Topic Work

We now have 2 skeletons on display in the classroom.!  We have had some helpers today, writing labels for each one.

The skeleton on the left has been labelled with common terms for the bones, such as thigh bone, knee cap and skull.  The skeleton on the right shows the medical terms for each bone, for example femur, patella and cranium.

This afternoon we made our own moving skeletons.  It was very fiddly and we had to have a lot of patience to make it work!   

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Today we worked in groups to try to build a skeleton!  It was interesting to see if anyone knew how our bones are connected.  We had fun trying to identify the internal organs too and where they are located inside our bodies.

Last week we wrote down all of the things that we would like to find out about the Human Body.  So many excellent questions!  We are going to begin group research projects soon to try to answer some of our questions.

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Quiz Time!

In P4/5/6, we have been learning how to build electrical circuits as part of our topic work.  We have also looked at which materials act as conductors of electricity and which materials are insulators.

We found out that metal is a conductor, so we used tin foil to help us build an electrical quiz board for the younger pupils in our school.

We thought carefully about  the focus for our quizzes and tried to keep in mind how to make the questions suitable for younger pupils.

It was amazing to see how many social skills were developed during this process:  turn taking, co-operation, talking and listening, compromising and providing support and encouragement to each other.  Of course, there were opportunities to develop ICT skills too.  It was lovely to see so many pupils eager to pass on their ICT knowledge!  What a team!

To play our games, you need to use an electrical circuit.  Instead of completing the circuit, the  wires at each end connect to our quiz board – one wire to a question and the other wire to the answer.  If the question and answer match, the bulb will light up!  This means that we have completed the circuit!

We can’t wait to show you the finished quiz boards soon and test them out on the P1/2 and P2/3/4 classes!



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