During P6 Bikeability time on Monday afternoons, P4/5 have been busy working in small groups to create their own animations. The plan was to create an animation to help children in the school learn something that they might find tricky.
Our groups are making animations showing alphabetical order, 3 Times Table, Tricky Words and Telling the Time.
We have a couple of weeks left to tweak our animations and then hopefully we can share them with you!
Some people chose to use words and pictures in their animations…
Some groups chose to use items in the classroom to make their animations…
A huge well done to Inara, Jade, Georgia and Lily who put themselves forward for Vice Captain of their House Team. They all thought so carefully about what skills they can bring to this role and spoke so well about their interest in the committees they will be involved in. It’s not easy to deliver a speech on Teams to the whole school but they were all so quietly confident and handled the occasion brilliantly! Good luck to you all. It’s a hard choice!
We have been so impressed by the efforts of the pupils in P5/6 to find out about a family member or important people who lived during World War II and create a presentation for the class.
Below are just some of the presentations that we got to enjoy this week. Other pupils chose to create PowerPoint presentations. It has been fantastic to see everyone developing their presentation skills and having the confidence to give it a go!
We heard about German captures, escapes from work camps, sunken submarines, medals from the King and so much more! We have discovered how important it is to pass on these incredible stories and keep it going for the next generation to enjoy.
Well done P5/6! What a brilliant way to end such a fabulous year with you!
Our topic this term has been World War 2. We have been finding out about The Blitz, blackouts, evacuations and what life was like for people in the UK at that time.
The pupils have also been working in small groups to research a chosen aspect of World War 2. The groups have chosen to research:
The Soviet Union
Women in World War 2
New Inventions/Products in World War 2.
Everyone has been working so hard on their presentations and we are looking forward to sharing what we have found out with each other next week!
Some pupils have also been conducting some further research at home, finding out about their own family members who lived during the time of World War 2. We are going to share these on Monday and Tuesday in the last week of term. I can’t wait to see and hear what they found out!
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.
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!
Primary 5/6 spent another lovely day being creative on Wednesday! We took a wander down to the beach in the sunshine in search of some interesting natural items to use back in the classroom. We had great fun “purlin in da ebb” to look for crabs, fish and other interesting living things.
Just look at these some of the fantastic pictures P5/6 made using the items they found!! More photos to be added so keep an eye out for them coming very soon!
P5/6 have spent many weeks researching an area from our Biodiversity topic and have been preparing a PowerPoint presentation to share their learning. It was wonderful to finally see their presentations this week and give each other feedback as to what we thought went well and what could be done to make it even better. Each group looked at the importance of plants and how they benefit society in different ways.
What a superb end to our first term! Over the past two days, the children have worked brilliantly in groups, pairs and on their own to carry out research on their chosen life cycle. We look forward to sharing our finished displays and information next term! We enjoyed a brisk walk around the Boddam loop road during our class P.E. time today and finished off with a short musical concert from our cello and violin players. It was fabulous to hear them play so beautifully and with great confidence!
A huge well done to all the children for handling this first term so well! We are extremely proud of you. Have a relaxing holiday!
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