On June 17th schools all around the UK celebrate a day called empty classroom day, where you have to leave your classroom and learn something outside.
Primary 1/2 had an exciting day today and went outside on the Darn Walk their highlights were going inside the pirate cave because it was really scary, then on the way back after a tiring adventure, Plamen found a broken golf ball and was very proud of his find.
All over the UK there is something called empty classroom day.
On empty classroom day you try and get all of the classes outside of the classroom. For P5/6 we went to the Hydro to plant some wildflower seeds in the ground to make the area look nicer. One of the ways we planted the seeds was by getting some compost, made into little balls, then we put seeds into the balls and then we threw them at the ground to make the seeds and scatter compost around the area. The other way we planted them was by just digging a hole in the ground then putting seeds in the ground. At the end we found some litter and a smoke grenade.
Primary 7 have accepted a new challenge they had been asked to take part in a math competition all about shapes. St Marys entered 3 pupils Gaby, Rory and Duncan to take part. Before the competition we had to decide a theme for are poster witch they were going to make at the competition. We decided to do are poster about tessellation and architecture. We were split in groups to find different information such strange building architects.in the end we came 4th but we came 1st in the poster competition.
Following on from our dinosaurs context, when we learned about how dinosaurs evolved and then became extinct, the children are interested in finding out about how things grow and change. Following consultation, the children identified some things they would like to find out:
“A caterpillar going into a butterfly.” Murray
“Looking after babies.” Molly
“Skeletons, they are our bones.” Frieda
“Buds in trees.” Jack
“The new bridge over the Laighills.” Ishbel
The children have been learning how to bathe, change and feed a baby doll.
They are also interested in how babies change and grow into adults. The children have been bringing in photographs of themselves as babies with their birth weight and height, and we have been measuring how these have changed since birth.
We have also been learning about the life cycles of plants and we created a collage of the life cycle of a sunflower together.
P3/4 are working on Lego bar charts and coin maths. Coin maths is a type of maths which helps you with your times tables. It is part of Big Maths which is fun!
?By Josh and Phyllis?
Healthy tuck shop is back. They have a new coupon system where every time someone comes to tuck shop and spends 50p every time you buy one or two items you get a dot filled in. When you get the five coloured in you get one item free. Tuck shop is every Tuesday. The snacks are fruit, humous, salsa, carrot sticks, bread sticks, strawberry, fresh fruit, breakfast bars, trail mix, popcorn every five weeks and much more. The healthy tuck shop is in p5/6.
By Chiara and Maisie
P5 have started doing Bikeability and are being taught how to do things like an M check. An M check is where you check your bike’s safety, checking gears and brakes and your wheels for holes, ruptures or punctures. They will be using their bikes at Newton Primary but to get there they have to cross roads which means they will have to learn road safety for bikes.
P3/4 have been continuing Bricks and Blocks but have been building our own models and programing them with Lego WeDo software. They have also have been doing bar graphs that were quite challenging. The class enjoyed it.
Primary 2 has been learning about technology. CARS MOTOR BIKES COMPUTERS
BY TOM and RHYS