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.

P2HM’s Visit to Dynamic Earth

P2HM loved their trip to Dynamic Earth today. We found out all sorts of things about the weather. Take a look at some of our learning.IMG_1142

We found out that hot air rises. This is why we get wind and rain.

IMG_1146IMG_1150We used tornado bottles to find out what a real tornado looks like. We saw that the bottom of a tornado is much faster than the top.

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We found out that lightening is electric.

IMG_1156We found out what electricity does to metal objects with air inside them.

P4 Dynamic Earth Monday 5th March

At this time we have not made a decision to go ahead or cancel this trip. The final decision will be made on Monday morning once we know travel conditions and can make a risk assessment. In the hope that we go, could all children come prepared with warm clothing, packed lunches and their permission slip if they haven’t returned it already. Please share this message with parents of P4 children.

P7 March 2017

As ever the term is snowballing and with every passing day we are finding more and more things to do!

Show

Most exciting (for some?) is the decision and announcement that our P7 show this year will be Honk!, a fun and lighthearted take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling.  Find out more here – http://www.mtishows.com/honk-jr – and get ready to help learn those words and sing those songs!

High School Visits

We will hopefully get many high school transition opportunities over the coming months, and we were excited to receive an inviatation to the art department to do some printing, and perhaps sculpture work, to support our Japan topic.  It’ll be good to have our first class look at the “big” school.

Skoolbo

If at all possible try to download the free app Skoolbo (UK) which will allow the children to practise literacy and numeracy skills, including French, at their own individual levels. Now and again I will send targeted activities to those pupils who needs them, and this is simply another step to help our P7s be the best they can be as they enter high school.  They all have accounts and passwords, and please email me for clarification if needed.

Parents’ evenings

These appointments have been handed out and I look forward to meeting with you again (4th time??) to discuss your children’s progress.

What else?

In class just now we are using some computational thinking skills and numeracy to plan Escape Room type activities.
We are writing reports about the structure of the earth, and homework is only to be reading, note making and planning a project about natural disasters.
We have been looking again at JASS folders – some children are very independently filling these in while others seem less sorted with how to proceed, or vague about whether these folders are at home or not.  Please take a moment to see if they need any support here, and let me know.
In PE we are playing handball, using brand new balls (!), to practise drills in throwing and carching, moving in to space and using strong high throws.

P4W/A Viking trip!

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?