P6 have been learning about how the Scottish and UK parliaments work and the ways they impact the country we live in.
We’ve organised ourselves in to 4 parties and those parties will now work to establish their policies, relating to Scotland, East Renfrewshire and Busby Primary – and linking to our Rights of the Child.
The winning party, elected through a Scottish Parliament Proportional Representation vote, will be invited to discuss its Busby Primary policy with Mrs Friel.
Skyping All Over the World
On Tuesday we shared a Skype call with the Digital Leaders at a school in Perth. They told us about the learning they do at their school and how they use the iPads to enhance learning. They even knew some Fortnite dance moves (imagine that?!)
We were able to explain how we use VR, AR, iPads, laptops, Chromebooks and programmable toys to explore digital literacy.
We then followed this up with a Skype call to Justin Miles who is an explorer, author and advocate for ‘Education for All’. He told us all about he became an explorer, what he does on his adventures and why he thinks education is so important for everyone. He may even have inspired a few p6s to become explorers!
Tech Toys and Tinkering
All this week pupils in primary 6 have been applying their digital skills and knowledge to explain the impact of rights and the Rights Respecting Schools Award at Busby Primary.
Our class Article was #12: the right to be listened to and taken seriously.
P6 have undertaken this by designing a series of lessons for the Early Years pupils involving a range of technology. With the message: “I know it, I can show it” the pupils have delivered lessons to introduce the pupils in Nursery to Sphero (a codable, remote control pingpong ball), Codarpillar (similar to a bee-bot) and some ‘mobile phone’ walkie-talkies.
They had to plan, deliver and assess a range of activities but mostly involving directional language, which is so important to children as they learn about coding for digital literacy. The pupils have certainly had their say and been listened to; in fact, more and more often we can see that the pupils are very much the experts of digital literacy.
Tinkering and Planning
Explaining and Sharing
A six-week public consultation into the future of leisure provision in the Eastwood area has now started and I would encourage you to take part in this important consultation. Four options are set out within the online consultation to allow you to rank the options in order of preference. I am sure the pupils would enjoy having a say in this!
Click the link below to access the consultation: