Dress Down Day Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that it’s our ‘Perfectly Me’ dress down day tomorrow! Children are invited to come to school in whatever clothes they like for a donation of £1. This is celebrating the success of our JRock which was all about embracing differences and being ‘perfectly us!’

See you tomorrow for a fun last day of term 😊

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Visiting P1/2!

We had lots of fun yesterday when we visited P1/2 to share some of our learning! We made coding board games and helped the primary 1/2s learn their compass directions and follow instructions.

Then we shared our visualising art work – what is the dot? Both p1/2 and our class were given bits of paper with only a green dot on it and they had to visualise what the dot was and draw the bigger picture! It was great to see what everyone pictured in their minds and drew! This is one of our key comprehension skills.

After that we had lots of fun playing some coding games on the chromebook 🙂

Microbits available from the Library!

I should have added to my previous post that if any pupils are super keen to use the microbits at home and would like to have a play with them and further develop their coding skills then all Highland libraries have some that can be borrowed- just like you would a book! As long as you are a high life highland member you can borrow a microbit and it doesn’t cost a thing!

Only thing is Miss McPherson has nearly all the microbits from Inshes library…however they will be returned this week! 🙂

Coding Microbits – Key Assessment Task

We have had lots of fun with our p4/5 programmers topic the past few weeks and have been doing lots of coding online and coding microbits – very cool! Coding is a fantastic way to develop problem solving, logical thinking, maths skills and perseverance!

Last week we learnt how to code the microbit and had great fun coding our names to flash on them, smiley faces and hearts! Then we linked this into our writing and wrote instructions for how to do it. Then, finally, at the end of the week we got to be the teachers and use our instructions to teach P5 who hadn’t used the microbits before! What a lot of super learning 🙂

Every pupil should have come home on Friday with their Key Assessment Task (KAT) sheet with my feedback, their instructions and a photo of them with their microbit. Hopefully they have managed to explain what they did in class and parents are able to comment on their work. Please could these be returned by Wednesday- thank you!

Have a look at some photos of us teaching Miss Mackenzies class:

P5 Easter visit to Inshes Church

P5 had a great morning on Thursday last week visiting Inshes Church and taking part in lots of Easter activities. We learnt lots about the Easter story by watching a video and listening to some story telling, and we also got to do some crafts and have an Easter egg relay race and quiz! Lots of fun and everyone represented MOL brilliantly with great behaviour and manners.

Primary 4 had a fun morning too while we were away and got to join up with their P4 peers in Mr Blair’s class for some PE games. They will get to visit Inshes Church for Easter next year 🙂

Sumdog Contest!

For maths homework this week we are taking part in a Highland Sumdog Contest. 54 classes across Highland are taking part and currently we are in 8th place which is amazing!!

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Remember, for homework you are to log in to sumdog and try to play for at least 10 minutes a day…the only way we will do well is if we all work as team and answer as many questions as we can! Unfortunately, I can see that there are still a handful of pupils who haven’t answered any questions yet. However a MASSIVE well done to Ruairidh H who has already answered his 1000 questions and is in 15th place on the individual student leaderboard – wow!!

We have until 8pm on Thursday…can we make it into the top 5? Good luck 🙂

Science Week!

Last week we celebrated National Science week by doing some fun science experiments and activities in class.

Our first activity was making mini lava lamps – it was so interesting to see that water and oil don’t mix! We loved adding the food colouring then seeing the reaction when we popped in the vitamin c tablet 🙂

Later in the week we buddied up with P1B to make bath fizzers! All we needed were a few different ingredients…citric acid, bicarbonate soda, mint and some sprays of water. Then we molded the bath fizzer into shape and left it to dry. It was great working with P1 and helping them to do this as it would of been tricky for them without our help! Here’s some photos of us working together with our buddies:

The next day when we checked on our bath fizzers they had hardened and were ready to be tested. So we popped back along to P1 to text them in their water trays. We tested some in hot water and some in cold to see the different way they reacted. We saw lots of bubbles and the bath bomb dissolving and disappearing, smelt the fresh mint as the bath fizzer dissolved and heard the fizzing!

P4/5 were excellent, responsible buddies so Mrs MacAulay let us have some free choosing time in the P1 classroom which they loved! Lots of dressing up, reading stories and playing shops!

World Book Day!

We had a fantastic World Book Day where we had the chance to share lots of stories and hear a few of the teachers favourite stories too! We visited Mr Blair who read us ‘The Twits’, Mr Knox read us his favourite part of ‘lord of the Rings’ and Mrs MacLeod read us ‘The Crayons who Quit’.

We also had a fun assembly where we got our book tokens and bookmarks and where Mrs Snedden kicked off our whole school storybook – Max and the Millions. We’re excited to start reading it and wonder when our class will be next to get it!

Great effort from lots of pupils who dressed up too! It was a little bit of a sad day though because it was Josh’s last day with us as he has moved away and will be joining a different primary school. We will miss him lots and it was great to him as part of our class. We wish him the best of luck! 🙂

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