Primary 6 on tour!

It’s been a very busy week for Primary 6 starting on Tuesday with a visit to Craigie’s Farm.  Both classes had great fun as we were given a ride around the farm in a tractor & trailer to see lots of different produce and soft fruit.  Then we got to see jam being made in the jam kitchen. Finally we were treated to a cookery demonstration using freshly picked ingredients!  Lots of inspiration to be had for when we start to plan our own garden.  We even saw blue and white pumpkins – although Mr Lynch didn’t believe us until he had seen the photographic evidence below!!

 

On Thursday we were off again as we took the train to Holyrood Park for an Outdoor Learning Challenge Day.  Splitting in to 4 groups, we got to experience a variety of different outdoor activities and some of our favourites included mountain bike skills, den building, problem-solving team games, learning how to calculate how fast we could run and bug-hunting with the RSPB.  The poe-tree session was also great fun and we loved the fantastic tree-inspired poems.

Finally, on Friday we had our 5th week of Skiing (it’s going so fast!) – the progress each week has been brilliant to see and there were lots of happy faces today as the majority of the beginners group got to ski down from the green line (and use the faster tow) for the first time.  The intermediate group also had a landmark day as they finally got to ski from the very top of the slope!!

All of these trips would not have been possible without the assistance of so many parent helpers, so we would like to take this chance to say thank you very much for your continued support!

Mr Lynch & Ms Love

Our first few weeks in P6LY….

It’s been a packed first few weeks of the new school year for everyone in P6 and we thought it might be a good idea to let you know a little of what we’ve been enjoying doing in P6LY – so, here goes….

  • The skiing has been a huge hit – everyone has been trying really hard and helping each other – no matter how many times they may have fallen over!!
  • Learning about invasion games in P.E. with Mr Glass – bench ball is already a firm favourite.
  • Making origami bookmarks in Art with Ms. Love (and if your homes are anything like our classroom, you will be finding ever-smaller bookmarks everywhere!)
  • Getting to code with Scratch in ICT – (and there will hopefully be lots more of that as the year progresses!)
  • We are also very pleased and proud to have 4 new woodwind players receiving tuition from Mr Hallam.

Finally, when the class were asked for one word to describe these first few weeks, the first four responses were Fantastic, Fun, Amazing and Okay!!

We’ve got lots more planned over the next few weeks, so come back to find out about our trips to Craigie Farm, the Outdoor Learning Challenge at Holyrood Park and much, much more…..

Communication at Benmore Camp

Further to our meeting last night, the Twitter accounts for you to follow are…

@P7atQPS and

@QueensferryPS

We will send the occassional Tweet during the week to let everyone know how we are getting on, what we are eating and so on.

I have a note of the photo permissions and will stick to these regarding pupils’ photos at camp.