Month: January 2018

P6C at Burns Unbroke

On Thursday P6C were invited along to visit the Burns Unbroke Exhibition at Summerhall. This was a follow up to two wonderful art workshops with the artist Ciara Veronica Dunne where the class explored the poem Tam O’Shanter, chose our favourite scene from the poem and used indian ink to create our final masterpieces now on display at Summerhall. Huge Congratulations to James Havard, Hugo Verity-Povoas and Oscar Griffin whose recreation of Alloway Kirk was chosen as the winning design for the Burns Unbroke tote bag.

On Thursday we were also lucky to see Andy Cannon’s ‘Oor Rabbie’ performance. Here is a selection of photos of our workshops and our trip to Summerhall.

Mr H


Descripción Fisicá

In Spanish we have been learning lots of different vocabulary that we can use to describe ourselves and others.

First we used context clues found in a scavenger hunt to try and work out the vocabulary that we needed. Then we practised by writing out descriptions for our classmates to guess. Finally we consolidated some of the vocabulary with a game or two of ‘Kahoot!’- a much loved quiz app on the iPads.

Terrific Tam O’Shanter boxes in 6B

Over the past fortnight we have been exploring and talking about the life and works of Robert Burns. We have been thinking about the things that influenced his work and taking a closer look at some of the language used in his poem Tam O’Shanter.

After having summarised the poem (which as we all know is very long) the children split up into groups and were asked to create a scene from the poem using resources found in the classroom. The finished products are absolutely fantastic- I couldn’t have done it better myself!

As you can see, the groups had a very different take on the witches attending the dance!!!

Here are a couple of photos of the kids at work, and the finished scenes.

[See below for Steven Lui Burns Cup Recital photos. Incredibly high standards from all six finalists. Congratulations to Hannah C who was overall winner.]


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Descriptive writing

P6A took advantage of the snowy weather this week to link to our work on descriptive writing. We took photos of the snow in the playground during some heavy snowfall. We used these photos to brainstorm vocabulary and similes as a class and then wrote individual descriptions about the snowy weather.

Marvellous Maths in P6B

This week in Numeracy we have been using the split method and the compensation strategy to solve multiplication problems involving 2 and 3 (or 4) digit numbers.

The Split Method

39 x 6 = ?

30 x 6 = 180

9 x 6 = 54

= 234

The Compensation Strategy

42 x 7 = ?

40 x 7 = 280

+ 14 = 294

We have also been using our knowledge and quick recall of the 1-12 times tables while playing ‘Spiral’ and ‘Spoons’.

Grange house assembly

It was great to gather together for today’s house assembly led by Mrs Anstruther. Today’s topic was setting achievable goals for ourselves. A big thanks to the house and sport captains for setting a great example and for talking to us about pupil choice.

We have had a great first week back in P6B. We have been setting goals for the year and getting excited for the coming term (Benmore!)

The P5-7 ceilidh in the playground was a fab way to end the week.

Never too old for the polydrons!