Who tried to poison Paddington?

P6b had a great morning investigating a crime scene! They were called in to investigate 4 suspects who may have tried to poison poor Paddington Bear. This involved a number of experiments in which they had to separate mixtures and conduct chemical reactions. Thankfully their skills in fingerprinting, chromatography, and using UV light helped them to narrow down their search. With the help of PC Grant and considering the suspects’ motives, they were able to identify the guilty suspect – Mr Trunchbull!

 

P5 Masterclasses

P5 had a great day taking part in 3 different masterclasses.

Chromebooks and VRs with Mrs Cumming – Pupils researched some of the world’s most famous volcanoes then travelled to various volcanoes around the world using the VR headsets.

 

Cooking with Mrs Kennedy – Primary 5 prepared a summer couscous salad as part of our health and wellbeing topic.  Primary 5 are always happy to make good food  choices and understand the benefits of vegetables in their diet.  We look forward to summer barbecues  with our families and the opportunity to showcase these new cooking skills.

K’nex with Mr McCrea – Pupils took part in a K’nex challenge to build a free-standing tower, 30 cm – 60 cm tall, with a revolving restaurant at the top. The children demonstrated some fantastic teamwork and problem-solving skills, coming up with a great variety of designs to meet the specifications.

 

Art Lesson with Miss McCann – Primary 5 used contrasting colours to create their flower pictures.

 

 

Kilauea Volcano

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.”

Outdoor Learning – Angles

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.”

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.