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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

Stem Challenge

On Friday 8th December we had to make something that moved without us touching it.  We worked in groups of three to four people. The resources we used were cardboard and plastic tubes,  pipe cleaners, polystyrene balls, googly eyes, sticky tape, glue and syringes.

We worked together to see which things would work and which wouldn’t.

The main part of the challenge was to use a syringe to push air in a tube up to a ball or a cup.

When we pushed the syringe with our hands the pressure moved the air through the tube and lifted up the ball or cup.

by Katie Inglis, Primary 6