Primary 4 had a really busy day. They were rock pooling and den building in the morning. Great team work with the den building. If you are ever stranded on a desert island – P4 are the children you want with you!
We then worked on map reading skills and visited the centre to learn facts about puffins, gannets and other birds that visit the coast.
A great day out – all the pupils looked tired out by home time!
As part of our outdoor learning week children from both Primary 1 classes went on a observational walk in the woods. We worked with a partner from the other class to listen for different sounds in the woods and to look for different colours. All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had lots of fun. The most popular activity was creating an imaginative meal out of materials they found in the woodland. The children created classic dishes such as spaghetti bolognaise with rocks and grass and used their talking and listening skills to describe their meals to another pair.
You can see the children in the woods by clicking on the link below:
Please come along to the office and give Catherine your name if you are able to join us on Friday morning.
Can you ensure your child is prepared for whatever the weather may hold.? Preferably wellies as the path can be a bit muddy and the essential waterproof jacket and hood!
We will be setting off at around 10:45 and the walk should last around 40 minutes.
This week P1X have been learning outdoors in lots of different ways. This morning we played lots of different maths games outside and we really enjoyed it!
You can see some of the fun we had outside by clicking on the link below:
The mosaic coasters that the children created last week are now available for sale and are priced at £2.50. The coasters can be purchased by sending money into school with your child or, alternativley, will be available for purchase at the spring fayre.
Yesterday we all went to the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to learn more about flowers and plants and as a great way to finish our work on the John Muir award. It was awesome fun and there were some really interesting flowers and trees. I would definitely go there again with the school or my family. My favourite plant was definitely the horse tails some stripy bamboo things that that came from the Jurassic era. The botanic gardens were awesome!!!! We even saw big fish!!!!!! In the glass houses we saw a fly traps and really cool pitcher plants. They have very, very slippery edges so when a fly comes it slips in and gets digested. We learned about pollination and germination too. It was a lot of fun at the pond bits with all the fish because they became the main attraction instead of all the difrent kinds of plants.
Josie SF, Josie S & Sasha, Stuart and Andrew – P5 bloggers
The children in P1X have been busy creating coasters this week. We used glue and small tiles to create patterns on our coasters and we think they look great! The coasters are being made for the spring fayre- details to follow.
You can view the children making their coasters by clicking on the link below:
The children in P1X have been busy learning about mini beasts this week. We worked in groups to discuss all of the different things we thought a mini beast would need in it’s habititat and used these to create a criteria of what our habitats should include.
We then created a plan of how our mini beast environment would look and used these to create our very own habitats, using recycled boxes. We think we did amazingly well creating these mini habitats and have left them out over the weekend to see if we have convinced any mini beasts to find a new home! We will keep you posted.
You can see all of the fun we had learning outdoors by clicking on the link below:
Yesterday we went with Martyn from outdoor ed to try some gorge walking. He took the class in two groups – one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. We took a long walk all round the hills and climbed up rocks and over branches. Around the Woodhall Dean burn we saw frog spawn. It was great fun. We talked about the different parts of a river and how this was a young one. Even if it was young it was still really deep and we had to climb over big logs. We also had to climb over rocks which were really slippy and some of us slipped on the rocks and fell in. It was really cold and it went up to some peoples legs. We got a chance to explore around the burn (and in it) and we learned lots. It was part of our John Muir award.
by Olivia, Charlie, Anna & Hannah M - P5 Bloggers
The children in Primary 1X have been learning about mini beasts this week. We used an interactive programme (http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/minbeasts/eng/Introduction/MainSessionPart1.htm) to discover the kinds of places that mini beasts like to live.
We then went out in to the playground, and school garden, to see if we could find any mini beasts. We found lots of centipedes, beetles and a snail. Some of us were very eager to hold the mini beasts, others were not so keen! Whilst outside we also collected some worms for our classroom ‘Worm World’ (kindly donated to the class by Issi and family). This allows us to view worms in their own environment. We are all very excited about having ‘Worm World’ in class and look forward to watching our worms settle into their temporary home.
You can view some pictures of our outdoor fun by clicking on the link below:
Pencaitland Sports day has been arranged for Tuesday 25 June.