Last week P6/7 completed outdoor activities related to information handling. One group measured the height of trees in the playground (using a very interesting method!), then created line graphs to display the height of different trees. The second group gathered objects they found in the playground and made a tally table to show the amount of each item.
All pupils had fun, whilst developing skills in measuring accurately, gathering data and presenting data in a clear and visual way. These outdoor activities allowed us to transfer our skills and apply our learning in class to a different environment.
As part of our Japan topic, P6/7 worked in groups to build model volcanoes. We then used our volcanoes to carry out a science experiment and investigate chemical reactions. When vinegar and bicarbonate of soda mix, it produces carbon dioxide and water. This causes the mixture to fizz up and bubble out of the volcano…just like it is erupting!
The Co-Op at Mauchline has generously donated this hamper to raffle for school funds. Tickets will be sold on both nights of the show at a cost of £1.00 per strip. The winning ticket will be drawn on Wednesday night after the show. A huge THANK YOU to Mauchline Co-Op.
Please remember to bring your ticket tonight for the show as this is your seat number. Both shows are sold out and due to fire regulations and health and safety there will be no standing permitted. We look forward to seeing you at our show.
Primary 2/3 would like to invite their parents to our sewing lesson on Thursday 22nd December at 1.30 p.m. (Please enter through infant door). We will be creating a festive stocking and would appreciate your help.
Christmas lunch will be served on Thursday 15 December. Your child can choose from the following menu. Orders can be placed to the kitchen from Monday 12 December until Wednesday 14 December. It would be helpful if the £2 is paid in advance. Class teachers will complete a menu checklist in class and pass to the kitchen.
2 course Christmas Lunch menu
Roast Turkey or Roast Beef served with seasonal veg + baby new potatoes
All children should arrive at the school by 6.30 p.m. on both nights of the school show Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December. As primaries 1 to 4 are performing as the pantomime choir they should wear their casual clothes (not school uniform). Primaries 5 to 7 will put their costumes on in school. For security and safety all children must be picked up from their class when the show finishes at approximately 8.30 p.m.
The whole school will be visiting the Odeon Cinema in Kilmarnock on Thursday 8 December to view “Finding Dory” – 10.00 a.m. performance. The cost of the film will be paid from school fund. Parents will be notified as soon as possible the cost of the transport.