Today, we have started to learn about Earthquakes. We looked briefly at how they happen and will come back to this later. Today, we wanted to create our own seismographs so we could measure a table quake and talk about the causes. We watched a short film on how to make a seismograph and then used the materials in our group to make our own. It involved lots of Teamwork Tommy skills and problem solving! It was a bit tricky to start with but then they tried a few things and were making great progress! Will be able to finish them next time :)
We have been learning about Volcanoes this week. We had a great discussion about what happens and facts about volcanoes and then worked with a partner to build our own. There was lots of fun painting it on the Friday and we look forward to erupting them next week!
To coincide with COP26, P4/5 used questions to guide research. Last week, we used the internet and searched online. This week, as a class, we used different news clips to find the information we needed. We had to listen very carefully and discuss the clips with our buddies before taking notes to answer the research questions.
The questions centred on who would be there, when the event takes place, where it takes place and why the event was taking place. We then looked at a key speaker from the opening ceremony and had to note down who he was and some of the points he was making. This information will be used later to inform our weekly newspaper.
Look out for the images!
Today P4/5 applied all their learning about ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ so far to create an informative and eye catching poster to help other people. They are working very hard to make sure it is helpful with relevant information and detailed illustrations as well as being eye catching and easy to follow. Look out for images on here once they are completed and then, look out for these around your local community!
In P4/5, we have started to learn about issues surrounding the environment and the climate. A lot of focus will be on recycling, reducing and reusing whilst also considering Global Goals and the efforts and decisions made at COP 26. Today we became researchers and started to look at answering some of the questions we had as a class. Using the IPADs, children were learning to search for information to answer specific questions, how to verify the information by checking other sites and how to note take (it was tricky not just copying the text from the website!). Everyone made an excellent start today, were super Focussed Finlay’s on the task and I am looking forward to some in-depth discussion tomorrow!