Today we learned about Roman soldiers and their armour. We thought about how different it is to soldier’s armour today. We learned about the materials used and the advantages and disadvantages of these. Our task was to create a class Roman soldier. We worked on each piece of armour in groups.
We have been looking at 3D shape in P5/4. We have explored features such as faces, edges, and vertices. To create our 3D shapes with spaghetti and plasticine we had to think about what the key features were so that our shapes were stable e.g. edges the same length, edges parallel, right angles.
Some of us discovered that creating triangles within the shapes made them stronger.
As a challenge we had to create a structure linking several 3D shapes. This was difficult because the spaghetti was so fragile.
Primary 5 had worked very hard researching different breakfast recipes and creating 7 new recipes for this competition. We then had to create a menu with our new recipes. During this time we enjoyed some practical research with the making of some dishes.
We found out today that we were runners up in the competition. Good luck to all the finalists.
Primary 5 had an exciting afternoon when Primary 7 came into class to share their learning. Each group had worked hard preparing a presentation which actively involved our class. We enjoyed a tectonic plate activity with crackers and cream – we actually enjoyed eating the tectonic plates and the magma!! We identified the Pacific Ring of Fire on a world map. We watched a volcano erupt. We witnessed the devastation to Pompeii after Mount Vesuvius erupted. We learned about the 2015 flood in our own town, Peebles and how there is still some damage visible. There was a little drama to explain a tsunami and we got to practise a drill to keep safe during an earthquake – Drop, Cover and Hold. There was also a quiz at the end to see if we had been paying attention!
Well done Primary 7 and thank you. You have worked very hard on your presentations. You explained everything clearly and enthusiastically. It was great seeing you demonstrate and apply your knowledge and understanding. This has also helped to reinforce key learning involved in our topic on Natural Disasters too.
We had great fun making volcanoes erupt today.
We used 250 g of potatoes, 25 g of butter, 50 g of self raising flour and a pinch of salt. We mixed all the ingredients together and then rolled it out. We then made triangles for our scones.
Rana – It felt fun mixing everything up with our hands. The chipolatas were good with a little bit of ketchup.
Charlie – These were the tastiest tattie scones ever. Thank you Forsyths for giving us the amazing chipolatas.
Frazer – These wonderful tattie scones were really fun to make and delicious to eat.
George – The chipolatas we good along with the super potato scones.
Lewis – It felt so weird when you mixed the potatoes, butter and flour together.
We used crackers and honey to show what can happen at a plate boundary.
A Constructive Plate Margin is when two plates move away from each other causing gentle volcanic eruptions and a volcano can form.
A Conservative Plate Margin is when two plates slide and rub past each other and this causes very violet earthquakes.
A Destructive Plate Margin is when oceanic and continental plates move together. The oceanic plate is forced under the lighter continental plate. This can trigger earthquakes and volcanoes.
Can you spot match the picture to the
tectonic plate movement?
We worked together to solve our mental maths times tables and division problem.
Well done to these boys and girls who took up the cooking challenge inspired by Mrs Forsyth’s presentation. Names were put into a hat and the lucky winners received one of the aprons given to us by Mrs Forsyth. Great work everyone.