We had a very good trip to the Wallace Monument on Tuesday. It was a grotty day but that didn’t stop the valiant P5’s from striding up the hill to the Wallace monument, before tackling the 246 steps to the top. It was extremely windy and wet at the top of the monument but we still got a great view of the site where the Battle of Stirling Bridge took place. We learned a lot about William Wallace and the battle and we’ll be writing about this next week. We got to see the types of weapons and armour worn by the armies and we learned about the tactics used by the Scots to win the battle. A great trip all round.
Sanjana taught us a lot about Diwali this week – the festival of lights celebrated by Hindus. She told us how she and her family celebrate it and we made rangolis (window decorations) for our classroom.
We learned how the Scottish Wars of Independence started and made a comic strip to represent the death of Alexander III.
In Science we learned how temperature affects the states of matter – solid, liquids and gases. We’ll be doing some experiments next week to see some physical and chemical changes in action.
We started Literature Circles this week and Mrs Johnston was so pleased with how well we did. Everyone completed their tasks to a very good standard and some very good discussions were going on.
We are still practising hard for our handball festival and played a big game in PE this week.
Maths included multiplication and some data handling – all the groups are finding the work a bit challenging and are learning to read questions very carefully before diving in!
Tuesday 17th November – Lidl bus at Low Port
Friday 20th November – PTA disco