On Friday 2 June we did sorts day. It was cloudy for a little while then it got sunny and warm.
Primary 4 started at the relay race. There was a side for girls and a side for boys. The girls went first and after the girls the boys had their turn. The fastest person from each race had to race each other.
After that we went to the bouncy hoppers. You had to bounce up to the marker then run back to the next person and give them the bouncer. It was fun bouncing up and down.
Next we went to a running race where we had a metal baton. You had to run up to the cone and back down and pass it on to the next person as fast as you could. We got quite a few turns at this station.
We moved on to a different station which was an obstacle course. It was hard to jump over things when you were balancing something on your head!
The next stop was toss the welly. You scored different points for throwing it as far as you can. I got 10 points! It was my favourite activity.
After that we went to badminton where we had to hit the shuttle cock and aim it inside a hoop to get points. You had to hit it hard to get 10 points but not too hard or you would go past it.
Our next activity was basketball. Every single time you got it in the hoop you would get one point. It was pretty high up!
The next station we went to was beat the goalie. When you finished your team the next team would have their go. However got the most points would win because it was the last station.
At the end of sports day we had a picnic with our parents. We had it sitting on the football field. It was a fantastic sports day.
We have been learning about the digestive system in our context work.
We did an experiment and we used 2 slices of bread, coke and some yogurt. We ripped the 2 slices of bread into small pieces. Then we put the small pieces into a plastic tube that acted as the oesophagus. Next we added the coke and put the yogurt in the tube. At the bottom of the tube there was a bag that acted as the stomach and Mr Edwards squished the food around because when you run around your stomach mixes all the food around. Four hours later you need to poo. Megan unclipped the bag and she squished the food down another tube. We had fun learning about the digestive system!
Last week we learned about the digestive system. We learned about what happens to our food once it goes inside us. We did an experiment and we used 2 slices of bread, also we used coke, and some yogurt. Then Kirsty used her fingers and took wee pieces of bread and put it in the tube which acted as the oesophagus. Next Mr Edwards put the yogurt in the tube. Then he added half of the coke. At the bottom of the tube there was a plastic bag that acted as the stomach. When you run around your food gets all squished then four hours later you need to poo. Megan pulled some string to release the food then it went down another tube. Then she unclipped the pegs and all the food went out of the tights into a basin which was the toilet. We all thought it was disgusting!
Last week we were learning about the lungs and how they work. We did an experiment to find out how they work.
We used paper bags as the lungs and drew red felt pen in the shape of lungs on to the bag. Next we put straws in to the paper bag to act as the wind pipe. Then we blew into the straws to inflate them with air. Later, we tested them to see if they worked. We found that some of them worked and some didn’t because they had a puncture.
We had los of fun learning about and making the lungs.