In maths this week we have been learning about and working on decimals. We have been adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals including working with negative numbers. We have been working on rounding to the nearest whole number, tenth and hundredth.
We have also started doing ‘Number of the Day’ where each day we put a new number up and we have to do different mental arithmetic related to the number. Our numbers this week have had one or two decimal places.
In literacy this week, we did a Gaelic written piece about our hopes and wishes for the year ahead. We also completed a book review of Wonder in English.
This week, during our Friday ‘Skills for Life, Work and Creativity’ session, we had a group working on making a moving carriage with an axle which will work on a zip line, a group creating a volcano, a group working with clay to make a scene about endangered animals and many more exiting projects on the go! We also have a team in training for the cross country running festival!
In the third term we are working on finding information in texts and we would like children to come to school with one piece of news they have heard or read. They will present this piece of news to the class each Monday afternoon. In class we will be working on note taking and developing our Gaelic oral skills.
An t-seachdain seo bha àm spòrsail againn a’ bruidhinn mu na saor-làithean againn agus rinn sinn beagan obair air an Matamataigs againn. San dealbh seo tha na sgoilearan ag obair air na h-àireamhan 1-100.
Cuideachd chluich sinn an geama KABOOM, abair spòrs!
Bha sinn cuideachd ag ionnsachadh mu na ràithean agus an seòrsa t-sìde a chì sinn anns gach ràith. Leis an eòlas seo rinn sinn clàr de na mìosan san òrdugh cheart agus dealbhan a’ sealltainn an aimsir anns gach ràith.
On Wednesday 11th of December, our Lego League Team (P6&P7) took part in the First Lego League competition at Edinburgh College. After several months of hard work at school to prepare for the competition, they were ready to meet other teams from Edinburgh.
The program of the day was very busy with 3 robot games, the presentation of an original project, an interview about their core value and a presentation of the design of their robot and code. The start of the day was very stressful with a very disappointing score on the first robot run, but the team managed to practice again and focus for the next two rounds. They ended up at the second place after their third round.
Some images from this last round can be viewed here:
Because the day wasn’t only about programming a robot, we had to wait until the closing ceremony to know about the winners of the day. It turns out that our team won the Core Values award which we are very proud of as it celebrates how much team work we have put in this project. Even more exciting, we also got the second slot for the Scottish Final that will take place in Perth on the 29th of February. Did we mention that the Scottish Finale is just one step away from the International Final in the United States?
Gu h-iongantach bha sinn trang madainn an-diugh a’ cruthachadh taois airson loinnearan Nollaige so-sheasmhachd a chruthachadh, a bharrachd air a sin bha e uabhasach spòrsail a bhith a’ cluich leis an taois.
Gu h-inntinneach bha sinn dìreach a’ cleachdadh salainn, flùr is uisge teth.
Gu toilichte dh’ionnsaich sinn a bhith nas sho-sheasmhaiche gu sònraichte aig àm na Nollaige air sgàth ’s, gu mì-fhortanach gum bi cairtean, craobhan, preusantan is còmhdach-pàipear Nollaig a’ dol dhan sgudal – gu landfill! Thèid an sgrios!
Chuir sinn ùine seachad Diahoine a’ coimhead air obair dachaigh mhìorbhaileach C5. Seo cuid de na pìosan as àlainne. A bharrachd air a seo chunnaic sinn grunn thaisbeanaidhean powerpoint air leth cuideachd! Abair gun do dh’obraich C5 gu cruaidh orra!
This week, we have been continuing to work on enterprise in maths. We researched how much our calendars were costing us to make and then did market research to ask people how much they think they would pay for them. This helped us to work out the costings for our business and we are looking forward to selling them next week.
In literacy, we did an extended piece of Gaelic story writing and thought about using a variety of more interesting adjectives and similes to make our writing engaging.
We are really enjoying reading Wonder as a class novel and it has helped us to discuss many themes including bullying behaviour. It is helping us to think about how others can feel and showing the importance of showing kindness and respect to others.