P6a have discussed the homework they will be completing when they return from the break. This is to be competed between the 15th and 26th of April.
You will receive the resources you require for your competition entries on Monday 15/4/19. You can find more information about the Braw Lunch Brake Challenge below:
Braw Lunch Brake Challenge
Today we were learning about static electricity. This force attracts and repels. We used static electricity to move cans and bubbles!
This afternoon we worked very hard to increase Kirkhill’s lead in the final week of Beat the Street. Walking is an effective to exercise your body and relax your mind, and it is free! It is dry and mild outside so, if you are able, take your tag out this week and hit as many boxes as you can. Good luck!
In class, to complete our Election Fever topic, we had a Brexit debate as it was very topical. We set up our tables and chairs like they do in parliament. There were three sides, remain , leave and undecided. We had lots of fun discussing if we should leave or we should stay. Niamh started the debate by reading her speech and said this all started with the country voting whether we should stay or leave. She told us the results in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and some of the pros and cons. Then Cameron protested against staying in the E.U. and give us reasons why to leave. He talked about regaining control of our borders and the poverty levels in our country being a priority. After that we came to issues such as the Irish border, trade, migration and more. Here are some pictures from our debate:
On Monday we brought our bikes in to be checked before we begin bikeability. We learned about the M check, starting at the front tyre, up to th handle bars and breaks, down to the pedals and chain, up to the seat and back down to the front tyre. We also checked our helmet size and that they were correctly fitted. If we have things to fix we were given a checklist away with us. We are looking forward to starting after the holidays!
Congratulations P6a! You finished this week in 8th place overall, out of 111 East Renfrewshire classes that competed and qualified to enter . Your average score was 850! Wonderful work!
Abby’s final position was actually joint 7th place with three pupils from other schools, with 985/1000. Great work, Abby! Tom was joint 14th in the authority and Cameron was joint 42nd with 981 and 954, respectively. As you can see the competition was stiff! There were 2739 pupils competing so this is quite an achievement!
Next time we compete it will be a national contest with 1450 classes currently entered. As always there are 1000 questions, aimed at your level, and accuracy is key. If we all answer our 1000 questions we can climb even further up the table as the score is a class average for correct calculations, no matter how many you answerred. Last year Mrs Horne and Mrs Jamieson’s class won access to all areas of sumdog, not only maths, which was an exciting tool for their class to use while learning in P7.
Mark the 3rd – 9th of May in your diaries!