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Tron trip

This morning P6 visited the Odeon at Braehead to see Tron as part of the IntoFilm Scottish Film Festival. We chose Tron as its computer graphics (CGI) were state of the art and paved the way for other films with CGI.

Andy the manager showed us some of the old film that films were recorded on.

Then he showed us the new hard disks that films are shown on nowadays – this one has Justice League on it!

This is where all the popcorn is stored – this amount will probably get eaten during Star Wars.

Here’s where they used to cut and edit film.


And here is where the films were loaded to the projectors..


Here’s a modern projector…


And the state-of-the-art IMAX projectors.


We spent the morning creating our spelling words with play dough and magnetic letters. It was lots of fun!

Fitness and Stamina

Today we were learning about fitness and stamina with Mrs McLean. She was teaching us about the importance of stamina in all sports and how to do this. We did a really cool workout which was personalised to our names.


We are learning all about the history of cinema and film in P6. We are looking at the creation of film and the very first moving images ever recorded. So far we have looked at Journey to the Moon – it was one of the first films to be very creative and explored how film could be used to tell a story.

Today we were making thaumatropes in class. Thaumatropes were used in the late 1800s to create a moving image – people were amazed at this at that time!

We drew two circles, each with an image on them. The two images should be something similar, or related, such as a fish and water.


We cut out the two circles and put a length of string in between them, before gluing them together, with the string inside.


When we twisted, or rolled, the string between our fingers it created an illusion of the two images being in the same place – the fish was now in the water.


This led to further developments in moving images, which we will continue exploring after the October break.

Our Learning this Week

We have been problem solving before maths as a starter.

There are different type of questions.

We do this to start our brain in the morning.

In writing we have been creating our own story’s.

In the nursery they have sound bags that we have been using to create our stories.

In the sound bags were different objects that all begin with the same letter.

For example in the E bag there was an egg and elephant.

Then we went to the nursery to read the story’s.


Our Learning

we were doing maths wi  nae borders and we were trying to find out how to draw a rodgers  triangle as you can see.

we were doing hockey in gym and split into two groups. Hockey is really fun 

we were using the Nursery’s sound bags to write a short story about the stuff in the bags only using the one letter of the bag it was really fun and the stories were silly but quite good actually. the things in the middle of the desk are the bags.


Homework Activities

Pupils should copy their Spelling list 3 times and complete at least one Active Spelling strategy.

Pupils should choose 1 Reading Activity from their Reading Tasks sheet and complete it using their class reading book.

New reading pages will be issued in Tuesday in class. Pupils should only read the pages instructed as this is required for learning in class – making predictions about the next chapter for example.

Pupils will be given instructions for Maths homework in class and this should be in their homework diary – usually a TJ homework booklet page. This can be supplemented by practising multiplication tables or Sumdog online activities.#

Homework should be signed by an adult when tasks are completed and pupils should hand jotters in to class teacher on Friday.

Useful Info

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Mr Milliken