Primary 5 have been learning all about Space this term. As part of this, we looked at the Moon Landing by Apollo 11. They were set the challenge to work in pairs in order to create their own lunar landing module using only the materials provided.
They had to think carefully about their design to make sure their astronauts (big marshmallows!) didn’t fall out of the module when dropped from a height of 30cm. Some managed to drop their module successfully from a height of 2m!!
It was excellent to see such brilliant problem solving and a range of other maths skills from all of the pupils.
On Thursday we welcomed families to our Learner Led Event. Learner Led Events are a chance for your child(ren) to share their learning with you.
Our pupils enjoyed showing their families around the school and sharing their learning with them.
Representatives from various other agencies were available in our school canteen, these included our Parent Council, the School Nurse and Active Schools. The School Meal’s Service provided taster school lunches for families to try and this was very popular.
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!
As part of our Moving maths sessions on Wednesday afternoons the boys and girls in Primary 1s and 1n made Fruit punch. We have been learning about volume and capacity. We followed a recipe and filled the cups up to the correct lines with different fruit juices. We enjoyed our drinks afterwards!
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. 🙂