Primary 1 went out this morning to collect some icy snow and put it in jars. They then wrapped one of the jars in cotton wool and guessed which jar of snow would melt first. Seventeen people thought the snowman jar wrapped in cotton wool would melt first because “we get warm when we put our coats on”. Throughout the day we kept checking to see what was happening. At break time the uncovered snowman had melted a lot and the covered one was still very icy. After lunch the uncovered snowman had completely melted but the covered one was still quite a large icy block. We checked for the final time at 3 o’clock and much to everyone’s amazement the covered snowman jar still had some ice inside it! The jar was very cold and even the cotton wool felt cold. There was a lot of talking about insulation to keep things cold or warm. Hopefully everyone will stay warm at the weekend and enjoy what is left of the snow.
Primary 1 took advantage of the snow this morning and went outside with their P6/7 buddies to have a go at building snowmen. Unfortunately the snow wasn’t really suitable for snowman building but there was lots of creativity shown and a variety of snow sculptures started to appear. We had a tiny snowman and his little snow house and a snow plesiosauraus amongst other things! It is always fun to work together outside, especially when the sun is shining.
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P6 didn’t let the snow stop us today as we went hunting for angles in the environment. We found a mixture of acute, obtuse, right, straight and reflex angles! The children quickly realised that there are angles everywhere if you know what to look for (especially in the tree branches)! Here are some photos of the angles we found and a few we drew in the snow too.
P5 enjoyed the opportunity to learn in the snow today, this linked in really well with our Antarctica topic. They learnt about negative numbers by measuring the temperature, some pupils experimented with melting and freezing and used salt to speed up the melting process. Other groups made angles in the snow and used a large outdoor protractor to measure the degrees. They all finished off with some unstructured play and made some snow sculptures. Mrs Amos.
P6/7M looked at the art of Chuck Close this week and created their own version of his art. Working together they took responsibility for a section of the picture, decorating it anyway they wanted but making sure they used a combination of light and dark colours to produce the face. We are quite impressed by the way it turned out!
After being successful in their interviews the above pupils were selected to be Millbank’s Technology Team. They will be responsible for promoting internet safety in the school and helping introduce Chromebooks into classrooms. Their first task is to prepare a presentation for Internet Safety Day for the whole school, which they are all ready in the process of doing. Well done Technology Team/
This morning the boys, girls and Mrs Coutts in GM 1-3 got a big surprise this morning when they came in to find that the ‘Friendy Dragon’ had visited the class last night. The dragon left them some castle toys, a post box and a note explaining to them that he needed their help! They need to help him save Fairyland by reading more fairytales and learning about the magical land! Everyone is very excited about their new project and they are hoping the Friendly Dragon might visit again soon..
Cha robh Clas 1-3 a creidsinn dè bha tachairt an-diugh nuair a ràinig iad an sgoil. Thàinig an Dragon Càirdeil a-steach agus dh’fhag e deideagan agus litir! Dh’iarr e air a chlas air sgeulachdan uair a bha suid a’ leughadh o chionns nach eil an aon àireamh de clann ga leughadh a-nis! Tha an clas toilichte an s a’ cuideachd agus tha iad an duil gun tig e air ais!
Please find information below for a new and exciting opportunity to play netball in Inverness. This club is open to all boys and girls from any school who are in primary 5-7. We are hopeful in starting an after school netball club at Millbank in the future, but for now, Inverness Netball Club are offering training for children whether they have played before or not. The first session is this week!
Nairn Academy has a netball team also so there is the option to progress into playing at secondary school. I am sure the academy would appreciate players joining them in S1 with a bit of experience also.
Thòisich GM 1&3 a’ coimhead air caistealan an-diugh. Chleachd iad na ‘Chromebooks’ airson dealbhan a’ lorg de caistealan a tha air feadh an t-saoghal. Chunnaic iad tòrr caistealan diofraichte fiù’s fear ann an Iapan!
GM1-3 started looking into castles today. They used the Chromebooks to find castles around the world. They found lots of different looking castles and even came across one in Japan!
We are looking for some bits and pieces to use in our nursery garden. If you do have any of the objects below they would be gratefully received!
Old pots/pans/baking trays
Old computer key boards and screens
Old landline and mobile telephones
Old non-working cameras
Old kettles, toasters
Children’s toy tools
Old paint brushes, rollers and paint trays
Unwanted calenders and diaries (the dates don’t matter
Thank you so much!
Miss Jones, Miss Gair, Miss Kirk, Mrs Grant, Mrs Pirie and Mrs Parker