Continuing learning in light of Coronavirus

Continuing learning in light of Coronavirus

You will be well aware of the rapidly changing situation across the country due to the coronavirus. As you know schools, in line with everyone else, are following national guidance which in itself is necessarily changing on a daily basis. More information is available from the NHS at www.nhsinform.scot.

At the moment all schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres remain open. However, over the next few days and weeks, it is possible that an increased number of pupils and staff will catch the virus and have to stay at home.  This will mean whole families having to stay at home for long periods of time, unable to come to school or go to work.

To help with our planning to continue to offer opportunities for learning we would be grateful if you could answer the following questions via the following link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=oyzTzM4Wj0KVQTctawUZKU2nLtDVWCpMmEQ7SaQAnuVUMExUTjZQTFNTNFBPQUI1MkVXV0xSTEJIQy4u

  1. Do you or your child’s other responsible parent/carer work in one of the following sectors:
    1. NHS/Social Care
    2. Other emergency service
    3. Other critical service, please specify
  2. Are you currently, or will you likely be in the coming days, working from home (subject to the agreement of your employer)?
  3. Does your household have access to the internet and WiFi?

I know this is a worrying time for everyone and I want to assure you that we are working hard to plan for different situations and continue to provide learning and teaching for our children and young people. We will continue to communicate with you through our usual channels on the arrangements for your child. Please continue to follow the updates provided through the school and Council social media sites.

 

Kind Regards

Liz Edmonstone

Head Teacher

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!

Fairtrade Fortnight

Dear Parent/Carer,

Our Fairtrade Pupil Group members have been working very hard to promote Fairtrade Fortnight which starts on Monday 24 February and finishes on Sunday 8 March 2020.

As preparation for Fairtrade Fortnight the Primary 4 pupil group members conducted a survey to find out which treats children would like to buy at the tuck shop we are planning to run. A subgroup of Primary 5s created posters to advertise the tuck shop around the school. The older members of the pupil group will be giving a speech and showing a PowerPoint to the rest of the school to raise awareness of Fairtrade. The Primary 7 members created a rota for the tuck shop (see below).

We would like to invite children to bring in cash to buy a Fairtrade treat from the tuck shop. We will be offering Geobake chocolate chip cookies, a variety of Divine chocolate bars and Fairtrade Jellybeans. The tuck shop will be running from Monday 2nd March until Friday 6th March. All items are £1.10 so please send your child with the correct amount if possible.

  • Monday 2nd March – Primary 1 and Primary 2
  • Tuesday 3rd March – Primary 3
  • Wednesday 4th March – Primary 4 and Primary 5
  • Thursday 5th March – Primary 6
  • Friday 6th March – Primary 7

Fair Trade Tuck Shop

Yours sincerely,

Fairtrade Pupil Group

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!😂

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