P7@Lagganlia 2019

P7@Lagganlia 2019

Follow our Lagganlia adventures on our blog:

https://scienneslagganlia2019.home.blog

It is always difficult to obtain a signal and upload speeds are extremely slow but we will try our best to post a few photographs and updates while we are away and others when we return.

 

🌈 Exploring water density

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.

P6C Final Buddy Time

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.

P6A’s Tapas Extravaganza

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!

Celebrating a successful year with Children’s Parliament

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.

Exploding Volcanoes in P6A

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!

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Adventuring at Jupiter Artland for 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. 😊

Refugee Awareness

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.