Christmas Tree Technology by Emilia P.4a

We worked in groups to make a Christmas tree out of recycled materials. In my group was Isla, Sophia and me, Emilia.

The materials my group used were tissue paper, cardboard boxes, paper and plastic bottles.

I helped my group by making tissue paper flowers and getting ideas and fixing problems.

We decorated the tree with tissue paper flowers, cardboard chocolates and a yellow star with a blue spot in the middle.

My group worked nicely together but next time we could make it better by listening more to each other.

I enjoyed making the tree because I always had a job.

By Emilia P.4a

Topic Report by Sandy P.4a

P.4 did a topic about Houses and Homes. First we learned about different types of homes like a flat or terraced. My house is a terraced house.

Then we found out about castles. I learned that the first type of castles are motte and bailey castles and they were built by the Normans.

Next we learned about crofts and crannogs. I learned that a croft is not a house but a piece of land and the people who lived on the croft were called crofters.

We went on a trip to Edinburgh Castle and I liked seeing the prisons of war and Mons Meg the biggest canon in Scotland.

What I enjoyed about this topic was probably the trip to Edinburgh Castle.

Written by Sandy P.4a

P4a Topic Report

P.4 did a topic about Houses and Homes. First we learned about different types of homes like a flat or terraced. My house is a terraced house.

Then we found out about castles. I learned that the first type of castles are motte and bailey castles and they were built by the Normans.

Next we learned about crofts and crannogs. I learned that a croft is not a house but a piece of land and the people who lived on the croft were called crofters.

We went on a trip to Edinburgh Castle and I liked seeing the prisons of war and Mons Meg the biggest canon in Scotland.

What I enjoyed about this topic was probably the trip to Edinburgh Castle.

Written by Sandy P.4a

P4a Castle Trip

P.4a went on a trip to Edinburgh Castle. We split into groups so that we could explore the castle. One of our favourite places was the dungeons. They were dark and rocky. They had hammock beds and beds on wooden boards. All the prisoners would have been really squashed together.

We saw the one o clock gun that is fired every day. We also saw Mons Meg which is the biggest canon in the castle.

We looked at the Scottish crown jewels and they were shiny and pretty with jewels.

There was a crown, sword and a sceptre.

We also saw the prisons for disobedient soldiers. They had a wooden bed, a toilet and a sink.

Finally we went to a workshop where Isla was dressed up as a knight and we all got to hold and put on some of the Knight’s equipment.

We enjoyed our trip and Edinburgh castle was interesting, a bit spooky, and fun.

We learnt a lot!

Written by P.4a