Today a group of us went out with Mrs Stewart to start shooting our video guide to Arbroath. We started off with a tour of the park and beach at the West Links. We are making this to put on our new wiki. A wiki is a kind of website that lots of people can contribute to and work on.
We are going to be working with our friends at Dunipace School in Falkirk and the Big Byte Learning Institute in Taiwan.
We will be sharing details of our wiki with you soon.
Today we worked together to draw and paint some Emperor Penguins for a display in the hall outside our classroom. We have learned that Emperor Penguins are one of only three animals that live all the year round in Antarctica. The can grow to about one metre in height which is about the same height as a child in Primary 1!
Today we wrote reports about animals that live in Antarctica. We had to use titles and sub-headings and turn bullet points into proper sentences. Mrs Stewart thought that we all worked really hard. We worked in groups to turn our reports into information posters. We have added them to a display outside our room.
We have been learning about creation in RME with Mrs Smith. We talked about how God made the world and how we could use our “helping hands” to keep our world beautiful. We made these lovely posters by drawing outlines of our hands to make into trees and then adding a sentence about our “helping hands.” Since we are an eco school we thought about ways we could help our environment.
Our allotment is making progress. The students from Angus College came to rotivate the soil and the boys in Mrs Finlayson’s class have tidied away some of the rubbish.
We are hoping that some of the children in our class can go over in the coming weeks and help spread some compost on top.
We are planning to grow some potatoes to start off with. Mrs Finlayson came through to tell us about “chitting” potatoes. Chitting is the process of placing seed potatoes in a cool, light place to encourage strong sturdy shoots to grow before they are planted in the ground. We have placed some potatoes upright in an egg box in our classroom to “chit” them. We have two varieties called Maris Bard and Duke of York. We are hoping that these will be ready to harvest before the summer holidays.
Today we played some games to help us learn how to multiply. We used hoops to make sets or groups and then placed the same number of bean bags in each hoop. We then worked out what the multiplication sentence and answer would be.
After that we used played some games using dice, cubes and target boards.
Look how many sums we managed to make using our dice!