Primary 2 were lucky to have a visit from Generation Science this morning, all about Day and Night. It was a great reminder of the different things we learned about during our Sun and Moon topic. We were involved in joining in songs and making up actions, pin-pointing where certain animals came from using a giant globe and most importantly helping Benny learn all about Day and Night and how it is different across the globe. A very busy and engaging morning indeed!
Here is the homework grid issued today (26.4.17). All tasks have to be completed by Monday 15th May.
Please could you also supply your child with a ‘squeezy’ bottle (a washing up liquid or Lucozade Sport bottle would be perfect).
Also please remember to return your child’s EE2 form for their upcoming trip to the Zoo on May 11th.
Rotary Club Quiz
On Friday the 17th March four of our P7 pupils took part in a quiz run by the Rotary Club, held at Peel Primary School.
Our team was made up of Daniel Nicol, Leigh Gillespie, Abbie Finlayson and Filippo Bosio. They were up against four other teams from the local area. The Harrysmuir team did really well coming 2nd place, sadly missing out on 1st place, won by Peel Primary, by one point.
The P7s were a credit to the school and had great fun.
Great effort, well done!
To kick start our Businesses and Community topic, we had a visit from the local Fire Service who told us all about their roles and responsibilities within our community. We were even lucky enough to have a turn on the very powerful hose and aim it at a target, and to go inside a fire engine! We had an insightful talk from the Community Fire Fighter who told us all how to stay safe and how we can check our alarms at home.
Looking for a gift for that special Mum?
The School have Mothers Day gifts for sale. These will be available to purchase in the infant hall at the Fairtrade/Bring and Buy sale. They will also be on sale in the school office.
Today we had a visit from the Edinburgh International Science Festival Generation Science experts! We learned about how sounds are made through a story all about Ella’s Wobble. We learned all about echos, vibrations, pitch and how some animals and materials produce different sounds.
We even made our very own instruments that produce 2 very different sounds!
P3D are working with Mrs Bracewell in Music to learn all about ‘pitch’. We are learning to recognise when the pitch changes in a piece of music and how to control the pitch of our voices when singing low and high. This week we really enjoyed looking at how simple tunes are made up of different pitches. We learnt a song called ‘Looby Loo’ and then spent time learning how to play the notes on a Glockenspiel. We followed the notes on a score and could see which notes were high and low. It was very noisy but a lot of fun!