Primary 3 enjoyed a superb trip to the Scottish Owl Centre and Polkemmet Country Park. The class joined in the ‘Hoot’s For Dinner’ game which involved selecting foods for different types of owls. Following this they had the opportunity to observe lots of species of owls from many different habitats and compare their sizes, shapes, diets and other interesting facts as well as seeing a flying display. It was a very wet day but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits and we all had a hoot of fun.
After our Owl experience we visited the adventure playground within Polkemmet Country Park, where we had a splashingly good time!
A fortnight ago it was broad beans and this week Miss McGregor and the Green Team have been out picking runner beans in the school garden. Look at the fabulous crop we’ve grown this year after all that springtime sunshine. There was enough for all the P6 pupils to take some home to try cooking. Let us know of any successes in the kitchen!
It’s maths Week Scotland this week and P3 have been learning about the wide range of jobs that use maths skills. The class had lots of ideas themselves and found out about some more unusual career options as well. They have lots of aims and ambition for their futures and know how important it is for them to learn in numeracy and mathematics.
As part of our Food and Farming topic, Primary 3 have been out exploring the supermarket store Tesco at Dalkeith. First we met Claire our guide and in the staffroom we put on our tabbards so we could be seen in the store. In the fruit and vegetable section we did the Rainbow Challenge, finding fruits and vegetables from all the colours of the rainbow. We slooked at packaging to find which countries the foods came from. We found ginger from China, chillies from Kenya, green beans from Tanzania and tomotoes from Poland. We learned about how bread and cheese were made and we were amazed that it took 10 litres of milk to make one block of cheese! After that we went into the storeroom to see where the trucks deliver the cages of food and we even went inside the deep freeze where it was -22 degrees! Back at the staffroom we all tried different breads, cheese and fruits and chose out favourites. It was a very interesting trip!
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A day of mixed emotions in Nursery and Primary 3 as we bid farewell to our chicks. They are being adopted by Alan, who will take good care of them and also keep us up to date with how they are getting on. But Alan did not come to collect the chicks on his own. He brought with him two of his prize winners, a hen and a cockerel. The children were amazed to see how big they were compared to our chicks. See for yourself in these photos below. We all look forward to meeting up with our chickens again as Alan has promised to bring them back for a visit in a few months.
Take a look at this amazing time lapse of our final two chicks hatching out of their eggs. Thank you chicks for waiting until all the pupils were there to see it. After a day of drying off their down in the incubator the chicks are all now enjoying life in the brooder box with their friends. We will watch them grow over the next week and keep you posted.
P3 have had a busy afternoon in the walled garden working with Richard the gardener. They learned about crops that grow well in Scotland both above the soil and below the soil. There was lots of problem solving and team work evident especially in manouvering the wheelbarrows through narrow spaces. By the end of a very enjoyable afternoon in the sun they were all more aware of the hard physical work involved in growing food. Well done P3!