What a fantastic day we all had yesterday at Blair Drummond Safari Park. We loved seeing all the animals, especially the monkeys jumping on the buses! We watched Lola, the sea lion, at the Sea Lion show and had great fun in the huge park. We then went on a boat trip to Chimp Island and floated along in the Pedalos. It was a brilliant day all round!
Last week P3/4 were shown how to help in an emergency. Mrs Watt came into class to talk to us about DR ABC, how to help if we found someone unconscious. She also showed us how to perform CPR. The kids loved it and we all learned a lot. Thank you Mrs Watt!
Today George was in our class for his last visit this session to help us finish our pirate STEM crafts. We were making pirate eye-patches and pirate hats. We have had great fun over the last few weeks making pirate treasure chest, weapons, flags and pirate ships.
On Friday Mrs Cook came in for a surprise visit to show us her new, little baby, Katie Jane Cook. She was enjoying a snooze and cuddle from her mum. She opened her eyes for a little while but was soon back asleep. She was tiny and adorable! We loved her visit!
Spelling: Children should continue to focus on their individual Tricky Word grids.
Title: Things That Make Me Happy
Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short 5 minute talk about the ‘things that make me happy’. Some ideas might be hobbies, toys, holidays, family and friends but you can include anything that makes you happy. You can decide how you would like to present the talk i.e. PowerPoint (saved on GLOW or pen drive), poster, photographs, bringing in items (trophies, toys etc.)
Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.
Talks should be ready to be heard for Monday 20th May
George, our engineer, came in this morning to start our pirate STEM project with us. We are hoping to create our very own pirate ships! But we need your help. We are hoping to use lots of recycled material so we need:
shoe boxes or cereal boxes
fabric or tissue paper
Milk bottle lids
a little toy to decorate the front
Tubes, like kitchen roll tubes
Please start bringing them in to school so we can start planning our project.
During the course of this week all children will be given a personalised Common Word spelling grid. These are the words that your child should focus on over the next few weeks. New sounds will continue to be introduced however it is important that these common words are continued to be practised.
P3/4 was exploring time today so we decided to head outside and draw our own clocks in the playground. We then used our clocks to show different ‘o’clock’, ‘half past’, ‘quarter past’ and ‘quarter to’ times.
Today was our last committee group session so we decided that we would visit the ECC because we have been helping them organise their 50th celebration. The committee had the opportunity to play with children outside. We all had a great morning!
Primary 3/4 went outside today to measure the length of two animals that we found in our reading book. The animals were a Blue Whale and a Colossal Squid. We used a measuring tape, metre stick and trundle wheel to measure them. We talked about which equipment we would use to measure different things. We were amazed at the size of the sea creatures!
What an amazing experience the children had this morning planting trees in our playground. The volunteers were fantastic and helped us learn how to plant trees correctly and look after them. We all had great fun! We will hopefully watch them grow into a beautiful woodland area in our grounds.