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SQA Hobbies and Interests – Effective Contributors

It was tattie time this week in Transition. The boys were preparing their seed potatoes for growing in their SQA Hobbies and Interests class and were Effective Contributors when chitting their potatoes. The boys identified the end of the potato with the most eyes and set them in a box the correct way up. We hope they will sprout roots in the next few weeks so we can plant them out in the garden.


Effective Contributors – Upcycling

The Transition were Effective Contributors when they finished one of their upcycling projects. The roads and road signs are ready for delivery to the primary classes after the Easter Holiday. The boys at the beginning of the week used their numeracy skills to measure and count to make up their order to finish one of our other projects, the bottle greenhouse. Well done boys!


Effective Contributors – Group Games

The boys were Effective Contributors as they  continued their trials of different group games, trying out sand bowls on different surfaces. We found out that the sand bowls run a lot further on the playground surface compared to the grass! We also found out that Mr Nicoll may have had a lot of practice growing up! The boys also consolidated their kick rounder skills for fielding by practicing their throwing and catching. The boys seemed to take great delight in stumping out the staff!

Confident Individuals – Construction Numeracy Skills

The Transition boys were Confident Individuals this week when planning the end of their greenhouse build. The roof needs to be completed but we are low on materials. The boys successfully measured the length of each cane to make sure we could get the correct ones. They counted rows on the back of the greenhouse to calculate how many canes would be needed for the roof. Finally they counted the number of bottles in each row to work out how many bottles we would need. 33 rows with 10 bottles on each equals 330 bottles! We also took the opportunity to neaten up the top of the canes and tidy up.


SQA Upcycling

With the weather being so nice the Transition class managed to get straight back into their upcycling projects. The class are Responsible Citizens cutting down on waste items by re-purposing them.  We are nearing the end of our Bottle Greenhouse build and making and collecting each item for the recycled pallet road project.  The boys put in excellent effort.