Primary 5 have been learning to budget by creating a holiday for under £1000 to a destination of their choice.
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
A wee reminder for all pupils in Primary 6T – you can wear non-school uniform on Wednesday for Bikeability.
PLEASE make sure you are wrapped up super warm, and have waterproof clothing on. You need to be prepared for any Scottish weather!
Mrs Thomas 🙂
“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.
Friday 10th -Thursday 16th March 2017
In Literacy this week we will be focusing on listening and talking, learning and using new words as we explore our word of the week ‘respect’. We know that this is a tricky word but we like to challenge the children!
Our Curriculum for Excellence sessions for parents take place on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9am. We look forward to seeing you there!
In maths and numeracy this week, we will be investigating sharing out a group of items or splitting a whole object into smaller parts. We will do this at snack and with dough and other resources.
In Science this week we will be exploring the difference between living and non-living things, looking at movement, feeding and growth.
Our Health and Wellbeing focus will be on physical skills such as balancing, throwing and catching. The children will take part in some active sessions in the gym hall.
PARENT MEETINGS ARE THIS WEEK AND NEXT
Please sign up for an appointment to meet with your child’s key worker if you have not already done so.
Primary 5 have a new Maths challenge to complete in under a minute.