Science sharing afternoon

Primary six have been learning about our sensory organs and their reaction to different stimuli. To show what we had learnt we created our own experiments to share with our parents and other classes. We had so much fun! by Kell

Taste-there was 4 different types of tastes and they were blind folded so they couldn’t see which one they were going taste.
See-there were 3 illusions and there was 2 pictures in illusions.
Smell-you had to identify each smell.
Touch-there is different boxes and you had to guess what was in the boxes
touch-there was two bowls hot and cold
Hearing-there was a nice sound and a not nice sound and they had to say which one was which

Block 5 Topic Discussion

Both P6 classes worked together to think about our new topic for block 5.

This is what we had to think about.

I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how events or the actions of people in the past have had an effect on Scottish society.

What do we know already?

Roman topic in P3, Victorians in P5, Celts in P4, Orkney settlements, Scotland versus England- massive fights, Jacobites, Mary Queen of Scots, 6 nations, Vikings, Myths and legends in Scotland, dinosaurs, Loch Ness monster, castles, Neidpath.

What do we need to know?

When it was, why it happened, what people did, who was involved, effect  it had on people, what was the outcome/result, what caused it, how people lived.

What is a Scottish historical theme? the actions of people, the effect that their actions had.

How would we like to do this?

A trip, drama, museums, art, predictions, make weapons, powerpoint, blogs, re enactments.

We chose to do Scottish wars of Independence

Why is this important?

We have the same issues today but we have to deal with them differently, its important to remember what people have done in the past, we should learn from our experiences and respect those who have been affected


I can choose which primary and secondary sources are best to use when researching events in the past.

What do we know already?

computers and books, education, Tim said primary is the first experience and secondary is copies.

What do we need to know?

We need to research the events, what is a primary resource and what is a secondary resource, who is involved

Our body system podcasts

We learnt how to create information podcasts. We used the program audacity to make our podcasts. When we were doing our podcasts we learnt:

  • to import audio files like music and sound effects
  • to edit our audio files
  • to record, pause and edit our voices
  • to change the volume of different parts
  • to use effects like fade out and in
  • to export and convert into mp3 using a converter

Now go and have a listen to our podcasts about our body system  and how to look after it, and we hope you enjoy them and learn something.

Arran and Katy P6b


Well done to Felicity who did this on her own at home- I’m impressed!

NO.1 Eyes began to develop over 550 MILLION YEARS AGO .

NO.2 Did you know that you shed eye lashes? Well we do and we shed OVER 98 feet every 5 months .

NO.3 To protect our eyes they are placed in a hollowed eye socket.

NO.4 Your eye-balls stay the same size from birth till death while your ears and nose are still growing .

NO.5 An eye is preformed with over 1MILLION working parts .

NO.6 The Cornea is the ONLY tissue that does not contain ANY blood.

NO.7 An eye  cannot be transplanted because there are more than 1Million nerve fibres that connect it to the brain.

NO.8 80percent of memories are determined by what you see.

NO.9 People who are blind CAN see dreams only if they born blind.

NO.10 The “Red Eye” appears in photos and sometimes films because of the flash light bounces of the back of the Eye, the Choroid is at the back of the Retina which is rich of blood vessels and THAT is how there is a “Red Eye ” on film or camera .