Welcome to P5/6/7
We used our loose parts play time to learn what inheritance, mutation, genes and generation means, linked to our topic of the natural word. We were critical friends to the P1/2s who made habitat project boxes and were sharing their learning.
Our class was reading information books and looked up facts and opinions about the animal world. We also had indoor loose parts play to explain what evolution, generation and reproduce means.
In P567 we are using loose parts play to extend our STEM vocabulary. The class is using information books to find key information and create questions.
Our JRSOs had a visit from PC Moody and worked with a speed gun to slow down traffic. Tweed Foundation came to our class twee weeks in a row. The first week we identified invertebrates and how they help us identify the cleanliness of the water and the second time we learned about types of fish in the Lyne Water. We regularly use Loose Parts play to better understand the meaning of our spelling words and add STEM words to our vocabulary.
We visited the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and learned how laws are made and how to become and MSP. We met three MSPs and they answered lots of our questions. Afterwards we went for a walk nearby in the park and saw Arthur's seat.
We were holding a session of 'parliament' to decide if school dinners needed a change or even abolished. Different political parties presented their arguments and we voted for a status quo of the current situation.
We are using Loose Parts Play to enhance our language and develop fluency.
p5/6/7 have been looking at plants for the story of how god created the world and then they painted the flowers that they chose.