A busy week for P4B

Primary 4B

This week we continued to learn how to use Book Creator. We began to write about the Nativity story and we wrote about our class talks. We spoke into the i -pads and our words appeared on the screen. It was a bit difficult and funny because the i-pad sometimes mistook what we said and the stories were odd.

We have been listening to the Jesse Tree story each day. It tells us lots of different stories from the bible. We like it because the characters are sometimes funny and the old man in the story was grumpy at the beginning but is now more cheery.

Over the last few weeks, we have been learning lots of Christmas carols and a couple of Christmas songs. We did this because we were going to sing at different churches to elderly people. We sang really well and got better each time we sang to different people. BUT the best of all was when we sang to our families and to the school at assembly. We also explained about different Christmas traditions. People that heard us sing said that we sang clearly, looked happy and that they really enjoyed listening to us. We were tired by the end of the week.

At each place where we sang, people were very kind and gave us something to eat and drink.

Our favourite song was Frosty the Snowman.

By Primary 4B

P5 Learning Log – Week Beginning 03.12.18

This week we have enjoyed doing yoga and meditation to stretch and relax our bodies.

We learnt about the Battle of Stirling Bridge; Scotland and England had a battle right over Stirling Bridge. Scotland should have lost because they were outnumbered and weren’t as trained, with no experience, but they won because of their clever tactics. We enjoyed making wanted posters for William Wallace because he was a wanted man after the battle!

We also wrote a newspaper report about King Alexander III’s death. We drew pictures and wrote headlines and the key information.

We do ukelele every Tuesday. We were switching chords and learning tons of new things!

And now that it is December we start learning about Advent. We have started lighting candles on our advent wreath during prayers.

By Charlotte and Lewis

Young engineers on their marks!

An enthusiastic group of P6 & 7 engineers began an exciting STEM project last week as they aim to build an electric go kart. The project, funded by the Parent Council, aims to encourage an appreciation and understanding of engineering and technology amongst pupils.

Each group spends an hour a week completing aspects of the build, on average the build takes around 15 hours to complete. So far the basic chassis has been assembled a long with the steering column and the seat.

As part of the project, the young engineers involved will write a short blog to share updates next week.

It is hoped that after this initial attempt, another group of young engineers will have the opportunity to build the Goblin Go kart.

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Fairtrade stall does roaring trade at Christmas fair

With support of the Parent Council, the Fairtrade stall did a roaring trade on Sunday as part of the St John’s Christmas Fair. Working with the Just World Shop in Portobello the Fairtrade stall sold over £170 worth of sweets, chocolate, tea, scarves, toys and other Fairtrade goods. Thank you to everyone who purchased from the stall, and a special thank you to the parents who gave their time to sell the products.IMG_20181202_140545951

P4B working hard

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Last week P4 were very busy. We began the week by creating cold and wintry pictures. Mrs Moscrop showed us lots of cold wintry pictures to help to give us ideas for our own pictures. We used dark colours to create a background using water colours. After the paint dried, we added lots of details to the landscapes using oil pastels. We were very pleased with our creations.

We have also been preparing for singing carols at the Baptist church. We are also getting ready for our Christmas Joy assembly where we will sing carols and tell about the traditions of Christmas. We are very excited to go and sing to some people.

We feel that we have worked hard at everything this week.

P.S. we are super excited that it is very near to Christmas

From P4B