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P4A Science experiment

We have been learning about microorganisms. This week we did an experiment with yeast. Here is the information if you want to do the experiment at home.


  • Small bottle (with lid)
  • 10g fresh or dried yeast
  • 30ml warm water
  • 10g sugar
  • Thermometer
  • Balloon


Yeast is a living organism that needs food (carbohydrate) and oxygen to respire. This can be demonstrated using simple materials.

  1. Warm the water to around 38°C (check with a thermometer).
  2. Pour the water into the bottle.
  3. Add the yeast and sugar.
  4. Secure the lid and shake the bottle to mix the contents.
  5. Remove the lid and stretch a balloon over the neck of the bottle.
  6. Put this in a warm place.
  7. Observe the bottle over the next hour. The balloon should slowly inflate.

P4A- We are grateful for…

In P4A we are grateful for many things! Here are a few of our ideas.

We are grateful for…

..schools to be back.

…our families.

…our pets.

…being able to do stuff again.

…the scientists working on medicine for Coronavirus.

…our friends.

Wow what a list!



What Mrs Dundas is learning

Good morning P3. Do you remember how I use to tell you that I learn something every day? Well I am learning loads at the moment. The big thing I am learning at the moment is

Not sure what that means? It means being able to wait without getting annoyed.

I like it when programmes I use work the first time. I like it when I can figure out a new technology the first time. I like it when my first idea is the best.

I am learning that this doesn’t always happen. Patience is important to have right now. I will continue to work on my patience and I hope you will too.
Love, Mrs Dundas

Beebot fun

This term we have been learning about coding. We have been using beebots, online computer programs such as Textease Turtle and Dance Party.

Try Dance Party using the link below:

School in the past

During our Topic lessons, we have been learning about school now and in the past. We have enjoyed learning about the history of Kingsland Primary School.

We enjoyed looking through old pictures of Kingsland and spotted some familiar teachers.









We also created life sized school children and teachers of the past. Here is a picture of some of the girls tracing around Beth.

Fortune Teller

Primary 3/2

Linked to our Literacy learning, we followed instructions on how to make a fortune teller. We enjoyed playing with this with our friends. We then wrote our own instructions on how to make a fortune teller.

Tessellation Fun

Primary 3/2

In Maths, we have been learning about tessellation (tiling). We explored different shapes to find out if they would fit together with no spaces between. We enjoyed working together and eventually creating a tessellation painting which is displayed on our classroom wall.


Lets Go Fly A Kite!

Primary 3/2

We have been learning to write instructions. We followed instructions on how to make a kite. We enjoyed creating our kite,using paper, scissors, hole puncher, and a wooden stick. We decorated our kite with colours and patterns and enjoyed testing them outside.  When we came back to class, we wrote our own instructions on how to make a kite.

Here are some pictures of us during the process.

Breathing Buddies

Primary 3/2

During our Health and Well-being lessons we made a breathing buddy. We used paper cups with a hole on the bottom and tissue paper. We enjoyed decorating our breath buddy.  When we breath through our buddies we can see the tissue paper move.

Here is a picture of Evan and his breathing buddy!