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P4W have been busy!

P4W have started their final term before our summer holidays with a bang! We visited Stirling Castle to round off our previous Context for Learning on Castles, we had a great day! Check out some of our pictures below:


This term, our new Context for Learning is the Human Body! We had to work together as team to put together different clues to figure out what it could be. We then completed our plan and thought about what things we would like to learn.  We decided we want to find out why we have a funny bone, how we laugh, how we breathe and lots more!



So far, we have had a look inside our bodies at all of our internal organs. Look at some of our pictures below when we pretended to be surgeons and put our classmates back together!:

In Numeracy this term, we’ll be focusing on measuring, angles, position and movement and our multiplication tables. In Literacy, we will be looking at different punctuation in our sentences and improving our WOW words in our imaginative stories. We’ll also be using our Context for Learning to write reports and instructions on how to keep ourselves fit and healthy. We will also be taking part in different STEM activities to do with the Human Body and learning some more French before the end of the school year.

As 2018 is the year of the World Cup, P4W have also decided to have a mini-Context for Learning about Russia 2018. We will have a country who are taking part in the World Cup this year to research and will take it in turns to report on the different games that have taken place. We’re sad that Scotland didn’t qualify this year!

P7S Pumpkin Catapult Olympics!

This week our STEM challenge had a Halloween twist! Miss Stark set us the challenge to build our own catapults ready to take part in a Pumpkin Catapult Olympics! We had so much fun and things got a little competitive! Check out our creations and activities below.

  1. Go the distance

2. Hit the Target

3. Great Heights

4. Tower Topple

5. Score a Bucket

6. Hoop Shoot

We found that the ‘Score a bucket’ and ‘Hoop Shoot’ were the two most difficult challenges. We had to have a play off to find the winners for both!

Congratulations to all our Gold Medalists – Here they are: