We have been learning about WW1 for Remembrance Day . We did an assembly about it. And we did the poppy display for the school and we made some of them. We made the poppies from plastic bottles. In school we made acrostic poems with the word POPPIES. And for maths we have been doing measurement and we measured the corridor with meter sticks and trundle wheels. (by Elsie and James).
P5 were doing activities outside yesterday for outdoor classroom day. First they had to read outside. They could either sit down and read or walk and read.
Then they had to look for certain types of leaves. They had a sheet showing the types of leaves they needed to find. T
We also got cards with questions on them. And we had to go away and see if they were true or false. One of them was if you wrap a tape measure round a tree and times your answer by three, it tells you how tall the tree is. And if this is true then it would be very helpful but it was false.
Another card was to do a bug hunt were you had to look for bugs the class found lots of bugs.
Hi. My name is Mrs Scotson and I am the new teacher in primary 5! P5 and I have spent the morning getting to each other, which is not easy with 29 new names to remember! The class wrote anonymous questions they wanted to ask me and I wrote questions for them. This is what the class asked me.
Q. Where are you from?
A. I’m originally from Penicuik, just south of Edinburgh. I have lived in the Highlands for 12 years.
Q. Have you been a teacher before?
A. Yes. When I first moved to the Highlands I taught at Strathpeffer and Tarradale. Last term I was a supply teacher at 6 schools in Inverness (Croy, Ardesier, Cradlehall, Duncan Forbes, Smithton and Balloch).
Q. Do you like Fortnite?
A. I have never played it. Video games are not really my thing. I prefer to be playing outside, although I do like working with computers too.
Q. What is your favourite food?
Q. What is your favourite place to eat?
A. (After much consideration) I think it’s Ziizii’s, although there used to be a pizza place in Edinburgh where you could watch them cooking pizzas in a big stone oven.
There are lots more questions in the tin and the class will have a chance to ask me more questions all week. The class have so far made me feel really welcome and I am looking forward to working with them for the rest of the year.
Tomorrow between 11 and 11.45 is the open morning and hopefully most of you will be able to make it. We are all looking forward to welcoming you and sharing our learning experiences!
Miss Mackenzie and P5
We have been practicing our dictionary skills in class and had a dictionary wars competition. In the first round Harvey won with close competition from Lilly, Layla, Freya, Morgan and Finn. In round two it was Cameron who took first place with Oliver, Melissa, Ollie, Aiden and James close behind! Great work P5!