This weeks debate focussed on the subject of homework. The majority of the class voted to ban homework, with most learners arguing that children have too many other commitments after school. However, some children believe that there are many benefits to completing homework tasks. Take a look at some of the points that were raised below.
P3/4 enjoyed Pancake Tuesday as a prelude to Ash Wednesday. Many of the class are preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion so we enjoyed throwing, catching and eating delicious pancakes before the start of Lent.
Thank you for the kind donations of materials requested to support us during Science Week.
I would like to invite you, on behalf of the school, to our SCIENCE SHOWCASE on Monday the 18th of March in the Assembly Hall. The completed projects and a selection of children will be there to share their learning with you and to answer any questions you may have. Drop in and see what we have all been up to anytime between 2p.m. and 4p.m. Hope to see you there!
Thank you for supporting our 90kg Rice Challenge. To date we have sold 60kg of the rice we purchased to support Fair-trade. The rice will be sold until the end of term so please continue to place an order stating which type of rice you prefer.
On Tuesday the children from the Fair-trade Group put on a wonderful assembly to promote and educate the children in the school on how chocolate gets from the bean to the customer. This highlighted the people involved in the supply chain and why we should pay a fair price for our goods. The audience were then rewarded with a sample of Divine Chocolate that was kindly donated to the school.
I would also like to say thank you to Tate and Lyle who donated some bags of Fair-trade sugar and caster sugar which we have used to bake and in general throughout the school.
Yesterday P6 visited Scotland Street Museum in Glasgow to experience what school was like in the year 1884.
They played with Victorian toys.
They put on a Victorian uniform.
They sat in a Victorian classroom and were taught by a teacher who explained how they would be disciplined if they dared to misbehave.
They wrote on slate with chalk and on paper with ink.
The class were able to share what they had learned from this experience in their writing this morning. They were also able to tell me they appreciate our school more and the style of teaching we now have today.