Primary created food and packaging for Astronauts.
“I learned that STEM gets your brain working hard so you can complete challenges.” – Cara.
“STEM is science, technology, engineering and maths. My group made an Olympic kite representing Greece.” -Grace.
“Our STEM skills helped us build our kites and understand the importance of having a good, strong structure.” – Abbie.
“I enjoyed the making and flying parts. I learned how to fly a kite.” – Frankie.
“I learned that building suspension is always a good thing, but to not put too much on otherwise it will weigh the kite down. I enjoyed flying the kite in the field and the suspension worked!” ‘Kyle.
“We learned how to catch the wind to make it fly.” – Freya.
“We learned proper teamwork is probably best because someone might be good at maths more than the others, and another person might be more observant of the structure of the Kite.” – Christopher.
Primary 5 have a new Maths challenge to complete in under a minute.
Primary 6T Bikeability 08.03.17
Next week P6T are receiving their Bikeability training. The bike checks are now taking place on Wednesday 15th March, as well as the training sessions. In order to make the best of the training, the class will participate in a cycling skills lesson on Monday 13th March. Therefore, all pupils in P6T need to bring their bike and helmet (if you have them) on Monday and Wednesday next week.
Thank you for your continued support.
Primary 5 are making food for astronauts this Wednesday and the children have been asked to bring in small amounts of foods to help them in this learning activity. Only small amounts are needed because they are already being given the base of oatmeal and raisins. They designed these products this afternoon.
As ever the term is snowballing and with every passing day we are finding more and more things to do!
Most exciting (for some?) is the decision and announcement that our P7 show this year will be Honk!, a fun and lighthearted take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. Find out more here – http://www.mtishows.com/honk-jr – and get ready to help learn those words and sing those songs!
High School Visits
We will hopefully get many high school transition opportunities over the coming months, and we were excited to receive an inviatation to the art department to do some printing, and perhaps sculpture work, to support our Japan topic. It’ll be good to have our first class look at the “big” school.
If at all possible try to download the free app Skoolbo (UK) which will allow the children to practise literacy and numeracy skills, including French, at their own individual levels. Now and again I will send targeted activities to those pupils who needs them, and this is simply another step to help our P7s be the best they can be as they enter high school. They all have accounts and passwords, and please email me for clarification if needed.
These appointments have been handed out and I look forward to meeting with you again (4th time??) to discuss your children’s progress.
In class just now we are using some computational thinking skills and numeracy to plan Escape Room type activities.
We are writing reports about the structure of the earth, and homework is only to be reading, note making and planning a project about natural disasters.
We have been looking again at JASS folders – some children are very independently filling these in while others seem less sorted with how to proceed, or vague about whether these folders are at home or not. Please take a moment to see if they need any support here, and let me know.
In PE we are playing handball, using brand new balls (!), to practise drills in throwing and carching, moving in to space and using strong high throws.
This week in P6 we were converting seconds to minutes and minutes to hours. We very much enjoyed this fun song to help us remember how many seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour and how many hours in a day. It’s super catchy!