Primary 4 have been learning all about eating a healthy, balanced diet and also about the nutritional value of food. We have been learning to read food labels and have been thinking about the content of sugar, fat and salt in the foods that we eat. As part of our learning, we have been thinking about how home made food is often healthier than ready made meals. In our class, pizza is defintiely a favourite food so we took a trip to Pizza Express at Victoria Terrace to find out how to make fresh, home cooked pizza. We learned about the importance of using fresh ingredients and herbs to make our food tasty. It was a great trip where we enjoyed going on the bus and eating our pizza when we got back to school!
After a recent enjoyable trip to Calton Hill, P4 had a follow up visit from local artist Tessa Lynch to work on an activity that focused on sketching the Edinburgh City sky line. The pupils worked together to draw their favourite buildings of the skyline using lines and shapes to create their images. A lot of team work and communication was needed to create the charcoal skyline pictures which are now proudly displayed in our classroom.
Primary 3 enjoyed a great day out at Hagbrae Farm in Gorebridge on Thursday. It is a working organic dairy farm and we were able to impress Julie the farmer with all of our knowledge from our Food and Farming topic in class. We saw lots of huge farm machinery cutting and storing the grass to make silage for the cows to eat over the winter, got to help feed some baby lambs and were very lucky to be allowed to go into the milking parlour and watch the cows being milked. We think living on a farm looks like great fun, but a lot of hard work!
Primary 3 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh last Monday. The pupils loved seeing the sculptures of Wojtek the bear and hearing all about how he helped the Polish soldiers in World War 2. The magic piano was definitely a highlight, and the pupils also loved seeing how the beautiful stained glass window installations changed the light, colour and mood of each room in the gallery. We ended our visit by making our own stained glass windows using an alphabet code to make them all individual to our own names.
Yesterday, all the children in Primary 1 went to Holyrood Palace for a spring walk.
We were very excited to be together, and the weather was beautiful!
First we were taken into the special gardens, which aren’t open to the public at this time of year, and saw where the Queen’s garden party is held each year.
We got a chance to pretend to be soldiers looking after the palace.
We looked out for signs of spring.
We saw some beautiful spring flowers, and got very good at identifying crocuses, daffodils and snowdrops.
Next we were taken into a secret wood, where the Queen has her cup of tea in the morning when she comes to stay. We were very quiet as we listened out for birds and looked for signs of nest building.
Finally we looked for buds and blossom on trees and added them to our pictures. We were lucky enough to spot a squirrel jumping through the trees.
We had a lovely trip, and can’t wait to go back next season.
Thanks to all our helpers for joining us on such a lovely day.