Last week we used some of our outdoor learning time to play Hopscotch to help us learn our 3 and 5 times tables. We had great fun drawing the hopscotch grid and jumping on the squares while learning the 3 or 5 times tables.
Last week we walked down Ferry road to look at Beauly river. We were tasked to see what we could see and hear, so we could create a class poster about our local River, which will be on display in the Gym. We liked the “diamonds sparkling on the river” and the wild life we heard and saw such as ducks, butterflies and red dragonflies.
We had masses of fun last week making model siege engines to storm our castle in class. We decorated our platform, then tied two lollypop sticks together with elastic bands. We then forced a third lollypop stick inbetween the tied sticks to create our catapult. With help from Mrs Neill and the glue gun we then glued the catapult frame to our platform and glued a basket in the form of a bottle top, on top. Once dried we were able to caterpult boulders in the form of paper balls and lego at our castle to see who could hit the target. What a success, we all managed to storm the castle.
The Eco group would like to give a big thank you to all the pupils and parents who helped make our book swap last Thursday such a big success.
We are happy to report that all children who brought a book from home left with a new book and story to enjoy.
Here are some photos of very happy and excited children with their newly swapped books.
On Thursday the 24th of May 2018 the Eco Group will be hosting a book swap in each class to encourage pupils to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle their books.
If each child could bring at least one unwanted book that’s in good condition and at an appropriate age level for their class. Could parents please explain to younger children that a book swap means they will be going home with a different book not their own, so as not cause any upset.
Thank you to all the pupils and parents for all their support in making our book swap day a success.
So far for Science week we have had great fun. We have learnt about sound, soluble and insoluble, food chains, magnetism and made a potion to make us into superheros by Measuring the volume of each liquid ingredient. What a busy week so far and it’s only Wednesday!
Learning how energy from the Sun is used in a food chain, with the Aigas Field Center staff.
Learning how Magnets work.
Learning how sound travels through vibration.
Measuring the volume of our liquid ingredients to make potions that:
- Make people into Butterflies
- Turn your hair a rainbow colour.
- Make everyone in the world Happy
- Make fire.
- Become a superhero.
As part of our Castles topic, we went to the School garden and engineered our own drawbridges using only what we could find in the garden. There was some very imaginative designs and excellent team work, which is clear to see in our pictures.
The Blue paper was the moat, the mat was the Castle and we had to build a drawbridge that would get us over the moat without getting wet. Fantastic fun!
Out in the playground making stone Brochs with a partner as part of our learning from our new topic, Castles.
We have very much enjoyed the last four weeks of Kodaly with Mr Thompson learning new songs and rhythms, but aim to continue on with the music sessions ourselves as we enjoyed it so much. Thank You Mr Thompson.
We are really looking forward to our own superstars preforming at Beaulys got talent on Friday evening at the Phipps Hall at 6:30 pm.
Prior to this event we will be having rehearsals on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th during school hours.
Therefore we would ask that all participants bring with them any props, costumes and music they may need.
We’re sure you will join us in wishing all the participants the best of luck when performing on the night and we hope to see you all there.