Today P5-7 worked in teams to plan and organise a pretend end of term Christmas Party for 100 children and invited guests. It was to be an evening party with food, drinks, décor and entertainment.
This was a super opportunity to put our mathematical skills to the test. We made use of fractions and percentages to work out VAT at 20%, information handling to interpret and organise survey results, measurement to calculate decorations required and calculations using time to plan for setting up and DJ time slots.
I was very impressed with the cooperation and problem solving skills displayed during this task …. and would not hesitate to book any of our young party planners for my next party!
Due to staff absence and sickness, I have had to make the difficult decision to postpone our Christmas Nativity Performance.
I appreciate all the hard work the children and staff have put in to the performance and am committed to showcasing this achievement before the Christmas holidays.
It is my intention to re-arrange the nativity for the morning and evening of Tuesday 20th December. Times and ticket arrangements will remain the same, however if you have any difficulties with this please contact the school and we will try to accommodate you.
As always your help and understanding is appreciated and as they say … “the show must go on!”
A big hello from the big class. We are very pleased to welcome you to our lovely new school website. We have all been working hard on our school show but are still finding time to develop our literacy skills and put pen to paper. As you can see we have our lovely log fire roaring in the background and the obligatory Christmas tunes are playing while we work. Enjoy the website and following our learning journeys.
I hope this section will help the pupils with homework activities. I will add things as they become relevant. If there is anything you would like to see in the homework section let me know.
Here are some examples of what pupils produce for their homework tasks. The homework issued aims to encourage pupils to take ownership of their learning and value the opportunities they are given to do so. Spelling, reading and maths tasks are given and suggested by the teacher. It is up to the pupils engage with the tasks and produce work that reflects elements of personalisation and choice.
Here is an example of how one pupil uses their homework diary to note important information and be organised for school.
Here are some homework resources that will help support learning and complete tasks.
We do enjoy getting a bit messy in the big class. This week we explored non-Newtonian fluid.
By contributing to investigations into familiar changes in substances to produce other substances, I can describe how their characteristics have changed. SCN 2-15a
Non-Newtonian fluids Many people have heard of Sir Isaac Newton. He is famous for developing many scientific theories in mathematics and physics. Newton described how ‘normal’ liquids or fluids behave, and he observed that they have a constant viscosity (flow). This means that their flow behaviour or viscosity only changes with changes in temperature or pressure. For example, water freezes and turns into a solid at 0˚C and turns into a gas at 100˚C. Within this temperature range, water behaves like a ‘normal’ liquid with constant viscosity.
Typically, liquids take on the shape of the container they are poured into. We call these ‘normal liquids’ Newtonian fluids. But some fluids don’t follow this rule. We call these ‘strange liquids’ non-Newtonian fluids.
IT’S A BALL, IT’S A BALL, IT’S A BALL…….IT’S A LIQUID!!!!!
Previously we have looked at the states of water. I can apply my knowledge of how water changes state to help me understand the processes involved in the water cycle in nature over time. SCN 2-05a
Next we will explore:
Substances that can be pure or mixtures; separation of mixtures
Separating mixtures of substances; common everyday examples
Conditions which affect how much a substance dissolves or the speed of dissolving
You may have heard you child talking about Number Talks. Number Talks is a short mental maths activity that we aim to do for 10-15 minutes each day. Click the links below to see some of the strategies we are teaching the pupils. These may be helpful to support your child and discuss number problems at home.