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Conservation volunteers!

This afternoon while the P6s were doing Bikeability, the P7s did a fantastic job of cleaning out the pond. It had become really overgrown. Now there is lots of room again for the frogs and next year’s frogspawn 🐸

Ethan threw himself in to the task “It was really fun, especially going in.”

Anders said “ I really enjoyed it, we cleared out half of the pond.”

Hannah said “It was fun and it was really messy.”

Fiona said “It was fun because I didn’t get wet!”

Lena liked it because she got a wet bum!

Roma liked it because it was stinky.

Esther thought that it was fun to clear it out but it was stinky though!

Isla thought it was fun to make a huge pile of the vegetation from the pond.

Elijah thought the weeds were quite tasty…not really!!!

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Stop Motion Animation

The Primary 7 bairns have been developing their digital skills using Stop Motion animation. They have worked so imaginatively and enthusiastically on their Halloween creations, learning lots of tricks for effectively adding video and sound.

The final video versions will follow. I hope they don’t scare you too much!!!

 

What’s Under Your Feet?

Primary 7 worked really enthusiastically today on this long term British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) citizen science project.

Over the year we will carry out 3 invertebrate surveys to see what is living in our school grounds. The BTO is collecting information from all over the UK to find out whether the invertebrate numbers and species are changing and whether this has an effect on bird populations.

Today we found worms, slugs, beetles and a few other invertebrates. We didn’t find as many as we thought that we would. It will be interesting to see what we find in March and June.

End of Term 1

What a busy week we have had again. Finishing off all our owl pellet work. We have also been finding out about more food chains and webs, planting more trees, drawing and painting barn owls and finally listening to a fantastic performance in the hall this afternoon.

What a lovely term we have had and what a great class the P7s are.

Have a great holiday 🙂

Owl Pellets

This week we have been finding out about food chains and food webs.

Today Ms Scanlan brought in some long-eared owl pellets that had been found in Shetland. We spent the afternoon taking them apart and seeing what the owls had been eating. There were lots of bones in there and we could identify mice and rats by the jaw bones and teeth that we found. Everyone worked really hard and concentrated so well on what they were finding. It was really interesting.