Today we enjoyed activities organised by the Sports Leaders, making the most of the nicest day of 2020 far!
This week’s writing focused on news articles. P6a researched topical news stories and then produced articles, sharing the facts they had uncovered.
To finish Book Week we completed our first reading challenge: we made reading dens in class this afternoon. We had a wonderful time getting snug and cosy to enjoy our favourite books.
Tomorrow we will be reading our stories to P2a in the morning. After break we will be holding the P6 Book Swap in our room. Bring in a book you have enjoyed but would like to swap. You will place your no longer required book on the tables and can take any other book from the table to replace it. It is now your book to enjoy (and swap next year). We will be den building in the afternoon. Bring a onesie, dressing gown or cosy jumper, covers and blankets, a pillow and a good book to read (not swap). We will turn over our desks to make cosy nooks and enjoy reading together. You can even brig your favourite cuddily toy to keep you company!
Today we were joined by Mark from the Red Cross. We learned the signs to recognise and what to do if someone has a seizure, ingests something they shouldn’t, has a fall or injures their head. The class were really enthusiastic, sharing lots of super ideas and asking interesting questions. We learned a lot. Ask us about our training at home over the weekend!
This week in PE we applied our skills moving with and passing the ball and worked on increasing our awareness of team members and the opposition. In one activity we worked in pairs dribbling forward and shooting a basket then the opposition collected the ball from the rebound. In another we used a rugby ball and had to drive the ball forward through our area while the opposition tried to block us. When we successfully made it to our end line we passed to the next member of our team until we reached the end and scored a try. In our final activity we worked in teams of five, marking a member of the opposition who were trying to pass the ball five times to score a point. If we intercepted we tried to pass five times.
We realised when playing another team we have to be aware of where the person we are marking is, but also who has the ball and where it is going next. It is a lot to think about!
Unsurprisingly there was overwhelming support across Kirkhill during our ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ event where pupils wore items of red to show they would not tolerate racism of any kind. In P6a we had long red socks, red tops, hair bobbles, some even wore red from head to toe! In P6a we recognise that Everyone is Different and Everyone is the Same!
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