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P5S – Basketball 2

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Today Anna came in for your second basketball lesson. This week you were adding to the skills learned in our previous lesson.

You were shown how to stand for perfect shooting opportunities – with two feet apart! Anna also taught us all about the B.E.E.F technique:  B: Balance    E: Eyes    E: Elbows    F: Follow Through. You then used this technique in some shooting practice. How did you do? Did you remember to use what you had been taught or were you still trying to score using two hands on the ball?

Next Anna showed you a wee trick that would ensure you scored every time. Some of you found this a little tricky however if you were using the BEEF technique you might have found it easier to do.

We finished off with some game practice where you were to put all of these new techniques into play. Quite a few of you are still forgetting to think about where you are passing the ball. Remember to take your time to look about, see who is free and use the correct passes.

Here are a few action shots from this afternoon.

 

P5H Basketball – 16.5.17

Today Anna had you working on your shooting technique. She taught you about BEEF – are you able to tell someone at home what the letters stand for?  She also taught you the correct way to take a set pass and a bank pass.  She told you a wee trick for scoring a basket from a bank pass – can you tell someone at home what it was?You then took part in full court games, some of you are getting a little bit too competitive, remember basketball is a non-contact sport.

P7 Zombie Day 4: Solar Oven

Now that you have secured your location and created a way to get cleaner water, it is time to think about food. Sometimes it will be easy to make a fire and sometimes that might not be your best option for cooking food. In some cases, a solar oven could come in handy. Compare and contrast a solver oven versus a fire to cook food below.

As well as designing and building your own solar oven, your group need to research various types of energy sources, particularly those we use in Scotland.

Solar power is one source of renewable energy, however there are other sources as well as non-renewable energy sources. In your group, use the links below to answer the following questions:

1.Identify renewable and non-renewable sources of energy and give an example of how these are used in Scotland.

2.What is another name for coal, oil & natural gas?

3.Name some positive and negative global impacts of using non-renewable and renewable energy sources.

4.Where do we get most of our electrical energy from? How is it transferred to our homes?

5.Suggest ways in which we can reduce our own energy use and live more sustainably.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/energy/electricity/  (Use the tabs on the left-hand side)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/energy_resources/energy_rev1.shtml (Read all three pages)

http://www.ecofriendlykids.co.uk/renewablenonrenewablesources.html

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/non-renewable-energy/

http://www.environment.scotland.gov.uk/media/125965/seweb-energy-sources-and-impact-table1.pdf

http://www.environment.scotland.gov.uk/media/125965/seweb-energy-sources-and-impact-table1.pdf

http://www.environment.scotland.gov.uk/get-learning/energy/second-level/#tabMaps

https://www.scottishrenewables.com/sectors/renewables-in-numbers/

http://www.environment.scotland.gov.uk/media/125966/seweb-renewable-energy-table2.pdf

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/Facts

P5H Basketball – 11.5.17

On Tuesday we had a surprise visit from Anna from Paisley Basketball.  She taught you the two passes used in basketball, chest and bounce pass. She then gave you time to practise these passes and then showed you a defending and attacking game before putting you into teams. You then took part in some very competitive and exciting full court games. We are very lucky that Anna will be with us for a few more weeks.

P5S – Basketball

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Today we had a lovely surprise when we heard that Anna was coming in to teach us some basketball skills. After some warm-up games you had some lessons on passing the ball. You had the opportunity to use bounce passes and chest passes with a partner. Next you were able to put these passes into practice when you played against one another in a few games. Great fun was had by all!

P7 Masterclass – Baking

Yesterday we had our first P7 only Masterclass. We started off with a simple recipe using ready rolled puff pastry, chocolate spread, banana and strawberries – what’s not to like?

The results were great and everyone enjoyed their sweet treat! Try it out at home by following the recipe below.

Sweet Puff Pastry Treats

Makes 9 individuals

Ingredients 500g Puff pastry pack strawberry slices

Banana slices

Chocolate spread Icing sugar water to stick corners

Equipment

pallet knife

teaspoon

small bowl

oven tray

baking/greaseproof paper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/ 400˚F/Gas Mark 6,
  2. Line your baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Lay out the puff pastry out on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar into a large square.
  4. Cut into 10cm squares (approx.), using a knife. Cut about 3cm into each corner.
  5. Carefully spoon one teaspoon of chocolate spread into the middle of the square.
  6. Place strawberry and/or banana slices on top of the chocolate spread.
  7. Dab the pastry with a small amount of water, then fold one corner into the centre, allowing for a slight overlap. Repeat with the other corners to make a windmill shape.
  8. Sprinkle with icing sugar and bake until they are golden and firm (about 12-15 minutes) where they have puffed up on the sides.
  9. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Rookie Rockstars Concerts

The Rookie Rockstars concerts at Ingliston Country Club on Tuesday and Wednesday night were amazing! The pupils turned up dressed to impress and ready to rock! They put on two great shows, showing off their singing and dancing skills as well as what the songs had taught them about anti-bullying and self-esteem.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the events happen: Rookie Rockstars for their guidance and songs, Ingliston Country Club for allowing us to host the events for free, the audience (families and friends) for your support, the many school staff who came to supervise and rock out, the school secretaries who acted as a professional box office for a few weeks, the janitorial staff who acted as roadies for a few days and most importantly the pupils who rocked their socks off!

