On Tuesday 7th February at 3PM my Mum brought my Guinea Pigs Rachel and Bella up to school for my presentation on my “Guinea Pig instruction Booklet “ I have been working on with Miss MacIntyre. The cage was covered by a towel over it is because they like the dark and because they […]
Just before Christmas P4/5 were thrilled to get a visit from Miss Heads nephew Luke, who is a geologist. He answered lots of their questions about volcanoes and earthquakes. He was also very impressed by the children’s knowledge of the earth’s structure and plate tectonics.
To complete our IDL on earthquakes and volcanoes, P4/5 have learned about the pros and cons of living in areas of the world where there are volcanoes and earthquakes. They wrote a piece of persuasive writing to convince people that living in Iceland had lots of positive aspects and found out how engineers try to […]
P4/5 have been learning about the effects of earthquakes and the devastation they cause when buildings collapse. They looked at different ways of making buildings stronger and more able to withstand an earthquake. Everyone came up with their own design and then groups chose one design or a combination of features from two designs to […]
P4/5 are learning about poetry and figures of speech. Here is Drew’s volcano poem using metaphor for the first time.
Port Ellen Primary School have just got some colourful, outdoor drums for our playground. The drums have been put in beside our stage which has just been done up. They look good together as they are both bright and beautiful. Ellen and Morgan think they are loud, popular and FUN! There are five sizes of […]
P4/5 have been learning how, during the Neolithic, people started to move away from being hunter-gatherers and started farming. They began to build permanent homes. They worked in groups to build models of Skara Brae as well as Iron Age hillforts, roundhouses and crannogs.
P4/5 have been finding out about the work of archeologists and how they go about finding evidence of the past. They took part in a mini dig, tried to reassemble bits of old pottery and dissected a Stone age poo to find out what people ate long ago.
As part of their learning about Islay Prehistory P4/5 went up to see the standing stone outside Port Ellen. They were amazed at it’s height up close and how people long ago managed to get such a big piece of rock into a stand
We asked Bronagh questions about what she did in Westminster in London. We firstly asked her a question on why she was there. She went to Parliament because she was an young Scottish winner of an art competition for I love Amazon schools. In Parliament they were taking photos and talking about the rain forest. […]