999! Emergency Services Visit P6!

Today we had an exciting surprise waiting for us when we got to school!

We had a real sense of community feeling during our Early Intervention. There were firefighters and police officers waiting for along with their vehicles and equipment.

First of all, each class got to look at the firefighters’ appliance, looked at the equipment and got to sit in the seats in the back. Some people even got to try on the uniform! We think the teachers enjoyed wearing the fire helmets more than we did!

We learnt about the role of a firefighter, and that the tank in the appliance has 1800l of water, the equivalent of 3600 water bottles! They had two inflatable mats that could support over 30 tonnes, and heavy equipment that helped them to open doors.

Next, we saw the police officers. They let us try their uniform and batons, and some people got handcuffed! They also showed us old fashioned uniforms too. Some people got to go in the front of the van and beep the horn while the sirens were on, everyone else enjoyed dancing to the sound of the sirens. Unfortunately we couldn’t go into the back of their police van because the hinge got stuck.

It was a really fun morning, we hope they come back to show us more!

By Sam and Lewis

P6 Learning Log – Week Beginning 23.09.19

Primary 6 have been researching information about their Rugby World Cup team’s country and created a fact file. They learned about the food, currency, landmarks and other key information. In P.E. teams from each pool played against each other as part of their pre-season training.

As this week is snapshot journal week, the children have been taking care to produce their best work. In maths, they continued their learning of decimals and can now confidently add and subtract numbers with two decimal places. They even managed to apply their learning to solve complicated word problems!

In writing, the children continued the next part of a story in the style of the author focusing on VCOP. We were so impressed with the descriptive language they were able to include!

As part of our learning about the solar system, the children worked in pairs to research a planet and display their learning on a poster or leaflet. They also created beautiful and colourful pieces of art based on the aurora borealis using chalk and oil pastels.

Thursday saw the return of St. John’s Got Talent! Well done to everyone who auditioned and to Milly and Sophie, Catriona and Sophia, Beniamin and Leo who got through to the finals, you did yourselves and primary 6 proud! We are looking forward to finding out the results at assembly next Friday!

P6 Learning Log – Week Beginning 16.09.19

It was a great start to the week because we had a Monday holiday!

When we came back to school on the Tuesday, we did Early Intervention, which was all about Internet Safety. We watched a video about a man who was pretending to be someone he wasn’t online, it made me more aware of how careful you have to be.

In PE, we have been playing rugby. This week, we were put into teams and were assigned a country. We did training for our own rugby world cup and started our pre-season by playing other teams and creating our own celebrations.

On Wednesday, we did some imaginative writing, we enjoyed using interesting vocabulary to describe a hideous beast. Check out our blog post about it here.

As part of our focus on the solar system, we watched an informative documentary about the planets. During the afternoon, we were surprised with a yummy space cake! It was delicious! We then spent Friday making posters or leaflets about planets to show off our learning.

We have had a fun week!

By Iona and Louise

P6 Getting Ambitious with their Writing

Today, Primary 6 got started with their work on Big Writing. They were given an extract from a story about a hideous beast to discuss at home and today their task was to continue that story.

They started by brainstorming some interesting examples of vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation. Then, they put this into practice by working in pairs to uplevel some boring sentences, making them much more exciting!

We think they did an amazing job, and their hard work paid off, because the final written pieces were of a very high standard! Well done P6!

P6 Learning Log – Week Beginning 09.09.19

We have had a very busy week!

In PE, we have been considering what skills an astronaut might need to go into space. Once we decided what they would need to work on, we pretended we work for NASA and, in groups, created fitness games and drills to work on a variety of skills.

Continuing the space theme, we have been learning about the phases of the moon, and are excited to look at the full moon this weekend! On Thursday, we displayed our learning so far about the Earth, sun and moon on book creators, and enjoyed presenting these to everyone.

We have been working really hard in maths this week, learning all about decimals and managing to add and subtract numbers with one decimal point.

We were given our home learning this week, and we now all have a reading book and some activities to do at home, along with spelling, Big Talking and our termly home learning grid. We will also have a weekly Sumdog challenge if we want to practise our maths. More information about home learning can be found here.