Primary 5 Blog (2018-19)

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STEM: We Are Sailing (By Lucas, P5A)

 
In P5A, for our STEM challenge we had to create our own boats. They were only successful if they a) were able to float, b) stay waterproof and c) hold 500 grams.


STEM: We Are Sailing (By Bruce, P5B)

 

This week in P5B, we took part in a pirate-themed STEM challenge. P5Bs challenge was to build a Pirate ship and the ship had to have an anchor and it had to look like a pirate ship.

We tested our ships at the end to see if they could hold 500g – three of the ships managed it but and three didn’t!


STEM: We Are Sailing (By Hope, P5C)

Yesterday, the 07.11.18, P5C did a huge STEM challenge. Our task was to make our very own boats ⛵️, only with recycling. It was so so much fun.

We had 15 minutes of planning time and 35-40 minutes to make them. Once our time was done we tested them out in the water. First, we put them with nothing in/on it and then we put a wight in/on it.

We all enjoyed it thanks to Mr Hay.


Baking and Building!

It’s been a very busy week in P5!  We have been making apple and cinnamon loaves which went down a treat. P5 had to carefully measure, mix and weigh all the ingredients. A special thanks to Mrs Ross for helping to keep us right!

In the second half of the afternoon, P5 were set a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) challenge. The task was to build a bridge which was a) functional and could support weight and b) attractive to look at. We looked at some bridges around the world for inspiration and the results were brilliant and really creative.

We hope that you all have a brilliant October break, and a well deserved rest.


Wait… I’m Lost…

It’s been a beautiful morning, so we thought we better spend it outside!

P5B have been learning to make and follow compass directions. By working in learning partners, everyone picked a start and end point. Our directions had to be as specific as possible, including paces and turns according to their compass.

We had the chance to test out different sets of directions to see if we could follow them easily. The results were mixed!

Well done P5B!


Fantastic Flying Forces!

Primary 5 had a special visit from the National Museum of Flight. Each class learnt the reason for an aeroplane’s shape, what they need to stay in the air and much more! We took part in lots of fun experiments, and even had a paper aeroplane race!

What a great day, well done everyone!

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Making Angles… Not Angels!

This week we have been learning about angles and the names used for them, depending on how many degrees they measure.

There was lots of new vocabulary, as well as revisiting some terms we’ve used before (acute, right angle, obtuse, straight angle and reflex). P5b have worked super hard and even braved the drizzle to work as a team to demonstrate these angles.

Well done!


Budgeting in P5B – THE RESULTS!

Wow – what a week it has been! P5 have been working super hard in their budgeting challenge. We’ve paid, rent, council tax and even some fines for not paying a bill on time!

Each ‘family’ came together to manage their money really well, they even received some hard earned cash for their brilliant efforts in different tasks this week. Throughout the week each member of the family was able to calculate different amounts of money which was due as well as the change they required. We had our trusty banker on hand to collect in the money and ensure the correct change was given.

Leader Board…

1st: The Adams family – finished with £50 left

2nd: The Clark family – finished with £30 left

3rd: The Skelton family – finished with £25 left

4th: The Stuart family – finished with £5 left

5th: The Smith family – finished with -£5

A very well done to P5b for their efforts this week, we have made it to Friday with  brilliant idea of how important it is to ‘make money last’.


Our Budgeting Challenge!

This week, all over Scotland it is maths week! P5 have just been set an exciting budgeting challenge.

Each table has been given a family name, different professions, different weekly wages and different bills – just like real life!

In their families, It’s P5’s challenge to budget their money for the week the best they can. There will be chances for them to earn a little bit extra money but also some surprise expenses to come their way. We’re off to a flying start as rent was paid very quickly!

Check back later in the week to see which ‘families’ manages to budget the best!

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Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a fantastic summer and is ready for all the exciting challenges and opportunities that Primary 5 will bring. This year Mrs Moffat and Mrs Kane will be teaching P5A, Mr Morrison will be teaching P5B and Mr Malone will be teaching P5C.

Keep checking back here as the year progresses for more updates and photos!