On Monday 25th all Macmerry pupils put on a fantastic show. Between all classes the pupils visited France, Italy, Spain (P1/2), China (P3/4), India (P5/6), Africa (P2/3) and the Caribbean (P6/7). There was singing, dancing and brilliant acting. At the end the whole school gathered on stage to end with the classic ‘Rockin all over the world’. A well deserved pat on the back to all, the hard work really paid off!
Macmerry Rocking All Over the World on PhotoPeach
At the beginning of the term P2/3 weighed the lunch waste over 3 consecutive days. We were shocked to find 47kg (the equivalent of 2 and a quarter P2s) of food was binned.
After the new band scheme was introduced we wondered if this would help cut the amount of food binned. So on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week we weighed the food again. We found the total amount of food binned was 37kg – the same weight as 1 and 3quarters P2s.
P2/3 worked out that this is a reduction of 10kg in the amount of food being wasted at lunchtime.
The whole school had its running races on Monday 18th – when the sun finally decided to shine. Pupils competed in year groups and lots of fun was had by all. At the end some pupils from p4-7 took part in the house relay, and some of the teachers also ran a teachers’ race! Well done to you all!
Sports Races on PhotoPeach
On Tuesday P3 pupils got the chance to play in a football festival at Forresters. They practised their skills at different stations and played 5v5 games against other P3s in the cluster. Lots of fun was had by all pupils and they behaved impeccably. Well done you did Macmerry proud!
P2/3 are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as their class novel. As part of their work on this book they worked in groups to read and add sound effects to an extract from the book. We then recorded these on the laptop for you to hear. If you click on the titles it’ll open up in another window with an audio symbol, click on the ‘audio’ and it’ll begin to play.
P2/3 have been very busy in their first two weeks back at school, focusing on Eco and Health.
As part of our mini Eco topic we looked at what happened to rubbish and how we can cut down on the amount of waste going to landfills by reducing, reusing and recycling. We made posters to encourage people to so this. We also investigated food waste – why people bin food, the process involved in food making which is also wasted, and we weighed the amount of food that was binned at Macmerry over three lunchtimes.
For our Health work we took part in a Get Going session, a tai-kwondo taster session and had a visit from Gwen Harkness, the road safety officer, to discuss safety when in the car, out walking and cycling bikes. On Thursday we made snack of melon and pineapple for the whole school to enjoy. Today we also took part in a whole school street dance session where cries of ‘This is fun’ and ‘Miss Wilson you’re not doing it quite right’ could be heard coming from the pupils.
Have a look at all our fun experiences:
P2/3′s Health and Eco Weeks on PhotoPeach
P2/3 have had a very busy week using their skills in their Science challenges this week. On Monday afternoon we used our understanding skills when we walked around Macmerry to identify how renewable energy is used in the new houses. We discovered that it isn’t widely used and discussed the reasons for this. Thank-you to the parents who kindly helped with this.
On Tuesday we used our analysing skills to compare and contrast renewable energy and fossil fuels.
Our final challenge on Wednesday involved our creating skills to design a vehicle of the future which can travel on water and ice, and is powered by a renewable source of energy. We decided we’re going to keep hold of our designs incase global warming gets really bad in the future and our designs will be needed.
As you can see P2/3 have had a very busy but enjoyable week using a range of skills in Science. I hope you all have a lovely holiday ready to develop more skills in the summer term.