The pupils worked in their houses today to build an outdoor den using resources given to them and materials they could find outside.
Dexter, Alex, Zoe and I made our very own Bug Hotel in the playground. We used leaves, boxes, stones and twigs. We decided to make a hotel for all the bugs because winter is here and we didn’t want them to die from all the rain and snow. There are 5 bugs who are staying there at the moment, but we let all bugs come and go as they please.
Primary 2/3 went to Edinburgh zoo because we did the Rainforest in class.
Something funny happened to Jack, Alex, Ollie, Dexter and Mikey – a tiger jumped over their head! P2/3 also saw lots and lots of penguins. Some of us held cockroaches and a corn snake. We saw monkeys too who were very funny. We also saw some deer and lions too. We were going to see pandas but the pandas were too shy.
By Jack P2 and Rowan P3
As part of our science topic, Primary 2/3 went to the park to see which playground equipment needed to be pushed or pulled to make it work. We then brought in materials to make models of playground equipment which were able to move by being pushed or pulled. It was tricky but we got there!
Famous landmarks around the world turned off their lights on Saturday night for one hour to mark ‘Earth Hour’.
Earth Hour is an hour every year where people are encouraged to turn off their lights, to raise awareness of environmental issues.
In the UK the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in London went dark on Saturday evening.
Landmarks like the Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Eiffel Tower in France also turned off their lights.
More than 350 landmarks in 178 countries took part in the event – here is a picture of Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower in total darkness!
The Eco Committee played their part by organising ‘Earth Golden Time’! We came up with 4 activities which were outdoors and did not use any electricity. I chose ‘tent reading’ because it was nice to relax outdoors. We got to sit on cool beanbags and read of chat with our friends. By Mary Bruce P6
P6/7 have been learning about renewable and non-renewable energy. We knew that wind was a source of renewable energy as there is always going to be wind! To learn more about wind turbines, we took a trip to Whitelee Windfarm and learned all about how the wind turbines work and how they produce electricity which helps to power just under 300,000 homes in one year! That’s a lot of renewable energy.
After completing a workshop where we measured our own wind energy, we visited turbine 41 and braved the wind to feel the blades flying past us. We then visited the exhibition and played lots of activities which tested our ability to make our own wind power.
Thank you for having us. We loved our trip to Whitelee and have learned lots about wind energy.
The boys and girls are enjoying a week of sporting activities and healthy eating presentations to tie in with our Health week. Mrs Crawford has been extremely busy organising a variety of unusal sports for the children to try. Today we had a go at Muay Thai and listened to the P6/7s assembly about the hidden sugars which are in our favourite foods.
Tomorrow we will be trying out some fencing with golf, curling, tai chi and circuit training planned for the rest of the week. Please remind your children to wear long sleeves for fencing tomorrow and to bring outdoor clothing (waterproof jackets etc) as some of our activities will take place outdoors or at a different location.
We will keep you posted on the website!
The Eco-Committee spoke to the girls and boys today about Earth Day which takes place on Saturday. Earth Day is an annual event which encourages us to think about protecting and saving our environment. Between the hour of 8.30pm and 9.30pm we should do our best to switch off any electrical appliances to save as much energy as we possibly can.
The Eco-Committee arranged our Golden Time activities to take place outdoors involving no electricity or technology. The pupils had fun taking part in tennis, outdoor sports, a treasure hunt and environmental art.