Author: arogersonp6

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..

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.

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

Sports Day P6A

Here’s a Friday flashback to last week’s thoroughly enjoyable sports day! P6A were wonderful participants and cheered on their team mates in all events. They supported Sophie, Evie, Natalia, Carys, Cole, Jim, Kris and Elias who represented P6A in the house relay. Grange was the P6A winning team on the day with Lauder (woohoo! 🦁) taking the overall win on the day.

Saxophone stars

Ella and Carys wowed the class with a performance of some of the songs they have learned in the short time they have been learning Saxophone; including the Rocky Balboa theme song and a tune from the Greatest Showman. Well done girls, what a great achievement!

Leading the learning-Basketball

Well done to Rory, Carys, Natalia, Sarah and Elias for planning and leading a very active and inclusive basketball lesson this afternoon. Primary 6 are taking the lead and will be teaching their own lessons over the next two weeks. They catered for all abilities and even had an ‘advanced skills’ group. They managed the class superbly and made sure everyone could get involved and learn some basketball skills too. #YearofYoungPeople

Volcano eruptions

Our model volcanoes became very active on Monday and Tuesday afternoon, we experimented with different chemical reactions to make our volcanoes erupt. Safe to say our classroom still smells like vinegar and our little plasticene villages got washed away in the ‘lava’ flow.

coke and mentos-strong reaction Vs tonic water and mentos-no reaction

vinegar and baking soda-strong, fast and bubbly reaction Vs Lemon Juice and baking soda -quite strong, fast reaction