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No 14 22 March 2019

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P6 Trip to Culloden Battlefield – 18.03.19

P6 enjoyed the trip to Culloden Battlefield to enhance our learning of the Jacobite Uprising.  We were divided into two groups and we undertook morning activities of walking the battlefield and learning a musket drill and highland charge! Also we had a look at key figures from the Jacobite era, and had to decide on where the person was from, what languages they could speak and what their wealth level was within society.   In the afternoon we had the opportunity to have a look at the exhibition and also to examine some very interesting artefacts: Wig Curlers; Sugar snip; Ankle cuffs; the Basket from a Basket-Hilted sword and Flint and tinder box.

Many thanks to the volunteers who kindly accompanied us on the trip and to the National Trust Staff for making us feel so welcome.

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P5LM STEM Trip

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Thank you to the team at the STEM HUB for enhancing our Push, Pull Rattle and Glow Context with a workshop on Electricity. We worked in groups to make circuits using kits, became a human circuit and even played the piano using bananas as keys!

Here is some snapshots of our day.

A busy time in P2M

What a busy time we have had recently in P2M. We had our super success coming 3rd place in our Inverness Music Festival competition at Eden Court! Well done everyone! Back in school we have been learning about where our food comes from and as a Pancake Day treat we had a go at making our own butter to spread on to some delicious pancakes. Then we celebrated World Book Day by finding peculiar places in and around our classroom to curl up and read our favourite books. As well as all of this, in P.E we have had lots of fun moving, rolling and balancing on lots of different equipment during our gymnastics sessions! And finally today we enjoyed some Red Nose Day activities and learned about all of the good work that Comic Relief does around the world and thought about how we could help too! Phew! What a busy bunch!  🙂

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Primary 7 Oil Slick Investigation

Thank you to the team at the STEM HUB for enhancing our Natural Disasters Context with today’s Oil Slick Investigation.  How do you work cooperatively  to test and analyse materials to clear an oil slick?

Here’s just a snap shot of our experimentation.

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P6W World Book Day Activities

P6W have celebrated World Book Day today with the option of dressing up, reading for pleasure this morning and then writing our own 500 Word Short Stories for the 500 Word  Short Story Competition. Well done to all the pupils who managed to get their stories written, peer assessed and then improved before typing up for submission.

P2/3FB’s Magical Time at the Music Festival!

On Monday, P2/3FB performed in the Music Festival. We sang ‘The Magic Travel Machine’. In our song, we had a magic travel machine which had to travel to the Sahara, the Arctic, the Alps and the Rainforest. We were very busy beforehand, making lots of exciting props and parts for our costumes.

Some of us were nervous going on the stage. We all managed to remember all our words, actions and movements. Our teachers were very proud of us.

The judge thought our performance had ‘energy and joy’ and we were delighted to win first place and gain a ‘Distinction’ certificate.

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Here are some quotes from our travellers:

‘I enjoyed all of our performance but especially the Sahara because I liked when the camels danced’- Gavin

‘I liked the part where Siobhan had to ‘Grr’ as a polar bear!’- Lucy

‘I liked the Rainforest part because I liked all the animals’- Finlay

‘I liked the part where Holly had to slide down the iceberg’- Alex

‘I was a monkey and I had to shake the leaves with Joss’- Ramsay

‘The show was fantastic, amazing and mind-blowing. We all enjoyed it!’- The performing superstars from P2/3FB!