The children went to Whitelees Windfarm yesterday and learned all about the wildlife and bog land in the windfarm and were given information about how the windmills work. They carried out experiments measuring the strength of the wind. I’m sure your child told you how windy it was! In the afternoon, we created our own windmill pictures using pastels and art straws. Sarah certainly captured the weather yesterday while Holly, Anna and Shekina preferred a nice warm image.
The children made posters to showcase their learning in science this year. They chose a particular area of interest and made diagrams, wrote information and made the posters attractive and eye-catching. Samantha and Tarun showcased their learning at the P1-3 Science Fair while the rest of the class spoke to P4 about their poster. Sarah had a group of fascinated children listening to her talk about separating mixtures!
Well done to P5 for all their fabulous work this week!
What a start to Science Week! We worked in teams to make balloon powered cars. Some worked really well…. and some needed a little bit of adapting 🙂 We were using many skills including problem solving, talking and listening and teamwork.
The girls are ready for the Science Fun Run.
Gordon and Sarah are enjoying the Saturn hoops activity.
Inaya had a great time and came well prepared with a warm jacket and hat.
Well done to Molly and Samantha who have also submitted a 500 word story to the BBC Radio 2 competition.
Molly read us ‘The Lost Sock’ and Samantha read us ‘Ben the Bug Hater’.
We are so impressed!
We are very excited to hear that Anna has submitted a 500 word story to the BBC Radio 2 competition.
Good Luck Anna!
Alexis brought a globe to school to show the class where Pakistan is. She discussed her favourite book ‘I am Malala’.
“I recommend this book to girls because everyone should always stand up for their rights”. Alexis
Euan read the ‘Levitate’ spell from his spell book while Dylan pointed his wand at Ryaan’s Wonka chocolate bar. The plan was for the bar of chocolate to land on Mrs Duffy’s desk!
Primary 5b brought in a prop to discuss from their favourite book
We have had a busy week as always so far! Our show ‘The X Factory’ is taking up a lot of our time. We have now been positioned on the stage and have ran through the full script a few times. We are really loving the songs and our main characters are becoming less reliant on scripts which is great!
We are now starting to think about what props we need to make and will be looking for children to help with that.
Ricky Johnstone, the manager of the local co-op came in to speak to us on Wednesday afternoon about Fairtrade. It was very interesting.
We are all looking forward to the many activities taking place tomorrow for World Book Day and also the Space Fun Run on Friday.
Next week we will be celebrating Science Week, come back to find out about the exciting activities that will be taking place!