Category Archives: Primary 6G


On 21st May 2018 P4WE went to the Laigh Hills to go geocaching.

Geocaching is when someone hides something like a bolt and you use a device to find the object by giving it commands.

First of all Rory used the geocaching device.  We found a carved stick.  It looked amazing.  Next it was Sam’s go on the device.  He found a little bolt.  Then it was finally my turn.  It was really hard to find the object but after a while I found a medium sized cup.

We had to get back to school so I got my partner Rory and walked back to school after our amazing afternoon at the Laigh Hills.

By Archie McQ

Sketching at Dykedale

Recently we went to Dykedale to sketch the land use of Dunblane.   On the way there Ellie’s grandpa showed us a plant called a ‘marestail’.  He told us it has been around since the time of the dinosaurs!!  We were sketching what we could see.  We could see the Hydro, houses and hills.  We also saw a herd of cows in a field.  It was tricky sketching the land use.  I had fun and enjoyed learning about the ‘marestail’.

By Aiden

Recently we went to Dykedale Wood to do some sketching. We went to look at the land use. We put down the blanket and we got our jotters. We opened our jotters then we put on the paper and we started. I sketched farms, trees, hotels and hills. Then it was time to go back to school. When we got back to school it was time to go home. I learned about the land use of Dunblane.

By Mac

Empty Classroom Day

On the 17th of May 2018 we went to Ochlochy Park and Holmehill for empty classroom day.

First we walked to Ochlochy Park then we played a warm up game. Next we had stations to go to. They were rounders, bug hunt, back to back drawing and find the paint colour around the loch.

After we played football we got ICE LOLLIES!! Then we went back to school for lunch. After lunch we walked to Holmehill and we got put into stations.  They were leaf detectives, find the age of trees, bark printing and spelling.

I had a fun day and learned how to find the age of a tree.

By Brodie T

On the 17th of May we got ready to go to Ochlochy Park for empty classroom day.   When we got there we did a warm up game it was ‘shepherds and sheep’.  Then we went into groups to do activities.  The activities where rounders, bug hunt, plant colour and back to back drawing. We had break time and then Mrs Miller’s husband came with a basket full of ice lollies and we ate them all and we said thanks and bye to Mrs Miller’s husband.

Then we headed off to have lunch back at school. Next we went to Holmehill and we went around different groups.  The groups were leaf detectives, bark printing, tree measuring to find the age of trees and spelling. Then we headed back to the school and went home.

I enjoyed empty classroom day.  It was fun.  I learned how to do bark printing.

By Rowan W

Marvellous Mappers Context Launch

Last week we did a treasure hunt.  We had to find clues to complete a picture to find out our new context.

First we sorted out a team captain for our groups then we went outside to figure out our clues to find all the letters.  We figured out where we needed to go.  First we went to the bike rack but our clue wasn’t there so Mr Edwards had to show us on a map.  Then we headed to the eco garden and we found one of the clues in the plant bed.  We headed off again to find the next clue and it was under the table near the bars.  Our last clue was in the porch behind the plant pot.  We went back inside about put all our clues together and it made picture.  Each group had a different picture.  Finally we found out that our context was Marvellous Mappers.

I am most looking forward to finding out more about maps.

by Rowan






A day in the life of the Earth with P4WE

In P4WE this term we’re learning about how the Earth and Moon’s movements tell us how long a day, month and year is. To start with we have investigated how the sun appears to move through the sky during a day.


Finding out what direction the Sun is in.

We used the shadows to show us where sunshine is coming from rather than looking at the Sun. We discovered that in the morning the sun shine comes from the east. At the end of the school day it comes from a south west direction.


Recording the direction of the sun

The reason for what we saw is that the Earth spins round one complete turn in a day so different parts of the earth see the sun at different times.


Our Final Harvest!

On Wednesday the 28th of June we harvested the potatoes, baby turnips and some radishes. We decided to leave the spring onions and beetroot to grow over the summer.


We were delighted to discover that we had lots of potatoes! Some were big and some were small. We really liked digging them up.  We found that our experiment potatoes, which had been cut in half before planting, have grown just as successfully as our control potatoes.  They all looked delicious!


We used our turnip and some of our potatoes to make vegetable soup. We all really liked the soup and would have eaten more.


We took some of our potatoes home to taste  and this is what we thought:

Anna C – “They were very creamy.”

Anna G – “They were very crunchy and tasty.”

Judah – “We made chips out of mine!”

Alexander F – “They tasted very carroty…”

Hollie – “When I ate them they felt very sweet in my mouth.”

P3S Fist of Five for Newton Fun Run!

Asked for their reaction to our recent participation in the first Newton Fun Run, P3S gave the whole experience 5/5! Many identified crossing the finishing line as their “best bit” whilst others loved the excitement of the start or running in the park. For Holly Stobie , it was watching her little sister in nursery take part. It was a very special afternoon for us all.