P6 had a great day learning about grid references and map skills in preparation for our John Muir Explorer Award. We discovered some new parts of our local area and began to shape our plan for the award.
We have been working on a Scottish Wars of Independence topic this term and enjoyed a fantastic visit to Stirling Castle. Keep an eye out for pictures of our STEM bridge challenge!
P6/7 have been working on fractions, decimals and percentages in maths this term. CLIC continues 3 times weekly with a 'Beat that' challenge on Friday and a fortnightly CLIC challenge. The Thursday problem solving challenge this term is based around holiday planning.
P6/7 have been working on persuasive writing this term. Recently, the children have been working on a Sprouts Project. They created some superb advertising campaigns including videos, posters and presentations to promote their take on sprouts! We also cooked our recipes, tasting them as part of our presentations. I think it's safe to say that oreo sprout shakes are unlikely to take off any time soon ... Enjoy the photos and videos below!
In maths, P6/7 have been taking on the Theme Park Maths challenge. It focuses on managing money, whilst also working on skills in multiplication, division, adding, subtraction, fractions, decimals and percentages. The children worked in groups to build their parks and the two winners of our homework challenge used their persuasion skills to earn a bonus £50,000 or £25,000 cheque for their groups!
P7s and P6s have chosen their own method to learn about our solar system. Different approaches are being tried and a range of skills are being developed. Some impressions below.
P6/7 introduced ‘zero waste week’ to the school at Assembly. They led interactive and drama activities to help the younger children to better understand waste reduction and recycling.
The P6/7 pupils have chosen their own preferred method of learning about Space. The sizes of the planets, their distance from the sun , what the planets are made of and how fast they spin around are to learned through their project work. We will also explore what the possibilities are for life on other planets.