Tag Archives: P5

Primary 5 coding

As part of our ICT lessons over the last few weeks, some of the P5 pupils kindly agreed to share their knowledge on coding using a programme Scratch with both Primary 5 classes.

They started each session by doing some direct teaching using the interactive whiteboards in the classroom.  The pupils then used the ICT suite where they have been responsible for their own group of pupils to help them learn how to code their own computer programme.

All the pupils have been really engaged and love using Scratch and it has been excellent to see the children sharing their own knowledge and skills with their peers and taking ownership over their learning.

The Dragon of the Western Sea

Pupils in P5 and P6 entertained their peers and family and friends today as they performed alongside Scottish Opera.

Thanks to Miss Simpson the  pupils had learned all the words of the songs prior to this morning and in just 1hr and 40 mins the show was pulled together.

Everyone did an amazing job and the pupils worked so hard.  They all had so much fun.

Special thanks to Scottish Opera and to Noelle Henderson who funded this opportunity through YMI funding.

 

Looking for litter

Four of our P5s pupils watched Newsround and were very interested in a report about litter.  They decided that they would try to make a difference and spent their lunchtime gathering up all the litter that had blown below the fences in our P5-7 playground.  They got a whole black bag full.

They have now asked if they can regularly look out for litter in both playgrounds.  It is great to have young people who are proactive and look after the environment.

Chinese Family Night

It was wonderful to see some of the P5 pupils and their parents/carers and family members  at the Chinese Family Night last night.

Three workshops were provided to give everyone the opportunity to try mask painting, calligraphy and using chopsticks.

Everyone was then entertained with a martial arts display, some Mandarin songs and a traditional Chinese dance.  It was lovely  to see how much the children have learned from their Mandarin lessons and how much enjoyment they have had.

Special thanks to Mrs Ying Zhang who has worked with the pupils in P5, P6 and P7. She is returning to China in July and we wish her all the very best.