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Home Learning Websites

For those of you who may find yourself at home over the next few days, here are some super activities to keep your brain active and your skills fresh! All of these websites are free to use and will help reinforce previously taught concepts. Please click on the picture below.

So what challenge will you take on today? Tweet us at @KirkhillPS  #kpshomelearning

Micro-Organisms Bread Mould

We found that the white bread went mouldy first, followed by the 50/50. We are still waiting for the brown bread to mould.

This is what most of the class had predicted would happen. As predicted the dirty hand went mouldy first then the clean hand and the control.

Tallest Freestanding Tower Challenge

Challenge- To build the tallest freestanding tower in 25 minutes using 20 stick of spaghetti, 1 metre of tape and 1 metre of string.

Problem-The tower has to hold a marshmallow at the top.

We used teamwork, communication, co-operation and various problem solving strategies to create the most successful tower.


















The winning tower was…….41 cm tall!

The winning team 🙂

Easter Code

P7 are having the best time at their Easter Code trip. Learning so much about the story of Easter.






 

The adults are loving life too and being totally spoiled with lots of yummy          goodies.




Thank you so much for having us!

 

VE Day Party






We have had the best VE day party today.  We took part in a quiz to demonstrate our learning of our WWII topic.

Look out for the winners! 🏆🥇🥈🥉

We also bid  farewell to Miss Barrett, who is going off on maternity leave to have her baby. We wish you all the best in the coming weeks and we are looking forward to baby cuddles. 👶 🍼

We will miss you! 🥰

 

Author Visit






Primary 7 were very fortunate to be visited by a local author called SF Mazhar. She is the author of the Power of Four series and The Elementals.

She gave us an insight on how she was inspired through her Fan Fiction writing online.

Primary 7 were lucky to have a writing workshop with her. We learnt how to structure a ‘Plot Arch’  and ‘Emphasis’ in our writing.

‘We look forward to using this in our writing!’ Ailis.

Yeast Investigation

Today we did a yeast investigation, to see what temperature is the optimum condition for yeast to work. We used cold water, warm water and boiling hot water.








The sugar and the yeast have started to react and the balloons are still getting filled with carbon dioxide.  Everyone in the class are  excited to see how big the balloons grow over night!

Personality Presentation in French

We are challenging ourselves in P7a this morning to choose a  famous personality and create a presentation on them in French.

We are including the following information:

Name

Age

Where they live

Birthday

Family members

Pets

Likes and dislikes (food / sport / music etc…)


We are looking forward to presenting them to our class in the coming weeks!

#adorefrenchictchallenge

 

My February Weekend!!

My February weekend  was very inactive. This was the case because I was trying to rest up my knee and the weather was pretty poor as well. Of course, the only thing I’ve wanted for the last few months was snow, and it comes the week I’m injured leading me to not be able to go out and play and have fun!

However, some friends made that frown turn upside down, by playing with me on Xbox and coming round to my house for a few laughs!😂

Scotland Street School Trip

P6a enjoyed a fantastic step back in time on Tuesday. We visited Scotland Street Museum and took part in a school workshop*

Alexander B – We got to dress up when we got there. The boys had to wear a waistcoat and special collar which had ribbon that you tied in a bow.

Samantha – We had to wear a white dress. We had to tie it at the back.

Anna – It was frilly at the sleeves and had patterns on it.

Annie – It looked like an apron.

Dhanya – It was open at the back, but we had our uniforms underneath.

Calum – We had to line up. We put our right hand on the right shoulder of the person in front of us to get in a straight line and then we stepped back…

Alex – To make sure we were equally spaced out from each other.

Calum – So then the teacher came out of the class. Girls and boys were in separate lines and the teacher put us boy, girl and we were told where to sit.

Alasdair – In the line we had to line up smallest at the front and tallest at the back. It was a way to line up like in Victorian times.

Luca – The teacher was scary! She shouted a lot because she was acting like we were in the Victorian era. She said we were in 1884. It was written on the board.

Grace – We did a clock face for times tables and we started by chanting our timestables and we all had a turn of standing up and answering a multiplication question. She used the clock face to show us the question.

Katie – We did a mental maths test on a slate.

Adam – We used a special pen that could write on a slate.

Emma – Also when the teacher asked us a question we had to address her as Maam or we would have to stay standing. When we were writing the copperplate alphabet on paper we used a special pen and dipped it in ink.

Anna – She also threathened to use the belt and she whacked it on the back of Alex’s desk. It was scary and made a big noise!

Arnav – We had to sit with our feet flat on the floor, our spine at the back of our chair (Mrs Horne said that we should be sitting like this just now as it is good for our posture and concentration) and our arms crossed. Even if we moved a little bit she would shout at us,

Ruqqiya – We always had to sit facing the front.

Jonny – When we were doing the mental maths I had to stand up and so did others because we were smiling when she was giving me into trouble for not sitting properly.

Magnus – She showed us the punishments we might have got and I got to wear the dunces hat. It liked it because it was funny but I wouldn’t have liked it back then!

Safa – At the end she stopped acting and she asked if anyone had ink on our hands. We all put our hands up. She said she was very sorry as the ink was from last Friday and that ink would never come off. We were pretty scared as we had a lot of it on our hands but it was just a joke.

Maya – She then dressed like a janitor.

Annie – She showed us what they did at playtime.

Alexander E – The boys and the girls had separate areas for playtime.

We all enjoyed our day!

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