Despite their trip to the beach being cancelled, GM 1-3 & P3/4 had an action packed day in school. Children designed and created their own beach/ocean dioramas using various recycled material – they supported each other and demonstrated lots of different skills when creating these. Then, they played musical fish and enjoyed a picnic lunch in the gym hall. Finally, they finished the afternoon off by watching Finding Nemo with popcorn and juice. Everyone had a great day and it was brilliant to see children from different classes working together, sharing skills and having fun! Mrs Coutts & Mrs Robertson

Over the last few weeks Primary 1 have been looking after bean plants and learning how to keep them healthy. In class we have had some jars with bean seeds in them. One jar did not get watered, one was kept in the dark and the other one was watered and kept in the light. It has been very interesting to find out what would happen and the children have been amazed by the colour of the plant which was kept in the dark. As for the plants in pots; well, they have gone home now so hopefully some of them may go on to produce bean pods. Now, we just have to watch and wait to see what will happen to our caterpillar friends…

P 4/5 have been learning about how seeds grow. We planted either runner beans or peas in a clear glass jar to see what happened. As they started growing the plants made all these wonderful roots that are at least as big as the plant above it. We have now planted them all in soil and they will be ready to go home soon!

One of those beans didn’t grow so Kayleigh planted another and then the first one suddenly took off and she has two!
Miley’s pea plant looks very healthy.
Andrew’s first pea drowned as it fell into the water but the second one looks very happy.
Tom’s plant hid it’s roots in the middle behind all the tissue.
Poppy’s runner bean has grown huge!
You can clearly see the feeding roots of Jennifer’s bean.
Katie might get to taste some runner beans this summer. This tangle of roots looks very healthy!

Here are all the pictures that were taken at Fairburn. Hope you enjoy them.

P5 loved being little chemists in our ‘Fizz, Boom, Bang’ Generation Science workshop. They explored and learnt about mixtures, solutions, colour changes and chemical reactions through a variety of fun experiments. They also had to make predictions about their investigations and discuss their results. A great morning had by all! Mrs Amos.

P3/4 used natural materials to create pictures and models of our playground trim trail.

Primary 1, Primary 2 and some helpers from Primary 6 spent some time outside today creating many different things with the Loose Parts. We had a huge variety of creations from dens to houses and from computers and televisions to hurdles and beds! We were also lucky enough to have some music while we played when the ukulele group joined us outside.

We are always looking for things to add to our loose parts collection so if you have any old household objects such as pots and pans, telephones, computer keyboards, wooden spoons, trays, large construction blocks, plastic pipes or anything else you feel would be useful please send them in to school where they will be re-used and become part of the marvellous creations the children design.

Mrs MacInnes

Tha a’ ghrian seo a’ cordadh rinn gu mòr ann an GM1-3. Chaidh sinn a-mach an-dè airson ag obair air an uair! Dh’obraich sin air a bhith ag innse an uair!We are loving this weather in GM 1-3. Yesterday we went outside and did some work on time. We worked on creating our own clocks with chalk and twigs then reading the time from it!

Jack and Becky from Generation Science were in school yesterday teaching Primary 1 all about Day and Night. It was a fabulous afternoon and the children learned a huge amount about Planet Earth, the moon and the sun and today they were able to remember lots about what they had learned. Here are a few facts they could recall.

“The moon orbits the earth and the earth orbits the sun.” – Fraser

“The sun has hot spots.” – Adam

“The moon gets its light from sun.” – Amy

“The sun stays in its place.” – Jack

“The earth takes one day to spin around.” – Rosealie

Very well done everyone!

Mrs MacInnes

Primary 1 were delighted to meet Colby and Jack, the robot mice, today. Everybody had a go at coding (programming) to enable them to move around a track and some people went on to design their own track or maze for the mouse to navigate. The discussion and problem solving going on in class was really amazing!

Mrs MacInnes

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