Dear P7 Families,
Just a gentle reminder to send in swimming kit for P7 B&C on Monday. P7A are on a trip to the Water of Leith on Monday so will be swimming on Thursday.
The P7 Team
P7 worked in mixed class groups on Thursday afternoon to investigate properties of water. A third of the year group investigated water density by trying to layer the water to create a rainbow in a jar. After a little trial and error the pupils got the hang of it. We thought they looked fab.
Nice work, P7s.
Primary 6 welcomed their primary 3 buddies into the classroom this afternoon, for their last Buddy time. They helped their buddies research different animals and the got to play with them afterwards. Primary 6 have loved having buddies and have learnt a lot from this experience.
As if the excitement of Sports Day wasn’t enough, P6A spent the rest of the day making Spanish tapas. In groups, the pupils selected their recipes, identified the ingredients they would need, made a plan of action for the day, translated their recipes into Spanish, and then today they made their dishes.
Although we had help (thank you SO much to the parents who were able to come in and help out), the pupils did much of the work by themselves. The read the recipes, measured the ingredients, timed the different stages and worked collaboratively. It may look a little chaotic, but isn’t that what all kitchens look like?! 😄
The groups and their finished dishes (which were all guzzled up in record time!)
Well done, niños!
A couple of weeks ago, Jennifer, Rory and Haris celebrated the end of a very successful year as part of the Children’s Parliament. Over the course of 8 months, the trio worked alongside Children’s Parliament staff and pupils from across the city to support the What Kind of Edinburgh project, which aims to influence the decisions made by the adults who plan and run the city’s services. The final get together was a chance to celebrate all of the hard work that has gone into the project and to say a fond farewell to pupils and staff that they were working with. It was lovely to see how confident the pupils were in sharing their ideas; it was inspiring listening to their opinions and views on how they feel children should be treated.
Congratulations Jennifer, Rory and Haris- your teachers and classmates are all very proud of you.
A few weeks ago, P6A took charge of the learning by working collaboratively to research, design and construct exploding volcanoes. They chose their own materials and which substances they wanted to use to create an eruption, and did so with good success. Afterwards, the pupils thought about what went well and what they would change if they were able to.
Nice work, P6A!
Primary 6 were putting their creativity to good use during their trip to Jupiter Artland. After taking inspiration from the work of Andy Goldsworthy, the pupils foraged for materials which they later used to create their masterpieces. The aim of the task was to think of shapes that would be considered organic and think about how they might exist in nature. The pupils were complimented by Jupiter Artland staff on their ability to work well together and for their superb engagement in the activity.
After a spot of lunch and some free time, we went out exploring. As expected, the hills were a big hit, as was the amethyst cave, the duck pond and the stone house.
A great day had by all- we even managed to dodge the rain!!
Thank you to the parent helpers who came along to support. 😊
Primary 6 had a ‘thought-provoking’ visit from the British Red Cross on Tuesday, learning about refugees. Primary 6 thought about what it would be like as a refugee.
P6A & B were very happy to welcome P6C up at JGPS today to show them where we have been based over the past few months. We spent some time playing football and rounders in the Bruntsfield Links and generally enjoying some fresh air before heading back in for some lunch (our last at JGHS).
It was great to see the three classes all playing together and working in different teams. And although we’ve really enjoyed our adventure up at JGPS, we’re very much looking forward to being reunited again after the holidays.
A huge thank you to JGPS for being so welcoming to us all. 😊