# The Light on Dumyat / The Great Outdoors

Primary 6 and Primary 7 participated in a walk up Dumyat on Friday organised by Stirling Council and SP Energy.

The project began with the pupils reading The Light on Dumyat and undertaking related activities at school.  Throughout the walk the children were entertained by actors, who performed aspects of the story, and who gave the pupils clues to solve a code.

As part of our Great Outdoors topic my class had to record the wind speed at various points, using anemometers they made in school, photograph the landscape and record what they could see on their journey.

The weather was glorious and the views breathtaking as we made our way to the top. A great day was had by all!

# French Weather Reports

P6 had a great time whilst P7 were at Loch Insh recording themselves being french weather reporters!

# Area

P6/7H have been investing Area.  We have been using our Big Maths strategies (grid multiplication) to calculate the area of composite shapes

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# Nets of Shapes

P6/7H have been investigating nets of 3D shapes.  We have found some interesting ways of designing nets to create various shapes.84954D83-4679-4E9A-9A98-86D265EFE876

# Science Week

P6/7H had lots of fun during Science Week. Our task was to work co-operatively to build a model car with a working motor. We discovered along the way that we had to change factors such as weight, size and materials in order to make the car move. Some of us even added a propeller.

# Science Week

Our finished models!

# Science Showcase

SCIENCE WEEK 2019

OUR SHOWCASE

Throughout Science Week each class undertook a project based on the theme of ‘Journeys’. St.Mary’s pupils showcased their learning in the school to family and invited guests.

WE TOOK EVERYONE ON A JOURNEY…….

P1: On Cinderella’s Coach

P1/2 & P2: Through the Rainforest

P3: From the River Nile to the Field

P3/4: Under the Ocean

P4: Over the Ocean

P4/5: Fighting as a Jacobite

P5 & P5/6: Safely over the Sea

P6: Travelling by Train

P6/7 & P7: Round the Racetrack

We know everyone  enjoyed sharing in our learning experience today. We loved Science Week and our Showcase.

Mrs. Kellas would like to take this opportunity to thank Alistair Grant, a Science lecturer at Edinburgh University for his continued support. His guidance and practical skills have enabled numerous school projects to be undertaken over the past 3 years.

Finally I would like to thank all the staff and the children for their enthusiasm and commitment throughout Science Week. It was a pleasure to see pupils and family members engaged in educational discussion and having fun.

# World War 2 Models

P6/7 have worked really hard to make very impressive models of Anderson and Morrison shelters.

# Testing, Testing!!!

P6/7 extended their knowledge of fair testing. Ask your child about the variables we changed and measured today.