P4/5 you were outstanding on your trip to Dunbar yesterday. I was sooooo impressed with the amount of knowledge you absorbed and were able to share on return to school. You are a credit to our school, well done!
Experiencing Thai Noodle Soup! on PhotoPeach
P4/5 have been learning about Buddhism. They have been exploring key artefacts, Buddhist stories and beliefs, what a monk is and how they live their daily lives. As part of daily living the pupils were beginning to explore dietary laws. They wanted to know what some of the food tasted like. We decided to make a pot of Thai Noodle Soup. The children really enjoyed the experience and were excited about smelling, tasting and discussing their likes and dislikes. It was great to see so many children opting to taste new foods!
This is the link for the soup as requested by some.
P3/4 are learning about the skeletal system. On Tuesday we learned about some of the names of our bones. We didn’t learn them all because there are 206 of them. We pretended that Kieron was a skeleton and labelled the main bones in his body. Using our knowledge we then worked in pairs to complete a diagram before joining our outdoor learning groups. The Frogs, Squirrels, Spiders and Birds teamed up to build a skeleton using sticks and twigs in the Nursery Garden. Each group labelled their skeleton and presented to the rest of the class.
We had great fun learning about bones! The Skeletal System on PhotoPeach
To test air resistance P5 / 6 made parachutes. Their flight ranged from 1.09 seconds to 4.62 seconds but they thought they could improve on their results!
Most thought they could improve on the flight times.
They thought the parachute canopy should be made larger. Some thought the strings should be longer. Others thought they should make the weight lighter.
We made new parachutes and flew them on Wednesday afternoon.
Only two did not improve the flight time. The longest flight was 5.81 seconds, followed by two others at 5.06 seconds.
P 5 / 6How can we improve on ‘Our Parachute Design’? on PhotoPeach
P3/4 and The Coriolis Effect
When gravity pulls water downwards it will always spin in the same direction. True or false?
It depends on where you are in the world. Water spins clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere. If you are on the equator line it does not spin in any direction.
This afternoon P3/4 developed their own theory, designed an experiment, predicted the result and used their experiment to test their theory. They evaluated the ‘fairness’ of their experiments and results.
We remembered that it is important to test one thing at a time!
After a discussion about our experiments we decided to use the same method. We found that water will always spin clockwise in Macmerry – no matter what we put the water into. One test was faulty and we are going to find out the reason why.
All pupils in P3/4 have been asked to carry out some research on ‘The Coriolis Effect’.P3/4 and The Coriolis Effect on PhotoPeach
IS LOOKING FOR BRITAIN’S BEST YOUNG BAKERS.
Does your child love baking and fancy putting their skills to the test? Can they make the most mouth-watering shortbread; are they potty about pies or simply bonkers about bread?
CBBC is looking for junior bakers aged between 9 -12 across the country to take part in the brand new ‘Junior Bake Off’.
All parents/guardians please visit: www.loveproductions.co.uk for an application form.
Tel: 0207 067 4876
Terms and Conditions of Entry: All applicants must be between the ages of 9 and 12 years as of 8th August 2011. The programme will be filmed over a period of 6 days during august 2011.All applicants must be resident in the UK. Any child with immediate members of their family or members of their household who are employees/directors/agents of either the BBC or Love Productions are not eligible to appear on the programmes or participate in the application process. All applicants must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian at the audition and during filming. Submission of an application form and compliance with the above does not in any way constitute an offer to appear on the programme. The Production Team’s decisions regarding selection
to the programme are final.
The Upper school had a visit today from Dr McBean who was telling them all about the heart. They were able to use equipment to monitor their resting heart rates and compare these to their heart rates after activity. The children asked some really good questions and showed a good understandning of how to keep their hearts healthy. We woudl like to say a big Thank You to Dr McBean who gave up his morning to help us with our Science Week.
This is our first week of our Health Week. We had a tuck shop open which sold fruit, veg, bread sticks and oat cakes. Yesterday Mrs Sherperd came in to the school and told us about having a balenced diet.
By Morgan C and Olivia R
P4/5′s project this term is about energy conversion.We have been learning about non-renewable energy such as oil,coal and much more.We also know about renewable energy such as solar,hydro-power,geothermal,wind and biomass.P4/5 are really enjoying this project,we are learning loads and hope to learn more.
By Stuart + Robbie
On the 22nd March P4/5 and P6/7 had a visit from someone in the SSPCA called Lee. It was very interesting and she told us the most dangerous animals that she needs to rescue. They were badgers, eagles and grey seals. She also told us that she rescued a baby fox that was four days old and could not even open its eyes at Waverly station. We also got to dress up in work outfits and saw all the things you need to catch animals. with. It was fun for the both classes and at the end we got stickers, pencils and stickers for our car windows.
by Abbie and Leah