Month: June 2018

Leading the Learning-football

Kris, Murray and Fraser certainly have the potential to become football trainers in the future! They led a very well-structure football lesson that revolved around learning skills suitable for different ability levels. We had our own mini World Cup games and unfortunately Miss Rogerson’s team lost by a goal in extra time, scored by the very talented Kris Kent! It’s no wonder Ireland didn’t make it to the world cup this year..

Clean Air Day

A truly inspiring and amazing event on Thursday as 99 of our fabulous P6s headed down through the Meadows to the Mound to celebrate and raise awareness for Clean Air Day. The Mound and George Street were closed to traffic and P6s met with councillors for the city who were delighted, amazed and fascinated by the children and their fantastic chanting and marching through Edinburgh to promote to importance of active travel and air pollution on the longest day of the year.

P6 have worked incredibly hard toward the end of term learning about pollutants in our air and the importance of lowering pollution levels in Scotland and across the globe.

What a fine example of ‘Year of Young People’ and of the future generations leading such important activism.

Leading the Learning

We have been extremely lucky this past week to have members of the class leading one another with their own lessons. From sign language to drama with the history of Lego thrown in as well. It has been fantastic to see the children so engaged in planning and carrying out lessons and the enthusiasm of those being taught. Looking forward to the final lessons to come in our final week of P6C!

Seconds From Disaster

P6C enjoyed a wonderful week of trips starting off at the Museum to learn about the 1995 and 97 Volcanic eruptions on Monserrat. The children were given roles as Government, Scientists and members of the public and used their knowledge and evidence provided to work out the best solution for when a natural disaster occurs!IMG_0530IMG_0532IMG_0539IMG_0542IMG_0543IMG_0547IMG_0551IMG_0552IMG_0554IMG_0556

Leading the Learning-Slime!!

I won’t lie, I was slightly worried when a group wanted to teach how to make slime in the classroom for their lesson…I imagined slime covered walls, carpet and ceiling! Due to the great preparation and planning beforehand, Laila, Rehma and Hafsa managed to lead a lesson that ensured pupils were learning about the science behind ‘slime’, as well as each getting to make their own slime to bring home while keeping the room mess-free. Well done girls!

Leading the Learning-Origami

Evie, Isla, Eilidh and Ella led an extremely well organised lesson ‘Origami and Inspiration’. They were so clear at explaining instructions that we had all made origami cats and dogs in about ten minutes! The kids were really excited to find inspirational quotes to write inside their origami animals and then the girls even organised an extension activity to make origami hearts with all resources pre-prepared. Well done girls for the effort put into the lesson!

Jupiter Artland P6A

We had so much fun at Jupiter Artland on Tuesday! We did a workshop with our leader Catherine, we got to forage for natural items in the wood to use to create our own pieces of art…even the teachers got involved! Catherine commented on how creative the kids were making their art work and allowed everyone to present their art to the class for a Q&A session. Afterwards, we did a self guide of Jupiter Artland. Safe to say the ‘weeping girls’ piece got a strong reaction from the children and spiral mounds offer lots of entertainment! The only negative feedback from the kids was that they had to leave! Thanks so much to Evie and Fraser’s mum’s for coming along to help out on the day.

Leading the learning-Chess

Well done Daniel, Abraham and Sheng Chu for teaching a fun chess lesson on Monday! They catered for beginners and for some of the kids this was their first time to play chess. Others got to learn some excellent strategies and they even got to try these out on the ‘chess for kids’ app Daniel, Abraham and Sheng Chu found for us.

Jupiter Artland

Today we had a lovely day exploring Jupiter Artland and the sculptures within the grounds. We spent the first half of the day foraging for materials and creating our own temporary sculptures a la Andy Goldsworthy. Then the second part of the day was spent further exploring the grounds, specifically the hills!

Special thanks to Suzie’s and Danniel’s mum who very kindly accompanied us.

Leading the learning-stop Motion

Cameron, Lyall and Cole taught a really exciting lesson today on using stop motion! We had so much fun making characters and settings with Lego and plasticene and made some exciting videos! Well done to the boys for being so well prepared and they even made their own instructional video to show the class how to do stop motion. Well done boys 😊 #YearofYoungPeople