We had a visit from the school nurse today to remind us how to wash our hands properly. It is so important to keep washing our hands thoroughly, especially at this time of year with all of the nasty bugs that can so easily be spread from person to person.
Everyone took turns to cover their hands in a special cream that will show up under UV light. Then we all washed our hands carefully, following the advice given, and put our hands under the UV light. If anything did not get washed properly, it showed up on your hands with the special light.
Everyone did a brilliant job and now we need to remember to keep this up with our daily handwashing routines!
Today we took part in a live, national, health and well-being lesson. We watched and listened as the presenters talked to us about recognising and expressing our emotions and building our resilience by developing a growth mindset. They also touched on self care and we explored a range of methods we could use both inside and outside school. We recorded some of our thoughts on our activity sheets as we watched.
If you would like to watch it again at home…follow the link below.
At several points during our day today, we’ve had to work well together as part of a team. Our Class P.E. session saw us teamed up to play Ultimate Frisbee. Our main focus during the game was to think about spreading ourselves out over the court, getting into good positions and calling to our team mates to pass. We’ve been building up our “team playing” skills over the first few weeks and we’re getting better!
The afternoon saw us focus on what it means to be included or excluded and the feelings associated with this. Some heartfelt stories were shared and while some of these were sad to hear, there were many more uplifting and humorous tales of inclusion, belonging and kindness being shown. We also played a class team building game where every pupil was required to contribute in order for the task to succeed. This led us on to thinking about what skills are needed during team tasks. The children worked in cooperative groups to decide upon their “Diamond Nine” skills. They demonstrated that they are developing good skills in this area!!
The current favourite game to play in class PE is “Crounders” (a combination of rounders and cricket). The pupils have had so much fun playing it for the last couple of weeks, I finally managed to take some photographs to share with you…
Today in our Health and wellbeing we started to discuss the changes we and our body make in preparation for parenthood.
There was a lot of discussion around the different types of relationship we will face throughout our life. Sharing thoughts for how these relationships can sometimes be good and sometimes not, yet it is how we face these that will help to mould the person we become in the future.
The class split into groups and discussed the important decisions that we must make before (in adulthood) a couple decides to have a baby. This was a great exercise that proved to be much trickier for some than they expected as there was no right or wrong answer.
We had some good discussions over what was perceived to be right and not in the types of relationships and environments in which we could raise a family. It was lovely to hear that the pupils had a very open mind to all of the questions asked and their main concern was that a family was loved and cared for as this was the ideal environment for a family to flourish.
We’ve had a super morning today launching our bottle rockets at the sports pitch!
The pupils have been using our learning on forces – notably friction, air resistance and thrust – to try and adjust their own bottles to build the best rocket design possible. There have been some variations in style and we have all been looking forward to the day when we finally got to test them out…
We set a challenge to see which group could get their rocket to fly the furthest.
Becca and Hannah were the winners with a magnificent 24metres!
Once all of the groups had launched their rockets for distance the ones who struggled with coverage were given the chance to “take to the sky”.
It was a lovely, slightly chilly, morning and a fantastic way to extend our learning outside the classroom. I hope the pupils enjoyed the activity as much as I did – though they did work me hard with the hand pump and I did get a little wet a few times …
We have recently completed our Health and Well-being topic where we focussed on “Hopes and Dreams”. The pupils have been discussing their personal hopes for the future (displayed on the clouds) and investigating their dream job and the steps needed to achieve this (their steps are on the leaves).
It has been really interesting to hear the variation of careers that the class would wish to pursue in the future. I’m certain a lot of them have found some information regarding expected salaries and the qualifications needed to achieve this enlightening too – the importance of some key subjects in school for most careers was a shock to many.
I hope that many of them manage to achieve their hopes and dreams in the future.
This week we had 5 members of the class sharing their achievements with us.
Isabel told us about her success in finally landing a front flip on her trampoline. She has been practicing for a while now and was thrilled to share her success with the class. Although she doesn’t always successfully land on her feet she is happy to say that she’s getting more confident at it. Well done Isabel!
Abi built on a previous achievement talk this week. She was proud to share that she had learnt how to do a tumble turn push off in her swimming. This is a big step for Abi in building her skills to hopefully compete for the swimming club in the future. Keep it up Abi.
Kelsi demonstrated her abilty to walk in the bridge position, she can then go up and down the wall again (whilst remaining in the bridge position!!) This was impressive to watch, I wish I was that flexible! Well done Kelsi!
Isaiah was proud to share the success of the school football team in the recent triangular sport event. Dunrossness successfully won both of their games, pulling it back from being behind at half time – a real team effort from all involved. Isaiah also shared his success at the local climbing wall, explaining how although it was a little scary at times it was also great fun. Well done!
Ellie shared her excitement that her family were going to start building their own house in the very near future! She is very excited to be getting her own room. Another blessing is that she will not have to leave her family and friends who live nearby as the new house will be built in the field next to her current home. We look forward to hearing all about the developments as the build progresses.
Thank you to all those sharng their achievements. The pupils are all gaining confidence with their presentation skills through these talks and it’s fantastic for us all to hear them sharing something that they are proud of inside and outside school. Well done P5/6
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