The children used natural materials and hoops to create their own analogue clocks, before writing their times digitally in chalk.
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A good activity for practising the skills of measuring with a ruler, calculating area and width of rectangles. Activity 1: Children initially worked in groups of 5 to make a rectangle with four bodies and use the square slabs to count length and width. Lots of opportunity to use vocabulary or length, width, area and perimeter which we had previously learnt in classroom. Large square slabs allowed for smaller numbers to be multiplied to calculate area. Activity 2: Children worked in small groups of 2/3 to make rectangles with found sticks. Plenty discussion about the need for straight sticks, matching length and matching width. The children were asked to then measure the length and width with their rulers to the nearest cm (can discuss rounding). Again they calculated the area and the perimeter. Good challenge for some as they had large numbers to multiply and lots of chat about how we could do this - partitioning/ formal method/repeated addition.
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Aim of the Game: to be the first player to make a straight line of three numbers which total 15. This can be vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
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Pupils discussed what arrays are and why They were shown a variety pf prepared arrays. Pupils then worked in small groups to create their own arrays. They used clipboards to write out the multiplication sums relating to the arrays.
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This is an area of open hillside adjacent to the Midlothian Snowsports Centre. (Skiing and other activities also available). There is some woodland on the east side, and extensive gorse patches on lower slopes. Otherwise the terrain is mainly rough grass, with heather higher up. There are excellent views over the city from the higher slopes, which are part of the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Parking: Upper car park for the Snowsports Centre. EH10 7DT Grid Ref: NT244667 What3words:twig.shape.boring Terrain The open hillside on the Pentland Hills; steep terrain. Map packs can be obtained direct from ESOC (www.esoc.org.uk/poc). Virtual Orienteering Courses (VOCs), using the Permanent Orienteering Course (POC) posts, are available as MapRun6 courses on a smartphone. Full details of the courses available (difficulty, length, and safety advice) and how to access them can be found on the Hillend Park page of British Orienteering’s “Go Orienteering” web portal (www.goorienteering.org.uk/course/hillend) Full instructions for accessing/using the MapRun software are included on the Smartphone Orienteering & Permanent Courses page of the Scottish Orienteering website (www.scottish-orienteering.org/get-involved/pocs/).
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Bonaly Country Park is owned by the City of Edinburgh Council and managed as part of the Pentland Hills Regional Park. This map covers a small, hilly area offering some complex woodland and open moorland with many rock features, on the northern edge of the Pentlands. A major track bisects the area, and there are other well-established paths as well as some recent mountain bike tracks Parking: Upper car park is up a narrow road beyond the Scout Centre; or park on Torduff Road just beyond the bridge over the city by-pass. Grid Ref: NT211674 What3words: tribal.fantastic.digs Terrain On the Pentland Hills; open hillside with some areas of wood; steep in parts. You can do these courses at your own pace and at any time There are courses suitable for those with young children through to experienced runners. Orienteering is a great way to practice navigation if you are a rambler or hillwalker or if you are preparing for your Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition or indeed as your Skill or Physical Section requirements. For full details of the maps and courses available and how to download them please visit www.goorienteering.org.uk/course/bonaly
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This area is a public park managed by the City of Edinburgh Council, with a visitor centre. Cammo was at one time a country estate, and the ruined stables can still be seen, as well as the remains of the big house and walled garden. In the south of the map, there is an old water tower by a small hill. The area includes open grassy fields, extensive mature woodland and farmland which is sometimes ploughed. There are some water features – a long artificial lake and streams, and the area is rich in wildlife. Maps packs (paper or digital) can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Donations will be welcome via online banking (details on request) They are also available from Cammo Estate or The Hermitage of Braid Visitor Centres. Tel: 0131 529 2401 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check opening hours. You can use a paper map to navigate around the fixed posts situated around the Estate or use a free app called MapRun6 to download a map to your smartphone. See full details how to do this at www.goorienteering.org.uk/course/cammo_estate
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P7 explored angles in nature and in the man-made environment. The class loved hunting for sticks that represented different types of angle and where able to apply vocabulary learnt. They noticed that many trees had repeating patterns of angles, which led to a rich conversation about fractals and repeating patterns in nature. During a follow up session the class looked at angles in man-made environment and started to find missing angles in shapes. They created their own pictures to represent types of angles and presented them to each other.
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Based in our wildlife garden and around the zoo, your child can work with our experienced outdoor learning team, all trained teachers and including Forest School trained staff, to develop confidence and self-esteem in the outdoors. Specially designed for primary-aged children flexi-schooling or in full time home education, each session within our 9 week block will be informed by Forest School principles. Every session will be child-led, and broadly based around a nature theme, with tool use, crafts, games, STEM activities, adventures and lots of outdoor free play. Zoo entry and all materials are included. Open to all primary-aged learners under the age of 12, the programme runs each Thursday.
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P3C class work on Christmas made of sticks: 1. Collect sticks outdoors 2. Measure & adjust sticks sizes 3. Design the tree scenery 4. Glue sticks and start background 5. Add new art techniques on background and perfection details: sponge, leaves, watercolours...
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