We have been thinking about what it would have been like to be evacuated in WW2. We are going to write letters home, pretending we have been evacuated, thinking about the differences between life in a city and life in the countryside.
It was just too lovely outdoors so we took our planning sheets out of the classroom and enjoyed working in the sunshine!
Yesterday, our Primary 6 JRSOs had a visit from Police Sergeant Douglas. He came to talk to them about road safety and asked them about their previous JRSO campaign. He let them see the speed gun and explained how it worked. We are very grateful that he gave up his time for us. Please look out for more JRSO work coming in the near future!
While P6 have been taking part in their Play Leader training on Monday afternoons, P5 have been busy with Mrs Douglas, planning and preparing for their own stop motion animations.
Over the past 4 weeks, Liam, Eveline, Conor and Freya have been exploring how stop motion animations are created. They have written their own storyboards and spent time creating resources for 2 different short stories. These stories will be shared with P1/2 when they are ready.
Today the children began filming their stories and quickly learned that it was not going to be a simple task! It requires a lot of patience, trial and error. The group are learning so much from each other and it has been lovely to see everyone being so supportive.
Here are some behind the scenes shots of their filming session earlier today.
For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been building on our understanding of angles – naming them, recognising them, measuring and drawing and using our knowledge to help us work out missing angles. Some pupils wrote out instructions for their peers to use to help them draw angles of different sizes. They then took on the role of teacher, supporting their classmates as they worked and offering advice when needed. The lesson was enjoyed by all and it was clear to see that some pupils had gained in confidence after working in this way. I think we have some future teachers in the class!
Our day today started with Mrs Douglas’ symmetry lesson. The class all concentrated so well on their shapes and patterns. Then it was out into the fresh air to tidy up to the Croft House doing our Redd Up. See the photo of our most unusual find! Then it was reading time followed by a lesson on alliteration. The children made up sentences about their classmates using alliteration and interesting verbs, adjectives and adverbs. After lunch, we recapped on Health & Wellbeing work from last week, relating to naming external body parts. Mrs Douglas made up a fun game that had everybody answering questions and using the correct names. It was a fun and relaxed way to learn. (No Ratings Yet) Loading...
Today Mrs Douglas did a science experiment with the class to find out which material would work best to black out our windows during an air raid in World War 2.
We had 4 materials to choose from. We made a hypothesis, writing down which materials would be most effective or which materials would be least effective.
Then we attached the materials to the windows and went outside to test them. From inside the classroom , Mrs Henderson shone a torch behind each material and we had to see if any light could be seen on the other side of the window.
The red cellophane was the least effective and we were surprised to find that the light was blocked by the white paper!
What a busy two weeks we’ve had … but it’s been great! The planned activities have really helped the children settle and reconnect. Today, we finally were able to present our learning about life cycles. We started this piece of work during our biodiversity topic and were due to share our work when we started term 3. Sadly, this had to wait! The children worked in groups or individually, to research the life cycle of a living thing. They then had to display this information in an eye catching way. They worked very hard on this project, with great team work and cooperation. Although it was started a long time ago, I know they’d be keen for you to see their work! Happy Easter and we look forward to seeing you all again in the new term!
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