Enjoying the sun

We have been really enjoying the recent hot weather with lots of play out in our ELC garden!

We have started planting potatoes, cress and sunflowers.

Peebles CAN are coming in every Wednesday to work with the ELC 4 children to plant things in our garden and in P1 garden as part of our transition. Last week the children planted different types of beans.

We have been carrying on learning about different types of recycling and have set up a “recycling area” and display in ELC where the children have to sort out the different types of recycling they have into different categories – we have also been reading stories about recycling too!

 

Primary 1 and the Magic Key!

One of the children in our class has found some very old keys in her house and brought them in to share with us. The keys made us think about the Magic Key from our reading books. We guessed what the keys might be for:

”I think they are giant’s keys”

”They are the keys to a castle”

”They are keys to a secret room”

”The keys might open a door which takes us to sweetie land”

We hope to use these keys to inspire our writing. What do you think the keys might be for?

 

Primary 6 homework.

Image result for rainforest

We have been looking at living things this block and our piece of homework is based on that. Choose one of the following to work on and bring to share with the class on Wednesday 5th of June.

  • Take a walk in your local area and take pictures of the living things that you can see. Use these pictures to create a poster identifying what you have seen.
  • Choose an invertebrate or vertebrate and find out about it- think about  its habitat, diet, adaptations, how is it classified. Present this information in a way of your choice eg Powerpoint, write on blog, poster.
  • Create a diorama of different living things. This should be all be linked and should show plants, vertebrates and invertebrates that depend on each other. It could be in any part of the world.
  • Create a 3D model of an imaginary invertebrate. What group does it belong to, is it a predator or prey, does it have any special features?
  • Many living things rely on camouflage as an adaptation. Either  create a piece of art which shows how a vertebrate or invertebrate is camouflaged.This could be a painting, collage.  Or create a Powerpoint which shows us different examples.Look at examples  in nature to inspire you.
  • Many species and habitats are becoming extinct because of the actions of man. What can we do to save the planet? Create a poster that tells the reader what practical things they can do.

Anyone for Tennis?





P5/4 had a great morning at our tennis taster session at Peebles Tennis club.  Marc and Paul did a range of skills activities with us individually and in pairs. By the end of the session we were having proper rallies using all we had learned. It was great fun!

Water Cycle Experiment




We were investigating what happened to water vapour when it cooled.   We found out that water vapour condenses and turns into liquid water (condensation).   Eventually all the liquid water gathered together and dripped down – precipitation.

Tennis Fun












We had a great time up at Peebles Tennis Courts.  We warmed up with a game in pairs then we used a racket and ball individually trying to keep the ball up in the air.  Next we worked with a partner and finally we had a game trying to get the ball over the net and keep it within our court section.  We all had a fun time.  Thank you Marc and Paul.

Science Experiement

We wanted to find out what happened to solid water when it was heated.  We set up our experiment and observed.  Most of us thought the ice (solid water) would melt to liquid water.  The ice did melt then the liquid water disappeared.    Liquid water turned into a gas, water vapour – evaporation.



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