If you would still like to purchase a CD to listen to for many years to come, please visit the School Office.

Many thanks,

Miss McDowall, Principal Teacher

 

 

Rookie Rockstars – Hawks and Falcons – Wednesday 3rd May

Tonight, Ingliston Country Club will welcome the Eagles and Ospreys to perform the Rookie Rockstars concert in front of their family and friends. Here are a few reminders:

  • Performers should be in the Main Arena from 6-6.15pm.
  • The car park may be extremely busy so perhaps consider car pooling, where possible.
  • Enter the arena at the left-handside of the Country Club, at the On the Hoof café.
  • On the Hoof café will be open from 5pm.
  • As the arena is used for equestrian events, anyone with horse allergies should take precautions.
  • The arena is cold so dress appropriately.
  • Take your seats from 6.15pm. The performance begins at 6.30pm and should end at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets should be handed over next to the Seating Area.
  • Pupils will only be handed over to the parent/carer as noted on their permission form. One teacher per class will be responsible for dismissing the pupils.
  • A large number of teaching staff will be at the events to assist pupils during the performance and will direct you in case of an emergency evacuation.
  • Official Rookie Rockstars merchandise will be available to buy at the events.
  • You can pre-order the CDs at the events. £5 per CD (£1 per CD goes to the School Funds)
  • Pupils are encouraged to dress like a rockstar for their performance or alternatively dress however they feel comfortable!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We are really looking forward to seeing you at the performance tonight and cannot wait to see the pupils rocking out with Dave from Rookie Rockstars!

Many thanks,

Miss Karen McDowall, Principal Teacher

P5S – Athletics – Long Jump

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On Friday we continued with our Athletics topic. This time we were working on our long jump technique. This was quite tricky to do as we are started from a standing jump, rather than giving ourselves a running start before jumping.

In groups we looked at different ways of jumping across the hall and decided on which way would allow us to jump the furthest. Next we took it in turns to use our chosen technique to try and jump as far as we could. Our group members then measured the distance. What technique worked for you? There were some fabulous jumps being made. Please tell someone at home how far you managed to jump. Can you remember how to convert it from centimetres into metres?

Here are a few action shots.

Rookie Rockstars – Eagles and Ospreys – Tuesday 2nd May

Tonight, Ingliston Country Club will welcome the Eagles and Ospreys to perform the Rookie Rockstars concert in front of their family and friends. Here are a few reminders:

  • Performers should be in the Main Arena from 6-6.15pm.
  • The car park may be extremely busy so perhaps consider car pooling, where possible.
  • Enter the arena at the left-handside of the Country Club, at the On the Hoof café.
  • On the Hoof café will be open from 5pm.
  • As the arena is used for equestrian events, anyone with horse allergies should take precautions.
  • The arena is cold so dress appropriately.
  • Take your seats from 6.15pm. The performance begins at 6.30pm and should end at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets should be handed over next to the Seating Area.
  • Pupils will only be handed over to the parent/carer as noted on their permission form. One teacher per class will be responsible for dismissing the pupils.
  • A large number of teaching staff will be at the events to assist pupils during the performance and will direct you in case of an emergency evacuation.
  • Official Rookie Rockstars merchandise will be available to buy at the events.
  • You can pre-order the CDs at the events. £5 per CD (£1 per CD goes to the School Funds)
  • Pupils are encouraged to dress like a rockstar for their performance or alternatively dress however they feel comfortable!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We are really looking forward to seeing you at the performance tonight and cannot wait to see the pupils rocking out with Dave from Rookie Rockstars!

Many thanks,

Miss Karen McDowall, Principal Teacher

P7M Homework – Tuesday 2nd May

Complete each task to the best of your ability. Please let me know if you are struggling with any task or need advice, as soon as possible. Ask your parent/carer to write a note if you are unable to  attempt any task. As always, if you require a  paper copy of any of the homework tasks, just ask. Thank you, Miss McDowall.

Language

  • Punctuation & Grammar task – Complete the task in you Spelling Homework jotter for Friday 5th May. Click here to access the task.
  • Reading – please read and finish your book for:
    • Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue groups – Tuesday 2nd May
    • Purple – Monday 8th May

Maths

Other

  • Rookie Rockstars at Ingliston Country Club: Tuesday 2nd May for all Eagles and Ospreys and Wednesday 3rd May for all Falcons and Hawks. Performers should be in the main arena for no later than 6.15pm. The shows start at 6.30pm.
  • Feel free to practise for the Literacy and Numeracy tests on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd May by using the links on the Revision Blog post
  • We need 14 empty two-litre bottles and 14 empty fruit juice cartons for part of our new topic.  We need these for Tuesday 9th May or A.S.A.P.

