Author Archive for S. Burton

P5 Junior Apprentice: Healthy Edition

Harrysmuir Primary School have been taking part in the Healthy Families, Healthy Children Initiative. Primary 5 pupils took part in a design your own product campaign, which had a Health and Wellbeing and Literacy focus. Pupils had to create a new healthy product, design a promotion poster, make a TV commercial and perform a pitch.

The pupils selected the best 2 pitches from each class and these 4 companies performed their pitch in front of a panel at the Junior Apprentice: Healthy Edition. On the panel were:

  • Alex Mc Ginness, Technical Services Manager at The Centre
  • Stephanie Rodgers,  Customer Services Supervisor at The Centre
  • Grace-Ann Wallace, Food Education in West Lothian

In Primary 5B the winning company was Demoche Factory with Tutti Frutti and in Primary 5M the winning company was Berry Bombs with Berry Bloom. Both winning groups received vouchers from The Centre.

Primary Five at Harrysmuir would like to say a big thank you to Mr McGinness, Ms Rodgers and Ms Wallace for coming along to Harrysmuir to be the panel at this event. We are also very grateful to The Centre for donating prizes for the winning teams.

If you would to see the products from the companies in P5B, you can visit our Glow Group. Feel free to leave us some peer assessment comments.

The PowerPoint below describes the process that each company had to go through.

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The Daily What News & Questioning

For Literacy in Primary 5B at Harrysmuir we had a focus on quality questions.

First of all we found a partner in our reading group to work with. Miss Burton gave us a choice of 4 articles from The Daily What News, we had to pick the article we were interested in and read it.

Then we used question starters from Blooms to write 6 questions about our article. The pupils found that as we went down the list it got more difficult to make questions, but they also commented that they enjoyed the task of writing questions. Next we peer assessed the questions.

Some of the pupils were so interested that they went and researched their articles further at home and produced news reports and videos.

Finally we took part in a National Glow Meet (Glow log in required) to show the editors from the Daily What News what we had been in learning in class.

P5’s Safari Morning

Today P5B had their first African Safari morning, which is part of their Passport to Africa Topic. Over the next 7 weeks, each Thursday morning pupils will rotate around one of the 7 different stations including:

  • Making Binoculars
  • Animal Masks
  • Safari Role play Corner
  • African pairs game
  • African Jigsaw
  • Using 2Simple to make a postcard from their Safari or an information leaflet about an African animal
  • Split pin animal

Throughout the day the pupils used the class computer to log into their class Glow Group and complete a reflection survey. They had to comment on:

  • What knowledge they needed …
  • what skills they used …
  • What Went Well .. .
  • Even Better If …

The pupils enjoyed working with each other in small groups and from their reflections it is clear to see they are developing a variety of skills.

To find out more about P5B you can visit our class blog. (Glow log in required)

Community Cafe

Cross post from Education Scotland’s Learning Blog.

On Wednesday (02/02/12) I had the opportunity to visit Kate O’Regan a Primary 7 teacher at Livingston Village Primary in West Lothian. The Primary 7 pupils were preparing for the opening of their Café the following day. They described the processes they went through to set up the Café and also explained the skills they developed.

To find out more about my visit view the video of Primary 7 on the Chalkface Blog.

To find out about the opening of the Café visit their blog.

Glow Light Image

Well done to all the pupils (and teachers!) whose Play the Shape picture has featured in this weeks Glow Light Image.

You can visit the Glow Group by clicking here. It’s not too late to still take part!

You can view the article in the Glow Scotland Blog by clicking here.

Red Nose Day 2011

Add your posts to the Sharing our Learning Blog and tell us what you are planning to do in your school for Red Nose Day, or tell us after the event. Share your experiences and add some photos to tell us what you have been doing.

Visit the National Red Nose Day Glow Group to share Nationally what you have been doing and to get some ideas. You can also sign up to take part in Glow TV on Friday.

Remember to tick the Red Nose Day 2011 Category and add your school name as a tag.

Happy fundraising!

Play the Shape Game at Livingston Village

I had a visit to Primary 7 at Livingston Village Primary to help pilot  The Play the Shape Game Project. The pupils at Livingston Village had already taken part in this whole school project and were happy to  help with getting some of their pictures into the Glow Gallery.

The pupils and their teacher took photos of the Play the Shape Game pictures that were displayed around the school. These photos were uploaded into the pupils shared area, so the P7s could easily upload them into the Picture Library in the Glow Gallery.

A special thank you to Finlay in P7 who was great at helping the other pupils use Glow. A Glow Development Officer in the future I think! :)

To view the pupil’s pictures and to sign the guest book click on the picture below.

Glow Light Image

Well done to Ryan in P7 at Carmondean. His photo is the Glow Light image for this week.

To find out more click on his photo below.

Snow Week Poetry Competition


Click here to read the winning entries.

Glowing from Norway

Last week I was stuck in Norway due to cancelled flights and closed airports but I manged to keep up to date with everything through the powers of Glow. Glow Meet was especially powerful as it allowed me to join my team meetings with the National Glow Team, which meant that although I was in Norway I could still take part in the meetings.  Glow Meet also allowed other members of our team who were stuck in Edinburgh, Bo’ness, Stirling, Falkirk and Aberbeen to take part in the team meeting.

It also gave me the opportunity to see some friendly faces in the form of Mrs Matthews, Mrs Compton and Mrs Kerr. It is always nice to see some friendly faces when you are stuck away from home. :)

The snow won’t stop us glowing! :)

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