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Your parents will need to set up a parent account first (choose the free option) and link your account using the details you were sent. After that you can just use your own login details to access all the activities and games. Have fun!!
Choose any of the activities I have set and complete them at your own pace. I will add new activities each week. but you don’t need to complete them all, just choose the ones that you would like to try.
P3 were curious to find out what had happened to their mummified apples. Were they the same? Did they look any different? Did they smell any different? P3 have been learning about all things Egyptian and had previously learned about the the mummification process and how something called ‘natron’, helped preserve the body for afterlife.
Using a mixture of salt and baking powder, our version of natron, the children covered a quarter of apple and left another quarter uncovered. We made our predictions, thought about the process and what might happen to each apple. Max and Miah predicted that the apple covered with salt and baking powder would be preserved, Scartlett and Charlotte W predicted that the ‘Nitron’ would dry the apple and make it soggy, and Kristen and Alyssa predicted that the apple in ‘Nitron’ would fizz up and turn brown. We left the apple in a cupboard for 7 days. After 7 days we had a wee look to see what the results were. Some of our predictions were correct. The apple covered in ‘Nitron’ dried out and was a bit sponge like in nature, it had preserved!
P3 are now looking forward to their trip to The National Museum, our Egyptian workshop and looking at Egyptian artefacts first hand.
P6 are getting out the knitting needles, weaving looms, pom-pom makers and other crafty kit for Fabric Art skills this year. Spurred on by our volunteer Mrs Farrell they learnt new skills such as casting on in knitting. Who knows where this could lead.
Any short knitting needles and donations of wool would be much appreciated.
This week Primary 4 and 5 have enjoyed creating the Forest of Sin from Billy and the Minpins. Have a look at our contributions from beautiful butterflies to brightly coloured leaves to magical minpins!
Primary 4 have enjoyed looking at the book The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. The children took part in several activities to explore one of the main characters in the book ‘The Lost Thing’.
Visualisation challenge: The boys and girls had to listen to the book without seeing any pictures. As they listened, they were asked to pick out information that would help them to visualise The Lost Thing in their minds. Have a look at their creations!
True, False or Unsure challenge: Once we had found about the Lost Thing, the children were set a challenge to decide if a set of statements were True, False or Untrue. The boys and girls then shared their decisions and justified their choices. It was a really interesting discussion and the children had lots of different opinions about the Lost Thing. These were some of the statements we looked at:
There is only 1 lost thing in the entire world
The lost thing is lonely
The lost thing looks for lonely people
The lost thing wants to be alone
The lost thing is invisible
The lost thing is in Shaun’s imagination
Only children and animals can see the lost thing
‘Found’ poster challenge: Our last challenge was to create a Found poster so that if someone or something was looking for the Lost Thing we could help them find it! We thought about creating detailed character descriptions for our poster, have a look!