Month: March 2018

Spanish lessons with Alba

Thank you to Alba who very kindly spoke to us all today about fallas, which is celebrated in Valencia. As always, you are a tremendous support to us all in our Spanish lessons and help us to develop our understanding of Spanish traditions.

Muchas gracias 😊

Firepit fun

A huge thank you to Mrs Christie for spending her afternoon with P6A in the nature strip where we got to safely use flint and Steel to make fires, using whatever materials we could find on the strip. After, we got to use the firepit and Kelly kettles to make yummy hot chocolate and popcorn. We raised a glass to Mrs Christie as it is her last week in Sciennes. What a great afternoon, thanks to everyone who helped out!

An active start to Sport Relief

What a fun way to celebrate Sport Relief: with a ride to school in honour of the very fabulous Mrs Christie, and a run in the sun for our weekly mile.

Well done and thank you to everybody who joined in on the cycle, and to the P6 kiddies for their running efforts.

1960s Jeopardy

P6A had a lot of fun reading about the 60s this week! They created questions and answers based on a reading passage on 1960s music, fashion and technology. Using the Qs they made, they worked in pairs to make their Jeopardy gameboard- they went head to head with other pairs, giving them an answer in a certain category for the other team to guess the question! For added fun, we did a whole class version using whiteboards. The children had to do a quick scan through the reading passage to find the answer and wrote a suitable question. Many golden credits were earned in this nail biting game!

Maths in the sunshine ☀️

We took advantage of the sunshine today to take our learning outdoors. The kids worked in groups to draw shapes (to scale) that matched the given area or perimeter. We encountered a couple of problems along the way, but were able to come up with solutions and alternative options.

Machlan Boxing Champion!

A huge congratulations to Machlan Arthur on becoming Scottish boxing champion last weekend. An incredible achievement and one we’re all proud of in P6C. Maybe a few question marks about the pose !

Rebels and Redcoats at Edinburgh Castle

P6B had a fab time up at Edinburgh Castle today. Our trip was split into two parts: the first was spent exploring the castle from a jacobite’s point of view and the second from a redcoat’s. Our guides took us to some key points in the castle, where they told us stories from the time (some of them funny) and taught us lots of interesting facts. We also had the chance to explore replica weapons, items and clothing, and we developed our understanding of what life would have been like for the soldiers on either side.

P6A Jacobites

For the past two weeks P6 have been studying Jacobites as a mini topic. In class we studied the Stuart family tree, the Massacre of Glencoe and several of the Jacobites battles in detail; Battle of Killiecrankie, Battle of Prestonpans and the Battle of Culloden. We also compared and contrasted Jacobite and Red Coat soldiers and had an amazing time at Edinburgh castle today at the ‘Rebels and Redcoats’ workshop.

First, we looked at life as a Red Coat soldier. The children learned about the defences at Edinburgh castle, they then got to dress up as grenediers and officers and look at the red coat weapons.

After watching the 1 o clock gun, we then got to see the prisons where Jacobite soldiers were kept. Then it was back to the education centre to dress up as highlander soldiers, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Flora MacDonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie in disguise as Betty Burke

It has been a busy two weeks learning about the Jacobites. A big thank you to Mr Howie who took all of P6 for a ‘Beat the Redcoats’ battle strategies lesson to help the kids plan the terrain and position their soldiers in preparation for a battle against red coat soldiers. Here are some pics from our topic these past two weeks.