P5/6M have been working hard on our Mars topic. We researched in groups whether we thought it would be better to live on Mars or Venus and on Monday we presented our choice to the class – we were split 50/50 as to which planet we thought would be better!
Today we did a reading activity about a Marrog – an alien from Mars! We worked in partners with one person reading the poem and the other listening carefully for details of what the Marrog looks like so they could draw him.
Everyone in P5/6M has enjoyed celebrating Book Week, especially dressing up as our favourite characters today! We’ve taken part in lots of activities, yesterday we had a look at Storycraft, which is World Book Day’s web-based storytelling tool. We watched a video where the author Marcus Sedgwick taught us how to bring our characters and setting to life in our stories. Today we listened to the story Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll from a book that belonged to Miss Meldrum’s Mum when she was a child! This inspired us to create our own wonderland which we enjoyed drawing and writing about using some of the tips from Marcus.
On Tuesday P6 enjoyed the first set of activities planned for their transition project. Everyone came back to school excited about the activities and the new friends they had met. Watch this space for pictures each week. I was very proud of all of the children from Kirkhill as they behaved really well and kept going even if the activity was challenging. Well done P6 !
P5/6M read the Gruffalo in Scots and created a wanted poster for the Gruffalo using Scots language.
P5/6M did a grammar hunt with Mrs Holland, searching for nouns and adjectives around the classroom and sorted them onto people pictures.
In Kirkhill this week all classes have been taking part in inventor week. For inventor week to be a success pupils needed to use a lot of skills including drawing, writing, reading, problem solving and construction skills as well as their science skills.
Some of the things classes have been inventing include:
Magnet mobile phones
3D car mats
Wall paper designs
Waste paper bins
Rubbish collector for the playground
The children had to work in small groups to design, plan and construct their inventions
Ella, Paige, Dylan and Daniel from P5/6 said “We loved building our invention. It was such good fun!”
By Lana Cartney P7
Big Me Day
In Kirkhill this week the children have been taking part in Big Me day. The children donated £1 and were allowed to come to school dressed as what they want to be when they grow up. The school raised £160 for ActionAid which will go towards supporting some of the world’s poorest children. The money will help the children get a better education and hopefully a future career.
The best costumes were picked out for a picture that will be shown on the office TV.
The majority of the children came dressed up as footballers, doctors, policemen, builders, vets, gymnasts, dancers, singers and YouTubers.
Carly McIntosh in P7 said “I enjoyed dressing up as a dancer and I liked that it was for a good cause.”
It sounds like everyone had a great day for a great cause. Well done!
By Iona Matson P7
In September 2016 P4-P7 had a healthy breakfast. The breakfast was to encourage kids to eat healthier and let them try some new foods.
We had some great results! 92 children said they liked the breakfast and 2 children said that they didn’t. 26 people liked toast the best,20 people liked bagels the best and 14 people liked watermelon the best. Grapefruit, Fruit juice and cornflakes were liked the least. All together 96 children attended the healthy breakfast. Iona Matson in p7 said “My favourite fruit at the healthy breakfast was pineapple and strawberries. My least favourite food was melon.”
Mostly at home children have toast (29) cereal (19) and fruit (13) for breakfast. 24 children said that they don’t have breakfast at home.
Teri in P7 said “It’s a great idea! I only wish we could do it more often.”
By Carly McIntosh P7
Anna Collins, Chris Darlington, Valerie Sutherland and Marian Pirie
Anna Collins, Laura Smith, Victoria Harrison and Rachel Charlton
Mrs Muirhead Kerr
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