Our new topic in p4/5/6 is Tudors and Stuarts, we started it 3 weeks ago.We are working on Tudors right now. Here are some facts we learnt about Tudors; King Henry viii had six wives like Catherine of Aragon,Anne Boleyn,Jane Seymour,Anne of Cleves,Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. King Henry was very fat. Tudors dont have J in there alphbet.Tudors prove if people are witches by throuing them in a river if thay fly away they are a witch.The death rate was high in Tudor times.
Date given out- Wednesday 16th March
Date to be completed and returned by- Wednesday 6th April
Duration- 3 weeks
Your task is to research a country in Europe and use the information to create a guide to that country.
You may choose the country you would like to research. However, please do not choose a country that forms part of the United Kingdom.
You may choose how the information is presented. For example you may choose to create a guide book, a poster, make a labelled model or map, make a power-point presentation, record an oral presentation, prepare to give a presentation in front of the class, or any other idea you may have as long as it contains all the answers to the questions listed below:
Where in Europe is your country?
What countries border your country?
What languages do they speak there?
How many people live in your country? (Population)
How big is your country?
What is their national flag?
What is their national anthem?
Do they have a king or queen?
What famous people (alive or dead) have come from your country?
What famous sights can you visit in your country?
Do they have any special traditions or festivals?
Remember you can find information by using your passports, looking in books, on the internet, in the library, asking friends and family. Good Luck!
On 2nd of March we went to visit John Muir Birthplace.We got into pairs at school and went on the bus to Dunbar.When we went in we had to sit down and tell the lady what we all ready new. We spilt up into three groups and we all went to a diffrent levels.We swaped three times so that we all got a shot on all the floors.We all really enjoyed the visit and we hope we can go soon again
In class we have been learning about Europe. We are thinking about what we want to know about Europe. Some of the questions we want to know the answers to are:
Which is the biggest country?
Which is the richest country?
Which is the smallest country?
We think Europe has 44 countries. Europe is a small continent.
As the conclusion to our Secret Places of West Barns Topic, which we have run alongside our science focus on water, coasts and conservation, P4/5/6 visited John Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar yesterday. It was a wonderful chance for us to deepen our knowledge about John Muir and is part of our John Muir Award citizenship project too. We had a wonderful time exploring all the different artefacts and parts of John’s life.
John Muir Birthplace Visit on PhotoPeach
John Muir Birthplace Visit 2 on PhotoPeach
Seabird Centre Visit on PhotoPeach
Seabird Centre Visit 2 on PhotoPeach
Today P4/5/6 were lucky enough to go the take part in a workshop all about water which is our science focus this term and also links to our John Muir Conservation project. The workshop took place in North Berwick, at the Scottish Seabird Centre. We got to spend time in the main discovery centre, watch a short film, take part in several experiments to do with climate change and water pollution, learn the water cycle song and show all our learning in a fun interactive quiz at the end. The experiments included trying to see which materials would help clean a watery world that had been covered in oil, investigating how land ice and sea ice impact on sea levels due to climate change and seeing how water changed from clean water to sea water to dirty water through the water treatment process.
A big thank you to Belhaven Hill school who helped us with transport and Jenny MCAllister, the Education Officer at the Seabird centre for her superb workshop.
What did you enjoy the most P4/5/6?
On Monday, P4/5/6 were lucky to have Tara, our local countryside ranger, to accompany us on a Winter Walk. All the pupils enjoyed being outside in the snow and trying to see what tracks and evidence of animals and nature they could find. Thank you to Tara for all her help and support. Afterwards we all came back and warmed up with hot chocolate and marshmallows!
Due to the bad weather, our class trip tomorrow has been postponed. Do not worry P4/5/6- we will still go but just not tomorrow. I will let you know the new date when I have rearranged it with Jo Moulin from JMBT.
Today all the pupils in the upper school had the opportunity to go orienteering down at Seafield Pond. We worked in small groups to learn all about the key skills needed to go orienteering- the most important being to always orientate your map north! That proved a key lesson later on. We also went over how different features of the land were represented on a map. This tied in well with all the work with have being doing on coordinates and our current topic Secret Places of West Barns. The brisk north wind notwithstanding, the weather was wonderful and as all the pupils were warmly wrapped up we did not mind being outside all morning. The most exciting part was having the dipper attached to your finger so you could register yourself at each checkpoint on the course!
We must say a big thank you to everyone at Andy and his team from the East Lothian Council Outdoor Learning Service for arranging and running such a great event.