Primary 6 started science week with a ‘bang’ by making their own paper cup party poppers! 🎉
They made their party poppers using paper cups, balloons and sellotape. We headed into the hall to see which design could propel a tinfoil ball the furthest, great predicting, estimating and experimenting!
Primary 6 have enjoyed researching interesting facts about earthquakes and volcanoes 🌋 linked to their WAU topic of Japan. They were challenged to create a model of a skyscraper that could withstand a 10 second earthquake simulation!
Primary 6 used an experiment in which a CHEMICAL reaction can create the appearance of a PHYSICAL volcano eruption. We thought about and discussed the questions below.
1. Does vinegar temperature affect how fast the volcano erupts?
2. Does the shape of the volcano affect the direction the eruption travels?
3. What can be added to the “lava” to slow it down and make it more like real lava?
4. What combination of vinegar and baking soda creates the biggest eruption?
🍿🎥 Movie Madness in Primary 6 🎬🎭
To finish our World Book Day activities, Primary 6 used iMovie to create a movie trailer based on their favourite books. They really enjoyed working in groups to create a script, act out and edit their movies.
Malala’s Magic Pencil
✨“Magic is everywhere in the world- in knowledge, love and peace. The magic is in you, your words and voice.”✨
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, P6 have been inspired by the empowering message of activist and Noble peace prize recipient Malala Yousafzai. They were asked to think of changes they would make to the world if they had a magic pencil. P6 are going to change the world with their kindness and compassion for others!
World Book Day
Take a look at all of the exciting activities P6 took part in this week! 📚📝
Safer Internet Day 2019 🖥📱💻
Primary 6 created bar charts using the ‘Pages’ app to explore all the different ways they use the internet. They then created their top five safety tips for staying safe online.
Primary 6 art inspired by Brian Forrest’s
“Fair Trade Coffee Paintings”
Brian’s paintings bring to life the importance of supporting the amazing people who grow coffee around the world 🌍
We are delighted to announce that P6 raised an incredible £410, selling their ‘Christmas Crafts’ products. A big thank you to all who supported us! It is safe to say that we have some budding entrepreneurs in our midst. 📈💰
🌟’The greatest obstacle to achieving your dreams is that you don’t know what your dreams are.’ 🌟
P6 got creative and thought about their dreams and hopes for the future. A great way to start a new term!
Congratulations to Jack Foster and Lauren McClure for creating our winning designs! Take a look at our company name and logo below.
Primary 6 have started their business beginnings programme. Pupils set up and run their own business, discovering important decisions that have to be made.
This week, P6 discussed job roles needed for their business. They thought about their characteristics and used the app Tellagami to create an elevator pitch to apply for the role they would like.
Dot voting for our company name and logo!
Anti-Bullying Week 2018
Primary 6 have been looking at the golden rules of respect this week. They enjoyed completing lots of great activities all based around the theme of respect.
Happy Birthday Hardy! 🎂🎁🎉
Take a look at what Primary 6 got up to on our 90th anniversary.
Primary 6 enjoyed designing their own tessellations this week.
They were then challenged to create their own tessellating patterns using the Geoboard app!
Primary 6 created their own books about Viking Artefacts and Culture.
Primary 6 have been busy thinking of lots of great questions to ask about the article ‘It’s never too late to land your dream job’ on C2K NewsDesk. We have been using Bloom’s prompts to help improve our questioning and comprehension skills.
Primary 6 displayed their creativity by designing their own Viking gods and goddesses using the Pic Collage app.
The Vikings are coming!
Take a look at our class Longship display.
Primary 6 exploring C2K NewsDesk
Using squashy boxes to revise our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.
Primary 6 used the app ‘Explain Everything’ to take pictures of objects throughout school they believed contained a "line of symmetry". They placed their pictures on the screen, drew lines of symmetry, added text and recorded their findings.
Primary 6 have been using the Pic Collage app to create their own posters on Viking life.
Primary 6 completed 'Viking Quest' this week during ICT.
Prepare to be transported to AD 793.
Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize?
Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond!
Gilfresh visit Primary 6
Primary 6 enjoyed a visit from Gilfresh this week. Last year, they planted their own cabbages, broccoli and cauliflowers.
It was wonderful to see how their harvested vegetables had grown!
Designing and making a Viking Longship
P6 researched and designed their own class longship, working in groups to create the different features. Some of the class also created their own fact ebook using Book Creator.
L.I - use evidence from a text to evaluate and persuade.
Animals on on the move
P6 worked in pairs to decide which animal makes the toughest migration.
They had to find evidence to support their answers and present their findings to the class.
P6 at Shannaghmore