Bee Brilliant!

What a fantastic few weeks we have had getting stuck into our Bee Brilliant topic!

A few weeks ago we had fun sorting lots of vegetables into the parts of the plant they are. We learnt that potatoes and carrots are roots, lettuce is leaves, broccoli is a flower, asparagus are stems and lots more! We are now pretty confident with the parts of a plant and knowing which vegetables are what parts.

We have done lots of learning about bees and have created some fantastic fact files, as well as learning all about their life cycle. We’re also busy growing sunflowers on our tables and have been planting some potatoes and lettuce in our raised bed. It’s great getting outdoors, especially in this good weather!

Fun First Week Back!

We’ve had a fantastic first week back in school, it’s been great to see all the children again and hear about their holidays. I hope you all had a lovely Easter!

To celebrate Easter we learnt lots about the Easter story and then decorated our own eggs and rolled them at the park – lots of fun and great to be outside enjoying the good weather.

We have also begun our topic for this term which is Bee Brilliant and linked to our MOL in Bloom. We will be learning all about bees, plants and how to grow things. We have begun researching fascinating facts about bees and also begun working on our raised bed. This week we dug over the bed and added in compost so that it’s ready for us to get planting in the next week or 2.

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 😊

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 🙂