Last week the children from Primary 1 entertained the school and family and friends with their nativity ‘Busy, Busy Bethlehem’. The boys and girls have spent many weeks learning their parts and their songs and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
Yesterday morning, Primary 1n made ice cubes for an experiment that afternoon.
In the afternoon, we spoke about the frosty weather we have had this past week. We discussed how we stay safe outside in icy conditions and the purpose of “grit”. We made predictions on what would happen if we put grit on an ice cube, and what would happen to an ice cube left alone in the classroom.
We went out for a walk near to the school and spotted some grit salt boxes. We gathered some grit for our experiment. We saw the gritter out, gritting the roads ahead of another cold night.
Back in school we carried out our experiment. The ice cubes covered in grit did in fact melt much quicker than the ice cubes left alone!
Every Friday, 1 pupil from each Primary 1 class take time to prepare a snack for all P1 pupils. We call it our social snack as we enjoy taking time to eat and talk about our snack together. Each class brainstormed suggestions for what we could make.
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!
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. 🙂