Primary 5/6/7 have been following the progress of astronaut Tim Peake in the International Space Station. They watched the Cosmic Classroom lesson that he did from The I.S.S. Tim demonstrated how there is no gravity in space by playing ping pong using a globule of water and hydro-repellent bats.
The children decided that they would like to learn more about gravity and conducted their own experiments in class by linking it to a previous lesson on flight which looked at the four forces of flight which are thrust, lift, weight and drag.
Pupils from Primary 6 and 7 represented the school recently at the heats for the North Lanarkshire Schools Cross Country Championships which were held at Ravenswood playing fields.
Well done to all involved for completing the course. We will find out soon if we have made the finals.
Mr Hussain and Mrs Boyle visited Primary 6 & 7 children today as part of their transition to the Academy. The children had to complete a task using snow angels as a context. It was designed to seek their opinion on behaviour choices and styles of learning and teaching.
At the end of the session the children were given the opportunity to ask Mrs Boyle questions about high school. There were a lot of good questions about the merit and de-merit system as well as the differences between high school and primary school. It helped to allay any fears they may have had about moving on to secondary school.
Primary 5/6/7 have really enjoyed learning about The Titanic. We used the novel Titanic – Death on the Water as a context for learning.
The children were given the name of a passenger and they had to research them using the internet to write a biography about them. They had to find out if they were a 1st, 2nd or 3rd class passenger or a crew member, their background and whether or not they survived. The results have been displayed on the Titanic wall.
There were a number of VIP passengers on board Titanic. Children worked in groups to research John Jacob Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim, Isador Strauss and Thomas Andrews who designed the Titanic.