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This week’s blog comes from the RNLI Brainlicker Snails
Kristina thought Science was really fun this week – all about chemical reactions – and her favourite one was the class experiment which was the volcano experiment. It was fun to watch and good that everyone got a chance to do experiments.
James enjoyed the drama for health and wellbeing – it was fun and he feels comfortable acting out scenarios in front of the class.
Gordon thought ICT was epic – we got to do research on World book day using the internet and then we had to put all the info into a powerpoint and use all our skills to make it ‘whizz bang’. We also had to make sure we saved it under a sensible name.
Molly was really chuffed that we managed to play along to an Emilie Sande song , Next to Me – we sounded amazing! We now know 2 chords and are learning another one today.
Maths saw a lot of lightbulb moments for a lot of the class. Ruth has enjoyed changing improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. It’s been quite challenging but good to be using our times tables in a different way.
Ross enjoyed our Fairtrade lesson all about cotton and learning about how cotton goes from plant to garment – he enjoyed the group task and listening to the information.
Molly is really chuffed because she has been chosen along with Megan and Ella to play at a chess competition this weekend – good luck girls! Kristina and Madeline are going to play Mrs Johnston at the teacher/pupil match – Mrs Johnston is very nervous!
Most of the group found our comprehension task hard this week – lots of information to read through and sort – but we’re going to get more time to look at it next week.
Lois was really happy to be able to take part in rugby this week and enjoyed all the different games – it was better weather this week too which made it more enjoyable.
Lee liked the animal friendship videos we’ve been watching and discussing to try to focus on the positives of friendship. We’ve been working hard to try to improve our attitudes to niggles that go on in the playground and we all feel talking about it and looking at it in a different way helps a bit.
Coming up:
9th March – class photographs being taken
10th March – RHET farmhouse breakfast – get your tummy ready!
13th March – Red Nose Day – dress in red and bring a donation please
w/b 16th March – Activity week 1
w/b 23rd March – Activity week 2

 

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Today’s blog comes from the 2015 Knickerberries group.
We started rugby training this week. Adam really enjoyed tag rugby – he won the first round outright and was joint first with Findlay in the second round – what a result! Finlay really enjoyed it as he already does rugby so feels quite confident and was able to answer the questions asked by Tom from Linlithgow rugby club. Laura got 2 hailstones in each eye – so next week we need to remember proper gear as we will be doing rugby outside whatever the weather! Anna says the weather ‘kind of’ put her off but it was still fun! Sophia enjoyed the team games but Matthew found rugby a bit annoying but he’s going to keep going and hopefully will enjoy himself.
Jessica enjoyed Science because we got to predict and then carry out results to do with dissolving and reversible and irreversible changes. We had to be very careful with some of the materials, like Andrews Liver salts because that can get quite fizzy! Finlay has asked if we can do some more experiments, particularly ones that make a chemical reaction – watch this space!
Robbie really enjoyed our inventions work – not only did he enjoy showing off your own ‘housework rocket’ invention but he really enjoyed seeing everyone elses and finding out what they did. Look out for our display in school – it’s great!
Sophia is really excited about getting our breakfast cooked for us on March 10th. We were all gobsmacked when we found out we had won the RHET Farmhouse breakfast competition. Laura is also excited because she thinks she will try out new things to eat. Anna says thank goodness for Adam, who pointed out that the original breakfast date clashed with our activity week – that wouldn’t have been fair!!
We’re doing fractions in Maths – Matthew is not really enjoying it but he is working hard anyway. It is a tricky subject so we’re all taking it slowly so we can get a good understanding. Laura says she has found it quite confusing at times but she is getting it now. Sophia is enjoying fractions because she is getting the hang of it! Robbie was quite surprised when he got the correct answer for a really tricky question – well done Robbie.
Jessica quite enjoyed comprehension which was all about sequencing. We are getting tested on our recent comprehension strategies and Mrs Johnston said we all did really well – next week we have another test.
Coming up
Tuesday – RUGBY – bring all weather gear
second week of Fairtrade
Friday 6th – dress up as a book character

 

