Chinese New Year

On Thursday the 18th of January 2018 it was Chinese New Year. We had 2 activities – we were split up into 2 groups – primary 1/2/3/4 and primary 5/6/7. At first the primary 5/6/7 group went downstairs to Mrs Daly’s classroom. We got to learn how to count to ten in Mandarin Chinese .

This is a list of Mandarin from 1 to 8 :-

  • 一 yī …
  • 二 èr. …
  • 三 sān. …
  • 四 sì …
  • 五 wǔ …
  • 六 liù …
  • 七 qī …
  • 八 bā

After that the primary 5/6/7 group came back upstairs to learn some more about China and their wonderful traditions.

We also learned what animal we are on the Chinese calendar. I am a pig, Flynn is a dog, Livi is a rat, Lewis is a rooster, Miss Stewart a horse and Katie is a pig. Why don’t you try to find out what you are?

Holly McAllister, Primary 6




Exciting Electricity

This Monday Saltoun P5/6/7 started a new topic, electricity. We started off with some videos about what electricity is and then came my favourite bit – the circuits! We got to use small electrical wires to connect small bulbs, switches and batteries to make little electrical circuits. I found out that if you plug a wire in over the lamp it cancels the electricity going to the lamp and carries on going around the circuit. On Thursday this week we learnt what electricity is in a more active way. We all got hats with signs on. Most of the class had electrons on their hats but some of us had either a battery or a bulb. The people as electrons would walk around in a circle and every time they passed a battery they would collect a card that said energy. Every time you passed a bulb you had to hand your card to them and they would throw it up showing that the bulb was lighting up.

What I just described was a basic explanation of what electricity is and how it works .

I hope you enjoyed my post and I hope you also learned something . So thank you and GOODBYE!!

By Flynn Bronsdon


Assembly on the Stretch Zone

On Tuesday we had  an assembly about the Stretch Zone. Mrs Pearce explained that you don’t want to be too comfortable or too stressed, you just want to be in the middle and that’s called the Stretch Zone.

When you are in the panic zone you might feel tired and stressed so you won’t do your best work.  When you are in the comfort zone you won’t learn anything new. However when you are in the Stretch Zone you find your mojo and you achieve your best.

I am going to use it in maths and all my learning to challenge myself.

Katie Inglis, Primary 6