Daily Archives: October 4, 2019

SDS visit on Monday

Class 2 had a great day at SDS on Monday.

First we began by looking at bionic arms and how technology is helping to make these more accessible to all. We even began to make a lego robotic arm of our own. Our challenge was to pick up a lego tyre. It was a lot harder than it sounded.

After lunch we began created a 3D model relating to our class topic. The P7 pupils were a great help to our P5 pupils who had never used the program before. Our designs were fantasic and ranged from planes, recycling bins and keyrings.

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Fractals- Class 2

Today we looked at fractals in their simplest form- a never ending repeated pattern.

We used our VR headsets to engage everyone and look at some examples before going outdoors to find examples in our school grounds. After that we created a Google doc to show what we had been learning and researched where fractals could be found in our everyday surroundings. This afternoon we began to work as a class to create our own fractal pattern.

It’s been a busy day of maths.

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Class 1 – Museum Session

I am delighted to announce that Morven from the Highland Museum of Childhood has arranged to visit our class this Wednesday (9th October) and lead us through a special ‘Childhood Long Ago’ session.

The children will have the opportunity to explore different resources and take part in a range of games and activities that link to our topic ‘Families, Now and Then’.

Thank you again to those who have donated £2 towards the cost of the bus. This will now go towards the travelling costs incurred by Morven for this visit. We as a school will cover the fee to deliver the session.

We are so grateful to the staff at the museum for working with us to make this workshop happen. If you have any queries, please do get in touch.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Miss Costa

School Hoodies

We currently have four school hoodies that are unnamed and haven’t been claimed by the children in Class 1 or Class 2. These are:

  • Two age 5/6
  • One age 7/8
  • One age 9/10

If one of these belongs to your child, please let us know and we will write their name on the label and return it.

Many thanks

Class 1 – This Week’s Learning

This week Class 1 have used technology to aid their literacy, numeracy and maths learning. Google Keep, Padlet, Chatterpix, Sumdog, Oxford Owl and Google Slides were just some of the apps we used to develop certain skills and display our ideas.

As part of Maths Week Scotland, we’ve been working on finding the maths ‘inside’ our daily routines, activities and environment. P1s made fresh playdough and were supported by Mrs Paul to talk about the maths they used during that task. We’ve also enjoyed rehearsing games and learning new ones, such as Place Value ‘Guess Who?’

In literacy we’ve continued with our spelling practise, handwriting practise and reading activities. We’ve also retold and reenacted the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and have had a go at writing our own story introductions, some of us with innovative characters and events.

New family photos were shown, outside achievements were recognised and old toys were put in order to create a toy timeline. Combined with P.E and our small equipment practise, it’s been another eventful week 🙂