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Room 1 Kirklandneuk

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Invitation from our Buddies!

Last week our class was lucky enough to be invited to an open afternoon. Our primary 7 buddies sent our class a 'post office telegram' asking us to attend a celebration. We went along to the hall and watched primary 6 and 7 put on a play about World War 2, sing wartime songs and tell us about war events.
As if that wasn't enough, our buddies then took us up to their fantastic classroom that had been completely transformed! Primary 1 got the chance to see Blitz buildings, a 1940s kitchen and living room and an evacuation train. We loved playing the games and activities our buddies had prepared for us.
We are very proud of our buddies - primary 7 have worked very hard this term!

End of Katie Morag Topic

As term 3 comes to an end, we have finished our work on Katie Morag. Our display is now complete with our 'Struay People' and our island looks fantastic! Miss McCabe has been very impressed with our work this term and she hopes we keep it up in term 4. Primary 1a are very proud - our class looks great!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Minibeast Hunting!

Today our class went outside to hunt for minibeasts! We went to the nature garden with Richard, one of the rangers from Starling Learning. He told us all about different kinds of insects. Primary 1 got the chance to look for some minibeasts in their natural habitat - we had a great afternoon!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Science!

Primary 1a have been learning all about the changes in season recently. We have looked at the signs of Spring and why the change is important for animals and plants.
We now know the 4 things a plant needs to survive - water, warmth, light and nutrients. Miss McCabe is very impressed with the plant information books we have made!
Our class has planted sunflower seeds and we are going to take very good care of them, making sure they get everything they need. Each day our groups will water the seeds and look for any changes. We are hoping the sunflowers grow big and strong - we would love to take them home!

We also tried some online science activities at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/growing_plants.shtml where we learned what plants needed in order to grow.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Working with Clay

As part of our Katie Morag topic, our class is busy creating a 3D model of the Isle of Struay. Today we made village houses, boats and trees from clay for our model. Miss McCabe also chose some children to create the jetty and the lighthouse on the island. Check back soon for some pictures of our finished island - it is beginning to look fantastic!

Active Maths in term 3

Our class is doing really well with our maths work this term. As well as learning about time, we have been practising counting all the way up to 100. We love active maths time - everybody works together at the different activities around the classroom.
Following work on addition, primary 1a have just started work on subtraction.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Starling Learning

Mrs Gray arranged for rangers from Starling Learning to visit our class recently. Jamie, one of the rangers, told us all about why trees and plants are important to us. Miss McCabe spoke to us about looking after the environment.
We got the chance to look at some plants we had never even heard of before, as well as smelling some seeds and leaves!
Room 1 have planted all kinds of flowers in our new garden in the infant playground. We had a lovely morning helping the rangers!

Term 3 Artwork

Our class has been very creative this term! As part of our Katie Morag topic, we have had the chance to make lots of attractive artwork.
Primary 1 has made pictures of the view from Katie's house on the Isle of Struay, and the trees that Katie would see in the winter.
Miss McCabe was also very impressed with our maps of the island - we had to take our time and work with our partners carefully to get the landmarks in the correct place. We made postcards to sell in our post office aswell. Look at our great wall frieze!