P5 Learning Log – Week Beginning 17.06.19

Since the weather has been nice we have been doing a lot of sports like rounders. In rounders there are two teams, one is the team who bats and the other team are fielders. The bowler throws the ball to the batter who hits it and the fielders have to try to catch it.

On Tuesday we had a STEM workshop with Eileen from Fife College. We had a budget to buy materials with, and had to make something that would protect an egg when dropped from a height. It was difficult but fun, and we worked hard to improve our communication and creative skills.

In maths we have been learning about measurement, and have enjoyed measuring and weighing things around the classroom, and thinking of creative ways we could measure zoo animals!

We also had the last day of our co-operative games workshop on Thursday. We have been discussing how to manage our emotions and playing games to develop our resilience and teamwork.

We also learnt about cellos, and some of us went to workshops to see if we wanted to learn to play with cello next year. We enjoyed listening to lots of different genres of music and considering what emotions music can make us feel.

Finally, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated money to the WWF at our assembly. We raised a phenomenal £155, which we used to adopt another three animals: an elephant, a dolphin and a jaguar.

Stop Motion Animations

Last week, we taught everyone in Primary 5 how to create stop motion animations using the ‘Stop Motion’ app on the school iPads. We had a task to create an animation about all the causes of animal endangerment. We could choose how we did it; drawing on a whiteboard, using toys or acting it out. It was great, engaging and everyone enjoyed it!

The next day we made another stop motion animation but this time it was about our highlights of Primary 5. Most people chose to do the zoo trip and animal adoption. We also added sound so it was more realistic. Some people managed to get the pictures to go so quickly and smoothly that it really looked like a video!

Everyone got to show their own stop motion animations on the Apple TVs and all of them were great!

By Dawid and Thomas

Primary 5 Were Stars at Sports Day

On Tuesday, the whole school went down to the Figgate Park for sports day, but P1-3 went in the morning and we went with P4-7 in the afternoon. The events we were competing in were: a skipping race, a sprint, an egg and spoon race and an obstacle course. They were great fun and everyone enjoyed cheering their house on!

After that, it was time for the mini marathon – a lap of the park. Iona was the first girl over the line in the Primary 5 race, and Noel came first out of the boys. The Primary 6 and 7s then raced, and they went round the park twice.

Lots of parents came along to cheer us on, so thank you for your support. It was a great experience for everyone, check out the photos to see us in action!

By Noel and Lucy

P5 Learning Log – Week Beginning 13.05.19

This week we have been enjoying the lovely weather, especially on Monday. We went to the Astro and took lots of equipment with us to make up our own games. We also spent time outside on other days and played games like races, Chinese whispers, penalty shootouts, and all of the fun things. We have been playing volleyball in PE.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we learnt about habitat loss as part of our endangered animals topic. Habitat loss is terrible; people cut down trees and make them into tables, chairs and paper, but deforestation is bad for the environment. We also watched a BBC live lesson about sea pollution. Sea pollution is getting very bad for sea creatures such as turtles, fish, seals, whales and sharks.

On Wednesday we also wrote cinquain poems about endangered animals. They are poems made up of 5 lines and we had to describe an animal and it’s habitat and diet. For example, Lauren wrote one about a great white shark and Javaria chose an Amur leopard.

On Thursday, we were learning about Ramadan. Ramadan is a time when muslim people fast and Ramadan is called the month of the Quran because they believe that the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammed then.

By Lauren and Javaria