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Very exciting news this week – we found out we won the RHET farmhouse breakfast competition which means we get our breakfast cooked for us in school one day! We are all very excited and proud that we won. The judges thought our recipes were clearly set out, included lots of Scottish produce and were a good mix of ideas.
We had fun at science this week carrying out experiments on different solids to see if they would dissolve or not. We had to predict the results first before we carried out the experiments – most of us predicted very well indeed! Next week we’ll be looking into reversible and irreversible changes.
We have 4 weeks of rugby training from a rugby specialist starting next Tuesday. This will be outside so we have to remember tracksuit trousers and trainers – these will get mucky and muddy so bring ones that don’t have to be kept clean!
We’ve started fractions in maths this week and we are looking at poetry in writing and in our listening and talking sessions. Mrs Johnston has started recording us while we’re talking and most of us don’t like the sound of our voices – very embarrassing, but it is a good way for us to hear how we speak and to see if we need to slow down, speak up or put more expression into our voices.
Next week it is the start of Fairtrade fortnight so we’ll be combining our industrial revolution topic where we are looking at cotton mills with Fairtrade cotton producing – lots of discussion and activities to look forward to.
Mrs Johnston was very proud of us this week during PE because we showed how competitive we can be but afterwards we all shook hands and demonstrated great sportsmanship! Hopefully we can carry this out to the playground.
We celebrated Chinese New Year by learning about the animals that make up the Chinese zodiac and we all wrote Happy New Year in Chinese and during ICT we researched certain aspects of Chinese New Year using search engines to find different websites.
Coming up:
Fairtrade fortnight
Rugby training
World book day

 

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UNICEF day for change went well with the class looking (but not feeling) very blue. We talked about RRS again this week and completed a comprehension type exercise all about a girl’s experience during Typhoon Haiyan. We also watched some footage of the typhoon which was a bit scary and made us glad we live in a country which doesn’t have weather extremes!
We had a visit from the SSPCA which was very interesting and we learned about their work with wild animals like otters, foxes and swans. We also learned that the SSPCA works entirely in Scotland but the RSPCA only helps animals in England and Wales. A lot of us didn’t know that!
We’re still enjoying gym, particularly when the challenging gymnastic equipment is out like the high horse. We are working hard to refine our taking off and landing skills as well as our balancing skills.
We used watercolours to paint our ‘imagined world’ pictures based on Leo de Feus work of the same name – hopefully they’ll be put up on display soon so watch out for them if you’re ever in school!
We learned a bit about GIRFEC this week (Getting it right for every child) and we now know that it is important for us to feel safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included in school – we made a display to show off our new knowledge.
We went outside for Maths this week looking for angles in nature and on the buildings. It was a lot of fun doing a different type of learning and then we came inside and did Kung Fu Angles – we made this up ourselves and it’s great fun!
We’re looking forward to our couple of days holidays now. We’ve brought our learning logs and targets home so please have a look and return them next week.
Happy holidays!

 

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Adam really enjoyed learning about Leo de Feu, a local artist, in the Zone and his imagined world art based on Leo’s work is called ‘Ruins of Rome’. We’re looking forward to painting them next week with watercolours.
Chloe enjoyed writing about Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, making them into characters and using great words (including Scots words) to describe them. We’ll be putting them into stories this week.
Megan found it interesting learning about Unicef day for change, finding out how hard it is for some people to cope with emergencies like typhoons and wars. She thinks we’re very lucky that we don’t have to go through stuff like that!
Tongue twisters were tricky and funny according to Molly – we had to think about the speed we talked at, the quality of our speaking and our clarity.
Oscar is still enjoying Brass and this week they learned the notes by remembering the phrase ‘elephants go backwards down flagpoles’ and they’re going to practise ‘Mary has a little lamb’ and ‘hot cross buns’.
Lana made a little bunny with wooden blocks in the Zone then everyone built a colosseum around her – lots of communication and teamwork required to ensure it did not fall down or collapse.
Anna found it interesting in ICT to see how many big events happened on the 4th February in history – for example, Snow White and the 7 Dwarves film was released on the day and the first Barbie doll was made.
Rebecca is still enjoying learning the Ukulele but it is quite tricky to tune them when there are another 20 children tuning theirs! Hopefully we’ll get to learn our chords soon.
Coming up:
Wed 11th – SSPCA workshop
This terms Targets coming home
Fri 13th – HOLIDAY
Mon16th – HOLIDAY

 

