It has been a very exciting month for Primary 6!
Firstly, a huge congratulations to our Euroquiz team who gained 1st place in the competition! They all worked so hard and we could not be more proud of them. After a well-deserved break, we will be preparing for the next stage of the competition which will take place in Edinburgh in May.
We really enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters on World Book Day. With Mrs Bain, we had been working on our own super hero comic strips using the Ipad. Some of us presented this to the whole school during assembly.
We have been busy writing our own Victorian diary entries about a day at school. The pupils worked very hard and the diaries are on display in our classroom.
We are still reading our class novel “Holes” and working through the active reading strategies. Last week, with a partner, we created character wheels, giving descriptions of the main characters in the book.
We have been working hard in maths. We have been learning about information handling, probability and designing our own questionnaires.
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The Maritime Museum was a trip to remember! We got to play with toys from the Victorian eras which are very different from the toys we have today. We enjoyed playing a game of tiddlywinks, a traditional Victorian game.We also shared our knowledge of Victorian Scotland. We took part in a quiz which allowed us to explore the museum, looking for clues.
The homework handed in every week is a pleasure to correct, particularly in topic. The children have worked extremely hard, producing some fantastic pieces of artwork, inventions and time capsules!
We recently paid a visit to the Mission centre where we took part in an active adaptation of the Easter journey. During this, the children were given the chance to explore the Easter journey in great depth and detail led by a great team of group leaders. They created art work, took part in drama and sang songs which made for a very enjoyable morning.
We have been taking part in lots of fun activities in an effort to raise money for S.C.I.A.F. The Disney dress up day was a huge success, along with wearing green for St. Patrick ’s Day. We also organised our own class jumble sale. Thank you for your generosity.
We have been practising our bat and balls skills in gym with Mrs Armstrong through games like badminton and table tennis. This really helped us for the badminton festival which we participated in, in St. Machar academy. It was great to work in groups with pupils from other schools in our local area.
The children were invited to the Aberdeen Sports Village to attend a football workshop which was very enjoyable. They learned lots of new skills and were complimented on their excellent behaviour and effort.
This week, an enthusiastic group of young musicians from Aberdeen University ran a ‘Popalong’ event for us. The band played lots of instruments – piano, violins, guitars and percussion – and taught us two great songs, “Happy” and “Best fake smile”, which have both become firm favourites in the P6 classroom. In the space of an hour, we managed to learn all the lyrics along with some actions. With the Primary 5’s and 7’s, we then performed for the whole school along with the band . This was an amazing experience.