P4a are reading Beetle Boy by M.G Leonard. In class we have got really interested in Beetles so we went to the Wildlife Garden to do a Beetle Hunt. We found lots of beetles including Whirligig Beetles, Minotaur Beetles, Dor beetles and one Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle.P4a are reading Beetle Boy by M.G Leonard. In class we have got really interested in Beetles so we went to the Wildlife Garden to do a Beetle Hunt. We found lots of beetles including Whirligig Beetles, Minotaur Beetles, Dor beetles and one Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle.
Primary 4b – learning outside
Primary 4b have taken their learning outside this week. We have been so lucky with the weather! We have completed a nature scavenger hunt in the school grounds and while doing this we noticed quite a bit of litter so we decided to do a clean up of the playground. Later we went outside the school gates to do a traffic survey to see which vehicles we have most of passing our school. We also went for a walk along Northfield Broadway to look for safe places to cross the road. We found pedestrian crossings and traffic islands. Back in the classroom we made 3D street maps showing safe places to cross the road. We learned how to take the information we gathered in our survey and display it in a bar graph.
P5A Meadowbank Regeneration Project
As part of the Meadowbank regeneration project, P5a have been working alongside two art specialists over 3 weeks to create a collage of art based around the past and the future of Meadowbank. This collage will be displayed on the hoardings that are currently around Meadowbank and will be up until the project is complete. We can’t wait to see the finished work when it’s up!
Golden Time in the Quad
One of the best things about the summer term, is that the weather is (usually) nice enough for us to get outside more!
A few weeks ago, the children in primaries 1, 2 and 3 had a great time playing together in the sunshine. We hope we can do this a lot more before the summer holidays!
Primary 1B visit the Victorian Schoolroom.
Primary 1B had a great visit to the Victorian Schoolroom as a special end to our topic, ‘Long Ago’. The boys and girls had to put on old-fashioned uniforms, before lining up to go into school. We had to be very quiet and sit up very nice and straight because we didn’t want to get a row from the Victorian teachers! We were told off for the strangest things, such as turning round to look at other people, not putting up the correct hand to answer questions, playing in the wrong playground – Miss Stewart even got punished for using her left hand to write with!
Primary 1 really enjoyed our trip, and talked a lot about it when we got back to school.
If you want to hear more about it, please ask your child…
- What sort of things did they have in a Victorian house?
- How was school different in Victorian times?
- Would you like to go to school in Victorian times?
- What was your favourite part of the trip?
Well done, Primary 1B, on being really engaged, well-behaved and super listeners on our trip.
P4B Museum Trip
P4B visited the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street today. The trip was amazing! We all loved it!