- Category: Primary 2
- Published: Thursday, 03 June 2021 13:57
This term our topic is WATER!
Recently Primary 2 have been having lots of fun learning about sea creatures through the story ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. We have also been thinking about the pollution in our waters and what we can do to help keep the oceans clean and protect the animals that live there.
Today in Forest School, Mr Gault's class worked in pairs to create some of their favourite Polar Animals. Miss McAnearney's class worked on sorting out items them found based on their weight (new numeracy topic).
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Today in Forest School Primary 4 had the opportunity to revise what they have learnt about symmetry. They worked in pairs to come up with symmetrical pictures. Once this was complete, the boys and girls worked in larger groups to create a huge symmetrical piece of art.
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This week in Forest School the P4s were learning about area. Each pupil was given a leaf and had to decide on something to cover it's surface with. After some discussion, the pupils were then given cubes (standard unit) to make the measuring of the leaf's surface area easier.
The next challenge was for the children to cover the surface of a larger space with items they found around them. Some groups then used string or sticks to create their own squares for counting.
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Well done to P2B for recording the most active travel journeys to and from school for the month of May. As a 'Gold Sustrans' school we actively promote as much active travel as we can and our delighted with how many classes take part in the Interclass Active Travel Competition.
Can P2B hold onto the trophy after May's results?
This week in Forest School, the boys and girls worked in groups and pairs to create a seasonal tree, made from pine cones, sticks, flowers and bark etc.
One of our WAU topics that also links in with PDMU that we have covered is ‘Me I’m Unique’ and we discussed how we are like trees in many ways. We are planted on earth, have roots that connect us to an area, we need things to help us grow and as we grow we blossom. We discover things we like and don’t like and we gain lots of experiences. What makes us unique is that we are all different just like trees and we have our own individual talents that we are gifted with.
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Primary 4 have started a new topic entitled 'Healthy Places, Healthy Children.' This week in Forest School, both Primary 4 classes had to create something that made them happy and healthy. This corresponded with all that's been learnt in this topic so far; what makes us healthy and how do 'places' actually effect our health (Places like play parks, football pitches, restaurants and even the places we live).
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Today in Forest School P4 imagined they were evacuated children during World War 2 who got lost in the Forest. In groups they had to build shelters using only two sheets of tarpaulin, some clothes pegs and a few bamboo sticks. They were also allowed to use whatever they could find around them, including trees, branches and the fence. One of the P4 classes went outside before lunch and the other after lunch.
The children all worked very well in their groups and it was interesting to hear of the different problems each group encountered when designing their shelter.
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As part of our topic on cows and dairy products the children in P1 tasted three different flavours of milkshake - strawberry, chocolate and banana. All fresh from Brookvale Farm! They chose their favourite flavour and learnt how to record it on a class graph. Enjoy looking at our photographs of today's activities!
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