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Glorious Globes!

5A tried their hand at paper mache this week to create these glorious globes! It goes along side our new topic started this week, looking at our endangered earth! With help from an atlas, P5 created and positioned the 7 world continents themselves. Fantastic work!

Superb Scots Art Work

As part of our Scots Week mini project, we looked at the art work of Gillian Kyle. Kyle’s style is known for using Scottish iconography and bold, bright colours.

Our excellent examples have certainly brightened up the room!

Excellent Engineers!

Inspired by the ingenuity of Thomas Telford, P5A became structural engineers for the day!

Using only scrap paper, pupils were tasked with constructing a bridge to cross a 20cm gap.

We found the most efficient design to be the beam bridge. Several bridges still held strong after 2000g of weight and a few water bottles on top!!

P5 Home Learning 25.01.22

P5 Home Learning 25.01.22

Please follow the link below to access your Home Learning for this week. There are separate links for each class within the sway, detailing reading homework.

Thank you to all pupils, and those who have supported, for preparing spectacular Scots poetry performances. We are thoroughly enjoying watching them in class.


Home Learning in Primary 5 Tuesday 1 February – Monday 7 February
This week in class in Primary 5 we are learning to:
Go to this Sway

Happy holidays P5a!

We saw off the term with a toilet paper snow man competition!

Thanks to all member of P5a for a fantastic start to the year, they have worked so hard and found plenty of time for fun!

Wishing all families a fantastic winter break and a happy new year. I’m already looking forward to another bonkers term with P5a!!

Super Sustainable Transport!

Primary Five were innovative engineers this week, designing and modelling their own forms of sustainable transport! We researched and discussed sustainable fuel sources, as well as existing forms of sustainable transport for inspiration.

Thank you to all families for supplying our building materials of recycled goods! I think you will all agree we have very innovative young engineers in our midst!!

Ready to go!

Term One Review

P5a are coming to the end of a fantastic first term. Since starting Primary Five, we have had a learning focus on community – both within our classroom now and throughout history. Here are some of the highlights from this term.

Sciennes is a rights respecting school, reflected through our class charter. We discussed the rights of the child and how they can be upheld in our school community. P5a we’re passionate that we all had the right to learn, be creative and supported in doing so. Our rights charter is displayed proudly in out classroom, each pupil contributing something they were proud of to the poster.

In our study of communities, we learned about the Aboriginals, the indigenous population of Australia. Aboriginal art is still prevalent in their community today, as it passes down stories and traditions to new generations. P5a created their own aboriginal art, inspired by nature and animals indigenous to Australia. Aboriginal art primarily uses natural colours, symbols, lines and dots.

Dear world leaders… In the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow, we discussed our global community and the United effort to tackle Climate Change. On the globe is a message from each pupil to the world leaders, expressing their vision for the future and what they hope will be achieved. All pupils contributed to the piece, made entirely of scrap paper from our classroom.