Last week the class had a great time showing Big Maths strategies to their family.
This week the class have taken part in the Sponsored Bounce and Athletics at Bannockburn High.
Happy Easter boys and girls, have a great holiday!
As part of the First Ministers reading challenge we prepared a lesson for the girls at Let Us Shine, Ghana. We have created little owl pencil toppers. We found sewing a bit tricky but thoroughly enjoyed designing different and unique owls. We hope the girls in Ghana enjoy designing them as much as we have.
P5/6A researched a number of people who they thought contributed to the Titanic’s accident becoming one of the most significant disasters of all time.
Each person had a small role to play in the terrible tragedy.
The pupils then led a class debate where we decided who was most responsible, just like the two enquiries held in America and Britain after the accident.
Captain Smith – As the ships captain he was responsible for going too fast on the night and for ignoring several warnings of icebergs in the area.
The Shipbuilders – who were thought to use poor iron for the 3 million rivets used.
Bruce Ismay – The manager of the White Star Line Company who owned the ship. He wanted to set a world speed record for the voyage and pressured the captain into pushing full steam ahead.
Thomas Andrew – He was the ship’s architect. Under pressure to provide more room on board for luxuries, he did not stick to his original plans for 12 compartments which were watertight. The new version did not reach all the way up to the deck and so were not totally sealable. He also did not place enough lifeboats on deck, as he was pressured by Bruce Ismay.
Captain Lord- The captain of the nearest ship, who ignored distress flares and had his radio turned off that night.
Fredrick Fleet and Officer Murdoch were also called into question.
We agreed that everyone played a part in the disaster but that Captain Smith should have put safety first and not listened to Bruce Ismay about the speed. There were other factors which made the Captain to blame that night.
We then looked at the things we would change, the lessons learned from that night. Finally we looked at the laws put into place to save lives in the future.
Well done P5/6 A lots of work went into these debates.
P6M worked very hard to prepare a class debate. We researched all the people who played a part in the Titanic disaster and decided who we thought was to blame. We then prepared opening speeches, discussed balanced arguments and finally organised closing speeches.
After our debates we voted and Bruce Ismay was the person we decided was to blame with Thomas Andrews second.
This week in P7H, the pupils continued their work on their French animation and website. They have a busy few weeks ahead and have been working extremely hard to ensure that everything is completed on time.
On Friday afternoon, the pupils began recording videos for the website using a green screen which enabled them to input the backgrounds they had chosen. They also continued their work on the animation using a wide range of digital resources. As well as this, some pupils continued their work on sound effects, recording and gathering information on the subject they have chosen for the website. It was all very exciting
Lara and Farah who both competed and won medals in the Tennis Challenge at Stirling University.