In preparation for our Class Assembly on Friday 4th October, P7b used technology to gather facts about Stewardship. We also worked as a team to answer HOTS questions at Information Stations which were randomly placed throughout the P7 Forum area. We then all came together and shared our new knowledge which has further informed our Assembly preparation.
We look forward to presenting our findings at our Class Assembly and welcoming parents and carers to share in our learning journey in Religious Education.
Thank you to St Ninian’s for inviting us to join with some S1 pupils to meet Victoria Williamson on Thursday afternoon. She gave a great insight into how she decided to become an author and how she developed the main characters and plot of her recent book. We got a deeper insight into characterisation and the personality traits of one of the characters through participating in an active task and we even did a Science experiment. She gave helpful tips by expanding on how to develop a plot in our own imaginative writing. A most enjoyable hour which encouraged us to seek out her book when we next visit the library.
P7b spent a most memorable morning at East Renfrewshire Council Debating Chamber where they debated their chosen motion:
“There should be a legal built in time limit on games consoles for all children under 16.”
In preparation for the debate, P7b explored the etiquette of debating as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this topic. They extended persuasive Writing techniques through writing speeches both for and against the motion. They also enhanced public speaking, open ended questioning and their keen listening skills.
The motion was very convincingly argued by both Proposing and Opposing teams who backed up their opinions with current research data collected during Computing Science. Critical questions from the audience prompted even deeper probing and the News Reporters summarised the main points from both perspectives. Our photographers captured all the action on camera.
The final count of 20 votes against and 16 votes in favour of the motion resulted in a narrow win for the Opposing Team.
Thank you to Councillor Fletcher for officiating and guiding P7b through the debating process.
Definitely some lawyers in the making!
Primary 5a have been learning Mandarin as part of our Modern Language studies. We have been practising some basic greetings and conversation as well as learning more about the Chinese culture.
In order to celebrate Chinese New Year, Primary 5a created some Chinese Dragon symbols using craft materials.
Our Mandarin teacher was very impressed with our knowledge and understanding of the Chinese New Year celebrations!
Today Primary 5a have been using ICT to support our research about how animals communicate. We are finding out how different animals use sound and vibration waves in order to exchange important information or warnings to one another.
Over the next three weeks we will;
- Take independent notes
- Produce labelled diagrams and illustrations
- Create a PowerPoint
- Present our findings