Primary 6/7 have been very fortunate that some of the pupils in the class have been able to bring in WW2 memorabilia. Yesterday, we were exploring an arm band that a soldier wore during the war and we looked at the small bible he was given before going to war.
Thank you to anyone who has brought things into class to share.
Primary 7 had the opportunity to hear from a WW2 historian – Mr. Sinclair yesterday. He spoke to us about the children and different individuals that were evacuated during the war. There were lots of interesting questions and answers at the end to develop our knowledge and understanding.
In class today, we completed a Mental Maths Speed Challenge.
After completing the challenge we had to collaborate with one another to find the correct answers. We were able to discuss the strategies we had used to answer the variety of questions. As we were discussing each question we had to self – assess our own work.
Today in class we were learning to take notes about children’s lives during WW2. We were able to identify key information and organize our notes from newspaper reports, children’s recounts, photographs and videos. We even managed to source a gas mask and iron to gain a sensory learning experience.
Can you recognise anyone behind the gas masks?
This week in Primary 6/7 we have been busy undertaking many mathematical challenges. We would like to share some of the things the challenges we faced.
Virgin Money – Make £5 Grow
Primary 7 as a year group have had the opportunity to work together to create a business proposal which they will eventually create and sell to make a profit. Primary 7 have had to create a plan surrounding the items they want to sell and then pitch their ideas. All of the business pitches were successful meaning everyone will receive their £5.
Well Done Primary 7!
Primary 6 – Day Trip Challenge
Primary 6 had the challenge to plan a day trip to somewhere in Scotland. This had to start and finish in Busby and they only had a £100 to spend.
Some of the children decided to go to Millport, Arran and Dundee. They had to find cost prices and make some difficult decisions on the things they were going to do.
Great work Primary 6!
Primary 6/7 worked alongside Primary 7 to complete a maths relay to finish off Maths Week. There were some challenging questions and the children had to use lots of different problem – solving strategies.
Hope you enjoyed hearing about Primary 6/7’s maths week!
In Science we have been learning about the body systems. We were exploring the journey our food takes through our bodies and how this can benefit us.
Our class experiment enabled us to investigate the digestive process where the body breaks down food in order to extract nutrients. Also, we were able to observe how undigested food passes through the large intestine and leaves the body as waste (crackers, water and orange juice used).
We are all really excited about the new school year and all the fantastic learning we will be involved in. We hope to post some of the activities, learning and events we experience on our Class Blog.