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This week we sent off our entry to the RHET Farmhouse breakfast recipe competition – we have already got a reply from the organiser saying she thought we had worked very hard and she loved the picture of Gordon’s hens! If we win then we get our breakfast cooked for us one day – fingers crossed! It’s breakfast week this week so we’ve been doing some research on breakfast and trying to understand why it is so important. We have also been making posters to advertise the importance of breakfast. We found out an interesting fact this week – a lot of children are eating the equivalent of 8 chocolate fingers for their breakfast because there is so much sugar in their cereals!
We’ve been playing battleships in class during Maths to consolidate our co-ordinate knowledge and we also have the BeeBots in class to help too. We never knew Maths could be so much fun!
We didn’t get our Scots language workshop but in writing we are going to be inventing our own characters called Haggis, Neeps and Tatties – we’ll be trying hard to be very descriptive and hopefully use some Scots words too.
We’ve set our targets for this term now – these will be coming home soon for you to see – and we also looked at last terms targets to see if we’d achieved them. We’re pleased to say that we mostly did meet these so we’re very chuffed.
Coming up:
UNICEF day for change – Friday 6th February – dress in blue
February holiday – Friday 13th/Monday 16th February

 

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Maths this week has been about symmetry and co-ordinates. When we do just symmetry we’re fine and when we do just co-ordinates we’re fine but when we put them together it can get a little tricky! Most of us are doing well though and we’re getting to practise on these cool see-through holders that you can write on.
We’ve been doing some imaginative writing and are working hard at ‘uplevelling’ our work to make our writing more interesting. We’re also looking at each other’s work to help ourselves and each other.
We learned about Andy Warhol this week and started to do some ‘pop art’ but we didn’t get very far. We took far too long to do our backgrounds because we were talking too much – oops!
Some of us started to learn the Ukulele – it was slow going as we had to tune them but we all got the hang of it and hopefully the more we play the easier it’ll get.
The choir sang at the Caring Cafe and quite a few of us had solos – it was very nerve-wracking but we all did well and we think the people there enjoyed it.
In topic we did some ICT research using different search engines. This was quite tricky because we had to find information that we understood and we had to use different sources and decide which ones were safe and reliable.
Coming up:
Scots week
Scots workshop with Dr Fred Freeman – Monday 26th
Tartan day – Friday 30th

 

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Welcome back to everyone and here’s to a very happy, healthy 2015. Here’s our first blog of 2015 and the whole class did it this week.
This week we have started our new topic – the industrial revolution. At first we didn’t have a clue what it was but Mrs Johnston asked us what ‘industrial’ meant and then asked us what ‘revolution’ meant – after that we had a good discussion about it.
We learned about an American artist, Daniel Patrick Kessler, and drew our own versions of his cat and dog pictures. We learned that art can be simple when it is made up of shapes we know how to draw. Look out for our display next time you’re in school.
We’re doing shape in maths and learning about different types of lines, triangles, lines of symmetry and reflections. This is a nice change from addition and subtraction but we’re also doing some multiplication and times table work too.
We had to write a breakfast recipe for homework this week and our comprehension work was based around 4 different recipes. We’re thinking about how important a healthy breakfast is and we are also using our ICT time to design a breakfast recipe booklet. Some of us have been encouraged to cook more and to try different things to eat in the morning.
In PE we are doing gymnastics with Mrs Walls which is really fun, epic, amazing but some of us find it a bit boring because it’s on mats but hopefully the wall bars will come out soon.
Coming up:
Choir singing at the Caring Cafe on Wednesday
Big pictures coming home
VLG on Friday

 

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Welcome back everyone. We hope you had an enjoyable break and are looking forward to 2015. We have a busy term ahead at Low Port Primary and we will continue to keep our website updated and also inform you by Parentmail of all the events between now and Easter.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Livingston and staff.

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Our update today is very Christmassy!
Firstly Molly thought the Nativity was brilliant and the P1s all looked great in their costumes. They sounded great too – well done P1s!
Findlay enjoyed going to sing at the Caring Cafe – the adults there were really nice and we got a box of Roses to share afterwards!
Chloe enjoyed singing her duet with Anna. She had sung in the church before so she felt quite confident. Matthew and the rest of the string players really liked playing in the church – no nerves, just excitement! They sounded brilliant! The brass players can’t wait for their turn.
Sophia enjoyed the Christmas party we had with Primary 4 – especially the corners game where she was in the last 4!
Lee is proud of the fact that everyone in the class handed their personal projects in on time. Mrs Johnston is looking forward to reading the projects which are all about water in some way or another.
Bubblegum and Fluff last week was exciting (Lois), interesting (Joseph) and enjoyable (Leah). We learned a lot about Christmas in an entertaining way, we made beautiful tiles and Adam really liked the dragon on the church carpet!!
It’s been a very busy term so we’re all ready for a rest now. Hopefully everyone will have a very happy Christmas and will be ready to come back, all cylinders firing in the New Year! Merry Christmas everyone and a happy, healthy 2015.