P6/7 have been writing formal, persuasive letters to the managers of Space and Transgression. Our aim is to get a hugely discounted, if not free visit. All things wheeled and cool is our pupil choice class topic for the next few weeks. I have been so impressed by the standard of writing, real contexts like this really motivate us to do well. Watch this space, we will let you know how we got on.
On Monday 25th all Macmerry pupils put on a fantastic show. Between all classes the pupils visited France, Italy, Spain (P1/2), China (P3/4), India (P5/6), Africa (P2/3) and the Caribbean (P6/7). There was singing, dancing and brilliant acting. At the end the whole school gathered on stage to end with the classic ‘Rockin all over the world’. A well deserved pat on the back to all, the hard work really paid off!
Macmerry Rocking All Over the World on PhotoPeach
The whole school had its running races on Monday 18th – when the sun finally decided to shine. Pupils competed in year groups and lots of fun was had by all. At the end some pupils from p4-7 took part in the house relay, and some of the teachers also ran a teachers’ race! Well done to you all!
Sports Races on PhotoPeach
Paralymic Athlete on PhotoPeach
Today Leah and Mark went to Ross High to take part in the Big Cook little Cook cooking compition.
BIg Cook Little Cook! on PhotoPeach
All pupils in our school attended an exiciting taekwon-do session today. They did some streches and learned how to punch. They tried to break a block with a side kick. lastly they had to avoid being hit by a large beater. We really enjoyed ourselves.Macmerry Primary experience Tai Kwon Do on PhotoPeach
Today Dr McBean, from Queen Margaret University, spoke to us about the brain. We learned that the brain is the major organ and controls all the other bodily functions such as the lungs, heart, breathing, etc. We got to measure our heart rates before and after excersise with monitors brought in by DR McBean. He showed us where parts of the body are located and allowed us to test our knowledge by taking the parts out and seeing if we could put them all back together again. We found this really exciting!!!! Dr. McBean Visits P5/6/7 on PhotoPeach
Prior to Easter Rev Hill visited P6/7 to discuss Easter from a 21st Century perspective. He retold the Easter story through the use of drama and a lego powerpoint. We also had a question and answer session, it was very interesting! Some pupils even supported Rev Hill during the school Easter service. Rev. Hill visits P6/7! on PhotoPeach
To test air resistance P5 / 6 made parachutes. Their flight ranged from 1.09 seconds to 4.62 seconds but they thought they could improve on their results!
Most thought they could improve on the flight times.
They thought the parachute canopy should be made larger. Some thought the strings should be longer. Others thought they should make the weight lighter.
We made new parachutes and flew them on Wednesday afternoon.
Only two did not improve the flight time. The longest flight was 5.81 seconds, followed by two others at 5.06 seconds.
P 5 / 6How can we improve on ‘Our Parachute Design’? on PhotoPeach
Not sure what to read next? Well, P6/7 just might be able to help you. We have set up a new blog called ‘Macmerry Book Blog’ where we are leaving book reviews and recommendations of our favourtite books. Please visit our site at http://edubuzz.org/macmerrybookblog/ (or click on the link in the side bar) to read all about what we love to read and if you have read the books too we would love to know what you think!