We went out to observe the birds in and around the playground and field, in order to compare numbers from the Autumn.
Also, we did a colour survey, which we are going to use for data handling in Maths.
We have been talking about friendships, our best friends, and positive and negative influences on our lives.
With Mrs Tulloch, we have been learning about magnets.
Last week, we were very busy practising for our assembly and making props! For Halloween, we made Frankenstein and Mummy styled egg boxes. We created dangly monsters. We did a Big Maths Beat that Challenge. We worked on alliteration for Halloween words.
This week, we have completed a bird survey outside in the school grounds. We designed a bird feeder. We worked with a partner to create bird leaflets/fact files on the netbooks.
P5 have made rockets with Mrs Tulloch. P5b have tested their rockets. Lewis’ rocket went the furthest- from the P1 door onto the pitch! P5a are going to do their investigation next week.
We took up the challenge of the Sumdog competition. We had Finlay complete all his questions- Fabulous! We have been finding out about 3D shapes in and around school. P5a have made some 3D shapes from resources outside in the environment. We have looked the nets of 3D shapes.
We have continued working on alliteration and did some work on The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark linking in with Bonfire night. We welcomed our parents into our class to see our writing.
P5 organised the collection of the shoe boxes. We had several parents help us to sort them out. On Thursday, 125 boxes were sent on their way! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone!
Lots of excitement at Bonnytoun this week.
We watched on the screen, chicks hatch out of the bird’s eggs. We think the bird in the nest is a coal tit. The parents of the little chicks have been extremely busy feeding them all week.
We also have 10 caterpillars in nursery. We have been watching them grow. Already they have got so much bigger and fatter.
This week we also had grandparents/ Special person day. This was attended by over 90 special people. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Fantastic P.E. lesson outside. The children are using a variety of PE skills and had opportunities to invent their own games.
The children designed their own Easter Egg then worked in pairs. Each pairing had to remember their partner’s design, then, taking it in turns, they went off and hid it along with a surprise.
Some people made it really tricky!
Look at the wonderful Easter Bonnets!
We have had a wonderful couple of days being Victorians. On Thursday, the children dressed as Victorians and had a session at a Victorian School. Then they had ‘gruel’ for breakfast.
Some children wanted ‘MORE’!
The children had their daily march. They played some traditional games.
The children made kites. Freya is studiously measuring the string she needed. I was very impressed with her measuring skills.
The children were very busy with a tricky task.
Fortunately, it was a windy day to test the kites!
The P5s came to observe our kite making skills.
The children also made peg dolls. There were some interesting characters!
These are the members of the Outdoor Learning Committee.
Today, we surveyed the playground and field areas to generate ideas of how we can improve outdoor learning opportunities. The committee members worked in groups to create a list of ideas.
We arrived at New Lanark and found out that the bell in the tower rang at 5am to make sure everyone was up and ready for work at 6am!
We had a look at the Washroom.
The children went into a Victorian room.
We found out what a gazunder was and what you did with it.
Then we visited a room from the 1960’s and looked at the similarities and differences.
There were some interesting suggestions for the carpet beater.
It was interesting to see what was on sale in the shop.
We were transported back in time to the Victorian School Room. The boys had smocks and the girls had dresses with ribbons. We had to sit in rows with the boys on one side and the girls on the other.
We practised our handwriting on slate, using a slate pencil.
We had to identify and point to countries in Europe, with a long pole, on a huge map.
We really enjoyed our trip!