Author: missmcgrouther

P6Aโ€™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?! ๐Ÿ˜„

The groups and their finished dishes (which were all guzzled up in record time!)

Well done, niรฑos!


Celebrating a successful year with Childrenโ€™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!



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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Super Sixes

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Learning to calculate area in 6A

Over the past couple of weeks P6A have been developing their knowledge and understanding of area and perimeter. In this particular lesson we had a bit of fun drawing on the tables but don’t worry, no tables were harmed in the process! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Nice and clean again ๐Ÿ˜Š

Baking (part 2)

Yesterday the pupils in P6A worked collaboratively to independently bake cookies and brownies (I was on oven and washing up duty!)

Today they decorated their creations, which are now ready to be sold at the Christmas Fair tomorrow. Come and get yours before they’re all gone!!