Last week P6 enjoyed a science workshop at West College Scotland.
On Thursday 21st March, Primary 6 went to Scotland Street School. Our topic in term 2 was the Victorian era and we enjoyed learning about all the happenings between 1837 and 1901.
We travelled by bus; it took us 30 minutes. When we got there we had some time to play with Victorian playground toys and explore the different rooms. After lunch, Primary 6 were split into two groups: boys and girls. The children were given costumes – waistcoats and collars for the boys; girls had white tunics. They were lined up in straight lines from smallest to tallest and had to use their arms to make sure they were in a straight line with equal spaces between them.
The teacher assigned the children seats. She was very strict and stern looking and spoke in a deep and threatening tone. The children had to stand up when she spoke to tem and call her Miss.
The children were asked to recite their times tables. Following this they did a mental maths test using slates and crayons, and then a spelling test. The tension could have been cut with a knife. The children had to copy out words in Copperplate writing using ink, a blotting sheet and fountain pens. It was quite tricky to use these pens without smudging or making a blot. Left handed people were not allowed to use their left hand in Victorian days but the teacher allowed them to.
After about an hour the teacher rang the bell and transformed into a modern day teacher – everyone was so relieved!
Primary 5 and Primary 5/6 have been working on the “Fiver Challenge”. This is an enterprise programme whereby students use £5 pledges to get their business ideas off the ground.
On Friday 15th June, the P5 and P5/6 children will host an afternoon of activities for a small fee. All money raised will go towards school funds for next session.
The following activities will be on offer for children on Friday 15th June:
- Football and Beat the Goalie
- Art and Drawing Stall
- Glitter Tattoos
- Cake Stall
- Pick and Mix Sweet Stall
- Video Game Trial
- Remote Control Car Racing
All activities will cost between 30p – 50p
Primary 5 and Primary 5/6 would like to thank you in advance for your support.
We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and are looking forward to an amazing year together.
Today all of the children in the school and nursery watched a wonderful eco drama show. All the classes enjoyed joining in with the great singing and managed to earn three eco stars. Well done!
On Wednesday 15th March Primary 5/6 went along to the gym hall to participate in an internet safety drama activity.
Amy helped us learn how to keep both our information and ourselves safe from strangers online through active games. She questioned us about our information and if it was a question we didn’t want to answer we shouted POW!!!!
Primary 5/6 had an amazing time at the internet safety workshop it was on Wednesday the 15th March.
Primaries 1 to 7 all took part in a workshop all about Internet Safety on Monday 13th March and Wednesday 15th March.
Primaries 4-7 took part in a superhero activity where they had to ‘POW’ all the personal questions they didn’t want to answer.
Primary 5 and Mrs McRobbie have been exploring symmetrical designs.
Have a look at our fantastic creations.
Primary 5/6 have been enjoying developing their hockey skills. They are great team mates and show excellent skills.
Have a look at our gallery.
I am learning to teach others in the school about different forms of technology.
I am learning to be a digital leader so I can help others who need help throughout the school with technology.
I am practising and learning my skills to help others with their ICT skills.
I’m becoming a digital leader we help people understand different forms of technolodgy
This year Fairtrade fortnight takes place from 27th February to 12th March. We have already held our coffee morning, many thanks to those of you who managed along.
The children have also decided to fundraise further. Guess the birthday of the Fairtrade Bear and raffle tickets for a Fairtrade chocolate explosion box will be available from Tuesday 21st February. Tickets will be priced at 50p for each and you can purchase as many as you would like. Many thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Campbell & Fairtrade Citizenship group
As part of our science topic we looked at the link between solids, liquids and a gas.
We worked together in our groups to create ice-cream.
Primary 5/6 sang ‘O Flower of Scotland’ and created beautiful thistle drawings.
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Primary 5/6 found out all about batteries and how they work. We experimented with wires and lemons! We made our very own batteries!