Primary 3 had a fantastic time at their Christmas Party this week!
Much fun was had and the Dashing White Sergeant and the Canadian Barn Dance were danced beautifully.
Primary 3 would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and we hope you all have a relaxing holiday!
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P6 had a class vote in November and decided we would make a Christmas tree out of plastic bottles this year. As we learned about plastic pollution in our oceans topic, we thought it would be nice to make a tree where we can recycle the bottles after Christmas.
We painted the bottles green and secured them to layers of cardboard with holes cut out for the bottle necks. We secured the stem of the tree in a cardboard box and a few helpers learned how to wrap a gift by wrapping the boxes under the tree. We also attached some tinsel and bobbles which will be reused next year.
We also had a design challenge in class to create a topper for the tree. There were many fantastic entries and after a class vote, we chose a favourite to be placed on our class tree!
I am very proud of P6 and their fantastic designs. It is great to have such a creative class who care about the environment also.
Merry Christmas to everyone from P6 and Miss Young!
P5 had an active maths day where they really enjoyed trying out their maths games they made, I was so impressed by the standard of their work and the ideas they came up with. They were also engrossed in doing budgeting and comparing popular retailer costs using Chromebooks to plan the best deals for buying Christmas presents for someone they care about. Mrs Amos.
Once again it has been a very busy time in Primary 1. Miss Garrow read the story of “One Button Benny” from the P1 Bookbug Bag and the children used the loose parts in the playground to create their own robots. We were so impressed by their creativity! They also wrote stories about “My Robot’s Adventure” and we were just blown away by the imaginative stories they created. We heard sentences like these:
“John the robot has a very special green button that turns him into a spiky ball.”
“My robot is going to get lightning on him to stop him getting chomped by a crocodile!”
“When you press his emergency button he zooms into space, makes bubbles and shoots lasers.”
Super work once again P1 – very well done!
Mrs MacInnes and Miss Garrow
P2/3 have been learning about Advent this week and enjoyed creating their own calendar. When it comes to their day in December they will get a treat and a compliment thoughtfully written by another child in the class. December is here!
P5 were using the High5 eatwell guide to learn about healthy food choices. They used active learning to find out about the different food groups and their health benefits, they enjoyed using Post-Its to map their regular food choices to the correct food group. Then they created their own Eatwell Plate using cut out paper plates. Mrs Amos.
On Tuesday the P7s from P6/7m went on a trip to visit Skills Development Scotland. They took part in two workshops, one about 3D drawing & printing and another about coding a hand held games console. They looked at the real world applications of these and the jobs that would use the skills they developed. Here are some photos
On a lovely Autumn afternoon, P5 took the opportunity to listen to tree stories under the Conker Tree in the outdoor classroom. They also gathered some natural materials from outdoors and created some fantastic Autumnnal pictures.
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Our current topic in P6 is called ‘world of work’. We have been discussing lots of career options and the skills we would need to succeed in various jobs across the world.
Today, we had the chance to be surgeons. We decided our patient was an 84-year-old man who we were fixing up after heart surgery. We had to work under pressure to close the ‘wound’ using stitches. We kept an eye on our patient’s heartrate on the whiteboard. The children did a fantastic job, doing chest compressions when our patient’s heart stopped. We successfully stitched our patient back together and discussed what it must be like to be a real surgeon.
Here are a few quotes from pupils about being a surgeon….
” It is stressful”
“There is a lot of pressure”
“It is risky”
P6 felt that you must be a fast thinker and a courageous person to be a surgeon! We also agreed you would need steady hands to be good at the job.
Here we are in action. Click on a photo to see a slideshow of our lesson…