Sensational Science

P6/7 became chemists for a day this week. A huge thank you to Dr Houssen from Aberdeen University for coming in and telling us all about the importance of chemistry and DNA. We were up to our elbows in slime, balloons, glow sticks and volcanoes! We had a fantastic day and learned lots.

Ice skating

As today was Mrs Miller’s last day with P6/7, we spent the afternoon at the Linx Ice Rink. We were able to get a free session because of Logan’s dedication to the sport and club.

Some of us were a little unsteady at the start but after a while, we managed to skate without falling as much.  We all enjoyed the short lesson in our group and everyone tried really hard.  It was great to see everyone helping each other, trying a new skill and having fun.  We were all also amazed by Logan’s skills, he made it look so easy.

Thank you p6/7 and Ms Waters, a fantastic afternoon with a class I have really enjoyed teaching.

Mrs Miller

Visit to the Mosque

This morning we visited the Masjid Alhikmah (new mosque) on Nelson Street, Aberdeen.

As soon as we entered, we all agreed that is was a very calm and relaxed place and we liked wearing no shoes. Most of us had never been in a mosque before.

First of all, we were told very interesting information about Islam and what happens in the mosque. Then we were able to explore and ask our own questions. We heard a call to prayer which was amazing. We all then went upstairs to see where the ladies worship, then we split into boys and girls to see Wudu, the washing before prayer.

We enjoyed a small snack before heading back to school.

It was a great visit and we would like to thank Fergus’ mum and Zahra’s mum for coming with us. We would also like to thank the team at the mosque for their time, the snacks and making us feel very welcome.


Minecraft programming

Today we enjoyed a short workshop on programming using Minecraft. We had to use coding skills to find the diamond then we were able to move onto the next level using a small bulb.

We all really enjoyed the workshop and we would like to thank Martin and Phil for their time and patience.

The Human Body

We have now started our new project on the Human Body.  Our brainstorm to find out what we know and what we would like to learn was very interesting and our teachers are pleased we are doing this topic… lots to learn!

Our first lessons have been on our skeleton and muscles.  We drew around the tallest and smallest pupils in our class and then used white paint to show the main bones, showing 206 or more would have been too tricky! Then we used cotton buds to show the composition of our skeleton.

(Photos of our work to follow)

We are looking forward to finding out about our major organs and watching some “Operation Ouch!” episodes.


The Qu’ran

Today Sagy, Zehra, Fergus and Owen taught us all about the Qu’ran. Their PowerPoint was very informative and we enjoyed their quiz.



Our challenge was to make a stand for a dictionary using only newspaper and tape. We all worked really well in our groups. All “stands” were tested and timed to see how long they could hold the open dictionary. Three of them have actually been left overnight to see how strong they are!

Next week, our Islam experts are going to tell us all about their special celebrations.


Islam and P7 BoDA visit

For the first part of this term our topic is Islam.  We have been learning, discussing and doing some art to learn more about the religion,its customs and beliefs.  We have learned about Mohammad, designed our own Hamsa hands and Islamic style tiles and we have discussed and learned all about the 5 pillars.

This week some of our peers told us all about the Mosque, their facts were very interesting and we are looking forward to their lesson next week on the Qu’ran.

On Friday the P7s had their first full day visit to Bridge of Don Academy.  Although they were a little apprehensive in the morning, they soon started enjoying the lessons and being “S1 pupils” for a day.

More photos on the P7 blog page.


This week some of us tried Zumba!  We were a little shy in the warm up but by the end of the taster session, we were really having fun and enjoying the “routine” ! The teacher, Claire, was amazing.

Photos of P6 below. Please see P7 blog for P7 session.


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