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Archive date May 2009
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The new Kelso Laddie visited Ednam today.  Robert Hogarth is this year's Kelso Laddie and he visited Ednam with his Right Hand Man, Adrian Gajczak and Left Hand Man, Gareth Ford, both former Kelso Laddies.

 

 

 

Our visitors were introduced to the school and after answering a few questions about the duties of the Kelso Laddie, they all joined the children for a game of rounders.

 

Read on to see just how seriously the Kelso Laddie and his supporters take their duties! Laughing

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We were out around the school on Friday and managed to get a few samples of plant life from our local habitat. 

 

We took notes and sketched, and collected samples just like Charles Darwin might have when he was researching plants.

 

We brought them back to our classroom, where we tried to identify them and put the flowers in a press to preserve them for our project book.

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This term Primary 4/5 are looking at Living Things.  They will be involved in a variety of different activities.  They will also be taking part in the Great Plant Hunt set up by Kew Gardens to commemorate the birth 200 years ago of Charles Darwin.

 

On Friday we went out to look around the school and field area for samples of plants that grow in our local environment.  We were not out too long as the gales were too strong, but will go out again this week.

 

In class we sowed seeds in various kinds of containers.  We are growing bean seeds in a jar, where we can see the growth and we are keeping a progress diary of our bean plant.  We also planted sunflower seeds and chile seeds.

 

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As part of our topic making circuits and finding out about electricity, Primary 4/5 made a variety of vehicles that moved using circuits.

 

They designed a vehicle, then started making it using things like balsa wood, Irn Bru cans, elastic bands, glue and wheels.  Some added refinements like a cabin and number plates.

 

The challenge was to work together in pairs and make a vehicle that would travel from one side of the hall to the other.  They had to use the knowledge that they had acquired during the mini topic, to make an electrical circuit and include a motor.  Some even added an off/on switch.  There were a few different designs and most were successful.

 

Read on to see a short flash movie of the final challenge.  Laughing

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At the end of our topic on Japan the Primary 4/5s made Japanese Carp Kites. We used a T-bag like paper for the kites, drew a design and painted the colours. It took a while as we had to make two sides and be careful they didn't stick together. They are on display in our room, and we will fly them at the end of term.

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