What a busy two weeks we’ve had … but it’s been great! The planned activities have really helped the children settle and reconnect. Today, we finally were able to present our learning about life cycles. We started this piece of work during our biodiversity topic and were due to share our work when we started term 3. Sadly, this had to wait! The children worked in groups or individually, to research the life cycle of a living thing. They then had to display this information in an eye catching way. They worked very hard on this project, with great team work and cooperation. Although it was started a long time ago, I know they’d be keen for you to see their work! Happy Easter and we look forward to seeing you all again in the new term!
P5/6 have spent many weeks researching an area from our Biodiversity topic and have been preparing a PowerPoint presentation to share their learning. It was wonderful to finally see their presentations this week and give each other feedback as to what we thought went well and what could be done to make it even better. Each group looked at the importance of plants and how they benefit society in different ways.
Well done P5/6!
In P5/6 we have been creating a list of things we would like to use at playtime. Our budget is £60, so we need to try to find the best deal for each item on our list.
We have been learning how to navigate around shopping websites, using filters so that we can find exactly what we are looking for. We found out that it was important to check how many items were being advertised and to compare products. Some products were very cheap but the delivery charge was very high!
Ethan discovered that if he looked a little further and narrowed his search a little more, he was able to find 3 basket balls for the same price as 1 in an earlier search. Well done Ethan!
Ava and Freya thought they had found a great deal on chunky chalk with 100 pieces in the pack! It’s a good job they read the reviews as that particular product had a low rating with lots of complaints! Well done for spotting that girls!
We have noted down all of the things that we think could be bought and now we have to add it all up to check that we are within our £60 budget. Fingers crossed!
Today was the big day for all of us in P5/6, time to share our learning with friends, family and the whole school. There were a few nerves building as the day progressed and much relief when it was all finished – also some pleasure in being able to reduce some parents and staff members to a tear at the end!
Isabel, Jay and Alex sharing details of how WW1 started.
Emma, Carla and Tory sharing details of women in WW1
Robbie, Ronan and Robert shared information about life in the trenches.
Kelsi, Mia and Evie talked about some key Shetlanders from WW1
Amy, Koll and Frankie spoke about the battle of the Somme, where Shetland suffered the biggest loss.
Hayden, Isaiah and Lucien shared some details of the weapons used in WW1.
Becca, Hannah and Daniel shared their thoughts on the end of the war and our learning.
Ellie, Evie, Hannah, Isabel and Robbie all shared information about their own connections to WW1. This was a lovely addition to the assembly and all of the pupils had found this information in their own time!
Quiz time (Abi, Ellie and Kayla): time to check if the audience had been paying enough attention to the assembly… Well done audience!
Getting ready to sing “Keep the Home Fires Burning” – we are blessed with such beautiful singers in P5/6
Soloists: Emma, Evie, Hannah, Tory, Kelsi, Abi, Becca and Carla.
Quartets: Robbie, Lucien, Hayden and Koll and Ellie, Kayla, Jay and Frankie.
I can honestly say that I could not have been more proud of all of the P5/6 pupils. They have put so much thought and effort into this. They have been very instrumental in deciding how we should do it, what should be included, all slides and scripts were prepared by themselves too.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the topic of WW1, both the pupils and myself, and I believe that was clear in the presentation of their assembly this afternoon.
Well done P5/6, you should all be super proud of yourselves – have a well deserved break over the weekend!
Today it was the turn of those on Nerdy Nuggets (consisting of Alex, Becca, Carla, Evie, Hannah and Lucien) to share their achievements with the rest of the class.
Today Carla shared with us some work that she had been doing at home based on our WW1 topic. Using the learning that we have been doing in class Carla created a diary of a woman during the period of WW1. It contained information of life at home, stories she had heard from the trenches and the impact of the loss of family members too. Well done Carla!
Hannah told us all about her Grade 2 piano exam she sat earlier in the week. Some of the tasks she had to achieve were – play 3 pieces of music, accurately read and play a new piece and demonstrate her ability to follow a beat. We look forward to hearing how successful she was in the coming weeks. Good luck Hannah!
Lucien and Alex talked us through their WW1 PowerPoint presentation they have been completing in class. We have been concentrating on a specific area of WW1 each week and the pupils have been updating this information onto a PowerPoint presentation. There is some really interesting information being shared here boys, well done!
Well done Nerdy Nuggets. Again, there have been some great achievements shared this week. I am also enjoying hearing all of the information that the pupils have been finding out about their personal connections to WW1.
Keep up the good work P5/6!
Emma Chittick came to help us with some more exciting programming on Tuesday. We had to make our robot move along a complicated route, making sharp turns, picking up and dropping ‘parcels’ and returning to base. Ms Scanlan was very impressed with what the class were able to do by the end of the session.
It was really exciting this morning to start our new STEM Project. Emma Chittick spent the first part of the morning with P5/6. She brought her IPads and LEGO and we had to programme the robots to deliver a parcel; we were pretending to be working for Amazon!
Primary 5s had fun learning French weather phrases and then using Sock Puppets, an app on the IPad, to record conversations.