On Thursday 23rd of May we had Outdoor Classroom Day! Surprisingly P4M had two trips, Ochlochy Park in the morning and Holmehill Woods in the afternoon which meant they were out of class all day . It was great fun.
We walked to Ochlochy Park with P4W and then we took part in four activities. We looked for different types of birds and ,excuse our language, but we had to look for different types of bird poo. We also brought our Brilliant Book Champions to the fresh outdoors and read in the sun. We also did a bug hunt including ladybirds, spiders e.t.c. Our fourth activity was playing rounders.
A big thank you to Mr Miller who brought us all ice lollies and ice creams!
In the afternoon we went to Holmehill Woods and did four activities. We did bark art, measuring trees ages, nest building and twig and leaf identifying.
A big thanks to all our parents who have helped us this term with all of our trips.
Written and edited by Lucy, Lori and Imogen (P4M Remarkable Reporters).
We launched the first of many outdoor lessons by creating our own mini National Parks in the playground. As it was still icy we were able to create ski slopes and caves which added to the excitement. We have plans for many more outdoor adventures this term.
P5P have been incredibly busy over the past few weeks. With Christmas fast approaching they are feeling very festive. They loved making snow globes to sell at this year’s Christmas market.
Huge congratulations on an amazing result at last week’s Fun in Athletics Festival! P5P took a very impressive second place and will go through to complete in the finals next year. They had a wonderful day supporting and cheering each other on. Well done P5!
P5 continue their adventures as Time Travellers and have been exploring the Scottish Wars of Independence. Last week we were visited by David Smith from the Stirling Smith Museum. David shared his knowledge of William Wallace and even brought in some weapons for us to see.
This week we also enjoyed a visit to the Battle of Bannockburn Centre. Pupils visited the statue of Robert the Bruce and had an opportunity to be brave leaders in their own battle!
“My favourite part was the 3D glasses and experience.” Jake
Primary 5F have been busy this term. To start off we had a Halloween Poetry competition with Sam’s poem winning first place. He used excellent adjectives for description and lots of WOW words throughout. See for yourself…
Also in the first few weeks back we studied the work of an artist called Vincent van Gogh. We looked at some of his most famous pieces of artwork, in particular Starry Night. From this, we created our very own Starry Night inspired art.
Primary 5F are enjoying learning all about the past in our ‘Time Travellers’ context for learning this term. So far we have been to Ancient Greece and we are currently visiting the Romans. Over the remainder of the term we will be visiting the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Victorians and finally the Future. Here are some of our fact files and vases created whilst in Ancient Greece…
Primary 2 are enjoying their magical learning context – Fairyland. They have enjoyed receiving letters from the friendly dragon, as well as hunting for fairytale characters around the school. The friendly dragon wants the children to keep reading and believing in fairytale stories, so along with clues we have been exploring some well-loved fairytales. The children have been developing their understanding of describing character and setting and will use this learning to help them write their own story, very soon.
‘Our topic is Fairyland and we have been reading lots of fairytale stories, my favourite has been Little Red Riding Hood. A friendly dragon has asked us to turn our classroom into Fairyland and read lots! I really enjoyed doing art. I chose oil pastel and watercolour to decorate my dragon art.’ Anna (P2K)