On Monday 19th February, some P5 pupils participated in a track and field event at Aberdeen Sports Village. Scottish Athletics and Active schools organised the Regional Finals. Some of us had been to ASV before but for some of us it was our first visit. It let us experience lots of different events such as long jump, triple jump and soft javelin as well as a 6-lap Paarlauf, 4×1-lap relay and 2×2-lap relay. We were up against 7 other schools from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. We tried really hard and had a really good time.
During Engineering Week, we got to work with experts from Conoco Philips and Live Wire as part of the ‘Engineer ‘n’ Our Lives Programme. We were given different challenges to show different types of engineering. We had challenges to build, draw and explore materials but our favourite was The Sweet Factory as we got to act as parts of a sweet-making machine. We had lots of fun creating actions and sound effects. We all received a wrist band with the message ‘Materials+Engineers=Product’
Last week we presented out personal talks. We got to choose our topic and had to talk for 2-3 minutes. We each signed up to a time to present our talks. We had a huge variety of topics for our talks: swimming, gymnastics, our pets and rugby. Everyone brought in props to help them and the audience gave comments and next steps.
We enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day on Thursday. Miss Honey, Gangsta Granny and Katie Morag were just some of the characters who came to join our class for the day. We have been given our voucher so we can buy a special World Book Day book or get £1 off a book of our choice. Vouchers are valid until 25th March 2018.
Lots of us have been out enjoying sledging and building snowmen and igloos. Some of us as sad to see it melt away and others can’t wait to be back to normal.
In Assembly, we have been learning about Fairtrade Fortnight (26th Feb – 11th Mar). We have been learning about what it means and how it helps the farmers and their families. We have been encouraged to look for the Fairtrade logo on products as we shop. Items such as bananas, coffee and chocolate are commonly Fairtrade.
We’ll be in touch again soon with a digital technology update!