Primary 5 are enjoying their new context for this term and have become “Nature Detectives.” They have been exploring the school grounds and eco garden hunting for different leaves and signs of Autumn.
Earlier this week pupils had a fantastic visit to The Lodge at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. They were guided around the area by the park rangers. They enjoyed visiting The Hide to spot different birds and squirrels, visiting the waterfall and they even created some impressive nature artwork! They are working hard towards their John Muir Award.
Over the past few months pupils across P5 have been visiting the Memory Café at the Braeport centre in Dunblane. They were excited to host a delicious afternoon tea here at Newton for the visitors. Pupils worked hard to organise and set up the café in the hall. They put their measuring skills to good use, baking tasty treats and cakes. Pupils reflected on this experience and thought about what skills and attitudes they used in the build-up and during the Memory Café:
“I used presentation skills to perform a song at the Memory café.” Seb
“I developed by communication skills when talking to the visitors at the café.” Eddie
“We used teamwork as we worked together to set up the café.” Alex
P5S put on a spectacular Diwali assembly a few weeks ago to share their learning about Hinduism and Diwali. They learned all about different traditions, symbols and Hindu gods.
Primary 5S are settling in to their new class and embracing new challenges! Pupils created some amazing artwork last week. They produced their very own “Minecraft” inspired self-portrait.
As part of our “It’s Fair to Care” context this term, last week pupils began to explore Fairtrade. They thought about why it is important to buy Fairtrade and how it benefits others, such as farmers in other countries. Pupils were set the task to design their own Fairtrade chocolate bar. Bubble Pop, Tibble and Caramel Drip were just a few of the incredible chocolatey creations. Linked to our literacy focus of persuasive writing, pupils then created an advert for their chocolate bar that would make it irresistible to buy. They were very persuasive indeed!
By Leila Jasat The delicious Choco Bite and Heir bar by Jack and Imogen The tasty Choca and Caramel Crunch by Brie and Leila
This afternoon P5S enjoyed the opportunity to use the Loose Parts play out in the sunny playground. They had lots of fun using their imaginations and getting creative with the resources.
P4M are having lots of fun learning about Science as part of their Super Science context this term.
They worked well as a team to design and create their learning wall display which included two life size whacky scientists.
This term we launched our new topic “The Gift of Christmas” with a massive Christmas cracker. In this cracker there were words which were to do with the two parts to our new context. We had to sort these into groups to find out what our topic was called. We learned that we will be running the Christmas Post and writing a pop up Christmas book.
Together we came up with some big questions: How do we set up and run the Christmas Post? How do you make a perfect pop up book? Why is giving so important? How do we write a Christmas book about giving? How do you put the values of caring, sharing, fairness and love in our story?
Have you noticed someone hiding on our learning wall?
Yes you guessed…it’s our Elf on the Shelf, called Zippy!
Here are some of the silly pranks Zippy has done in P4M.
First of all,Zippy was on the floor with our literacy jotters and he left us a letter explaining who he was. We had to decide fairly what his name would be and so we had a blind vote on our 4 choices; Diamond, Zippy, Smartie and Knotch. We chose Zippy!
The next day when we came into class, Zippy was reading a book on Katie’s desk. The following day he was lying on a parcel on our learning wall and this morning he was hanging on our whiteboard?
Beware…if you come into our class, please don’t touch Zippy or he may lose his magic!
P4 are writing Christmas pop up books so we designed our own elves as our main character in our books. Can you find them on the tree on our learning wall.
Last Thursday we went to Dunblane library and Angela kindly showed us some Christmas pop up books and let us borrow some to keep in school.
This post has been written and edited by Lucy and Lori.
This term’s context “Ancient Animators” has been brilliant! We have learned so much about the Romans and ICT through our big questions “What have the Romans got to do with Scotland?”, “How does animation work?” and ” How do you make an animation about he Romans?
As part of European Languages Day, we loved learning French from Mrs Ingles, Portuguese from Ms Hall and Italian from Mrs Caruso.
We also learned about a fun French artist called Henri Rousseau who loved, animals, plants and the jungle. We made our own drawings inspired by Henri Rousseau and are very proud of them.
Please follow the link below for P.4 Meet the Teacher information leaflet.
P.4 Sharing Learning Leaflet
As part of our health and wellbeing topic, we have been learning about healthy eating. To find out more about this, we went to visit our local Tesco store on Wednesday 6th June.
Margaret very kindly gave us a guided tour and told us lots of interesting facts about healthy foods, where they come from and how the shop operates in general. After a busy morning, we finished our adventure off with a lovely fruit basket picnic at the memorial park, kindly provided by the staff at Tesco.
” I loved seeing the freezer where they keep all the ice-cream. It smelled really good. It was freezing!” – Imogen
“I liked tasting the gluten free chocolate buttons” Matthew
“I learned that the red star means the most people like to buy it” – Lori
“I liked tasting all the different foods and going in all the staff bits” – Seb
“I liked going underneath tescos where the money counting room was and the cameras” – Leila
“I liked making our snacks out of the fruit” – Katie
“I liked having our picnic outside” – Lucy