Rookie Rockstars – Nominated Adult

Your child will be issued with the letter below today:

Dear Parent/carer,

We are pleased to see that tickets for the Rookie Rockstars events are selling well and you are still able to buy your two tickets until Thursday 27th April. Please complete the form or write your child’s name, class, House, how many tickets you require (max. 2 at £5 each) and put it in an envelope with the exact money with your child’s name and class noted on the front. If you wish to request extra tickets, note this on the form.

Reminders for the performance:

  • The car park may be extremely busy so perhaps consider car pooling, where possible.
  • Enter the arena at the left-handside of the Country Club, at the On the Hoof café.
  • On the Hoof café will be open from 5pm.
  • As the arena is used for equestrian events, anyone with horse allergies should take precautions.
  • The arena is cold so dress appropriately.
  • Pupils should be dropped off in the main arena between 6-6.15pm.
  • Take your seats from 6.15pm.
  • The performance begins at 6.30pm and should end at 7.30pm.
  • Pupils will only be handed over to the parent/carer noted below.
  • A large number of teaching staff will be at the events to assist pupils during the performance and will direct you in case of an emergency evacuation.
  • Official Rookie Rockstars merchandise will be available to buy at the events.
  • You can pre-order the CDs at the events.
  • Pupils are encouraged to dress like a rockstar for their performance.

As mentioned, all pupils must be accompanied by a nominated adult before and after the performance. Please indicate on the slip below who this will be and advise us of any changes, as soon as possible.

Many thanks,

Miss Karen McDowall

Principal Teacher

*Please return the completed tear-off slip A.S.A.P.

P7 Judo Champion

A huge well done to Rachael who won a Gold medal two weekends ago at the Sportif International. She had to fight many much bigger girls and even came up against a girl who had bet her before. But thanks to her hard work and effort, she triumphed and won!

Then after a tiring week at our residential trip, Rachael travelled to Northern Ireland to compete in a huge competition. She fought a girl three times and won! She was awarded a Gold medal. Congratulations!

Rookie Rockstars – Day 2

We had another fantastic session rocking out with Nick from Rookie Rockstars. We learned another two songs: Bullies Ain’t Big and Hey, Hey (I’m OK!). We practised the actions to the songs and played some air guitar along to the guitar solos. We even had some fun watching a rap battle between two pupils and two teachers! Please tell someone at home what you enjoyed most about today’s session.

If you want tickets but have lost the slip, please write your child’s name, class, House, which night you are coming and how many tickets you want. Remember you are guaranteed 2 tickets (£5 each) and can request extra which will be given out when all tickets have been sorted. Please put the exact money and request slip in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class. Your child can hand it to their teacher in the morning or hand it in at the office.

Many thanks,

Miss McDowall

Rookie Rockstars – Day 1

Today we had our first session with Nick from Rookie Rockstars. We learnt two songs: I’m Glad To Be Me and Don’t Give Up. We also sung other classic rock and pop songs. The pupils had a great time singing, dancing, air guitar-ing, moshing and fist pumping to the songs. Please ask your child about what they enjoyed most about the session.

Thank you for the ticket orders we have already received. Could I request that any further tickets orders should be in for tomorrow, Tuesday 25th April? Please put the exact money and number of tickets you want (max. 2) in an envelope. If you want any extra tickets, please note that on the form too. The tickets cost £5 each.

The Eagles and Ospreys will be performing on Tuesday 2nd May and the Hawks and Falcons will be performing on Wednesday 3rd May. The performances start at 6.30pm in the Main Arena at Ingliston Country Club. Pupils should arrive in the arena from 6pm and no later than 6.15pm. We hope to see as many of you there to support your child and the school as possible.

Official Rookie Rockstars merchandise (hats, t-shirts, writstbands) will be available to buy at the event. We encourage the pupils to dress like a rockstar for their performance.

Thank you,

Miss McDowall

P5S – Athletics

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In preparation for our Sports day next month we started our Athletics topic on Friday during our P.E. session. After discussing the importance of building our stamina and fitness we put our own stamina and fitness to the test.

As a class we decided to start with 3 minute sessions (we felt the suggested 8 minutes was a little too long for our first attempt). With our partner we chose a starting point in the gym hall. One of you then ran, jogged or walked around the track as many times as possible in the 3 minutes while your partner counted the number of laps you completed. You then swapped with one another.

I was very impressed at the number of laps being completed. Well done! How did you do? Please tell someone at home. Please remember to pace yourself. If you run too fast at the beginning you will tire yourself out a lot quicker. Next week we are aiming to increase the number of laps (and time).

Here are a few action shots from our session.