some activities with Mrs Birrle, Mrs Ritchie and some of the other teachers.

By Dylan ,Sarah and Naomi

Science Report Tuesday

Science in classes

P1/2 used microscopes to look closely at their finger marks to see what type they are. They are making blue prints for vechiles and making strong structures from triangle shapes.

Nursery made little paper snakes and put stings on them and learnt about magnetism and sinking and floating in the water tray.

P3/4  made a K’nex model that can hold a pencil pot as well as looking at bugs that they caught in the min beast garden

Drying the pen samples

In P4567 we did some investigation when we had to find out: “Who ate all the    Biscuits?” We found out by splitting colour how to discover which pen the culprit used.  We also looked at fingerprints and matched all the staff to the culprits.  We used a microscope to find out the hairs that matched.

This morning we heard about science in the news, this happened in all the classes.

At lunch time we made paper aeroplanes there were 5 designs to choose from.  We could also play with propeller toys.

Reported by Ewan Mitchell P6, Sascha P5, Felix P5