We continued our chemical reactions topic today by investigating slime. We carried out a fair test to discover whether using more glue makes the slime more bouncy. It definitely does! We also developed our report writing skills as we conducted the experiment.
This week’s winner with the highest number of correctly answered questions in Annie! Our winner for highest percentage correct is Alexander B! Well done both of you!
The official Sumdog Challenge begins next Friday and runs until the 9th of January. Good luck!
Phase 2 – Get creative
Phase 3 – Completion
Phase One – building
Well done, Arnav! You achieved the highest percentage accuracy score this week!
Congratulations Emma! You answered the highest number of calculations correctly this week!
The Kirkhill Primary Technology House Challenge will be held next Friday (13th December). You have arranged your groups and discussed some ideas in class. You can use Teams to organise who is responsible for bringing in the resources you plan to use (junk modelling), but don’t give away any ideas!
Primary 6 Technology Challenge
The recent bad weather has damaged your chimney. You will need to build a new chimney and fireplace which Santa can fit down to deliver the presents.
The chimney must be half a metre tall.
The chimney must be free standing.
There must be enough room for Santa and his presents to fit down.
Today, in class, we talked about starting a class tables challenge in January. Then this afternoon, coincidentally, I received an email letting me know there is a Sumdog Tables Holiday Challenge.
It begins on the 20th of December and runs until the 9th of January. The winners will be the class with the most correct answers over the course of the challenge. Sumdog goodie bags will be awarded to the winning class and runners up!
In order to prepare for this, as accuracy is key, I have set up two mini-challenges, one over the next two days, and one next week, which you can try if you have time. This is completely optional, as is the Sumdog Challenge, however both would definitely help you to develop your speed and accuracy in preparation for our own class challenge!
To join the challenge log in to your Sumdog account. After you complete the warm up activity select the green button (x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7) underneath the blue ‘Maths’ button. This will take you to the tables section. You will see that this week’s challenge is to complete 50 questions.
This afternoon we opened the classroom doors and welcomed many of our parents to join us. We were playing a variety of numeracy games, demonstrating different, fun, ways to develop the speed and accuracy of number fact recall. These can be enjoyed at home too. Thank you to all who were able to join us. We understand this is a very hectic time of year and it is not always possible to get away from work.
If you are able, please bring your charged devices to school on Thursday.
If possible could you download the Teams app to your device if you were unable to access Teams this week before Thursday.