Making toys which need a push or pull force

We all designed a toy which uses a push or pull force to make it work. Here we are making our toys.

Another forces experiment!

Today we did another forces experiment. This was a catapult test! We had to stretch the elastic band back to 3 different distances and fire a cardboard missile! We then had to measure and record our results. This time we had to measure much longer distances and needed to plan carefully how to do this. All the groups were very good at planning what to do, sharing the equipment and ensuring it was fair and everyone got a turn.

Jigsaw-Health & Wellbeing

In our Jigsaw lessons we have been working on our class learning charter. Here we are working together in groups to create posters of the positive behaviours we want to see in our class.

Forces experiments

We have been learning about Energy and Forces. Here we are testing toy cars down slopes of different heights.

Signalong in p2/3/4

We have been continuing to enjoy our weekly signalong sessions with Marie Lawson, learning the signing vocabulary for some new stories.  Everyone is very enthusiastic and we have learned lots of new signs as well as revising others.

Da Voar Redd Up

On Wednesday afternoon of 28th April, p2/3 enjoyed taking part in our school clean up of Boddam beach.

The weather seemed against us as it came heavy rain over lunchtime and was not looking to ease when we started again for the afternoon.  However we took the chance and by the time we had walked down to the beach the rain had stopped and it was warm and sunny!

Everyone worked hard and we collected 10 full bags of rubbish along with a good pile of items that couldn’t fit into bags!  And that was only from the cleaner end of the beach!  Still plenty more to collect.

More from Christmas week!

As we had been learning about 2D and 3D shapes in maths recently, on Tuesday for maths we made Christmas boxes from nets of 3D shapes-a cube and a triangular based pyramid decorated with Christmas designs.

Then on Wednesday we painted our salt dough Christmas decorations.  (Near disaster-I didn’t realise our clock had stopped and wondered why there was a bell going at 2.25pm!  We still had to tidy up and pack bags!!!!  But we made it on time. )

On Thursday we had our Christmas party which everyone enjoyed.  Unfortunately we were having so much fun and were so busy that I  forgot to take photos-Sorry!

On Friday it was pyjama day, whole school quiz and pantomine in the afternoon.  It was great and the popcorn and ice cream was very good too!

As this will be the last blog for this term, I would just like to wish everyone a very happy, safe and healthy Christmas season!

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Christmas Week!

Today we have been making salt dough Christmas tree decorations and dancing Santas!

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Last week in p2/3 we were learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light.  We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and rewrote it in our own words, picking out the main ideas.  We all enjoyed making Diva lamps from clay and are already asking when we can make some more things from clay!

Unfortunately we are not able to do baking but some people wanted to take home a recipe for some traditional Diwali sweet treats to try out at home.

We also coloured Rangoli patterns and put them on our door and windows.  (should be on our doorstep!)   Some people remembered to try to colour them symmetrically.

Today we have been painting our lamps and can’t wait to take them home!

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Halloween and Bonfire night

On the first week back at school primary 2/3 enjoyed making some Halloween decorations and writing spooky Halloween acrostic poems.

Here are some examples:

Werewolf

Whoo howls the werewolf

Eating meat

Running through the woods

Everybody look out

Werewolf is scary

Owls hoot

leaves crackling

Frightening!

By Alec p2

Witches

Witches are scary

In the darkness

Trick or treating

Children laughing

Harsh noises

Excellent fun at Halloween

Scuttling spiders

By Scarlett p3

In week 2 we learned about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot.  We made some super firey bonfire pictures and used our senses to write bonfire poems.

Here are some examples:

Bonfire

Colourful, wavy, spikey, twinkling,

Like a dragon.

Loud, noisy, crackling, banging,

Like a monster.

Smokey, suffocating, charcoaly,

Like a barbeque.

Spicy, meaty, amazing,

Like a pepperoni pizza.

Bubbly, warm, relaxing,

Like being in a hot tub!

By Peter p3

Bonfire

Flaming, spikey, swirly, wavy,

Roaring, crunching, crackling, howling,

Like a monster.

Smokey, woody, musty, damp,

Like an old log table.

Waffles, marshmallows, lollipops and hot chocolate,

Like a lovely snack.

Warm, soft, snug, comforting,

Like a cosy blanket on my bed!

By Honey p3