Our study on Uganda came to a close with an Open morning where we were able to share our learning with parents family and friends. Below are photos of our topic on Uganda. Well done to the winners of our Ugandan quiz Mrs Crichton and Emma and Mrs Russell and Callum !
P 2/3 and P3P raised the grand total of £575.00p for sports development in Uganda.Thank you to parents, friends and family, teachers and staff who supported us and a big thanks to all the pupils who took part .
Well done we are so proud of you all !
What an exciting creative week we have had !
We took part in YMI project with Louise Martin. We got the chance to compose our own song about the space being in the Iron man and create the music for it .We really enjoyed giving our own ideas and making choices about the song and the music and learned a great deal about writing a song and creating music. P2and P2/3 also took part and on Friday 2nd March all the classes performed their compositions as a whole .
On Monday 27th February P3Pand P2/3 took part in Unicef’s Day for Change 2012 which focused on raising funds for sports development in Uganda. The children held a school assembly and asked the school to wear their sports clothes to school for a day and bring £1.00p.There was a massive response ! The class then took part in whacky races and asked friends and families to sponsor them .The children had fun completing the whacky races organised by Mr Johnson the PE specialist .The children also enjoyed performing a Day For Change assembly for their parents. The children also asked teachers to take part by choosing a sport and paying a £1.00p.The winning sport is yet to be announced !
Thank you to all who supported us wearing their sports clothes for the day, those that bought a sport and to Mr Johnson and the P7′s who helped with the whacky races and Mrs Coupland who set up our display . Watch this space …… to find out how much we raised for sport development in Uganda!
Our photos below show what fun we had !
Update on Healthy Children Healthy Families
We enjoyed the Jammin fitness and on 29th Feb we enjoyed learning to Zumba with Sue Weeks. We were all exhausted ! We are ceratinly having fun and we are enjoying keeping fit . Next week we will be learning about having a balanced diet and are looking forward to a visit from Roots and Fruits. Mrs Parcell is delighted that our playpieces are getting healthier !
This week 23rd January we began our health topic.We have been learning about what is a healthy person and how they keep themselves healthy.We asked a member of our family what they do to keep themselves healthy .
see some of our photos below !
We have learned the importance of eating fruit and vegetables and being active each day. Every day this week we’ve had fun doing daily exercises and keeping a log each day . One thing we’ve discovered is that our heart rate rises when we are active.We looked at the difference in heart rate between active and non active activities. Everyone enjoyed the Judo demonstration and skipping with buddies in P5W. We sorted foods into healthy and unhealthy and we have sown some cress seeds ! to make a healthy sandwich .
Next week we will continue to increase our heartbeat.
See if you can do some physical activity every day running ,football, playing games ,swimming, dancing and walking to school !Take a look at woodlands junior website /science zone/ health for health games and quiz.
P3P enjoyed Fairtrade fortnight . We improved our knowledge of the world map by finding the countries some Fairtrade products come from. We followed the journey of a banana from the country it was produced in to Uk supermarkets. In Maths we checked the weight of some Fairtrade products using scales and weights learning about kilograms. We had fun cheerleading in the playground Come back to see our photos below !
Great to see you all back to school after the holiday . I am sure many of you have grown taller over the holiday !
Just to remind everyone
We would like everyone to try and make a small change at home and buy a Fairtrade product instead of their usual brand. Pupils will receive a paper footstep and bring this home with them. We would like you to write and draw on the footstep giving information about the small change you made and how you did it.
Happy New year to P3P pupils and families.The London 2012 Games will inspire children here in Scotland and around the world to engage in sport. Sport engages children at school, builds confidence and respect and encourages a healthy lifestyle and teamwork. Our topics this term focus on global citizenship health and sport. We begin with thinking globally about Fairtrade for a fortnight and following that will begin a Healthy Families, Healthy Children topic.
which focuses on developing education through sport for children in Uganda. Supporting the appeal enables the children to think globally and provide creative opportunities to raise money to help vulnerable children. Watch this space for more information ……….
As part of a topic on ‘The Vikings’ P3 and P2-3 had a visit on Wednesday 2.11.11 from Archaeology Scotland. The workshop run by Ruth Bordoli comprised a series of activities that illuminated different aspects of Viking life. It looked at how archaeologists use burial sites to find out about Viking culture. It also looked at how Vikings communicated with written language through the use of Runes. It’s emphasis was hands on participation for the children whothoroughly enjoyed the experience. The children enjoyed the simulated dig, sorting out and classifying their finds and making a clay pendant with their initials written in Runes,decoding Rune messages and learning about objects and artefacts that were used by the Vikings. Below are some photos of a fantastic day! Thank you to all those involved who made this day so memorable!
Below are some more photos of our viking topic
some fierce viking warriors!
We are just now starting to add to our blog. We have been busy this year, so far learning about Our Amazing Bodies and are currently learning about Vikings! We have also had a block of Forest School sessions. Check back soon to see our photos and read more about our learning.We have had a busy Autumn term .Here are some of the things we have been doing…
Elizabeth Flemming came to talk to us about how cerebral palsy affects her life.She explained how part of the brain affecting movement was damaged at birth and we were in awe of all she has achieved inspite of her disability .
At Forest School we continued learning about our Amazing Bodies. We made skeletons from twigs, we discovered our senses and led our partners around the forest blindfolded. We guessed the smells and we thought about what our bodies need for survival.We planned and made shelters in class and then in the forest. We learned how to use a kelly Kettle and made hot chocolate and we learned how to make a fire safely. We found a quiet spot to listen to the sounds of the forest. Below are photos of our forest school learning experience.
Our buddies .