Encouraging independence, creative thinking and more

Primary 5/6 – 15/16

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First Aid with P5 & P5/6

Today P5 & P5/6 got together to learn about Emergency Action.

  • Know that getting help in an emergency is an important part of first aid.
  • Learn when to get adult help.
  • Know how to call 999.
  • Find out what happens when they call 999 and what information they need to give.
    • I enjoyed first aid because it gave me the experience of how to do first aid.
    • I learnt different ways of treating people if they are in need of first aid – putting pressure on a bleeding wound.
    • I enjoyed the different groups because I enjoy working with others.
    • It was fun doing the quiz because it made me more confident.
    • I enjoyed doing the 999 call because I now know what to do if I am in that situation.
    • If you put butter on a burn it keeps the burn going and it hurts even more.
    • I learnt the basics of first aid.
    • I now know when to phone 999 in an emergency.
    • The computer games helped me identify hazards in the home.

Dancemania – June 2016

At the beginning of this year, Dancemania restarted for Primary 5 – 7.  During this very short time, the children have achieved so much.  I was proud to watch them celebrate in their many successes including:

The ASG Dance Platform where they performed a dance to “Sax” by Fluer;

The international Big Dance Pledge 2016 on May 20th at 1pm;

and recently led the whole school in morning dance sessions.

Thank you to all my Dancemania Divas and Rockstars.  I have loved working with you all.

Victorian Carroll Diagrams

Today P5/6 and P6/7 worked together to find out about housing during the Victorian era. We took a virtual tour of the inside of a rich person’s Victorian house. It was interesting looking at the different objects around the house and finding out the purpose of them. We could draw upon our previous knowledge of the artefacts we have already looked at.

We then completed Carroll Diagrams to compare modern houses and Victorian houses. We found the category ‘Not found in a Victorian home or a modern home very tricky. We found some items that we could find in both such as sinks, drawers and a piano. There were lots of items that could be found in a Victorian home but not a modern home such as a chamber pot, mangle and wash board.

  • “I enjoyed learning through the game as it really made you pay attention.”
  • “We have been looking through a Victorian house and seeing what was in the house.”
  •  “It was fun looking at the different objects from a Victorian house. I learned that a lot of the bedrooms had fireplaces because they didn’t have heating.”
  • “I’ve enjoyed seeing inside a Victorian house because I liked looking at the patterns from the decorations.”
  • “I’ve learned about the chamber pot and that it stayed under the bed.”

Cycling Proficiency

Pupils from Primary 6 participated in cycling proficiency this week. The children learned how to keep themselves safe when cycling on the road. It was a super workshop.

“It was helpful to know what we have to do when we are cycling on a road. I learned how to do the life saver turn.”

“It was really good when we were doing our cycling proficiency because it all helps me to be safe on the roads.”

“I enjoyed doing the life savers move because it lets you look back to see if there are cars or people on the road.”

“Cycling proficiency helped us to be more aware and safer on the road.”

“I enjoyed the cycling  because we got to learn what to do in different situations.”

“I thought it was good because we got to learn about safety on our bikes on the road.”

“I enjoyed doing the cycling because it was fun and it was a good experience!”

 

Inter School Sports- Champions!

On Saturday a group of children from P6 and P7 represented Holm School at the Inter School Sports event at Bught Park. It was an extra special year for the South Highland Athletics Association as it was the centenery  year .Our pupils performed extremely well in the events including 80m, 150m and 600m races, relays, shot putt, high jump and long jump.

Two of the children from P7 broke records for High Jump and Shot Putt .

  • Section 2 High Jump new record- 1m 43cm
  • Section 2 Shot Putt new record- 6m 57cm

Holm won overall for Section 2! What an incredible achievement. We are very proud of everyone who participated. Well done!

Here are some thoughts from our wonderful competitors.

  • “It was a fun experience.”
  • “I liked doing my events, it was really good that the school won and that we broke some records.”
  • “I was really nervous before running the 150m but I felt good after running it.”
  • “I enjoyed doing the relay because it was fun running for the school.”
  • “I thought our team did really well in the relay. I had fun because it was my first time in the competition.”
  • “It was fun cheering and supporting our team when they were running in the race.”
  • “It was good cheering on our team mates.”
  • “I enjoyed the 80m because it’s nice to win.”
  • “I felt nervous for the relay but when it came to the time I really enjoyed it.”
  • “I enjoyed the 80m sprint because I got in the top 3.”
  • “It was fun because we got to try a lot of different sports.”
  • “Personally I felt surprised when I won 1st place.”
  • There were a lot more people than I thought were running in our race.”
  • “There was a good atmosphere and was fun,”
  • “The relay was fun as we were against different schools.”
  • “It was exciting when you were running because we could hear everyone cheering for us.”
  • “It was a great atmosphere competing because we all wanted everyone to do well.”
  • “Everyone was really encouraging and supportive.”

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Sports Day P5/6

We all had a wonderful afternoon at sports day. There was lots of good sportsmanship and great competition. Well done everyone!

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‘Medal Muddle’ Maths

Today we worked in teams of 10 or 11 to solve the problem ‘Medal Muddle.’ We were given a list of countries who had participated in a competition but their scores/positions were muddled up and we had to work out the correct finishing positions. We had to pick out  the key information, put names of the countries on labels and made a human model to solve it. Once we had more information we could move the countries around.

“First we figured out which country came first then worked logically to find out the correct order of the countries.”

“I thought it was fun because it was hard to sort out the countries.”

“Problem solving was fun because I like maths.”

“It was really hard.”

“It was fun working it all out together.”

“It was tricky working in the groups but we got there in the end.”

“It took lots of thinking and problem solving strategies.”

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Health and Well-being Dancing Fun and Boxing

We had a super start to the day with a fun ‘Wake and Shake’ led by our Dancemania group. We joined in with four different dance to wake us up. It was great fun and we can’t wait to do it again tomorrow morning. Thanks Dancemania!

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We also took part in some Boxing sessions with Mr Ross.

There was a very important rule that we had to follow: Don’t make contact with anyone because we were just learning the different types of moves.

We had a great time, thank you Mr Ross!

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  • “I liked boxing because we got to box for the first time.”
  • “I enjoyed boxing because it was the first time and it was really fun.”
  • “I liked boxing because I liked the moves.”
  • “I found it fun because I learned that there are lots of different types of punches.”

 

Health Week

  • I enjoyed health week because it was fun doing things we don’t normally do. I also learnt that an artery is bigger than a vein.
  • I enjoyed the stations because I enjoyed working with other classes.
  • I enjoyed doing Dancemania first thing as it got me moving.
  • I enjoyed making the fruit pizza’s because everyone had their own little job to do.
  • I enjoyed the friendship paper chain with Miss Campbell, we got to choose the words we put on it.
  • I learned about the heart and interesting facts about it such as: the heart beats about 3 billion times in your life.
  • I enjoyed health week because I learned lots of new facts about the body such as: our heart is about the same size as our fist.
  • I enjoyed health week because we got to work with partners, groups and other classes.
  • I learnt that there are twenty muscles in the hand.
  • I liked the yoga because you learnt how to balance.
  • I enjoyed the scavenger hunt because I learnt some new things for example there are four types of blood: A, B, O & AB.
  • I learned that babies have more bones than adults.
  • I learned that it takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 muscles to frown.
  • I learned that the brain weighs 3lbs.
  • I learned that your heart is about the same size as your fist.
  • I learned that you have 100,000 hairs on your head and you lose 60 hairs a day.
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