The Nursery enjoyed their spring walk up the Gramps. We found lots of signs that spring has sprung!
P3/4’s mini topic for term 4 is ‘The Senses’. We have been enjoying learning about the amazing features of our bodies and how fortunate we are to have our senses! We started our topic with a ‘Senses Challenge’ where we had to go around each station and complete the challenge using that sense. P3/4 particularly enjoyed the taste test!
After hearing all about Stuart Reid’s exciting and funny GORGEOUS GEORGE book series in a special assembly, P4 were lucky enough to have Stuart Reid in the classroom helping them solve creative writing problems like starting a story in an entertaining way that hooks the reader, creating and describing memorable characters and setting, and using their own experiences as starting points for stories. The children had great fun and learned a lot of skills we will use to write our own Fantasy books in a few weeks.
We worked together to find out all about our bodies and how they work. The P5/6 children were or tutors and helped us with our activities.
The P6/7 classes worked very hard on their last design unit. The brief was to use bright colours to design a poster for a fairground coming to Kinkorth. I think you will agree that these make a bright and eye catching display!
Pupils and staff were given the opportunity to fill a heart with what made them feel loved. Each person chose what to write or draw and the type of media they wanted to use to convey what was in their heart. I do hope that you get the chance to see our stunning display…Watch out for the next installment!
As part of their topic “Black Gold” P5/6F have been enjoying a block of printmaking . They have produced some fantastic prints based on their drawings of oil rigs. Well done everyone!
We have been working on our fine and gross motor skills in Room 8.
We have set up “Room 8 Repairs” we are upcycling some old stools, recovering an old bench and making a pompom rug .
If you would like to practise your fine motor skills at home try out some of the following activities:
Sewing or threading activities.
Making pom poms.
Using chop sticks or tweezers to pick up beads, buttons or lego.
We focused on Fairtrade bananas on 15th March 2019 to highlight the importance of supporting Fairtrade farmers and buying Fairtrade products where possible.
We made our own bananas and sold them to supermarkets, we found that non Fairtrade farmers did not receive a fair price for their product and the supermarkets got richer. Fairtrade farmers received a fair price for all their hard work.
P6/6 Science Champions
This term Primary 6/7s have been working with the Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils teaching them the science behind experiments such as ‘Erupting Volcano’ and ‘Making a Canister Rocket.’ This is their favourite term as the pupils become the teachers.