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26th January 2018
Sharing our learning about Natural Disasters: A huge thank you to all who came to our sharing assembly today. The children were very excited to share their learning and your attendance is very much appreciated. The children did a marvellous job and I am very proud of how hard they all worked and how they presented their learning to you. Great job P5! Maybe a little treat is in store...
Photos of our science experiments have been added to the Galleries page
9th January 2018
We have started the New Year thinking about our learning, how we can improve by exercising our brain and how we can develop a Growth Mindset.
The children were set a challenge (to replicate the above shape without touching it), which was purposefully difficult, to enable them to experience how it feels to really struggle with a task. They all experienced plenty of frustration which led to thinking about "What am I missing?" "Can I use a different strategy?" and it was very encouraging to see how most were determined not to give up.
Comments overheard were: "This is messing with my mind!", "I like a challenge", "This is impossible, give us a clue!", "How are you meant to do this?", "I've run out of ideas!"
They were allowed to share ideas, but not the solution. With a small clue, (still very challenging), some were able to experience that incredible sense of satisfaction and pride when they finally solved the challenge themselves - that FEEL GOOD factor that rewards our perseverance and determination!
Primary 5 have been learning about Natural Disasters and how to write a Newspaper Report.
They have made a great job of it.
Our topic this block is Food from Distant Places. The children have been very busy reading food packaging to determine which country the food comes from. We have been identifying the countries on a world map which makes the distance the food has travelled easier to picture. Lots of packaging has been brought in and we are hoping everyone can manage at least one item.
Our class charter and display is almost done. The children brainstormed the rights and rights respecting actions which were important to them and relevant in a school setting. Some last finishing touches for our display!