Primary 1n have been exploring numbers and patterns through a variety of activities this week.
Primary 1s and Primary 1n have had lots of fun during their first week at Bell’s Brae! 🙂
Primary 5s have created their own ‘alternative’ fairy tales. We spent some time exploring a variety of picture books which had alternative endings to the traditional stories we all know. The children then had to write their own version and turn it into a picture book which they then shared with P1n.
The boys and girls in P1 loved this and said that they recognised the stories but they were much more interesting and really liked the illustrations! P5 really enjoyed being able to share their work with some of our younger children and P1n were excellent listeners!
Our topic is water and today we went to the Museum to learn how people washed their clothes long ago.
We pretended we were in the olden days and used a washboard, brush, soap and dolly to wash the Museum’s dirty tea towels 🙂 What a fun we had!
On Tuesday 27th May both Primary One classes went for a trip to Bressay. We were lucky to get the chance to talk with Captain John Clark and his crew on the Leirna. We went up to the Bridge and saw how the boat is steered. Once safely ashore we walked up to the Maryfield House Hotel, where we enjoyed crisps and juice. There was even time for a play in the garden before we caught the ferry home! We had such a super morning.
We have been learning all about water. Today we were scientists, investigating ‘floating’ and ‘sinking’ through different experiments.
We made predictions on whether or not everyday classroom items would float or sink and tested them in water to see if we were right.
In pairs, we constructed our own tinfoil boats and watched to see if they would float. We even added weight on to the boats to see if they could stand up to the test! We loved being scientists for the morning. 🙂
Today we have been learning how to use – and = signs in written subtraction sums.
It was such a lovely Spring morning, so we did so with chalk outside!
Yesterday was a special day, it was Pancake Day and our Teddy Bears’ Picnic day!
We made pancakes and sandwiches for our picnic. We decorated our pancakes to look like teddies. We danced with our teddies; we sanG with our teddies and we ate with our teddies. Primary 1 had a super time.
We had a fantastic time at our Chinese New Year party this afternoon.
We tried Chinese foods; we used chopsticks as part of a game and we did a dragon dance! We also tried on Chinese clothes and answered questions about Chinese New Year. We listened to Chinese music and made up our own Dragon style dances too.
As promised here are the links to the two performances of “Hey Ewe!” from last week. Enjoy watching our little stars!