P6d Numeracy

Primary 6d have been working hard in Numeracy, learning about the various properties of triangles, converting common measurements and function machines. Below, you can see them creating triangle poster fact files using straws, making potions by actively measuring different liquids and  focusing on the operation aspect of function machines.

Maths Week 2018

Today Euan and Jamie from Corum Estate Agent visited P6 to talk about how they use Maths in their day to day job. When advising clients who are buying/selling houses, we learned that they need to work out running costs, calculate interest etc. Mental maths plays a big part in an estate agent’s job as they often need to calculate costs on the spot.

Euan is lucky enough to run his own business, so he taught us about some of the budgeting that he does day to day. For example he has to pay rent, pay his staff, pay tax etc. It is important that his earnings are higher than his spenditure, otherwise his business would go into debt.

 

Who tried to poison Paddington?

P6b had a great morning investigating a crime scene! They were called in to investigate 4 suspects who may have tried to poison poor Paddington Bear. This involved a number of experiments in which they had to separate mixtures and conduct chemical reactions. Thankfully their skills in fingerprinting, chromatography, and using UV light helped them to narrow down their search. With the help of PC Grant and considering the suspects’ motives, they were able to identify the guilty suspect – Mr Trunchbull!

 

P5 Masterclasses

P5 had a great day taking part in 3 different masterclasses.

Chromebooks and VRs with Mrs Cumming – Pupils researched some of the world’s most famous volcanoes then travelled to various volcanoes around the world using the VR headsets.

 

Cooking with Mrs Kennedy – Primary 5 prepared a summer couscous salad as part of our health and wellbeing topic.  Primary 5 are always happy to make good food  choices and understand the benefits of vegetables in their diet.  We look forward to summer barbecues  with our families and the opportunity to showcase these new cooking skills.

K’nex with Mr McCrea – Pupils took part in a K’nex challenge to build a free-standing tower, 30 cm – 60 cm tall, with a revolving restaurant at the top. The children demonstrated some fantastic teamwork and problem-solving skills, coming up with a great variety of designs to meet the specifications.

 

Art Lesson with Miss McCann – Primary 5 used contrasting colours to create their flower pictures.

 

 

Kilauea Volcano

As part of our Topical Science we have been learning about The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.  We watched the news reports and researched different volcanoes around the world on the chromebooks.  We used the VR headsets to look inside some dormant volcanoes and also saw some volcanoes which were erupting.

“It was fun using the VRs rather than just looking up the pictures.”

“I thought the VR were fun because they were so realistic.”

“I thought using the VRs was good because you can look at it in a different way.”

Outdoor Learning – Angles

During our outdoor learning activity we were investigating angles.  We had to create the numerals 1-9 using sticks and then make each numeral have the same number of acute, obtuse or right angles as its numerical value.

“It was fun using sticks and getting our hands messy!”

“I found it quite hard.”

“I would like to do this again and next time use different materials”

“I found this activity fun as it was quite challenging.”

P5a Scottish Wars of Independence shields

This term, Primary 5a have been learning about the Scottish Wars of Independence as part of our Social Studies. We have compared the armour and equipment used by the Scottish soldiers and the English soldiers.

As part of our Expressive Arts curriculum we have designed and created our own shields using a range of materials. We will use our finished products as props in an improvised dramatization of the Battle of Bannockburn.