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Primary Archive: 2014-2015

13.7.15

Last week of term. Children who are moving up will make some visits to new classes . Topic work will be completed with some stories and a minibeast hunt.

Yellow and Blue Classes will also do some fun Maths activities together, hopefully outside.

 

It has been a great year and we all hope everyone has a fantastic Summer break.

In ICT we have been making pictures that move using the computer!!

Primary Classes have been making some amazing pictures in ICT.

Check out our underwater pictures and our firework pictures.

We have been using different effects and changing the brush size!

 

Well done everyone!

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Canal boat residential trip

Canal boat

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P2 Trip to Forest centre

 

Bird bingo Bug hunt Picnic and Play

Science Day

Zoo lab visit

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Here are some pictures and videos of the Chemistry (bouncing balls activity) and Engineering (egg houses) taken during our Science Day.

P2 were Champion egg house builders

Did the borax mixture work?

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Primary 3 ICT: Programming

For the next lesson the children were taught how to use Beebots and had great fun exploring ideas for routes.
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The next week, the children added obstacles to their routes, and worked out algrithms to make sure that their Beebots did not knock into an obstacle or fall off the table.  The children were encouraged to change their algorithms if they didn't work first time.  Here are some clips videoed during the lesson.

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Primary 3 have continued with their work on Control and Programming.  They have made boats which they have attached to the beebots - making Bee-boats!

We looked at maps of the world and worked out which was sea and which was land, and identified some countries.

The children had to navigate their bee-boats from one country to another, but they had to stay on the sea (not always successfully!!)

Look at some of our video clips.  The children are great at communicating their routes.

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Communicating a route

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Did the directions work?

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How did this one work out?

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Capacity

Full, empty, more, less, litres

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Summer 14

Topic- The Commonwealth

Painting Zambian flags
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African masks

Painted and bead patterns for hair

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Science

We thought about Zambian animals as pets.

No, they are too big!

Then we looked at pets.

This is Mo the school tortoise.

We gave him a bath and found out what he ate.

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Mrs Lawlor brought Mimi her pet dog to visit P2. it was very exciting. We fed her treats, threw her ball for her and gave her a brush.

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ICT

P2 use a variety of switches or a mouse to access computer programmes

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Phonics

Making playdough c and k
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Tracing letters using Ipads

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Trying hard to write 

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Maths work

 

Fishing and Matching numbers to 10

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Golden Time

If we work hard all week we get Golden time and choose our favourite activities.

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As a joint Literacy and ICT module, Primary 2 and 3 are working on Clicker 5.  Some children are unable to use a mouse and use alternative access solutions.  One way is to use head switches like one of the children in the video.  He uses one switch to scan, and the other to select.  He is able to be totally independent and can work through a grid set with minimal support. 
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