Category Archives: Primary 4/5K Mrs Kellas

New Term

The new term has begun as busy as usual.

This week the class have been recording their resting pulse rate using the sensors, to ensure we all get an accurate reading. The class discussed why their own heart rate alters and why there can be a difference between people.

Miss. White was able to take the class once again for Music. They were keeping the beat of a song while passing a ball around the circle.

Today the class were learning about the life cycle of a hen and the reproductive system for males and females. They also looked at images of the different stages of an embryo for a chick, over a 21 day period, and a baby over the 9 months.

They enjoyed looking at the newly hatched chicks and the last egg in the incubator. Next week they will be able to visit the class again and handle the chicks too.

Cardio to Music

On Wednesday morning P5, P6 and P7 children were offered the opportunity to take part in a Cardio to Music exercise class that I ran in school from 8.30 until 9.00. The feedback was very positive and I look forward to seeing how many children will join us this Wednesday. These 2 taster sessions will determine if I shall continue this style of class after the Easter Holidays. Why not try it out?

Back to Normal

Now we are back in school full time the children have been working hard as usual.

The class have been calculating amounts of money using coins and matching amounts of money written in a variety of ways; £1.25, one pound twenty five, 125p.

Mr Grant was in to continue our experiments on recording heart rate. Having looked at ways to eliminate error, when using the sensor, the children came up with some super ideas. The photographs show one of the ways; place your hand on a table and place a finger on top of the sensor.


St. Mary’s Theme Park

As part of our Disney project each animation group is going to design a theme park ride. The ride your group will design shall relate to the animation film you are currently filming e.g. Star Wars, Harry Potter etc. On a blank sheet of A4 paper, or in your homework jotter, draw a draft design of you ride. Give it a title, the age range/height it is appropriate for, how the ride works, how long it lasts and the price you will charge people. Add more information if you want as we prepare to design our own theme park. You can base your design on all the fun things you would like to do at a theme park or have experienced. Have fun!

World Book Day

Normally we celebrate World Book Day by dressing up as a character from a book and we look for photographs to be handed in that show unusual places to be ‘caught reading’.

If you are dressing up today at home, as a character from a book, take a photograph and try and find an unusual place to read your book!

I know P4/5K have Dr Seuss costumes they could wear again; have a fun day whatever you do.

Snow and the Engineer Challenge

As the weather has been so bad roads around Stirling have closed and people are being advised not to travel in the car. Can you think as a design engineer and overcome this problem? What could you design to help people continue to travel in these conditions? Something to help cars cope with the conditions or another form of transport that would make travel easier; looking forward to seeing and hearing what you come up with. Keep me posted.