P6 enjoy STEM transition visit to Holyrood

P6 enjoyed a great morning of STEM lessons at Holyrood HS as part of the transition process. Children enjoyed making keyrings in DET, exploring light using mirrors and lasers and taking part in active science experiments studying sound.

After a quick march up to the High school children were warmly greeted by staff and S1 pupils. Our guides showed children to their respective classrooms and over the next 2 hours all the children had an opportunity to participate in the four lessons. Parents were invivted to gain an insight into life in Holyrood High School and joined the pupils in some of the science lessons.

Before long it was time to return to school, the children were ready for lunch once they returned and the feedback from both classes has been very positive.

Thank you to all the staff and pupils at Holyrood who made us feel very welcome today, as well as the mums and dads who supported us by walking up and back to school this morning. Your continued support is most appreciated.

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P6 Grow a Pound for SCIAF

Primary 6 pupils have been selling their produce in the playground as part of their fundraising exercise of Lent. All the proceeds from their sales are going to SCIAF and it has been great to see so many children selling cakes, biscuits, sweets, origami ninja stars and other handmade crafts this past week.

In addition to this great effort children have also been bringing in Fairtrade items for the hamper which will be raffled off before Easter. The hamper is so full we’ve created a second smaller hamper prize and a third prize with tea, coffee and small chocolate. Tickets cost £1 each and Primary 6 pupils will be selling tickets at their Fairtrade assembly this Friday in the hall as well as outside in the playground from 3pm next week.

Thank you to all the parents, carers and families who have supported Primary 6 in their fundraising efforts, we very much appreciate your support and encouragement as we Grow a Pound for SCIAF.

 

P6 STEM workshop at the Forth Bridges

Primary 6 enjoyed a blustery visit to the Forth Bridges on Wednesday 24th January where they took part in workshops designed to improve their understanding of bridge building.

Due to high winds the bridge was closed so neither class could walk over the Road Bridge and take part in the quiz. Both classes enjoyed the well organised sessions, Angela who led the morning certainly demonstrated excellent knowledge of the three bridge types and how they stay upright.

Highlights included trying on safety equipment and building our own bridge towers using the most stable and effective design.

Primary 6 worked very well and very knowledgeable about all three bridges. Well done!

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