## Outdoor Measure

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Thursday 18th May 2017

Primary 2/3 took their learning outdoors today.  We went outside to explore measuring activities.  The children took part in a measured Javelin throw, Height Measuing using Lego, Finding 5 items to order in height, Active Learn on the iPads and Lego Building Challenge.  The children enjoyed all the activities, check out their e-portfolios for their evaluations.

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## P6/7 Outdoor Learning

P6/7 have recently been learning about symmetry in maths. Yesterday, we took advantage of the nice weather and completed symmetry related activities outdoors. Firstly, we identified symmetrical objects in our playground, stating the number of lines of symmetry each object had. Next, we worked together to create symmetrical patterns, with some pupils challenging themselves to create shapes with rotational symmetry. Lastly, we worked in a bigger group to create a large scale “Art Attack” style symmetrical picture using PE equipment.

Afterwards, we evaluated the session based on “The Excellent Lesson”. The lesson met many aspects of this, including learning outdoors, carrying out a variety of activities, using different resources, working on our own and in groups and thinking creatively to solve problems.

## Measuring

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Primary 2/3 were admiring new shoes in a conversation when we decided to measure our feet.  Turns out we have sizes ranging from a small 8 all the way up to a big 3!  The children had fun trying to measure their feet against others people’s shoes.  We have made a line in order of our shoe size.

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## Jelly Tasting

Primary 2/3 enjoyed tasting the jelly they made for our book focus.  We had raspberry, strawberry and orange flavour.  The children voted and none of them tasted of pea (like the one in the story) but they definitely like the orange flavour the best although all the plates were clear in less than 5 mins.

## Our Learning

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

As well as learning all about Tennis, primary 2/3 have had some inputs from Tesco Bank Football during our P.E lessons. The children are always keen to take part in football, here are some of the photos the children took during our lesson today.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

We have been using our structured activity wall to rotate around some of our active literacy games. The children have enjoyed activities such as: Stand Up Bingo, Bottle Lid Sorting, Squiggle Spelling and Jigsaw Letters, paint and writing frames. Here are some pictures from todays active lesson as well as some from before our holiday.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Today we have been learning all about Place Value and we have been using Heinemann Active Maths to enhance our learning. Her are some pictures of the children participating in activities to help them learn all about tens and units and the importance of zero. We are hoping to move onto hundreds tens and units next week. Some of the activities we have enjoyed were: Bingo, Place Value Throw and ipads.

## The Leaning Tower of Jenga!

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Wednesday 1st March 2017

During our maths lesson, the children chose to include the Jenga Challenge.  They enjoyed developing their team building and problem solving skills.  Although, no one can solve how this tower is still standing!

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## P6/7 Info Handling Outdoor Learning

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.