Here are some photos of some of the activities the pupils have been doing this term, including:
- Who can make a boat with 200g of clay that can hold the most weight? An exercise of making, testing, recording and improving–three times
- Cleaning up the courtyard
- Punctuation stations
- Taking notes in mind-map form
- Making castle models
- Separating primary from secondary source material
The Primary 5 and Primary 4/5 classes hosted a Medieval Festival where pupils gave an invited guest a tour around twelve different activities. Wattle wall making; creating gargoyles out of new clay; weaving; spinning and carding; signing into a register with a quill pen and ink, reading posters, personal projects and letters written on the eve of the the Battle of Bannockburn; doing a quiz on the Wars of Independence; feasting on Medieval bread and Robert the Bruce stew; having a go at the clarsach or the mandolin; looking at/talking through models of the Battle of Stirling Bridge; admiring the work on the castle models; operating a miniature catapult and trebuchet; and looking at PowerPoint presentations–these were the activities the pupils shared with their invited guests.
Many thanks to all the people who gave their time to make the day so enjoyable for everyone.
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Here is a collection of photos showing some of the learning that has taken place over the last few months. Amongst many he pupils have been learning to make change from £10.00 and £20.00. They have also been learning how to round to the nearest 10 and 100. There are photos of P5s learning how to use commas. After a lesson on three ways commas are used in sentences, the P5s walked from sentence station to sentence station in our classroom, putting commas in the correct places. The sentences were self-correcting, with the answers on the back.
We had our first go at classifying vertebrates. We read information about vertebrates and had to think about the features of birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians and fish in order to categorize animals . We tried to place the cards on the correct mat. We did this in table groups. Next time, we will try this with a partner.