On Thursday p7s had to be at school for 8:10am! When we got on the bus we scored back seats. When we were at the college we got told our teams, Flynn and I were in Scooby. Next we went to a work shop and made our own cars out of foam. After that we took our cars out to race and they put mini jet engines in them. Flynn and my car went 72mph, the record was 87mph which is quite fast. I learned that a mini car can go that fast.
When we had break we went to our tables which had our names on them. Mrs Nicol was at our table, some people were very talkative in a good way – just getting to know people.
My favourite part was all the p7s were together and I think we should do more trips together.
This Monday Saltoun P5/6/7 started a new topic, electricity. We started off with some videos about what electricity is and then came my favourite bit – the circuits! We got to use small electrical wires to connect small bulbs, switches and batteries to make little electrical circuits. I found out that if you plug a wire in over the lamp it cancels the electricity going to the lamp and carries on going around the circuit. On Thursday this week we learnt what electricity is in a more active way. We all got hats with signs on. Most of the class had electrons on their hats but some of us had either a battery or a bulb. The people as electrons would walk around in a circle and every time they passed a battery they would collect a card that said energy. Every time you passed a bulb you had to hand your card to them and they would throw it up showing that the bulb was lighting up.
What I just described was a basic explanation of what electricity is and how it works .
I hope you enjoyed my post and I hope you also learned something . So thank you and GOODBYE!!
On Thursday 14th December 2017 Saltoun Primary School had a Christmas concert night and if you weren’t there to see it I am about to tell you all about it.
First there was the wonderful primary 1/2 Nativity about an extremely grumpy camel named Humphry but his friends and family called him humph because he was so grumpy that all he ever said was HUMPH! The nativity was narrated by Willow,Pippa and Sophie and I cannot forget the wonderful camels Humph (Jessica) camel number 1 (Thomas) and camel number 2 (Sophie I)
Second we had the primary 4/5 violinists Poppy,Brodie,Livi and Melodie. They played Snowflakes and Silent Night. It was truly amazing! I know that I could never play the violin far less play those 2 very complicated songs.
Next we had the p6/7 violinists who played Good King Wenceslas and Little Donkey, it was outstanding.
Then we had the primary 3 and 4s who sung Silent Night which BSL which stands for British Sign Language and also with BSL they sung When Santa got stuck up the Chimney.
Second last I took part in the primary 5/6/7 Christmas choir who sung Rocking around the Christmas Tree whith BSL and our last song was Feliz Navidad with some percussion instruments. I was kind of nervous but I tried my hardest not to show it and it certainly paid off.
Last we had the raffle draw, there were lots of prizes to be won, so well done to some of our luck winners! This year we did not win a prize.
In maths recently we have been learning about jump strategy, split strategy and over-jump strategy. It turns out I am good at all of them. I love maths and this just makes it easier for me so now I use them all the time and I love to use them. Jump strategy is where you add or minus in jumps of hundreds tens and units. Split strategy is where you split your sum into tens and units then add on in bits. Over-jump strategy is where you round the number you are adding to the nearest ten, add it then take away the same amount as you added to get your answer.
Primary 5/6/7 would like to wish you a happy February holiday. After the break our class will be one member less as Dylan is leaving us today to go to a new school, nearer his house. Good luck Dylan! We will miss you. Keep in touch! For everyone else, we will see you back on Monday 23rd.
Last week p5/6/7 watched a video called Child 31, the class took this very seriously and they now want to sponsor a school in Malawi. It is going to cost us £6000 and we already have £5 only £5995 to go.
Diana Balfour, a lady from Humbie, who ran with Olympic torch kindly let us see and hold her torch at our olympic assembly. The staff were just as excited to be holding a piece of history in the making.
Over 4,000,000 words have been read this term by P4-7. We set this ambitious target in April: we read in our teams, as a class and in our personal time. We were rewarded with a pink lemonade and glazed doughnut party. This was the food and drink that Basil Wrathbone fed his victims in our class novel. It sounded delicious and today it tasted delicious but thankfully it didn’t turn us into plastic toys as it did the characters in the novel. Well done P4-7 so proud of you, special mention to Dylan who personally read over 1,000,000.
Stuart Macpherson, East Lothians biodiversity officer, visited our class to tell us about how we can be a biodiversity champion. We also discussed food chains and pyramids and how the environment has changed in the last 50 years.
Before the sun got too hot we split into our reading teams and found a spot in the school garden to read aloud. In our teams we decide on our roles for the day. This means we are all actively involved in reading at one time. Roles include: summariser, predictor, clarifier and question master. The pupils will be able to tell you all about what these roles involve.