P6A Learning Log

Euros🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿: We did a bit of research on football role models, like Andy Robertson and Kenny Dalglish, then had a discussion about what makes a good role model, and why footballers are considered to be inspirational. We also continued doing our research on our sweepstake countries, where we have to create a Book Creator about the country then then the football team. On Monday we got to watch the Scotland- Czech Republic game with hotdogs, although the result wasn’t the best!

STEM📙: We were making following instructions to build our own wind turbines. It was very fiddly and not all of them worked but we learned a lot from it😬 

Playground games🏫: Ahead of becoming responsible P7s, we did our buddy training with specialists who came to visit the playground. It was really fun we also learned lots of new games like jump the river and elephant football. We can’t wait to teach the new P1s some fun games! We then wrote letters to our new buddies to introduce ourselves, and told them how excited we are to meet them after the summer. We had to include our photos because Covid rules mean they can’t come and see us.

Titanic quiz🛳: On Friday, we did a big quiz to show how much we have learned throughout our focus on the Titanic. Earlier in the week we all created a question and Ms Mitchell turned them into a Kahoot. It was really fun and everyone enjoyed it 

Here is our blog, including some predictions for tonight’s big game!

St John’s reign supreme in Sumdog challenge

St John’s dominated this week’s Sumdog Edinburgh Contest with four classes placed in the top 10. P5A came in 10th place, P4B climbed to 8th place overall. P6B did an amazing job to finish as runners up only 4 points from the top spot which was claimed by P4A! An incredible effort by all the children and their teachers, such dedication to answering 1000 questions each. To have four classes in the top 10 out of 240 classes who entered is a fantastic achievement!

In addition to this, P3A were the daily winner on the 8th June and P6B’s storming finish saw them crowned daily champion on Thursday 10th June.

Aqsa in P6B also made the top 10 for individual pupils with an impressive score of 969 correct answers out of 1000. Over 2350 pupils took part, so very well done Aqsa!

Great job St John’s, we are very proud of your efforts.

P6A Learning Log

Through the weeks we have been doing lots of work on the Titanic, and last Thursday we did a redraft on our Titanic letters and wrote them on paper. After we did that we ripped little parts of the paper and dabbed wet tea bags to the paper to make it seem like it was old. This was really fun! 

Still on the Titanic topic, we did an experiment on the rivets of the ship. We got some clay and two types of pasta, linguine and spaghetti. Each table had the exact amount of clay and pasta but just the pastas were different! So what we did with the pasta was chop it up into small pieces and mixed it with the clay, we then left them to dry. After they hardened, we got a bucket and tied it with string. We got one of each of the clay rolls one by one we held the roll underneath the string and added weights to the bucket. The spaghetti held 210g and the linguine held 170g. This represented the rivets by the clay as the iron, and the pasta as the things mixed in.  

In numeracy,we started to learn about algebra. Everyone was worried it was going to be hard but it wasn’t that bad! It was stuff like: x + 3 =5, so we know x=2. So really we had been doing lots of this kind of work in textbooks but it would just be what the missing number. 

Here is this week’s vlog: