As part of our Topical Science we have been learning about The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. We watched the news reports and researched different volcanoes around the world on the chromebooks. We used the VR headsets to look inside some dormant volcanoes and also saw some volcanoes which were erupting.
“It was fun using the VRs rather than just looking up the pictures.”
“I thought the VR were fun because they were so realistic.”
“I thought using the VRs was good because you can look at it in a different way.”
During our outdoor learning activity we were investigating angles. We had to create the numerals 1-9 using sticks and then make each numeral have the same number of acute, obtuse or right angles as its numerical value.
“It was fun using sticks and getting our hands messy!”
“I found it quite hard.”
“I would like to do this again and next time use different materials”
“I found this activity fun as it was quite challenging.”
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.
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.
Primary 5a have been learning about the Circulatory System as part of our Science topic. Today we explored the components of blood.
From making our own blood we learned that it is made up of;
- Red blood cells
- White blood cells