Primary 3 had a wonderful time exhibiting their Roman and Caledonian artefacts to the p1-6s today. It was fantastic to receive so much positive feedback from our schoolmates and teachers! Everyone talked confidently about their artefacts and learning about our topic. Thank you to all parents and helpers who assisted in the creation of the artefacts – the pupils have done an amazing job!
It has been a busy couple of weeks in Primary 2. In our language work we have been learning that an adjective is a describing word. We thought of lots of words to describe different nouns. Next week we are going to create our own giant class adjective snake and display it along with our verb bees. Our topic this term is Minibeasts and we have been thinking about what we already know and what we would like to find out. Using the internet and reference books we have already discovered that insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies and that a cockroach can live for several weeks without its head!
In science we learned that our sense of smell can help us feel hungry, taste food better and help keep us safe. We conducted an experiment using our sense of smell. Some of us were blindfolded and different objects were held under our noses and we had to try and guess what the smell was! Most of us guessed chocolate, onion, lemon, coffee and apple correctly.
The nursery visited the Science Centre in Glasgow on Monday and all the children enjoyed exploring the different areas. The Planetarium was fantastic although perhaps a little overwelming for some of the little ones.
The bus journey was a trip in itself but the children were very well behaved both coming and going.
Thanks to all who came and helped. It was a tiring day for everyone and it was quite hectic as we had only a limited time to see lots!
This week in maths we have been learning how to use written methods to divide bigger numbers. We came up with some of our own questions and swapped these with a partner so that we could practise.
In PE, on Monday, we did badminton. We learned how to hold the racket properly and how to keep control of the shuttle cock.
We have also been using the laptops to gather information about the interiors of the Titanic. We each chose an area to find out more about and then used our facts to create information posters.
We have all chosen our favourite pieces of writing from Primary 5 to edit and redraft for the Young Writer of the Year competition. We have sent away our entries and have our fingers crossed!
Primary One is very excited about their Paddington topic. Already we have been writing and creating all about Paddington Bear. Pupils brought in supporting items from home. Next week we will make something special with Mrs Martin. One of the interesting things was writing about Paddington’s adventure for the ‘Young Writer’s Competition’. We have enjoyed sharing our Paddington homework over the last two weeks and pupils have come up with some interesting facts and ideas about that old bear!
In PE, the students from Edinburgh University have been helping us with our skipping and we even got to skip outside for two days! The students are going to be helping to teach us for the next three weeks.
A couple of pupils brought in special awards and medals. Their photos are now on the celebration wall in the hall.
Have a nice weekend, everyone!