Daily Archive for June 23rd, 2011

Dunipace Primary School

Over the past year we have become friendly, through our respective blogs, with Primary 3 at Dunipace Primary School in Falkirk, and their teacher Mrs Crerar.

They have a fantastic blog which we love to look at:
http://p3dunipace.primaryblogger.co.uk/

We decided that we would like to work together and decided we would produce a guide to learn more about each other. We thought we would use a Glow wiki to do this. A wiki is a kind of collaborative website which more than one person can contribute to, even if they live in different places, so we thought it would be perfect for us!

Dunipace have added lots of pages to the wiki. We particularly liked their Simpson avatars and their video guide. You have done a great job Dunipace. Well done everyone.

You can have a look too. Click here. and then click on the Dunipace tab to see all their hard work.

Lighthouse Modelling

Busy with our parents.

This afternoon we invited our parents to come in and help us make our lighthouse models.

We were planning to make them a wee while ago but all the Pringles tubes we had collected had been thrown out when the school was being tidied, so we had to start all over again!!

We made a base for our lighthouse using an old shoebox lid or half of a cereal box. We painted it and covered it with blue tissue paper for the sea. Then we made our lighthouse by covering the crisps tube with white paper and added red or black stripes. We used mod roc to attach the lighthouse to the base by packing it around the base of the lighthouse to make rocks. We added a plastic tub to the top to house the light.

We will be finishing them off by painting the rocks and adding our electrical circuit so our lighthouses have a flashing light. We think we have done a super job, don’t you?

After we had all tidied up we were able to eat the fruit kebabs we had prepared that morning. Our parents really liked them and we think some had more than one!

Thank you to everyone who came.

Fruity Fun

Preparing the fruit.

We are having a Health Week at school.

On Monday we designed a healthy lunchbox for Mr Grinling, the Light house Keeper, as we did not think his diet was very healthy!

This morning we made some lovely fruit kebabs to share with our parents when they visit us this afternoon to make our lighthouse models.

We talked about the importance of good food hygiene. We washed our hand in hot soapy water to kill any germs on our hands and then used special hand gel just to make sure.

We prepared and washed out fruit and then put it onto wooden skewers. We used pineapple, strawberries, grapes and melon. Some of us had never tested fresh pineapple before and thought it was lovely – better than the stuff in the can.

We think they will be delicious.




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