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Jubilee Mini Topic

Next week P4-7 are undertaking a mini project on the jubilee.  See below the details:

Some of learning we will cover:

I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence. SOC 2-06a

By considering the type of text I am creating, I can select ideas and relevant information, organise these in an appropriate way for my purpose and use suitable vocabulary for my audience.  LIT 2-26a

Through observing and recording from my experiences across the curriculum, I can create images and objects which show my awareness and recognition of detail .EXA 2-04a

Activity: The class are split into group or pairs, each one has been assigned a decade from Queen Elizabeth’s reign.  They will need to research, using books and the ‘ to find out what the queen did in that decade and think about the effect that would have on society back then.  Pupils will also be able to research other major events, fashions, foods, schooling, music and politics from that decade.  They will display the information on a 6 foot banner in an artistic, colourful, innovative way that would make an audience want to look at it and read it. 

Most of this work will be done in class time, parents and the community will be able to see the banners in the community hall as part of the schools effort to decorate it for the Jubilee School Fair on 9th June.

Please see the homework sheet sent home today (Friday ) for more details.

Scale Drawings

We have been learning about scale in a very real context. The Eco Committee need to know the size of the area where we intend to plant the wild flower meadow so the correct amount of seedlings can be bought. We are mapping our schools grounds very accurately using scale drawings and we will be learning about area to give an accurate answer. We discussed proffesions and other contexts where we need to use the skill of scale drawings. I told the class about the scale drawings I did of their classroom during the summer holidays so I could decide the best use of furniture and space in their room.

Send My Friend to School

We are taking part in a brilliant Global Citizenship project that can make a real difference: SEND MY FRIEND TO SCHOOL

See this link: http://player.vimeo.com/video/40647232

We have started learning about schooling and life in Tanzania and comparing that to what our lives are like.

“All children should have the right to go to school” Naomi P6

“Now I know how lucky I am to go to school.”  Ross P5

” I want to help the people who can’t go to school” Eloise P4

” Now I realise how lucky we are”  Jessica P4

We will be taking part in the 2012 campaign and have a visit planned from an MP in June who will take our messages to David Cameron the Prime Minister.  We will keep you updated on our progress.

Eco Minutes

Here are our Eco committees latest minutes.  We held our Eco meeting today.  Jane and Lee our parent reps were there as well as P1-7 reps, Naomi will feedback  to the nursery children on Monday morning.

May 3rd 2012 Minutes

Nature Detectives

As part of our John Muir Award we are discovering and exploring the forest.  Today we went out on our usual weekly forest school lesson but we were accompanied with Richard English, the countryside ranger.  We had to complete 3 levels to be a nature detective.  We discovered lots about a forest that is very familiar to us.  Mrs Leslie will continue to help us explore the

forest more deeply using our senses.  We are going to be taking part in a conservation project…..watch this space for details.

Going Bananas

We have just signed up for a Glow Live event, Going Bananas, which will help us with our algebra this term. It is an event done through a live link alongside many other schools in Scotland. What a great opportunity to have fun while learning tricky concepts.

OUTDOOR LASER

ZIP ZAP ZIP In outdoor laser lots of people think it was one of the best activites because you keep going.You run around the woods with a laser gun and get put into teams and zap the other team and capture their base. By Euan

 

Quad Bikes In Kingwood

In quad biking we had helmets and harness .In my opinion and lots of others I think it the quad biking track was rather small, they had two quite fast quads but in the end it was really fun!

This was similar to our track

DISCO TIME :)

Last week when p4/7 were at camp the Thursday night P4/7 went to a disco. Most of the girl were dancing and some of the boy were too.  Sarah ,Charlotte, Amber G,Naomi  and Jesssica  were all dancing together.  But  Amy G was dancing with this boy she met on Tuesday his name was John and Amy and John  had a very fun time together .

Dylan Brotherston did not like the disco at all =( 🙁 =( . Dylan said the good thing about the disco was when Dylan and Gabriel did the conga but apart from that DYLAN AND MOST OF THE BOYS HATED IT SOO BAD.   boooooo.    Sascha and the boys were sitting in the corner and talking about try to escape through a window   (thats how bad they thought the disco was.  I thought the disco was realy fun. And there was good songs for me and The other girls to dance too. M and Sarah really like the song the club is alive by JLS.

Then at 9:00pm the disco was over and all of us went back to our dorm and got ready for bed.

By Naomi Brunton

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!