This week was digital learning week. We had great fun using Bee Bots with the digital leaders. It was such a fun workshop. We looked at how digital technology has changed over the years. Mrs Boyle told us about what kind of technology there was in the 1980s and 90s and how it’s changed so much over the years.
We did a STEM challenge this week which was called the Roly Poly challenge. We used paper plates and toilet rolls or kitchen roll tubes to make a wheel. We then videod these rolling in the corridor to see how far they would roll. Most of them worked very well!
We have also been working on our flower bed in the Field of Dreams which was full of weeds. With a bit of hard work and effort from us all we have made it look good again. 6F608C2E-E1B7-479C-BD58-DE8AA6A48AE3
This week we have learned lots and got to enjoy lots of time outside because the weather has been beautiful.
We have been learning to make ‘Roly Poly’ toys as part of digital week. We used toilet rolls and paper plates and lots of pretty colours to decorate them. As part of our topic we looked at the Spanish artist Salvador Dali, and we drew portraits of ourselves and added moustaches to look just like him. We now know his most famous painting was ‘The persistence of memory’.
Also, we had a scavenger hunt outside and had lots of fun. We tended to our flower bed preparing it for planting our seeds. As part of numeracy, we took our metre sticks and measured things in the Field of dreams.
In Primary 1b this week we have been learning more about Our Lady, the mother of Jesus as it is now the month of May. It was also our class’ turn to decorate the main entrance and we put up our work on Mary. This included flowers that we made, our thoughts on Mary and some pictures that we did. We have also been learning the other titles that Mary is known by around the world.
We have been learning the “ck” sound in class in Literacy and we have also been continuing to do work on estimating and grouping in Numeracy. In Health and Well Being we have been reminding ourselves of what good manners are and when to use them.
Finally, we have started using our Compulsory Task chart and we have been finding it exciting putting up the different coloured circles against our names as we complete our tasks. We have been realising just how busy we are learning in Primary 1b!
Where does the time go, its the Month of May already!!!!!
We have been completing our Task Charts this week and children are having fun with literacy. numeracy, physical and creative tasks. every day. This is encouraging independent learning and creating responsible citizens who have to manage their time carefully. Children also get to choose which tasks they do first and when they will do them.
In numeracy we are trying to develop our mental maths and are working on the Topmarks website which has a daily challenge. This site is free and children can practise at home.
Outdoor learning has been a big hit this week and we have been outside 3 times. Lots of physical activities as well as looking after and developing our environment.
Have a lovely break .
In Primary 3b, as part of our topic, we have been learning about Spanish words and practising them in the class. Also, we learned about famous landmarks in Spain and carried out research in ICT to create a Spanish Fact file. We have also learned to measure in centimetres using our rulers. Our spelling words this week followed the rule ‘ough’ and we created silly sentences at home using these. In Literacy we wrote rhyming poems and we had lots of fun creating these in partners. As part of health we were talking about being safe in the sun and we designed posters to raise awareness of this issue.
We have felt successful when:
- I spoke Spanish words.
- I created a poem that rhymed.
- In P.E. I managed a move I couldn’t do before.
- I measured lines correctly in cm.
This week we had music on Tuesday morning and we did a test to see what we learnt over the past few weeks but sadly our music teacher Miss McCourt had to leave because it was her last week in St. Vincent’s. We gave her a card to show our appreciation.
We continued percentages, decimal and fractions plus we did a welcome to Silverburn task when we had a Nandos and Argos activity. For the Argos activity we had catalogue and we had to buy things to get as close to £750 we did it with word problems which made it a little bit harder. It was really fun though. For the Nandos we had menu and word problems which also made it hard like Argos it was extremely fun.
And finally we did a bleep test with Gary our Health and Wellbeing teacher and it was also his last week with us. The highest number anyone in our class got was level 13. We did one before the and it was and this week the highest was 11.