Daily Archives: March 23, 2016

P3S – Old Edinburgh

Welcome to P3S. We like to work hard and concentrate. We like it to be quiet when we are working. We love practising our maths skills using Sumdog on the laptops and the iPads. We love reading because it makes us smarter and helps our brains grow! We like doing work in pairs and have fun helping each other.

We have really enjoyed learning about Old Edinburgh for our Topic. We learned about what the Old Town was like in the 1600’s.

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We printed our own Old Town Tenement Houses.

The houses were very close to each other and since they didn’t have toilets, the used buckets and shouted “Gardy Loo!” when they threw their waste out of the window. Did you know that there is an extinct volcano under the castle?

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We had lots of fun making Plague Doctor masks.

We also found out about the Plague Doctors who went house to house helping people who were ill. They had scary masks but they were filled with herbs and flowers to ward off the plague smells. We had great fun making and performing a play called “A Visit from the Plague Doctor”

P7 – Responsible Citizens

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Welcome to Primary 7, our class are very proud of the role we play at Craigroyston Primary School.  We stand out from the rest of the school because of our jade jumpers, they represent that we are responsible citizens who carry out many important tasks in the school.

We have house captains wear special badges, they help their house celebrate success with parties each term.

If you see us wearing red caps and vests it shows we are playground buddies, we are specially trained playground assistants who ensure that no one is left out in our playground and everyone has a fun game to play.

Alongside all our responsibilities we also have time for lots of fun and learning.  This year we have visited and been visited by the Festival and Kings theatre, we made our own news report at Sky Studios, , we have learned about our environment and the wider world by visiting the zoo, with a visit from the zoo bus, a visit from The Dogs Trust and the SSPCA.

We also work closely with our community partners and have been visited by Spartans Football Club who carried out training as part of the School of Football, The Community Police to help keep us safe and we have worked closely with Fettes College who visit us through Place 2 Be.

You can see Primary 7 are very busy but we still have managed to squeeze in a trip to camp.  This year we went to Lochgoilhead where we took part in lots of walking and water sports.

Primary 7 are always on the go.

P5 – Friendship Wall

DSCF9595 (2)In P5 this term our Science topic has been looking at investigating what makes things float. We have really enjoyed doing lots of experiments with water to learn about how shape, density and up thrust affect an object’s buoyancy.

This term we have also started a Friendship Wall. Every Monday we pick a ‘Secret Friend’, to keep an eye on for the rest of the week and on a Friday we write down one thing we have noticed our friend making a huge effort with.

P1P – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

IMG_0027Primary 1P enjoyed reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. We learned about the life cycle of a butterfly. The story started with an egg which hatched into a caterpillar. The caterpillar ate and ate and ate and then built a cocoon around itself and turned into a beautiful butterfly. We used different red and green materials to make a giant caterpillar. We created symmetrical butterflies using folded card and coloured paint. It was great fun!

Welcome from P3C

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Welcome to P3C. We like singing Fischy songs and enjoy working on the laptops and iPads. We like to work hard and be creative.

We have loved learning about the human body. In the photo you can see our class skeleton called John. We can name lots of bones in the human body. Did you know that your ribs protect the lungs and your heart? The biggest bone in the body is your femur which is at the top of your leg and your kneecap is called the patella. If you ask us we can tell you lots of facts about our organs too.