This week P5/6/7 have been learning about the Debating Chamber in the Scottish Parliament. We went on the computer and typed in a website about the Scottish Parliament, it had lots of facts about all of the Scottish parties. There were also facts about the public gallery and the media gallery. The media gallery is for journalists and reporters. The Parliament has a mace, it represents Scotland having its first Parliament. The Scottish National Party is the biggest party there is in the Scottish Parliament, they sit in the centre of the room because they are the biggest party. There is a Presiding Officer that lets everyone speak and has one of the most important jobs in the Scottish Parliament. There are also helpers who sit next to the Presiding Officer.
By Daniel Stuart & Roan
In P5/6/7 we have been learning about the Scottish Parliament and new laws and new rules that the government make in the debating chamber. We have learnt that there are 4 main political parties in the Scottish Parliament. The biggest political party is the Scottish National Party. It has 65 seats and its leader is Alex Salmond. He is the First Minster of Scotland.
This week we have been learning about scottish parliament in class. We’ve had a debate about whether school uniform should be banned or not.The majority voted in favour of the ban. If it was a real debate in the scottish parliament then the bill would go to a committee for review. In Ocober we are going to go on a trip to the parliament.
By Ben and Jack.
In P5/6/7 we have been reading Lord of the Flies. The book is about a plane crash on a desert island. The two main characters are Ralph and Piggy, They find an conch and blow into it to see if anyone else is on the island. After a while they make a fire on the mountain. When everybody on the island is gathered Ralph and Simon start to make wooden huts on the island. Jack and his choir start to hunt and turn into murderous savages.
By Olivia, Lochie and Declan
P5/6/7 has been learning about the Scottish parliament and about the MSPs and what they do in the parliament.
By Jasmine and Lee
In P5/6/7 we have been working in groups to learn different ways to tell the time. We have been learning about how to tell the time in 24 hour format and 12 hour format. In one of the groups they have been learning about digital time and 12 hour time and sometimes the whole class gets to play time games together.
By Mya, Daena and Sophie
What a week it has been for us at West Barns today, Stars of the Week, Golden Time
and we even found time to enjoy the lovely food made today with parent volunteers
from our vegetable patch.
Mrs Whitford visited all of the different Golden Time activities today and took
lots of photos. We must say a huge thank you to all of the parent volunteers who came
into school today to prepare and bake food with the pupils. Children across the school
took part in rounders, making hamma bead designs, continued with 3D models, playing
board games and of course the baking.
Golden Time Fun on PhotoPeach
After break each class went to the hall for quite a feast! We tried soup, cheese and
courgette cake, quiche, omelettes, potato scones and much more. Thanks also to
Mrs Forsyth who took some of our potatoes home to fry and roast – they were delcious!
My particular favourites were the marrow and mint soup and the potato and chocolate
cake. What was your favourite?
Food, Glorious Food on PhotoPeach
This week Mrs Lees took one of our oversized courgettes (which apparently becomes
a marrow) to make up a delicious soup for us all to try today.
Here is a picture of our marrow – it’s so big, it needs both Poppy and Ciara
to pick it up! It weighed in at a whopping 3k 150g.
Earlier this year our Gardening Club transformed the old ivy square at the front of the school into a vegetable patch and today we were able to reap the fruits (or vegetables in this case) of their labour.
Pupils worked together at lunch time to dig up the potatoes, pick the peas and beans, pull up the onions and cut the courgettes of the plants. We weighed 17.5 lbs of potatoes, 2 lbs of beans, and two of our courgettes weighed in at 1 lb each.
We are really looking forward to Golden Time on Friday when lots of parent helpers are coming into the school to help us cook up our vegetables into tasty treats for the whole school to sample.
West Barns Harvest on PhotoPeach
P6/7 have been doing a textile project based on kandinsky circle art. We used different colours of felt and thread. We then put them on a square piece of felt and stiched them together. So far it looks really cool. 🙂