Primary 2PY have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to create the buildings we want and need in South Queensferry out of junk.
Today they put their junk models together to create the whole town. Primary 2 were very proud of their work and have taken it home for them to keep.
After all the trips last week, we had a quieter but still full week in P6.
After a very fast 6 weeks, we had our last lesson on the slopes and it was brilliant to see how far everyone had progressed as they practised stopping on demand and skiing from the green line, while the intermediate group skied from the very top with their instructor. While everyone is sad that our skiing is now finished, we all agreed it has been a brilliant experience – well done to all!!
While the skiers were having their last lesson, the group that stays with Mrs Herbert had an interesting morning attending the Harvest Assembly and then making and decorating biscuits, which looked fantastic!
In P6LY this week, we held elections for two positions: Pupil Council and Eco Council.
Well done and good luck in your new roles! And well done to those that also put themselves forward for the roles – it was a closely fought election.
This week we have also enjoyed practising using interesting and ambitious vocabulary when writing stories in literacy, making posters about how to ‘Take a Moment’ with Mrs Sawers and in our Ancient Egyptians topic we have started to learn about the Pyramids.
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
Today Primary 2 had a visit from the librarian at Queensferry Library. We have found out about Nicola’s role in the library as well as telling us how to take a book home.
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….
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…..
Further to our meeting last night, the Twitter accounts for you to follow are…
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.
Today we had loads of fun comparing the weights of different vegetables. We then chopped them up and made vegetable soup. Delicious!