It has been so lovely to see everyone back for the start of Term 4. We have been really lucky with the weather, so we have been able to have outdoor learning of some sort each day.
We have started our map skills project and have learnt to use scale, read length, use coordinates and directions and bearings.
On Wednesday we started our drama lessons with Izzy Swanson, which was really good fun.
We have been out to the pond area to check on the frogs and tadpoles and went back this afternoon with pond nets. We caught lots of tadpoles, but the exciting catches were several big diving beetles, water boatmen and a huge freshwater shrimp. We’ll go back in a few weeks to see how much it has changed.
We have all had a lovely two weeks back in class seeing everyone. It has been so good to be back. We’ve had a lot of fun indoors and out and are looking forward to all the exciting things that we’ll be doing in our last term.
Have a wonderful Easter holiday 😄
It has been another busy week, with lots of different activities. Yesterday the class wrote imaginative bonfire poems. Today we took advantage of a beautiful November’s day, to do some maths tables work outside and we finished the day doing the Boddam Loop walk (thanks to Michelle for coming along with us).
As a recognition of good behaviour , we had planned to play hide and seek in the forest. We couldn’t have had better weather for it, or more fun. Ms Scanlan managed to catch everyone, except for Koll. It wasn’t as easy as we thought, some of the P7s are excellent at hiding!
Just before that we planted a few more trees and we saw lots more frogs again. The pond has filled up with water from all the recent rain.
This week to link with our biodiversity life cycles topic, we made a display in French of the Hungry caterpillar – ‘La chenille qui fait des trous’. Ms Scanlan was very impressed by all the French accents and the lovely drawings.
What a lovely afternoon we had today, exploring the tree and pond areas, trying to find as many species as we could and then finding more frogs than we could have imagined! Everyone was very engaged and we all enjoyed the afternoon.
This afternoon Primary 7 did something a little bit different for their assembly / show of learning. They split into four groups to explain about all the things that they were finding out about in Block 1. Each group split into two teams to make display boards and explain all about Pneumatics, Electricity, Enterprise and John Muir. The school split into their Focus Friday groups and parents joined the teams to visit each of the four workshops.
Toby did a fantastic job of timekeeping to keep us all on track, and everyone seemed to find their way from group to group.
After that, Primary 7 played a short piece from the beginning of their Radio Scotland Junior Historians show, that they made in the autumn. And finally Drew played a ‘Thank you for listening’ film that he had made using his drone.
The Primary 7s really enjoyed doing their assembly like this and said that it was a lot more fun and they enjoyed speaking to smaller groups and doing lots of activities. Ms Scanlan was very proud of all of them and hopes that the audience were too. Well done P7s!
What a fantastic selection of cards we’ve been making this week for our pen pals in Cannes. We have written all about SMUHA and included photos, so that they have a really good understanding of our fire festival. Ms Scanlan thinks they will love them 💖
This afternoon we had a great time trying a few traditional French foods, that our Cannes pen pals eat. We tried baguettes, Camembert, Brie, Boursin, blue cheese, green and black olives, croissants, chocolate crepes and profiteroles .
Tryphena, Joanna, Mirrin and Faith helped to set everything out and kept everyone fed!
It was great to see lots of the class trying new foods and even enjoying them!
Poppy Neild came to see us this afternoon to teach us about hearing. She gave us lots of interesting information and also taught us how to use the British Sign language alphabet. She was very impressed by the speed at which Callum could spell out words. We’re looking forward to seeing her again next week.