Here were the results of our Visible Thinking ‘Tug of War’ debate on food packaging. You can see that most of us think we still need plastic food packaging even though there are big disadvantages.
Primary Four have enjoyed learning about the way our ancestors in the Stone Age lived. After researching the food they eat, the houses they would have built and the clothes they would have worn, we decided to create our own clay pots and bowls. We enjoyed getting messy and creating our own patterns!
We have been reading Roald Dahl’s famous story “Matilda” and yesterday we used clay to bring the story to life! We looked at the part of the book that described the house and highlighted the adjectives. From that, we knew what the house should look like and we could start to turn it into a reality. Here are some pictures of how we are getting on so far…
We made waterproof rafts as part of Inventor week. We worked in teams to design and build them together. We tested them in water to check if they floated.
Primary 4 enjoyed designing and creating their own farming machines using recyclable materials. This was for our class topic ‘What’s on the Menu’. In groups they chose to design either a Tractor, Harvester or a Sprayer and had to ensure that their machine had the appropriate parts for its function on the farm.
Look at the fun we get to have with our Fairyland Topic!
We put our plan into action this afternoon and started building our bridges. We made sure to check our class Success Criteria as we worked. It had to be 1 metre long, strong and steady! What a messy but fun afternoon!
We have been learning about The Three Billy Goats Gruff. After lunch today we couldn’t believe what had been left. When we went upstairs there was blue all over the floor and glitter left with a note. It was Denzel asking if we could design a bridge so that his friends could cross the river. We started planning straight away and created the Success Criteria (what we need to include/think about when building our bridges) as a class. Here we are trying to work out what important things must be considered when building our bridges. Mia came up with the great idea that they have to be the correct size so that the goats make it over safely. Logan then suggested we get rulers or a metre stick to measure the width. Excellent ideas girls!
This morning P3S went on a trip to Torry Battery. We did some dolphin watching with binoculars, we learned about the harm that litter can do to sea creatures and we also went rockpooling to see if we could find any of the creatures we have been learning about In school. We learned some fanstastic facts; for example we now know that the average dolphin measures 3.7 metres long! That’s about 3 Jamie Kellas’!