Semaphore

As part of our WW1 topic we have been learning all about coding and methods of communication.

Morse code has been the most popular code attempted so far.  P6 have been sending secret Morse Code messages to P5 who are currently studying The Titanic.

Semaphore is visual communication system which uses flags as a way of conveying information over a distance. The information is encoded by the position of the flags.  Pupils each made their own flags and have been using them to form the alphabet and to make messages. This has been fun and challenging at the same time.

We are looking forward to learning more codes and learning more about the secret codes that were used and solved during WW1.

 

 

P2 Space Topic

Primary 2 have been learning about space developing their math and technology skills.

The pupils have:

measured the distances of planets from the sun.

estimated and compared the size of planets using fruit.

They have designed and made their own rockets.

They have created space pictures using Microsoft paint.