Congratulations to all of the children who received the sacrament of first Holy Communion for the first time. They have now taken the next step in their spiritual journey and are now full members of the church family. May we … Continue reading →
From the 2nd to the 4th of June, P7 went on a once in a lifetime trip to the Big Smoke for two nights with Mrs Marc, Miss O’Brien and Miss Chidgey. This was a great chance for P7 to make lots of amazing memories and to spend some quality time with each other before we take the big journey up to the high school. We all arrived at the school at the early hour of 8am so that we could get a bus to Waverly station to then get the train to Kings Cross in London.
After a long but exciting train journey, we arrived at Kings Cross Station at about 2 o’clock. After that, we headed to platform 9 ¾ for some photos of us trying to get through the wall! Then we dragged all our bags to our hotel, The Royal National, and we relaxed for a small amount of time before we were up again and on our way to the Rainforest Cafe where we had an amazing time looking at the exotic fish and lifelike animatronics. We then walked to the Victoria theatre to watch ‘Wicked’, which was SPECTACULAR (and that was only day 1!). You can imagine how tired we were seeing as the show finished at 10:30pm meaning we got back to the hotel at about 11:00pm!
The next morning, we were up for breakfast at 7:30am. We were so excited because we were going to Harry Potter world/Warner Bros studio tour. During the tour we had an insight into the creation of this spectacular franchise. This included: trying butter beer, getting pictures of us on broomsticks in front of a green screen, looking at the biggest ever model of Hogwarts and lots more. It was AMAZING!!
We then got changed and started our journey to the next show, ‘Matilda’. This show was exhilarating at points, sad at others and it was also quite funny. The changes they made improved the story and made sure that the story was not boring. We then walked back to the hotel and passed out for the second night. We were certainly happy to see our pillows!
We then woke up for the last day in London, it was a long day of walking as this was the day we went on the London eye and we went sightseeing. From the London eye we could see most of London and it was wondrous. We then walked around London looking at all of the big attractions like Big Ben, 10 Downing Street and lots more.
After a long few days we were finally ready for our trip home on the train. We got home about 9 O’clock on Thursday, leaving with memories we would never forget!
It was an exceptional day out at Dalkeith . P5 and P3 went to Dalkeith country park to a farm . They were divided into groups of 3 one with Miss Chidgey, Miss Kelly and Miss Cornwall . They learned about the different sheep breeds the male is called a runt. They learned about the different wools that are of sheep . They then learned about the different foods that grow in Scotland. They learned about barley turns to whiskey . They learned about how many seeds a tractor can hold 100.000 seeds .
They learned how to milk a cow.
They went on a tractor.
They had a food taster were they had to try different foods . They learned about the sheep males and females .
They learned about what farmers can provide that is good for our bodies:
Dairy milk , fruit and veg, Strawberry ,peas , carrots, Oranges , apples , potatoes broccoli , collie flower , pares, wheat , cabbage and other veg and fruits .
They learned about farming and to anchorage them to eat healthy food and to build on there learning of forestry and farming and to help them on there topic . I would add in a station about how to grow fruit and veg . They could down load apps on our I pads or watch a farming video on the smart board.
Thank you staff teachers and thanks for having us Dalkeith country park members!
Primary 5 and 3 went to Dalkeith Country park on Tuesday 26th May 2015 to learn about farming.
The first station they went to was the sasa. The sasa means science and advice for Scottish agriculture. Foods that they plant and grow on a farm includes carrots, beetroot, potatoes and other fruit and vegetables.
We learnt about different kinds of trees oak tree, beech and chestnut. They make paper out wood. Dairy milk is used to make cheese and butter. Did you know that cows have four stomachs! They use the cows milk to make different kinds of milk to sell in the shops blue milk has got whole fat, red has got no fat and green milk has got medium fat.
Primary 5 & Primary 3 went to Dalkeith country park Tuesday the 25 of May 2015 they went to learn about were their food comes from.
They were learning about the cow and how to milk a cow the farmers used to milk there cows on there own but now we have these machines to do the job better and faster. The average cow has at least four stomachs.
They were learning about different kinds of sheep, a female sheep is called a ewe and a male is called a ram.
They learned about what wheat and oat and barley make well wheat can make bread and cereal oat can make oat cakes and porridge barley can make whiskey.
There are all sorts of cows, they are called Holystien cows and a jersey cows and last but not least a Ayrshire cows. The farmers had to milk there cows themselves but now we have these machines to do it for the farmers now a days.
Sheep what kind of sheep are there? There are merino and dorper.
