Some photos from the class presentations on Friday.
STEM club started after school today for P4-7 pupils.
Pupils had to work cooperatively to complete two STEM challenges. Using only the materials provided, they had to build a freestanding bridge which could hold a toy car and the tallest freestanding tower. Lots of fun and creative thinking! Thank you to everyone who came along!
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.