Primary 5 w/e 5th October 2018

This week we have enjoyed a wide variety of lessons.

In maths we have looked at addition and at data handling. We have drawn bar graphs that show facts about astronauts and their trips into space. We also looked at the types of questions that bar graphs can answer and created some questions of our own.

In PE we have continued to develop our skills in hockey, developing passing and shooting.

We have logged lots of books for the First Ministers Reading Challenge. Lets keep this up and see if we can be the class who log the most!!!!

Storywriting this week saw our aliens going on an adventure. Our focus was to ensure the story had a clear beginning, middle and end.

Below are some photographs of homework science projects that we have seen in school over the last couple of weeks. Well done to our creative pupils.

Have a lovely weekend

From Primary 5 and Mrs Kerr

Space adventures in P5

We know we have not posted in a while, sorry, busy learning 😉

We worked in pairs to do research on an area of Space that we found interesting, we then created fact sheets about what we had learned.

In small groups we used junk to build model space probes, these were all named and then we shared them with each other. We also started to compare the planets, looking at things like size, composition, temperature etc.

With Mrs Tulloch we used cookies to recreate the phases of the moon- these smelled lovely. We then completed a meteorite investigation on the impact these have when they hit the moon.

Last week was our first assembly, it was on Space. Half of us were in the cast and everyone else was in the choir and backstage crew. We made planets, the sun, a rocket, a USA flag, an alien, stars and a few constellations. We all worked really hard on this and Mrs Baillie and Mr Wells said it was great. Our next assembly is on Friday 3rd November.

As part of our homelearning lots (and lots) of us made cakes that had a weather or space theme, these were delicious.

This week we started doing a comparison on Scotland and a country affected by Hurricane Maria or Irma. We will finish this after the holidays.

Both classes created writing based on Autumn and P5b made some Jackson Pollock inspired paintings.

We have now had 3 sessions with Rock Band- WE LOVE THIS! We have 2 sessions left, which we are looking forward to.  Some of the beats were tricky but we all had a go and sounded great.

This week we have rehearsed all the songs for our Autumn Assembly and most of our parents came along to chat with Mrs Law and Mrs Newton.

Holidays are now here, have a great week off. We are back on Tuesday 24th October 🙂

P5 🙂

P.S. Anyone who is in Edinburgh tomorrow or Sunday can watch our Quidditch Coach, Kieran Newton, take part in the Highlander Quidditch Tournament. It is at Inverleith Park from 10am until 4pm on both days.

Primary six’s Cosmic Classroom Experience 2.2.2016


Tim Peake talks To Us

Tim Peake was in space and managed to talk to schools in the United Kingdom on the ISS (International Space Station.) The first question was “what can you see out of your window in space?” by Harry. Tim replied that he can see the Atlantic Ocean and also saw the tip of Africa. He told us that he loved the colours of the Sahara desert from space.

The second question  he was asked was from Chloe: “why doesn’t space have any gravity?” Tim replied, as gravity pulls them down they are travelling so fast they can’t hit earth and the gravity pulls them but the speed still keeps them in space.

Next up Tim took part in a space task.

Tim had to crouch down for everybody and when he did he did a forward roll!   It was extremely funny! Soon he stood up he looked like a super hero flying in the city and he really was flying standing up! Next he was spinning on the spot, he was flying on the spot and then he curled up and he couldn’t stop. He touched his toes too and did a backwards roll- it was very impressive.

The next part of the broadcast was showing us what tricks he can do in space. He  disappeared and came down again.

The next question he was asked  was “is your heart faster in space?” but their heart is slower because it’s more relaxed but they must do more exercise to keep their heart healthy.

So water time Tim showed us water comes in spheres and floats around but there are these special bats that push the water where he wants it to be and if you put a fizzy tablet in the water it grows but still fizzes up in its sphere also it turns white.

His favourite button is the hatch button which opens a door into space in case he wants to do experiments in space.

We all really enjoyed tuning in to the broadcast in the afternoon and learnt lots of interesting facts about life in space.

By Lily, Neve and Lennie, P6.