Today we had a lovely day in the sun celebrating outdoor learning. Now this day normally falls on a Thursday but the clever Mrs F from Leswalt smartly pointed out that the weather forecast is absolutely dreadful for tomorrow so we thought we would just bring the celebrations a day forward so we could get our shorts on and enjoy the sunshine here at Kirkcolm!
Both classes spent the majority of the day outside in the sunshine! Miss Douglas’s P1-4 spent their morning down by the shore ALL the way up to lunch time starting with investigating symmetry and patterns using shells and then looking at measure and some very creative ways to measure down the beach! Next for literacy they got stuck into their Viking topic by writing secret messages in Viking code on the beach! So if you spot some runes on the beach… Good luck trying to work out what they say! After lunch they looked at light and shadows and created some beautiful chalk figures to show their silhouettes cast by their shadows and they they finished off the day with a good ole game of rounders in the sunshine!
P4-7 had the lovely Mrs McIllwraith in class with them all day, in the morning they went outside in the playground to draw some shapes of varying difficulty and size to investigate perimeter and area! The younger ones looked at how many leaves could cover the area of their shape while the older ones were looking at working out the exact area of different shapes and then they extended this to other items in the playground! For literacy we continued the work we had been doing on description and took it down to the beach to see how the natural surroundings of Kirkcolm could inspire us to write about the different senses we are experiencing. Finally, in the afternoon we got to grips with some rugby training…
See below for the photos of this sunny day well spent!