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 display displaying the facts we have learned about the layers of the earth and we are learning a rap about it too.
We will have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. We completed metafit 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!
congratulations to Shaw who won our Dojo Challenge this week!
Our Star of the week!
Congratulations to Iona who was is our Star 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 bicarbonate 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 outdoor 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 surprised by just how much waste we produced!
We thought that refilling water bottles, using plastic tubs and putting food waste in a compost 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!
Welcome back everyone!
Here is our curriculum overview, detailing class routines and our learning targets for the coming term.
Children in Need Fundraising events
We are really excited to be organising Lochardil’s Children in Need fundraiser!!
Thank you to you all for all the support and donations we have received already.
“Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment” UNCRC Article 29
This year, Primary 6 are organising games, stalls and activities to raise money for Children in Need. On Thursday 16th November, there will be the following stalls, games and activities available during morning interval and lunch time:
Bake sale – Various prices Beat the goalie – 20p a go
Guess Pudsey’s birthday – 20p a go Face painting – 50p
Stack the buttons – 20p a go Nail painting – 50p
Pin the bandage on Pudsey – 20p a go Lucky dip – 20p a go
Guess the number of sweets in the jar – 20p a go Hoopla – 20p a go
On Friday 17th November, there will be a whole school dress down day for a £1 donation. Any leftover baking will also be available to buy on the Friday.
We would be very grateful of baking donations for our bake sale. For home baking, please provide a list of ingredients used for the benefit of those with food allergies. Please hand in donations by 9 am on Thursday 16th November.
Thank you very much for your support!
From Primary 6 and Miss MacArthur
We have been learning about the work of Blythswood as a charity, the countries in which it works in and the ways in which it helps others. We have been learning about the ways in which we can get involved and we have made shoeboxes to support the Blythswood shoebox appeal. We made 4 four boxes in total as a class.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Blythswood appeal. As a school we gave 80 boxes to help make this Christmas an extra special for those in need.
Children in Need
Thank you so much for your help and support with our Children in Need appeal. We raised an amazing £670!!
Note from Miss MacArthur: Well done P6! You should be very proud of yourselves. You worked really well as a team to organise and manage the fundraising events. You were so enthusiastic and conscientious as you ran the events and you made sure that everyone had a great time.
Welcome back to a new term!
It’s so lovely to see everyone again after the holidays 🙂
Here is the curriculum overview for Term 3. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
We created our own fitness training circuits. It was great fun trying them all out.
We have finished our class novel, Once and we would like to tell you about it.
This book is set in Poland during World War 2.
The main character is called Felix. Here is our class summary of the plot:
- Felix is a Jew who is being looked after by nuns in an orphanage
- Felix runs away from the Orphanage to find his parents, who have vanished.
- Meanwhile, Nazis are taking control of Poland.
- Felix makes friends with an orphan girl call Zelda and they are looked after by a dentist called Barney.
This book made us feel sorry for Felix and very grateful to be living in times of peace. Some of the characters were inspirational and heart-warming. This book has a lot of facts about the World War in it and a lot of the events are based on real life. Felix has a lot of determination and the characters are inspiring. It deals with the events of the Holocaust in a sensitive way. It is exciting and imaginative. It also has massive cliff hangers which leaves you desperate to find out what happens next. Felix uses his imagination to help him make sense of and to cope with the circumstances he is living under. Humour is used to break tension and makes it enjoyable. We liked the humour in this book and would love even more of it! We think it is suitable for children ages 9+
Our new class novel is called The Breadwinner. We are really enjoying it so far and can’t wait to see what happens. We have lots of predictions as to what will happen next.
Here are some of our predictions so far:
Parvana and her family will try and grow their own food, so that they won’t starve.
They will they dress up as men to escape the house and get a job and run the errands they need.
There are a few exciting events this week that I would like to make you aware of:
Tomorrow is our Masterclass with Scottish Opera, in preparation for the big day on 14/03/18. It’s a wonderful opportunity and the advice we get for our singing is always super!
This Thursday is World Book Day! All pupils may come dressed up as their favourite book character, if they wish!
We are learning all about the Romans and this week, we have been learning about Roman fashion. Thank you to everyone who brought in a sheet to help us dress up in togas. We learned that they were quite uncomfortable, difficult to move in and difficult to tie! We all needed to all help each other to get dressed. We had a great time though!
We had our Scottish Opera Masterclass today. The singing was fabulous, as was the volume, effort and energy given by everyone. We are looking forward to the real show now!
We had a brilliant time today celebrating books and our love of reading for World Book Day. We had a really inspiring workshop and book reading from Barbara Henderson and we learned about her journey to become an author. We also enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters! Thanks to everyone for such a great effort!
Thank you all for your support for our amazing trip to London! We crammed so much into our two days, we were all really tired arriving home, but it was brilliant!