STEM home learning packs

These were issued to the P4 children today – watch for them coming home. All instructions and a letter explaining are included. The P4s will have this pack for two weeks when they should return it and will then be issued with a new one. We hope you enjoy sharing some of the tasks at home. These can be done in addition to or as an alternative to the HT Writing focus – families can choose their own level of engagement.

Loch Ness Monster Day

We had a different day with Mrs Laird in P4/5 today – a Loch Ness Monster Day! We started by matching parts of Loch Ness pictures to form groups and gave ourselves names. Together we discussed what we knew already about Loch Ness and the monster.

Then each group was given information that we had to present to the class. We took notes from the presentations.

We combined some Drama with emotion works and considered what it would be like to see the monster.

We took turns to act as a witness and a news reporter and interviewed each other. Do you like our serious and frightened faces?

We used this and our discussion to write some news reports. Nessie has been causing havoc round about Drumnadrochit!

After lunch, we used clay and continued our creativity to make a model of how we felt Nessie would look.

Finally, we went back to the facts we thought we knew at the start of the day and discussed whether these were true, false or can’t tell from the information we had learnt throughout the day.

We finished the day with a story from one of our visiting authors, Lari Don – ‘The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster’

Welcome back

It has been great to see everyone on our first day back after the holidays. We’ve had a busy day today with the children writing about their time off and our French lesson focusing on emotions. Thanks also to Active Schools for their tennis taster session this afternoon.