For the past 6 weeks, Primary 3 have been participating in Tesco Bank football taster sessions with Ben from Active Stirling.
We have been learning about and practicing our skills in dribbling, passing, tackling, aiming and shooting through a variety of fun games and activities, both indoors and outdoors.
Here’s what we thought of our football training:
Matthew – “I liked playing the number game. Ben said a number and if you are that number in your team you have to try to get the ball and shoot into the goal.”
Lucy – “We went in different teams and we worked to try to get the ball.”
Olley – “I liked when we went outside the last time and went into different groups to do different games.”
On Friday 9th of March, we worked in small teams to complete a STEM pyramid building challenge. Based on the learning from our Egyptian Explorers topic, we had to collaborate to build our own pyramids using a variety of different materials such as paper and cello-tape, Lego, wooden bricks, play dough and art straws.
We created our own success criteria for our pyramids so that we could self and peer assess our creations. We decided our pyramids had to have equal sloping sides, be free standing and have a square base.
We worked in small groups to complete the task, so teamwork was important. Everyone was assigned a different job to do. We had a Team Leader, Resource Manager, Photographers, Quality Checkers and Time Checkers. Each person was responsible for their own job, but also had to help to contribute ideas and build the pyramids.
Here’s P3G’s reflections on the challenge:
Seb – “It was very hard because you had loads of different materials and we were not used to building with them.”
Katie – “I liked the one where you had to use straws and plasticine, it was easy.”
Gregoire – “I liked doing the Lego pyramids.”
Leila – “The pieces keeps on falling off the Lego pyramid when we were putting them on.”
John – “My group broke the big Lego pyramid we made and made a smaller one with bricks inside it so that it wouldn’t fall in.”
Primary 3M and 3S performed at the Albert Halls on Monday 13th March. We showcased the Scots Sang work we have been doing with Amy Lord over the last 7 weeks. We learned numerous Scots songs and lots of new words!
We sang, ‘The White Cockade’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’, among others.
Lexie Cowley won Runner-up in the Art competition and Archie McOuat won Highly Commended – fantastic news!
Check out what P3M had to say about it…
May – “My favourite part of the class was the warm-up because it was fun when we had to copy Amy when she was making funny faces.”
Andrew – “I learned that the White Cockade was a white flower made from ribbon.”
Evan- “My least favourite part was when the concert ended!”