P5a Scottish Wars of Independence shields

This term, Primary 5a have been learning about the Scottish Wars of Independence as part of our Social Studies. We have compared the armour and equipment used by the Scottish soldiers and the English soldiers.

As part of our Expressive Arts curriculum we have designed and created our own shields using a range of materials. We will use our finished products as props in an improvised dramatization of the Battle of Bannockburn.

 

 

 

P5a Life Cycle of a Plant

This term Primary 5a have been learning about the life cycle of plants. We have investigated how a plant reproduces through pollination. In class we identified and labelled the reproductive parts of a plant; the anther, style, stigma, filament and ovary, discussing the role of each.

Since we have had beautiful weather this week, we decided to visit the Chestnut Garden and combine the subject areas of Science and Art to create detailed line drawings of different plants we could see. We paid special attention to the different parts involved in pollination.

 

P5a Chinese New Year

Primary 5a have been learning Mandarin as part of our Modern Language studies. We have been practising some basic greetings and conversation as well as learning more about the Chinese culture.

In order to celebrate Chinese New Year, Primary 5a created some Chinese Dragon symbols using craft materials.

Our Mandarin teacher was very impressed with our knowledge and understanding of the Chinese New Year celebrations!