Primary 6/7 – 15/16
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.
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.”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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!
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!
- “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.”
Today is the start of Holm Health and Well-being week and we have lots of exciting and interesting activities to help us learn about the different areas of Health.
This morning we completed a Scavenger Hunt that taught us lots of different facts about the human body.
- “I enjoyed the hunt because it was really fun.”
- “I learnt that babies have more bones than adults.”
- “I found it interesting and I learned new facts such as babies have more bones than adults.”
- “I was surprised that babies have more bones than adults.”
- “Your left lung is smaller so the heart can fit in your body.”
- “I enjoyed being outside in the sun.”
- “I enjoyed walking around the field, discussing the questions and writing down the answers.”
- “It’s always fun working with children in other classes.”
- “I was shocked that you use more muscles to frown than smile.”
- “I learned that your heart is about the same size as your fist.”
- “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 it takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 muscles to frown.”
- “I learned that the brain weighs 3lbs.”
- “I learned that you have 100,000 hairs on your head and you lose 60 hairs a day.”
On the 17th May, we all took part in Eco Day at school. We all thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of learning opportunities and experiences the activities gave us.
Here are some comments the class made about Eco Day.
“I enjoyed having lots of different Eco activities because you got to go to stations with other classes.”
“It was interesting learning more about the environment and how we are destroying it. We should keep our environment tidy and clean, for not just for us, but the animals as well.”
“Eco Day was fun, especially when we made the bug hotel.”
“I enjoyed learning the Eco song because I think it is a good song. It teaches you how to save the environment.”
“The activities we were doing on Eco Day were fun because they were all different and interesting. I learned not to pollute or litter as it can affect the wildlife.”