Welcome back to a new school year!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We have had a brilliant first week back and a lovely start to our P6 year.
Below I have attached a copy of our curriculum overview to share with you some of what will be happening in class over the coming term. Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.
Our topic for this term is ‘A Really Short HIstory of Nearly Everything,’ based on the book by Bill Bryson. We have started this topic by learning about the earth’s structure. We made a wall dislay displaying the facts we have learned abou the layers of the earth and we are learning a rap about it too.
We will have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. We completed metfit fitness training today and were exhausted by the end of our PE session. We took selfies of ourselves after our workout session today and we hope you like them. They made us smile after our hard work!
Our Dojo winner fo the week!
Congratulatiosn to Shaw who won our Dojo Challenge this week!
Our Star of the week!
Congratulations to Iona who was is our Strat of the week for her excellent reading work!
We are a few facts we have learned about continental drift.
James: The plates sometimes move away from each other and sometimes move closer to each other.
Gavin: The movement of the plates can cause earthquakes and volcanoes
Rorie: The plates move at the same speed that our fingernails grow!
We are some video recordings of facts we have learned!
Our Dojo winner!
Congratulations to Elisha who won this weeks Dojo challenge!
Our Star of the Week
Congratulations to Louis who is our Star this week for his excellent concentration and listening skills
We have been experimenting with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.
We put 200 ml of vinegar and mixed 2 teaspoons of bicarbinate of soda.
The bicarbonate of soda and vinegar fizzed and we saw lots of bubbles. We could see that a reaction was happening. Then the balloon blew up! The bottle felt really cold around the mixture. After a while the mixture stopped fizzing and the balloon stopped expanding.
We learned that the reaction produced a gas called carbon dioxide.
We tried adding 3 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda, instead of 2. We learned that using more bicarbonate of soda creates a bigger reaction and a lot more CO2!
We looked at examples of outdoor art, in particular those of Andy Goldsworthy and we had a go at making our own outdorr image with natural materials. We used round shapes and swirls to create the effect of movement in space.
Life on Land
Our ‘Learning for sustainability’ Global goal this term is ‘Life on Land’.
We have been looking at reducing waste. We looked at our packed lunches and recorded the amount of packaging waste that we produced in just one week. We were suprised by just how much waste we produced!
We thought that refilling water bottles, using plastic tubs and putting food waste in a composte bin were good ways of helping reduce the amount of waste we produce.
Congratulations to Grace, Megan, Sophie and Sean who did a wonderful job representing the school on Thursday 5th October at the Interschool Cross Country event. Particular congratulations go to the P6 and P7 boys team who came second. Well done everyone!