Here is how to shear a sheep 1 you remove the wool 2 you throw the fleece onto a wooden table 3 skirt roll and class the fleece.
Wheat oat and barley
Wheat is used for bread and cearel oat is used for oat cakes and porridge and last but not least barley is used to make whiskey.
There best station was the sheep because they liked the horns
They wouldn’t change there learning
There next step is to listen a bit more
On the 26th of may 2015 primary 5 and primary 3 from St davids primary school went to the food and farming event in Dalkeith country park.
Sheep & wool
To cut a sheep’s wool you need to use sheers
To cut the wool. There are tons of different kinds of breeds. The two main sheeps primary 5 and primary 3 learned about were the texel and Suffolk and they also learned that a female sheep is called a ewe and a male sheep is called a ram.
To get milk you have to milk a dairy cow because it give you the most milk.
Another fact about cow is of you pull the udders to hard then the cow can get angry or attack. And farmers clean the udders from the back of the cow.
How to make butter
You put cream in a plastic tub and the cream starts to form into butter. There also might be some milk in the tub. If you keep shaking the tub for ten minutes then you would have butter!!
Wheat oats and barley
To make flour you have to cut off the top the wheat and crush it.
The other way of doing it is cutting the top of the wheat and pick the wheat out of a bit of the stem kind of thing and then crush the wheat.
You can make porridge out of oats and you can make cake out of oats. You can also make beer out of barley and whiskey.
P3 and p5 were at a food and farming event at Dalkeith county park.There were a sheep bit, cow bit, tractor bit, a forest bit, tasting bit, dairy bit, SASA, forestry and cereals and machinery. We like these activities because all activities are really fun and get do lots of stuff like going in a tractor, touch a sheep, tasting stuff with a blind fold on,milk a pretend cow and learn lots of stuff about Farms. At the tasting thing sometimes you think that you don’t like the fruit that you taste but they do. There were things that help milk the cow so it’s quicker to milk them in the olden days they had to do it by hand. Not that much people new that you could make flower out of seeds with a thing that makes the thing flower in the olden days they had to use a stone and spin it round. When we were at a station some people got a tree for the school.
The tasting part people liked because people tried new things.you were blind folded when your partner picked a fruit to give you.
People learned that horse power was how many horses that the tractor would power.
I think that their learning was really good.
The classes next step is to get in to groups.
By Callum and Dominik
Primary 3 and 5 went to Dalkeith country park to learn about farming and food on Tuesday the 26 of May. They were learning about sheep from Peter the farmer as well as learning about the tractor and fruit and veg.
The daddy sheep have a black face and the mum sheep has a white face.
The mummy sheep have teets for the lams to drink milk from.
Tractor has good trailer at the back of the tracker
Primary 3/5 Visit to Dalkeith Country Park Tuesday 26th May
When primary 3/5 went to the country park in Dalkeith they saw dairy cows, sheep, different types of wool, different types of tree seeds and different types of saplings. They got told you can milk a Sheep. They got told that if a sheep is having one lamb and another is having three one lambs will get taken off the one who is having three and given
to the one that is only having one of them. Then both of the ewes will have two lambs. All of the sheep have very oily coats. In the olden days sheep used to get shaved by a big pair of shears that will chop off their big furry coats that they grow in the summer . Sheep don’t shed in the summer they have to get there coats chopped off so they don’t
get to warm. The sheep also get taken to the butchers once the farmers have fattened them up.
When they got to the dairy cows they all learned that dairy cows have four stomachs and most of there diet is grass and in the winter there is silage for the cows to eat which is just basically grass that they have gathered from the summer months and stored. Also when you milk a cow you have to be very gentle because the cow will tense and no milk will come out. The cow has a big udder at the back which keeps the milk warm and also carries it inside the cow there is big lines that goes round the udder they are veins that the blood flows through. If there is no calf there is no milk from the cow . You have to kill all of the bacteria and germs other wise you will get ill if you drink the milk.
When they got to the forestry station they learned that cutting down a tree is very dangerous if you don’t know how to do it. They also learned that squirrels are bad for the trees because they wreck the bark. Once you cut down a tree you need to plant another one. They also learned about loads of different types of trees and animals along with the leaves. They also learned that you only cut down the trees that have the pink or coloured dots on them they only cut down the trees to let light into the forest floor so that the saplings can grow into big trees.
The sheep was our favourite station out of them because it was the most interesting.
We learned that forestry is actually more complicated than you think!!
We thought that they could have had a pig station because it would very interesting and fun.
We think that the classes could have been better at listening because we were really chatty.