This term, we have started a Science block looking at Changes in Substances. Over the last two weeks we have been carrying out experiments specifically looking at physical reactions. Today, we were investigating heating and cooling using a range of different materials. We then looked at our findings and determined if it was a reversible or irreversible change.
It was our final lesson in this Shape block today and we were allowed to choose an activity to support or extend our knowledge. Some of us were investigating nets to make open cubes. Some of us were assembling nets of strange looking shapes and joining them together to make a cube and some of us were using square based pyramids to see if we could make a cube. At first, we couldn’t see how joining our shapes would or could make a cube. We had to use our problem solving skills to figure it out. It was hard but we managed!
We had so much fun in practical maths building nets for 3D shapes. In the first few weeks of term we were building easier shapes such as cubes and cuboids. Over the last two days, we have moved on to 3D shapes with triangular faces, such as tetrahedrons and octahedrons. Today, we used our skills to build a “snap dragon” but we were disappointed to find that it didn’t actually snap!
We arrived safely and got settled into our lodges. Some of us went mountain biking, some went on a rope course and others went rock climbing. We had tomato soup for a starter, macaroni cheese and salad, new potatoes for tea.
In the evening we did a night rope course. We had great fun!
Love From Primary 7
P7 enjoyed a performance and took part in 3 workshops on Thursday 7th September….
P7 have been drawing mini-beasts on to large boards ready to be cut out and painted by each class.
P1 – spiders, P2 – ladybird, P3 – snail, P4 – butterfly, P5 – worm, P6 – bee and P7 – dragonfly
These will be displayed on the fence beside the KIRKHILL PRIMARY sign
P7s – bring in your memory stick if you would like a copy of these photos 🙂
Monday 29th May 2017
Our trip to My World of Work, Church Street in Inverness – we took part in the Digital Doctor and CreativITy workshops.
Thursday 25th May 2017
We had a great morning making lego vehicles and programming them to travel around the mats in the classroom.
A fun morning was had by all finding out about safety at Cameron Barracks, Inverness. Groups moved around 8 stations, spending 10 minutes at each. The stations visited were SSE, Police Transport, Internet Safety, SEPA, Fire Brigade, Rail Safety, Construction and Drugs & Alcohol.
It was good to mix with P7 pupils from our cluster.