I Bike

2017
Queensferry Primary School runs I Bike events and we have an active I Bike Crew. The I Bike crew are a group of Primary 5 children who are enthusiastic about riding bikes and bike safety in and around school. These children are:

Emma Garmany                        Rihanna Connell
Charlotte Grant                        Niamh Gorman
Rory Davidson                          Meggie Clark
Ruby Hood                                 Abigail Whyte

Each week this crew count how many bikes and scooters come to school. The also help to organise events in school that encourage even more children to cycle or scoot to school.

At the minute we have the Golden Padlock competition. This involves a bike that is regularly brought into school, being chosen each week. A Golden Padlock is attached to the bike by the I Bike crew and the owner comes to Primary 5 to select a prize of their choice. As the year goes on we will hold a variety of events to encourage healthy journeys to school.
For upcoming events please watch below:

Friday 24th March – Our Big Pedal competition has been running for a week now and already we have a number of children who have brought their bikes for four days and have their golden tickets for prize draw. The school target was to get 15% of children bringing a bike or scooter to school. This week we have achieved 16%, so well done to all those children who have taken part.

Monday 20th March – The I Bike crew are launching a new competition called ‘The Big Pedal’ which will run from Monday 20th March until the end of term. Children are being encouraged to bring their bikes to school and they can win a variety of prizes including a scooter, a helmet and lots of other smaller prizes. Over the two weeks, if children bring in their bikes for 4 of the 10 days they will be entered into a prize draw. Also each day there are over 50 bikes and scooters together the school bike will move around the world map. We are hoping to move all around the world. Our school may also win prizes just for taking part in this national competition. Thank you.

For more information please see this link http://bigpedal.org.uk/

Wednesday 15th March – Primary 6L are taking part in their Bikeability lessons.

Wednesday 15th March – Primary 5 are taking part in a Dr Bike initiative to ensure bike safety and teach simple maintenance.

Wednesday 8th March – Primary 6L are taking part in their Bikeability lessons.

What is I Bike?
Sustrans’ I Bike project works with schools in Scotland to promote cycling, scooting and walking to school. It is an excellent way to incorporate physical activity into children’s daily routines. The benefits of physical activity include increased alertness in class, improved health and reduced risk of obesity. I Bike aims to increase the number of children travelling actively to school, particularly by bike.

They work with each of their schools to develop a structured programme of cycling related activities including route planning, led rides, themed Bike To School events, bike maintenance sessions, bike clubs and themed assemblies.
Active travel also includes walking and scooting and is great for all ages. It can incorporate healthy exercise into the daily routine, can improve children’s concentration at school and increases independence for older pupils, as well as being a more sustainable way to get around.

Through running a series of fun and inclusive activities, I Bike aims to keep pupils cycling when they move on from Secondary School and to increase the numbers of pupils who want to cycle to school.
For more information about I Bike: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/schools-and-universities/i-bike

P4W/A Viking trip!

Primary 4 had a fabulous visit to the National Museum of Scotland on Monday to learn all about the Vikings. The class displayed super behaviour and learned lots of interesting things about the Vikings. One of the highlights of the day was getting to handle Viking artefacts. Here are some photos of our day. Can you guess what all the artefacts are?

Maths Games for the computer!

Games to support maths

 Here are some games we like to use in school to support learning in maths.  We hope your child can have fun playing them at home too J

General number bond games for differing abilities:

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

This game provides quick fire questions on number bonds and covers doubling, halving, multiplication and division too.  It is a timed activity so the children often enjoy trying to beat the clock! (Tablet friendly)

*The following games are not tablet friendly so a laptop or computer would be required*

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/numberbond.html

This game allows you to work on number bonds to 5, 10 or 100.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=loopcardsv6

A super interactive game which allows you to work on your number bonds to 10, 20 or 100 (just click the pairs activity for your desired level!).  If looking for doubling, halving, multiplication or division activities, this fits the bill too.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=CalcBalancev5

Can you make the sums balance?  Choose from addition bonds within 10 or addition bonds within 20.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/addition

A fun game where children can repair the slide by choosing 2 pieces which total 20.  This game progresses on to dealing with number bonds to 100.

 

Games which will specifically help develop number bonds to 10:

 

http://www.ictgames.com/save_the_whale_v4.html

Save the whale by finding the pipe showing the correct number bond.

 

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Alien-Pairs-to-10-733

Find a pair of aliens which would total 10 then watch the flying saucer soar away!

 

Games which will specifically help develop number bonds to 20:

http://www.ictgames.com/funkymum20.html

Complete the sum which totals 20 each time then watch the Egyptian mummy have a boogie!

 

http://www.ictgames.com/funkymum.html is another version of the above game and gives simple 1 digit add 1 digit sums where the answer totals no more than 20.

 

 

 

 

Swimming-P4M

Looking forward to our swimming sessions starting after the February week.  As we have to be in the pool at 9:10 it is essential that children leave the school at 8:45 sharp on Tuesdays, starting 21st February.

This is a reminder of what to bring.  The swimming instructors guidance is that no jewellery should be worn including earrings.  Girls must have long hair tied back and wear a one piece costume.  Boys should wear swimwear which is not baggy(no Bermuda shorts) or below the knees.  Don’t forget your towel!!

Swimming P4W/A

Our swimming block starts on  Tuesday the 21st February. Thanks for all the green forms that have been handed in already. The swimming instructors guidance is that girls should wear a one piece swimsuit, no bikinis and boys should wear trunks but no Bermuda shorts please. No jewellery should be worn, including earrings. Long hair should be tied back and swimming hats are welcome but not essential.

Don’t forget your towel!