It has been a really busy end to the term, we had a very sporty week last week with us taking part in sports day. The children competed in teams throughout sports day, they work well together and really encouraged each other. The red and blue teams competed in potted sports, races, a quiz and an art competition. The sports person of the day was Corey he was cheering everyone on and showed resilience throughout. The art competition was really close, with Michal and Karly taking joint first and bonus points awarded to Olivia for amazing effort. We also had our final rugby session last week which the children have loved. Big thanks to Craig who has been coaching the sessions.
Finally our star of the week was Lexi who has been super helpful and polite all week.
Yesterday P5-7s took part the cross country runny competition. Everyone did so well, they all took part to the best of their ability and cheered each other on. Well done to those who finished in the top 3 for their class. Huge congratulations to Jack B who finished 1st overall, Russel who was 2nd and Leo who came in a close 3rd.
Another busy week in P6/7. We enjoyed another rugby session. We finished off our Braw Lads art and started to make some presentations about what we have learned during our topic work this term.
This weeks star of the week was Marco!
Another busy week in P6/7.
This week we have been working on our Braw Lads Art (pictures when they are complete), writing reports and learning all about bar graphs.
More excitingly this week we had our first of 3 rugby sessions with Craig from Galashiels Rugby Club. The children showed great enthusiasm and team work throughout. Here are some pictures from our session in the sun.
Our P7s received their leavers hoodies this week and Miss Moffat came in to visit everyone.
The star of the week this week was Chantelle!
This week we were lucky enough to have a generation science workshop. Although due to COVID the workshop was delivered remotely through videos and teacher input, we had a great time!
The workshop was called Make a Move! We had a large box deliver to the school containing all the resources we needed. Throughout the workshop we learned about how our brain communicates with our body and how are body talks to our brain!
We took part in a range of activities and experiments using heart rate monitors, wobble boards, yoga balls and lots of other fun exciting things!
The boys and girls finished the session learning about the nerves in our hand and made our own mechanical fingers. We were able to follow instructions and work together to learn and have fun!
On Thursday Ms Grant worked with the class to look further at all the different activities that we didn’t get round to, exploring movements, pulse and brains!
Here are some pictures of us taking part:
This week we also create some Tsunami wave art based around the Great Wave Of Kanagawa. These turned out great and some of us really took our time and care to make these fantastic! Pictures of these below.
Michal was our Star of the Week this week for his art work - he is most certainly an artist in the making.
For the past few weeks we have been learning all about time. This week we took the opportunity of a sunny day to get outside to do some learning. We all created a table of activities we could do, estimated how long it would take and then used our iPads to time each other. Once again there was lots of good team work going on.
This weeks star of the week was Adam - he has made lots of improvements this year and continues to work hard and more independently in class.
We are continuing work on puberty and natural disasters also.
This week we have been learning all about Earthquakes!
To demonstrate the impact of an earthquake we carried out 2 experiments. The first of these we used everyday items from around the classroom to make an earthquake proof structures, using a book balancing on bouncy balls to create the shake of a quake.
From this we learn some lessons about the structure of buildings having a wide base and solid foundations made it more stable.
To put this into practise we used some trays of jelly, toothpicks and marshmallows to create structures that were secure, stuck them onto the jelly and shook it like an earthquake. It was great fun and the children worked so well together on the project to get the best results. See the picture and videos below.
We started learning about puberty and everyone was very sensible and mature during our discussion. We will continue to learn about this term,
Finally this weeks star of the week was Corey for growing in confidence to take part in class discussions and being very sensible and mature in the lay ground by not getting involved in arguments and silly behaviour. Well done Corey your a star!
Another busy week in P6/7! This week we have continued to learn all about Volcanoes. We completed making our volcanoes using paper mache and painted these to complete the look. Lots of teachers and staff commented on how good they looked as the passed them in the hallway. We then took these outside upon Friday to make an explosion. Although the coke and mentos was a #epicfail. The bicarbonate and vinegar made some slow eruptions, unfortunately none of the volcanoes went boom but non the less we had a fun time making and playing with them. See some pictures below of before and after!
We have continued to work on time this week and will soon be moving on to looking at money.
The P7s have been doing their SNSA assessments this week also which pupils complete in P1, P4 and P7. These will show teachers what other things we need to work on this year.
P7s please remember to order your hoodies and complete the form sent out for the Academy.
This weeks Star of The Week was Olivia - for showing maturity and working well on tasks in class!
Next week we will all begin learning about puberty and changes to our bodies. Miss Notman will send out some further information about this, this week. You may wish to discuss this topic further with your children.
It is the final term of the school year and it will be a busy one as usual.
over the past couple of weeks we have continued our topic of natural disaster and have been learning about Volcanoes. This week we started to build our own volcanoes. Pictures of the beginning of the process are below. We can’t wait to see whose volcano will make the biggest eruption!
In maths we have been learning about time and will soon be moving onto data handling.
As a class we have started reading a new class novel - The Boy at the Back of The Class. So far the children have been discussing figurative language and making predictions.
Well done to everyone who took part in the Big Pedal this year, it was so amazing to see all the bikes and scooters everyday! Congratulations to all the winners of the golden padlock. Pictures of all the winners are on the school Facebook page.
P7s remember to order your P7 leavers hoodie and return your form for the Academy.
Our first star of the week this term was Grace - for always working hard and getting on well when working in a group.
This week we also said goodbye to one of our P6s - we wish her the best of luck with her move and starting a new school. She will be missed by us all.
It is very important that the children continue to complete reading homework and remember to wear PE kit on Mondays and Thursdays.