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:
This week was Ballot Week in P6a. The candidates had written their manifestoes, presented them and produced their own election marketing material such as rosettes and posters, before a final question and answer session with the electorate. The admin team made a ballot box, polling station and voting slips for the big day.
Heather was successful in winning the election and was named Class President Heather. She won following a campaign which focused on allowing the class to sit with friends until Easter, ensuring a fairer allocation of the p6 muga time for all the class, maintaining the class pencil drawer and a pledge to set up a class forum for discussing any issues which arise over a week.
Well done to Heather, her campaign manager Abby, all involved in the campaigns and the election preparation!
This Thursday was World Book Day! We brought in props from our favourite books. Ayah had a full Hunger Games outfit and Heather had a bow and arrow set to match. We had special personal reading time, took part in a book swap and added to the ‘A Classes’ Travelling Book’.
P1 to 5 had written about a starfish that was rescued by a unicorn and taken to a magical land with lollipop trees and odd black goo puddles. We worked in pairs to think of ideas about where to take the story. We voted for our favourite and worked as a super team, contributing and voting on each event. We used great openers and wow words to create a problem for p7 to resolve in their conclusion. We can’t wait to hear how the story ends!
As part of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge we regularly update our Reading Passports and set ourselves some challenges to make reading fun. We had a special afternoon creating reading dens and got comfy with a good book!
We researched John Muir in class, creating fact files. We then chose an aspect of the outdoors to focus on as part of our project homework. We made dens, grew flowers, studied insects and trees, made rafts to sail, made bird feeders and homes for hedgehogs. We then delivered really interesting solo talks telling the class about our investigations and creations.