This week we have still been learning about fractions in maths. We have been ordering fractions and some of us have been learning about mixed numbers and improper fractions.
On Wednesday we were given a challenge to build a model of a rainforest shelter. We had to use only things you can find in the rainforest (branches, vines, leaves, moss etc.) and it had to be waterproof, keep out wild animals and fit two peolple. We had lots of fun and made some great shelters. Some people’s shelters didn’t stand up at first so they had to change their designs or the way the branches were held together.
We have been learning about classifying different living things and practiced putting animals into groups of vertebrates and invertebrates. We also learnt about the different features of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles.
We have been doing talks for homework and some people have presented theirs to the class already. They have all had lots of information and did a great job of remembering to speak clearly and to try to look at their audience.
Here are some photographs of us this week.
Here are some pictures of us this week.
Today P2/3 had their class assembly on the Vikings. They did a brilliant job learning their songs and lines and they all looked fantastic!! Thank you to parents for all your effort. Enjoy the long weekend and see you on Wednesday.
We have been busy in P1/2 again today. The P1s are learning about subtraction and the P2s are learning how to partition numbers. We made a human number line today and everyone had to find their right place. In the afternoon we continued our work on our growth topic. Each child decorated their own plant pot and then planted two freesia bulbs in them. We will be looking after them in class so we can observe them as they grow. The children also took home two small peat pots and sunflower seeds today, along with growing instructions. Can you help your child to plant these and then your child can feedback to the class on how their plants are doing, they could perhaps draw any changes they see or take a photo to share in class. Let’s hope we have some sunshine now to help our plants grow.
The gardening club have been very busy weeding, planting special flowers that help bees, planting vegetables and tidying the playground. A huge thank you to Mrs Dorrian for all her help! Today we made some transient art, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy!
On Wednesday P4/5 were making up our own rainforest Just So stories. Just so stories are stories that tell us how animals got some of their features, for example ‘How the Zebra got his Stripes’. The Just So stories are made up so it is not really how the zebras got their stripes.
This week P4/5 were learning about fractions. We were learning how to compare fractions.
P4/5 have been doing athletics at PE for the last 4 weeks. For the first week P4/5 were doing long jump, for the second week high jump and for the third week we were doing the 80m and the 150m in running. For the final week we were doing running and cricket ball throwing but not with real cricket balls.
It was sunny on Monday so we went outside to read our reading books.
Here are some pictures of P4/5 this week.
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Another busy afternoon in P1/2 today. Audrey very kindly gave us some plants from her garden to help with our topic work. We spent the afternoon in the sunshine digging out the weeds from some of the planters in the back playground, topping them up with fresh compost and then planting Audrey’s beautiful plants. It was hard, messy work but we think the planters look beautiful now and we hope with some tender loving care the plants will grow.
Please find below the link to the East Linton Parent Council Minutes from our meeting on Thursday 11th April.
Parent Council Minutes dated 11 April 2013 (PDF 166KB)
The school May Fair is this Saturday from 11am to 2pm.
Have you had a clear-out over the bank holiday? We will gratefully accept donations for our toy and book stalls, for the raffle or tombola, bottles of wine (full or empty with lid!) and items of good-quality outgrown uniform for the thrift shop.
Please bring these items to school this week.
The cafe is always popular at the Fair – please hand in donations of nut-free home baking on the day.
Keep your fingers crossed for sunshine and see you there!
We have a very lively classroom at the moment in P1/2 with lots of things growing and changing. We have some tadpoles which we have been observing and recording the changes we see. We also have caterpillars which just arrived and are already growing at a very fast rate. We planted potatoes two weeks ago and kept one in a bottle in the classroom so we can see how the plant grows. We have some herbs in the classroom and we will be growing mushrooms and our own flowers soon. We also had a visit on Friday from Mac – Connor McCarthy’s dog, he was so relaxed and enjoyed seeing all the children.