What a busy week for P6! Monday evening saw us present our annual ceilidh event. The children presented their learning about who St Andrew was, how he became a saint and what we can be proud about Scotland for. We sang ‘Caeledonia’, ‘Half the World Away’ and a firm favourite ‘500 miles’. Witnesses did see Mrs Stewart reach for he hankies but this is still to be confirmed!
After our presentation we showcased our highland dancing – then invited our parents and carers to join in. It was really good fun and we received lots of positive feedback from everyone!
There was an explorer who came in with a dog called Haggis and they are walking up to the top of Scotland into the mountains to train to go to Antarctica to raise money for animal rescue charities. Jaime
We also had the Scottish SPCA come in to teach us about how farms treat their animals and about animal cruelty. At the end we played a game which was great fun! Euan
We had a two minute silence on Wednesday to remember everyone who fought for our country. Katie
We learnt about growth and fixed mindsets. A growth mindset is when you try to improve and don’t give up. A fixed mindset is when you give up easily or think you are the best that you can be. We watched a funny video on Ormie the Pig who had a growth mindset. Watch this on You Tube at home! Nikita
Well, Primary 6 and 7B certainly did themselves proud this morning as we said our sad but happy goodbyes to Mrs Oliver and Mrs Learmonth. The ladies have been at the school for a combined total of 32 years! We sang our special version of ‘You will retire!’ to the tune ‘You will survive!’.
We also sang Mrs Lough’s favourite song as she is off to a new school over the river 😉 in Glasgow. We sang James Bay’s ‘Hold Back the River’.
Primary 6 were so lucky to spend a whole day with visiting experts from the National Gallery of Scotland. We examined some famous paintings and brainstormed our ideas about the stories within them. We used our senses and tried to describe what it would be like to jump in the paintings.
We then used objects to help us bring our thinking alive! Can you spot them all?
We worked in groups to create a spooky scene and to do this we used different art techniques. It was great fun!
We were set a secret mission by Jamie Bond to investigate how air resistance affects motion. This meant we carried out two experiments – one creating a spinner and one making parachutes. Kai really enjoyed making three different sized parachutes. Charlize liked making the spinners to test air resistance with Mrs Lough. Owen learned that the bigger surface area an object has, the slower it will fall.
In Maths Steven found symmetry difficult to begin with but slowly has got the hang of it and can even create symmetrical patterns. Stephanie T enjoyed creating a pie chart from a survey about school uniform. Billy enjoyed measuring using an interactive game.
Ewan thoroughly enjoyed making the most of the sunshine and joining with P6/7 for an hour of rounders. I think everyone agrees with Ewan! Hopefully if the weather continues we can do this every week! Mrs M will NOT be wearing high heels next time however!