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Friday, 26 October 2012

Scientific exploration!

We are all super scientists and to investigate electricity we went outside to see if we could spot any signs of it in the world around us. Mrs Coyle showed us how to use the digital camera and a special video camera so we could capture what we saw. We also used some binoculars to see if we could see anything far away. 

Welly walk!

What an exciting way for us to learn - going outside! As the seasons were starting to change Mrs Coyle asked us to bring our wellies with us so we could go outside and explore the shapes we could see in the real world (numeracy across the curriculum) and the seasonal changes in the environment. (science) We saw lots in both! There were rectangles in windows in the houses, cylinders on car tyres and even a pyramid in an electricity pylon! We collected lots of leaves that were brown, orange, yellow and red. It was a little bit wet when we were outside but that just made it more fun to walk through the puddles! Mrs Coyle hopes we all keep bringing warm jackets and sensible outdoor shoes so we can do even more outdoor learning, as the weather changes again!


We have been investigating self portraits and were able to create some of our own! We looked at the different features that we have on our face and their position, the variety of colours that our features can be and how they can be the same and different from other people. Everyone in P1c loves painting in our break out space and this was a great opportunity for us to paint!

All of our self portraits are now up on display in our classroom. We even wrote our first sentence in a speech bubble! "My name is  . . . . " but Mrs Coyle thinks you could recognise us straight away.

Church Visit

In RME we have been learning about Welcoming a Baby in Christianity. We have spoken a lot about different special events that happen when a baby is born including giving it a name and a Baptism which happens at the Church. Mr Steele very kindly invited us to go and visit Trinity Church in Renfrew. We walked all the way to the church and then Mr Steele gave us a tour. He showed us special items he uses during a Baptism and told us what happens. We saw the Baptismal Font, the Pulpit  - where Mr Steele speaks from sometimes, the organ where the music comes from and the Baptism Records. These were very special because they showed the names and dates of all the children that have been baptised in Trinty Church over the last 100 years! It was a very special book for us to see and Mrs Coyle helped us read a few of the names. We were then allowed to go upstairs to look around and Mr Steele let us climb up to the pulpit and explore around the church. We always made sure we were very careful though! Harry came with us and he loved seeing the church and listening to all the super questions we were asking.

The Baptismal Font

 The Pupit was quite high and it was tricky for some of us to see over the top!

Thank you very much to Mr Steele for letting us come to visit his church and to Mrs Ball who came with us. We hope to see you both soon!


As part of our Health Calendar we looked at how we can relax and make sure we look after ourselves. We learned to do simple massage techniques and practised these with a partner. Most importantly we had to ask our partner first if they would like a massage. We used techniques called "the ice cream scoop" and other strange names! We had calming music on in the background which helped us unwind even more. Everyone had a super time and can not wait to try it again! Maybe some of our friends and family would like us to give them a massage!