Our masterclass runs on a Wednesday 11 -12. We currently have BSL, art and gardening.
Mrs McGinn also runs a sewing class with P6&7.
We…… pitched, sawed, sparked, cooked, ate, drank, gathered, walked, feared, chatted, slept, washed, canoed, escaped, shared and cleared…..ALL OUTDOORS!
Our experience was loads of fun but also had a serious side. Throughout the event we reflected on the life of refugees in a different type of camp! We had 2 activities that were very refugee focused. They were called FEAR and ESCAPE. If you want to know more then please ask us!
We enjoyed some pond dipping at Culzean.
We helped clean up our village and beach with a litter pick.
We loved the Depute First Minister Easter math challenge on the last day of term. Easteregghuntastic!!
Eve enjoyed taking part in the Scottish walk with the school, Lucy helped Eve along the way with the tasks that p5-7 set us. We had some drawing, drama, games. We visited Brig O’ Doon, Auld Kirk, Burns Cottage and Poets Path.
We had a cold, muddy walk this morning to awake our senses for some creative writing!
Our Eco Warrior after school club is on a Tuesday from 3.00pm – 4.00pm starting 19th September. Please assure that children have suitable old clothing for these activities. Thank you
Today we had the first of our outdoor learning mornings for the year. We have a few projects we would like to complete this term.
We crammed loads of learning into our morning. Here is what the pupils said.
We sketched designs for the new mural.
We weeded the planters.
We harvested our crop of broad beans that were planted last term.
We cared for our environment and learning in our outside space.
We used scales to weigh the beans.
We counted the beans.
We estimated how much the beans weighed and how many we had gathered.
We used Number Talk strategies and formal algorithms to solve problems.
We worked together.
We discussed ideas.
We voted democratically!!!
P5-7 pulled many skills they had developed and knowledge they had gained to produce some fantastic presentations.
Worked in pairs to gather natural materials from our local beach and used the materials to create a collage. The collage was in the form of a mascot for plants. This mascot needed to have a name and the pupils had to explain why the mascot has certain features and attributes (character description). Pupils will had an opportunity to sketch a plan/design of the mascot before creating the mascot. Once they had created the mascot they continued to work together to write a poem (pupils choice – acrostic, rhyming, free verse, shape) The poem was delivered to the class by the mascot.
They used notes from previous research, activities and tests relating to this topic.
They shared the mascot and poem with the rest of the class and received peer assessment.
Convey what all living things do.
Research and present how plants reproduce.
Design and create a collage using natural materials.
Explain the reasons for my design choices.
Present information about plants though the medium of poetry.
I can explain how plants reproduce.
I can explain the lifecycle of a plant.
I can combine natural materials to fulfil a design brief.
I can use my own notes from more than one source to select and organise information and to develop my ideas in order to help create my own text – a poem.
I can use relevant technical language that adds accuracy to my writing.
They had a design task….
Design Task: Work in pairs to gather natural resource which will be used to create a plant mascot. This plant mascot needs to have a name and you must write a poem for the mascot. The poem should include details of what a plant needs to grow and survive, how plants reproduce and what all living things do (MRS GREN).
Design your mascot by sketching a rough plan. Explain why you chose certain materials or for your mascot to have certain attributes.
E’s & O’s
By investigating the lifecycles of plants and animals, I can recognise the different stages of their development SCN 2-14a
I have the opportunity to choose and explore an extended range of media and technologies to create images and objects, comparing and combining them for specific tasks. EXA 2-02a
I can make notes, organise them under suitable headings and use them to understand information, develop my thinking, explore problems and create new texts, using my own words as appropriate. LIT 2-15a
Having explored the elements which writers use in different genres, I can use what I learn to create stories, poems and plays with an interesting and appropriate structure, interesting characters and/or settings which come to life. ENG 2-31a
Today we delivered a beach school with P1-7. This stared with a walk from the school to the local beach located in the village. The pupils were given a scavenger list and got to work gathering the listed items. They gathered natural materials such as shells, sticks and stones. They used the items to make beautiful crafty ornaments to sell at our Fisherton Festival on the 26th of June.
They gathered items to take back to school and we will use these for some secret activities next week!
After we made the items we had lunch and playtime using the beach as our playground. It was very important for the pupils to remember the safety instructions they were given. They would all like to have more leaning experiences in our beach school setting.
What the pupils said….MTV
The ormaments we made are really pretty and I think they will be popular at Fisherton Festival. P6
I enjoyed getting the rocks for the mascosts. P4
I liked how I felt when I was walking down to the beach. P5
When we walked through the forest bit I really liked the scenery. It reminded me of a film I watched. P4
I liked helping the wee ones make the wind chimes. It was quite hard trying to tie the wire on the shells. P5
I enjoyed sitting on the beach and picking out pebbles to use. It was really calm and relaxing. P6
I liked looking for the shells that already had holes in them. When you found one you felt a sense of achievement because there wasn’t very many of them. P6
I loved finding eyecatching pebbles in the sand. I found blood stone, copper and jasper. P6