STEM – Wildlife Photographer Results

Thank you to every child who took part in my online photo vote.

Primary 2 voted more than any other stage, so well done to them.

The photo that was voted for the most was the Marmot and Fox photo below:

Yikes! Fox and rodent battle is top wildlife photo - BBC News

The Marmot and Fox photo actually won the competition in 2019.

The winner of the actual competition for 2020 is the photo with the squabbling mice below:

Wildlife photos: Squabbling mice top 'people's poll' award - BBC News

Thank you again for those children who took part.

Mr B

STEM – Chemical Reactions 2

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Welcome back to another week of Science online.

Most of us are continuing to look at Chemical Reactions this week.

Second level have a different challenge to fit in with Queensferry Community High School, but this can also be completed by primary 5 and primary 6 too.

For the Second level challenge, there are further instructions linked below the videos and a Twitter example on how it could look.

Also, the Science Story this week is about the Wildlife Photographer of the year so I have created a presentation about the different photos that were in the final and asking you to vote for your favourite one.

You might have to click on ‘play’ once you get into ‘Sway’ and the link to voting form is at the bottom.

If the voting link is not working please just share on Seesaw which is your favourite photo and why.

I will post the results for this vote, later in the week.

Good luck.

Mr B

craig.brownlie@queensferry-pri.edin.sch.uk

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P.E. Summer Term – Sprint Training – Week 6

Hi boys and girls, I hope your all safe and well. Last week was rather different with the weather we had, but I was so impressed with the amount of pupils and families that were out and active. This week we look at how we can start a sprint race and the 3 stages that will have an impact on performance and result. These include the explosive start, stride phase and acceleration/finish. I will take you through how you can sprint start and then the key points of each stage. Remember the teaching points of last week; hip-pit , high knees, bring up toes and reach forward, balls of our feet not heels, straight-line from torso and hold the budgie. This will help when applying to the additional teaching points in the clip below, although I am using a large space this can be done in a hallway over 5 steps. This will focus on your start and explosiveness from this position, you can also work on your strides in the same space.

60 Second Challenge R (Run) – Sprint reactions and turning. This week we are looking how quick we are at take off and changing direction. This will help in all aspects of athletics and sports that we will undertake in and out of school. We are looking at how we can change direction without loosing momentum and speed and what we have to do with our body. See how many times you can complete the shuttle section.

60 Second Challenge J (Jump) – 5 Explosive jumps. This week we are looking at how you can maintain your speed, momentum and balance to allow you to jump as far as you can with 5 continuous jumps. If you do not have space jump and mark 5 times and add up your distance. Try to do these jumps with rhythm and apply the teaching points in week 1 and 2.

60 Second Challenge T (Throw) – High/Long and Catch. This week we are working on our fast feet and reaction in all challenges, whilst combining what we have learnt in previous weeks. Therefore, we are looking to throw an object high and successfully catch, we score depending how long the object is in the air. If you have plenty of space then we are looking to throw the object long and successfully catch it and count the distance the object had travelled. If you do not have the space for this drill, then use a pair of socks and lie on your back and in your room throw them up and try and catch.

60 Second Conditioning Challenge – Out and In’s. In everything we do our core strength will impact on our results and therefore and strong and conditioned core will have a positive impact upon performance, results and ability as well as reducing the amount of injuries one may suffer. Therefore, this week we are focusing on the core and ability to coordinate different movements at the same time. There are different levels so try and work your way up to the demonstration in the video.

6o Second Fun Challenge – Boxing. This sport or activity depending on how you look at it, is one of the hardest to be conditioned for as it utilises nearly every muscle group within the body and therefore it is an excellent training session. This can be done with a friend or family member, just change the sequences and there is never any contact. I would like you to attempt my example and then in the 6o Second make up your own routine, it does not need to be repetitive like mines.

Boys and Girls, have a fantastic week and so that you are aware we are currently working hard to put some sort of sports day together that can be done at home but still towards the Sports Day Cup, look out for further announcements soon

Thank you and Stay Safe

Mr G

Steven.glass@queensferry-pri.edin.sch.uk

P7 Weekly Learning Grid 25/5

Summer Term Wk 6 – w/c 25/05/20

Welcome to week 6 of the summer term for P7.

Please click on the link below for this week’s grid of activities, to be completed by Friday 29th May 2020.

Keep checking Seesaw daily for our updates and challenges, and continue sharing your posts of what you have been working on – we love seeing what you are getting up to!

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing any of the tasks, whether that is on Microsoft Teams, Seesaw or Sumdog, please get in touch with Mr Lynch or Mrs Carson for assistance.

We hope you have a great week and please remember that we are here to support you in whatever way we can.

Mr Lynch & Mrs Carson

kirstie.carson@queensferry-pri.edin.sch.uk

graeme.lynch@queensferry-pri.edin.sch.uk 

P7 Weekly Learning Grid 19/5

Summer Term Wk 5 – w/c 19/05/20

Welcome to week 5 of the summer term for P7.

Please click on the link below for this week’s grid of activities, to be completed by Friday 22nd May 2020.

Keep checking Seesaw daily for our updates and challenges, and continue sharing your posts of what you have been working on – we love seeing what you are getting up to!

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing any of the tasks, whether that is on Microsoft Teams, Seesaw or Sumdog, please get in touch with Mr Lynch or Mrs Carson for assistance.

We hope you have a great week and please remember that we are here to support you in whatever way we can.

Mr Lynch & Mrs Carson

kirstie.carson@queensferry-pri.edin.sch.uk

graeme.lynch@queensferry-pri.edin.sch.uk 

STEM – Chemical Reactions

Welcome to another week of Science online.

This week we are all focusing on different chemical reactions.

If you are able to do these activities at home then please get some adult help.

If you cannot do these activities at home, then you can still send your comments on SEESAW.

As always, the activities are labelled for different stages but you can choose to do any level.

We also have a new Science Story for you to comment on too. I found it very interesting but it is quite tricky to understand.

Good luck with everything.

Mr B