Fantastic chance for the pupils of both P4/5 and P6/7 to try their hand at programming with the Lego Mindstorm challenge. The pupils learned how to programme their robots and had to use these newly learned skills to tackle a series of increasing more complex problems. Working together, the pupils had to utilise different sensors on the robots to get their robots to drive round obstacles, turn corners and even carry out a small dance!
Yesterday P6/7 enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Moneysense team. We learned a lot of skills around budgeting based around the context of organising a birthday party.
These skills will come in very handy in later life, and more immediately, as we gear up to running a Fairtrade café towards the end of term.
Last Thursday, P6/7 went to Queen Margaret University to take part in the Holocaust Memorial service. Introduced by the Lord Provost, the class heard a number of speakers talk about different aspects of the Holocaust. We took part in an art project around the theme “Torn From Home”. We had a number of pupils who were confident and eloquent enough to volunteer to go up on stage to speak to the audience about their artwork and feelings.
The class behaved amazingly well, throughout what was a very sensitive topic, and did the school proud.
P4/5 have had a busy afternoon continuing with our human body topic.
During PE this afternoon, we calculated our heart rate when resting and compared it to our heart rate after doing physical activity. We then described how our pulse rate changed after exercising, and explained why it had changed.
Then it was back to class where we worked collaboratively to plan, script and perform an advert for leading a healthy lifestyle. Simon Cowell even made an appearance to judge some healthy and unhealthy lifestyles!
The P6/7 class finished their gymnastic sessions with Mrs Anderson, the PE specialist with some exciting and creative work done on the gymnastic apparatus.
P6/7 have recently finished a very thorough and enjoyable series of rugby sessions with Chris Laidlaw. Surprisingly coinciding with some good weather, the P6/7 pupils showed a lot of enthusiasm during the sessions and demonstrated an increasing level of skill. Well done everyone!
This week P4/5 have been looking at bones as part of our human body topic. Today we made an x-ray of the bones in our hand using cotton buds and icing sugar. It was very messy!