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The Winners of the Musical Instrument Contest are…

Today we finally had our musical instrument contest. The criteria was to make an instrument that was creative and could play a recognisable tune. The children have been working on this for a few weeks and there was a fantastic range of ideas.
After a lot of hard decision-making Ms Scanlan thought that Fearne had made an instrument that played the best tune and Fiona, Hannah and Eveline and Isla and Kathryn’s groups had included the most creative ideas. Mrs Henderson came in to see them all and we both thought that everyone had worked really well on the task.
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Drones – STEM

This afternoon Emma Chittick came into class to teach us about the use of drones in the World of Work. We found out about how drones are used in lots of different jobs and then we got to go up to the hall to try some out.
We worked in pairs and had a drone and an iPad to fly the drone with. We had to fly the drones up to six posters that had been placed around the hall and then we take pictures of the posters and read tiny words on them. It was so much fun. There might be a few drones added to Christmas lists!
This is the first time that Emma has used the drones with primary school children and she was very impressed with the P6/7 class.
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Game design

This afternoon we had a fantastic game design session with Emma Chittick. We used arcade.makecode.com to design our own game. It was quite hard to follow the instructions but everyone managed to make their own game. They looked really good.

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Primary 7 Assembly

This afternoon Primary 7 did something a little bit different for their assembly / show of learning. They split into four groups to explain about all theย  things that they were finding out about in Block 1. Each group split into two teams to make display boards and explain all about Pneumatics, Electricity, Enterprise and John Muir. The school split into their Focus Friday groups and parents joined the teams to visit each of the four workshops.

Toby did a fantastic job of timekeeping to keep us all on track, and everyone seemed to find their way from group to group.

After that, Primary 7 played a short piece from the beginning of their Radio Scotland Junior Historians show, that they made in the autumn. And finally Drew played a ‘Thank you for listening’ film that he had made using his drone.

The Primary 7s really enjoyed doing their assembly like this and said that it was a lot more fun and they enjoyed speaking to smaller groups and doing lots of activities. Ms Scanlan was very proud of all of them and hopes that the audience were too.ย  Well done P7s!