As part of Digital Learning Week P6a created their own stories using www.storyboardthat.com! Pupils create their own tales and get to pick and choose their own characters and settings. They had lots of fun!
Pupils in Primary 6a and Primary 6 were using laptops in Numeracy & Maths to develop their skills in Time. They researched Flight Information on the Glasgow Airport website and worked out when flights were/are due to arrive at their destination.
‘It was really fun because we were doing maths in a real life scenario’. – Lewis
‘It was good fun because I like doing active maths and this ties in perfectly with what I’m learning just now’. – Dan H
Primary 6a were consolidating their learning with the laptops this morning!
“Education City and Sumdog are great fun!They really help me go over the skills I learn in class”. Christina
Stephen Hawking Experiment Thursday 15th March
Primary 6a were sad to hear of the death of Stephen Hawking. Primary 6a used the STEM room to learn a little more about Black Holes.
A black hole is a place where gravity has got so strong that it pulls matter down into it and doesn’t let any of this matter escape, not even light. Anything too close to a black hole will be sucked down into it and trapped forever.
We carried out an experiment with balloons and tinfoil to understand black holes better!
The experiment showed how gravity compresses the star’s matter around the collapsed core (balloon). The dead star has the same amount of matter, but it is compressed to a small point. This means it has greater density than the original star.
This is how a black hole can be formed. The dense ball of matter exerts a large gravitational pull on all objects around it.
(Twinkl experiment – Black Hole Inquiry 1 Stephen Hawking )
Primary 6a enjoyed some active maths today.
They consolidated their learning through play!
Today Primary 6 took part in the K’Nex Challenge!
They had to work in groups to create a bridge.
All children had to follow a design brief:
The bridge must be at least 19cm tall and at least 30cm long.
Primary 6 had to problem solve and communicate clearly with one another.
Everyone had lots of fun!
Well done to Luke Gallagher and Gordon Grant for winning!
Runners up were Lily Cook and Orlaith Kilpatrick.
Judges found it very hard to pick a winner.
A great day had by all!
For Internet Safety Day Primary 6a have been learning about the dangers of posting personal information online.
They watched ‘Jigsaw’ and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of using social media.