Primary 4 had a fabulous visit to the National Museum of Scotland on Monday to learn all about the Vikings. The class displayed super behaviour and learned lots of interesting things about the Vikings. One of the highlights of the day was getting to handle Viking artefacts. Here are some photos of our day. Can you guess what all the artefacts are?
A quick reminder that P4s are visiting the National Museum of Scotland on Monday the 6th of February to learn about Vikings. Thanks to everyone who has paid and sent back permission slips already. Here is the letter we sent out earlier in the term with details of the trip. viking-museum-visit
The First Blog of 2017!
23rd of January: We got our new CLIC maths groups and then we started to look at time in maths. Then we watched an educational living and growing video about how babies are made. Next the people who needed to recite their poem again got a chance to do so and the people that had already recited their poem self assessed it on the SC grid. Then we worked on our Egypt project on mummies and played handball in PE. YAY!
24th of January: On Tuesday we started off our day by writing a Scots language mingin recipe. After that we looked at all the different time zones in Europe. We learnt that there are 4 main different time zones in Europe. Then we had our Burns Poetry Semi-Finals competition. Ewan, Abbie and Bryce competed for our class and Abbie got through to the finals which is on Friday.
25th of January: We had our CLIC maths session and then we finished our European time zones work. We had an awesome break after that we played netball in P.E. and we were learning how to use useful tactics while working as a team. Finally, it was HOME TIME!
26th of January: Firstly, we looked at our OneDrive and our e-mails and found out how to work it. Then after break time we had art with Mrs Love and we were looking at watercolour and finishing off our Paul Klee inspired wax art. In the afternoon, firstly we started taking notes for our Chapter Two of our Egypt Project and we were looking at how we can make an interesting and engaging introduction to it.
27th of January: Firstly, we presented our non-fiction reading homework in pairs. Secondly we wrote Kyle’s Special Person comments. Then we went to the Burns supper in the gym hall and we had haggis, neeps and tatties. We heard the contestants say their poem for the Burns poetry Final and they were all really good.
By Abbie and Marilena
We wanted to help the birds during winter because they find it harder to find food. So we have been following a recipe to make fat balls. We used our maths to make sure we followed the recipe in the right order and we used the right amount of the ingredients. We got to the 4th step. Our fat balls are now setting in the fridge. Our last step is to think carefully about where to hang them up in the playground.
We reused our milk cartons too!
When we got back to class we thought about other things we could count outside. Twigs, shells, sea glass, flowers, petals, branches and pegs were a few of our ideas. Maybe you could think of a few others while your out and about this weekend.
This morning P6 were discussing a story from the Keeping Myself Safe work called The Skate Park. In the scenario the boy’s phone is broken and he really needs to contact his parents. Later on his sister tells him “There are other ways to phone!” but doesn’t go into detail. So we found out more!
This website http://0800reverse.co.uk/ explains how to make a reverse charge phone call. It could be a very useful thing for children to know if they run out of credit on their phone, or it gets lost or damaged. The class discussed it this morning and we even listened to a call. It costs £6 to accept the call (!) but we agreed that as an emergency measure it would be worth it.
Please find time to discuss this with them and…help them to learn your phone number off by heart!
On Friday we enjoyed a visit to the Queensferry Crossing visitor centre to find out more about our bridges, both new and old.
We saw a presentation and discussed modern safety equipment, then got to go and build a bridge of our very own!
Thanks to Catriona, Hazel, Lilias and the group of volunteers who helped us.
This term P6 will be finding out more about democracy and the election processes; neat timing considering the Scottish Elections coming up!
They have been split in to parties and will be campaigning on devolved issues to see if they can get elected by chidlren from the other classes. Below is a picture showing their progress!