P5 Learning Log – Week Beginning 12.11.18

This week in PE we played football on the Astroturf. Everyone was cheering each other on and everyone was having fun. We also did more meditation which was relaxing, quiet and calm. Most people enjoyed it and some people fell asleep!

We learnt about the Beatitudes and up our own, one for each class. P5a’s was “blessed are those who love and care for people on the street, for they will be loved and cared for by God”, and P5b’s was “blessed are those who are positive in attitude, for they will be shown positivity and kindness in return”.

We also learnt about Anti-Bullying week. We did a picture of a good friend hand where we wrote what mades a good friend.

We learnt about how medieval houses were made, with wattle and daub. Everyone laughed because the daub was made of manure! We also wrote a diary entry as if we were medieval peasants, which we enjoyed.

By Thomas, Sophia and Lewis

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P5 Learning Log Week Beginning 05.11.18

This week we have been working on Book Creator. It is an app where you can make comics and books. We wrote books about our hobbies, for example some people wrote about gymnastics and some wrote about games like Roblox or Fortnite. In PE we did some mindfulness meditation. We did some stretches then lay down peacefully. Our teachers played a guided meditation to us. It was very relaxing.

We are looking forward to learning more about our topic which is the Scottish Wars of Independence, where Scotland fought England. This week we learnt about the feudal system and Scotland’s Royal Burghs.

I hope you enjoyed reading about our week!

By Amelia and Ibrahim

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P5a Learning Log Week Beginning 29.10.18

 

 

 

This week we have been doing mindfulness, including doing some mindfulness colouring to learn to be calm and relaxed. We really liked how we could stop everything and do something else.

We have been learning about similes and this week we wrote Halloween poems using five different similes about Halloween. It was really fun because we could be creative and make funny similes, like ‘scary pumpkins as orange as Donald Trump’s face’.

In RE we have been learning about All Saints’ Day, and we wrote about someone who is a saint to us in our lives. Then we went to mass at St Mary Magdalene’s to celebrate All Saints’ Day on Thursday.

By Beniamin and Oli

Learning About Renewable Energy

On Friday, Lewis from P5b’s uncle Stuart came to visit us to talk about his work. He is an engineer who works for a company which builds offshore wind farms in the sea. We were excited to hear about his job because we have been learning about renewable energy in class and how important it is to save energy.

We were interested to find out that Stuart spends 3 months each year living on a boat in the sea helping to build the wind turbines. The wind farms that his company builds are huge and can power 250 000 homes which is more than we expected! He brought in a tool which he uses to pull the cables into place in the turbines, and demonstrated how it works.

They use robots to go underwater to build or fix the turbines instead of using divers because it is safer. We thought the robots were really cool!

By Leandro and Gabriella

Renewable Energy

Lewis’ uncle Stuart came to visit our classes because our topic is non-renewable and renewable energy sources and he works on a wind farm offshore.

We enjoyed listening to all the interesting information and looking at his PowerPoint presentation about his work offshore. We also enjoyed finding out how big the different equipment is and how the electricity gets back to shore.

What we found most interesting was that the vessel he works on could hold more than 2000 cars in weight. We also found the ROV interesting. It is a submarine that has a camera and is used to help connect cables under water and check that they aren’t broken. We all learned that it was harder in some ways to live on a boat instead of living in your house.

By Daisy and Arthur