Life in P6T

The First Blog of 2017!

23rd of January: We got our new CLIC maths groups and then we started to look at time in maths. Then we watched an educational living and growing video about how babies are made. Next the people who needed to recite their poem again got a chance to do so and the people that had already recited their poem self assessed it on the SC grid. Then we worked on our Egypt project on mummies and played handball in PE. YAY!
24th of January: On Tuesday we started off our day by writing a Scots language mingin recipe. After that we looked at all the different time zones in Europe. We learnt that there are 4 main different time zones in Europe. Then we had our Burns Poetry Semi-Finals competition. Ewan, Abbie and Bryce competed for our class and Abbie got through to the finals which is on Friday.

25th of January: We had our CLIC maths session and then we finished our European time zones work. We had an awesome break after that we played netball in P.E. and we were learning how to use useful tactics while working as a team. Finally, it was HOME TIME!

26th of January: Firstly, we looked at our OneDrive and our e-mails and found out how to work it. Then after break time we had art with Mrs Love and we were looking at watercolour and finishing off our Paul Klee inspired wax art. In the afternoon, firstly we started taking notes for our Chapter Two of our Egypt Project and we were looking at how we can make an interesting and engaging introduction to it.

27th of January: Firstly, we presented our non-fiction reading homework in pairs. Secondly we wrote Kyle’s Special Person comments. Then we went to the Burns supper in the gym hall and we had haggis, neeps and tatties. We heard the contestants say their poem for the Burns poetry Final and they were all really good.

By Abbie and Marilena

Primary 2 Enjoy-a-ball

On Tuesday 31st January P2H and P2L will be having a visit from Paul Pizza of Enjoy-a-ball!  During their PE lesson the children will receive a taster session showing them what the after school club has to offer.  After practising some ball skills with the children, in a fun and exciting way, Paul will provide each with a leaflet telling them how they can join one of the Enjoy-a-ball clubs in South Queensferry should they wish to. You can look out for the leaflets in bookbags next week!

Mrs Law and Miss Hendry

P7 Catch Up

It’s been a while since our last post, but we’ve not been lazing around in that time!

The October week was much needed after Benmore, and washing machines were put to the test getting rid of a week’s worth of mud and grime.  And that was just the teachers… Since then the children have been putting the finishing touches to their important Benmore booklets which will serve as evidence towards the Adventure section of the JASS work.

We enjoyed a second world war “rationing” day. The children got to Make Do and Mend (sewing buttons and patches onto old clothes) before showing off their skills in a fashion show, and tried regrowing vegetables such as leeks and spring onions as a way to make food go further.  The final activity was making carrot cookies with Mrs Thomson, proving that everything can go into a cake as long as you add enough sugar to it.

The NSPCC came to visit us, speaking about staying safe and reminding us of the Childline phone number, 0800 1111.

children making poppiesWe then got down to work on our Remembrance Assembly.  Our visit to the poppy factory was a fantastic way to start this work, talking to the ex-servicemen and listenng to the wonderfully presented stories from the trenches.  Following that we visited the cemetery with Mr Cameron who helped us understand the purpose and significance of the graves and the people who were buried there. Boy dressed as a soldier

Our assembly on Friday 11th was very well attended, thank you everybody, and covered so many aspects of our topic work in presentations packed with examples of the children’s hard work.

Coming up in the next few weeks will be learning debating skills with pupils from Queensferry High School, taking part in Bible Alive with our SU teachers and then, unbelievably, it will be time for ceilidhs and decorations!

P6C last few days!

In less than two weeks we’ll be finishing our year as P6C and becoming the all-conquering P7C!  I am delighted to be taking the class on to the end of their primary school career and can’t wait to get stuck in to the adventures of P7!

A couple of reminders and things to look forward to…

Monday 20th sees a large assembly where our woodwind students will play for the whole school.  I am very proud of all the children who have committed to instrumental tuition this session and how prepared they are to perform!

On Tuesday 21st we will have our world of work day.  The children will enjoy talking to volunteers from a wide variety of careers from dietician to archaeologist!  Tuesday afternoon is the “Meet the Teacher”… I’m not sure how much we really have to learn about each other!

We will be moving classroom on Wednesday 22nd, and Room 14 will be our venue next session.  Miss Baird will be moving in to our current room, 12, after we have dealt with the contents of my cupboard…

Thursday 23rd is a day when I am in school but the children are not.  I will spend a good part of this day setting up and preparing the new room for them.

Friday 24th is still propsed to be the Early Years Sports Day (!) and because the P7 pupils will be rehearsing at the Barony Theatre all day, the P6 children have been enlisted as helpers so sports clothes can be worn that day again.

On Monday 27th we will enjoy watching the P7’s dress rehearsal of The Little Mermaid.

We will visit church on the afternoon of Tuesday 28th, before our 12 noon finish on Thursday 30th June.

Have a great Summer Holiday and I look forward to getting a good start to P7 in August!

Finally, some of our Health Week pictures…

Keeping Myself Safe – Reverse the Charges

Neat telephone boxThis morning P6 were discussing a story from the Keeping Myself Safe work called The Skate Park.  In the scenario the boy’s phone is broken and he really needs to contact his parents.  Later on his sister tells him “There are other ways to phone!” but doesn’t go into detail.  So we found out more!

This website http://0800reverse.co.uk/ explains how to make a reverse charge phone call.  It could be a very useful thing for children to know if they run out of credit on their phone, or it gets lost or damaged.  The class discussed it this morning and we even listened to a call.  It costs £6 to accept the call (!) but we agreed that as an emergency measure it would be worth it.

Please find time to discuss this with them and…help them to learn your phone number off by heart!

P6 Living and Growing

During the first part of this term P6 will begin their work on human reproduction.  We use the Channel 4 resource Living and Growing which consists of three programmes called Changes, How Babies Are Made and How Babies Are Born. 1783_4

“Changes” explores the physical and emotional changes that take place at the onset of puberty, and how we feel about ourselves.  It considers some of the changes that are outside our control, and the choices we face in others over which we can have increasing control as we grow up.  If reaffirms that puberty is a normal and natural process [while identifying and naming related parts of the internal and external anatomy.]

“How Babies Are Made” examines the whole process of life cycles and reproduction, rites of passage, friendships and feelings.  It emphasises the importance of a loving relationship between couples and the value of family and relationships within it.

“How Babies Are Born” reviews relationships and feelings and investigates roles and responsibilities.  It focuses on the development of the baby in the womb, the needs of the baby and the mother before the birth, and the inheritance of physical characteristics.

(From the teachers’ notes)

If you would like to know any more about this resource please get in touch with your child’s teacher.