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.
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.”
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.”
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.