Writing for 01/03/17
“Bleary-eyed, I went downstairs for breakfast, the house was empty, even the furniture was gone…”
Writing for 15/02/17
I saw her and then she was gone, I heard her whispering for me to follow. It only took me a few seconds for me to decide…
19/01/17 – Term 3 Overview
Please see the attachment below which gives details of all the wonderful learning that will be taking place this term!
17/01/17 – Beyond the Panda workshop
Yesterday we were lucky enough to have had a visit from Sandie who works with the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo. While Sandie was here we learnt all about pandas, including what they eat and how they produce babies. We got stuck into some really hands on activities, from touching animals skins and looking at their skulls, to looking at different bamboo.
Reminder! OPEN MORNING – Wednesday 7th December from 11.00 – 11.45
We hope to see a lot of you on Wednesday for our Rights Respecting School open morning.
1/12/16 – Christmas Fever!
Christmas fever has most definitely set in in Primary 6. The first doors of our advent calendars were opened today so Christmas is officially on it’s way.
Practising our carols which we will be singing at The Mackenzie Center on Wednesday 14th December is certainly getting us into the Christmas spirit!
Here we are practising with Miss MacArthur
22/11/16 – Book Week
To celebrate book week this week our class teamed up with Mrs Rodgers and her Primary ones to do some paired reading. The primary ones chose their favourite book from their class library and had a Primary 6 buddy to read it to them. Both primary ones and primary sixes really enjoyed the experience!
21/11/16 – Children in Need Superstars!
On Friday, after weeks of tireless planning from all the children in P6, we hosted our Children In Need fundraising event. We were delighted to see the whole school get involved to support the cause by “showing us their spots” and helping to raise money by visiting our fabulous stalls.
As a result of the hard work from P6 and the generosity and support from pupils, parents and staff we managed to raise a massive £625.75 for Children in Need. We even got a shout out on the BBC Children in Need programme – WE’RE FAMOUS!
15/11/16 – Highland Hospice Visit
On Friday we were lucky enough to be able to visit the brand new Highland Hospice building. We all had a fantastic time learning about the work that the Highland Hospice does and how they raise money, getting the opportunity to see the brilliant new facilities the hospice has and learning about the history of the hospice. We particularly enjoyed the story about the elephant!
We have a fundraising idea planned for the very near future, and as a class hope to raise more money for the Highland Hospice.
And finally we would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Sillars and her team for making the visit such an enjoyable experience. Thank you!
A plea! – We are one parent helper short for our class trip to Vue Cinema to see the Jungle Book on Wednesday 16th November. If you are available on that day between 9.30 – 12.30 and are able to join us please contact us to let us know.
10/11/16 – Children in Need
We have been extremely busy planning and organising this year’s Children in Need fundraising event.
On Friday 18th November we will be having a “Show Us Your Spots” day where we ask you to dress down in something spotty and donate £1. As well as dress down day we have organised a number of stalls, from baking, to guess the teacher to beat the goalie.
Keep an eye out on our blog for pictures of the day and the total money that we will have raised for Children in Need!
31/10/16 – Term 2 Overview
Please click on the link below to access our Term 2 Overview.
28/10/16 – Welcome back!
Welcome back everyone! What a fantastic start we have had to Term 2.
This term our topic is all about charities, and we have been very busy organising our Blythswood Shoe boxes for the appeal.
We have also begun to work on our plans for the Children in Need fundraiser that we are organising as a class so keep an eye out for more information on that in November.
Please remember to leave any comments that you have about our learning as we love hearing your thoughts!
Wishing everyone a relaxing October break! See you after the holidays!
From Miss McLean and Miss MacArthur 🙂
7/10/16 – Achievements
Well done to our two stars this week!
Alastair got star of the week for his excellent drawings of serial and parallel circuits during science. Well done!
Iona was October’s Pupil of the Month. She always has a positive attitude towards learning and tries her best in all that she does. Well done Iona!
5/10/16 – Science Experiment
We conducted a science experiment which tested what would happen to the amount of carbon dioxide produced when mixing different volumes of vinegar with bicarbonate of soda. Click on the link below to see our experiment!
We found that changing the volume of vinegar did have an effect on the amount of carbon dioxide produced. When you increase the volume of vinegar the volume of gas produced also increases.
We used this experiment to learn about variables and to practise our skills in science report writing.
3/10/16 – Reading Challenge
P6 have now begun the First Minister’s Reading Challenge. We were delighted to receive or reading passports, where we will be keeping a record of all the different books that we read. As you can see, reading fever has hit our classroom! You could hear a pin drop!
Keep up the good work P6!
28/09/16 – Star of the Week
Well done to Ruby who was this week’s star!
Ruby created some fantastic art work of a cake with pastels, using her skills of blending and shading. Looks good enough to eat! Well done Ruby!
Jam Jar Tombola – Pr 6 and Pr 7 help required!
Ewan is running the Jam Jar Tombola stall at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26th November. He is appealing for donations of filled jam jars. Fill your jar with toys, sweets, stationery, pocket change etc. Take jars in by November 24th please. Thank you for your support with this enterprise.
Chemical Reactions – 19/09/16
As part of our science topic we have begun learning about chemical reactions.
We conducted an experiment which mixed bicarbonate of soda with vinegar. From our experiment we found that the two chemicals mixed together to make the gas carbon dioxide, which blew up a balloon that we attached to a bottle! Take a look at our pictures for the results.
Keep an eye on our blog for more exciting experiments!
SSE Visit – 15/09/16
As part of our science topic we are learning all about electricity. We were very lucky to have a visit from Stuart, who works for SSE and he taught us all about electricity and his job.
Here are some comments from our class about their learning:
Abbie – “It was really fun because we got to try on his safety equipment”.
Ewan – “It made me think about how cool it would be to have a job in electricity”.
Lucy – “To work in electricity you need to work well as part of a team”.
Millie “You need to have steady hands and be a good listener to work for SSE”.
Marc – “You need to have courage to work in electricity”.
James and Iain – “You need to study physics and maths to work in electricity”.
We also learnt about the different ways electricity is produced (both renewable and non renewable), as well as the distribution and telecoms sectors.
Writing – 30/08/16
Every week we will post our writing task for the week so you can generate some ideas for the piece before putting pencil to paper.
Our writing this week is an imaginative piece.
The title of our writing is “The Island” with the opening of – “Three of us. We were the only ones left, the only ones to make it to the island…”
Remember to think of some similes and metaphors as this is one of our writing targets!
A Really Short History of Nearly Everything – 29/08/16
Our science based topic for this term has gotten well underway. In the past week we have been learning about the Earth and it’s materials.
We have been focusing on the different layers of the Earth and created this fantastic display all about our learning.
P6, Miss McLean and Miss MacArthur
Please click on the link below to access our Term 1 Learning Overview.
Miss McLean and Miss Macarthur
Welcome to Primary 6!
This has been a busy week, full of fun and creative activities.
We are enjoying having lots of friends with us in our big class. We have been settling in and getting to know each other by creating ‘About me’ booklets and some of us have been sharing ‘About me’ bags that we made at home. We are all looking forward to seeing more of them next week!
We are enjoying having two teachers. We say ‘Two teachers = Double the fun.’ Miss Macarthur and Miss McLean say ‘Two teachers = Double the trouble!’ We also met Miss Butler, who will be teaching us science on Tuesdays.
We are off to have our hard earned Golden time this week. We will post again soon.
From Primary 6.