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S1 Mathematicians are ‘blasting off’

S1 Mathematicians are ‘blasting off’

S1 pupils in Maths have had an excellent start to their academy journey and for the past three weeks have been taking part in a project centred around Black History Month and Space Week.  The pupils watched the film ‘Hidden Figures’ which is the story of 3 amazing black, female mathematicians who worked for NASA  in the 1950s, and their involvement in early space travel.  The pupils then carried out some research on one of the main characters in the film, or on Maths in the Past, Present and Future of Space Travel.

We have been really impressed with the conversations and understanding shown by the pupils, they have really engaged with the project, and we have had some really interesting responses to our questions about the film.

Pupils had a choice of how they wanted to present their research, and we have received a wide variety of, reports, powerpoints, posters and hand drawn artwork that pupils have used to share their research.  A small selection are shown below, we hope to find a way to share the learning wider after the October break.

Well done S1!!

S1 Scientists are GO

S1 Scientists are GO

Well done to our budding S1 Scientists who have all graduated from their ‘Introductory Science’ topic.  We are almost finished the practical assessments which are to ensure our pupils have the skills and confidence to conduct practical experiments safely.

What have we been learning? Well we have been lighting Bunsen Burners safely, identifying hazard symbols, making crystals, burning magnesium and learning skills such as graph drawing and equipment diagrams.

It has been a busy term already but all pupils have a google classroom and all materials can be found here so they can recap their lessons and build on their knowledge.

Well done S1!

Pupil Lockers for session 2021-2022

Pupil Lockers for session 2021-2022

If you are new to the school, please watch the short video above before requesting a locker.

We ask that S1 and S2 pupils request lockers from the bottom row, S3 & 4 request from the middle row and the S5 and S6 pupils request from the top row lockers.

To request a locker pupils should use the link below, which is now live.

LOCKER REQUEST FORM

Once you have your confirmation email, go to your locker and try combination 0000 and 2021.  If neither of these work, show your confirmation email to Mr Smith (Janitor) or Mr Gardner (DHT) who will help you reset your locker code.

 

 

e-Sgoil – extra support for our Senior Phase Learners

e-Sgoil – extra support for our Senior Phase Learners

As part of the national e-learning programme , e-Sgoil are offering extra support and resources to help our young people with their learning and understanding of several subjects at all levels.

Please click the link below for more information.

e-Sgoil – Supporting Senior Phase Learners April 21

 

This is an extra resource to the in school provision and is designed as additional help to Senior Phase Learners. Please see the Senior phase Subject Drop in Timetable to view the subjects e-Sgoil accommodate.

 

Support from e-Sgoil would benefit any Senior Phase pupil who feels they need to catch up on any missed learning due to lockdown. Any pupil interested should register to take part by clicking on the link.

 

 

Equality and Inclusion

Equality and Inclusion

This week is National Empathy Week with a focus on young people across the world putting empathy into action and developing the skills of leadership and resilience along the way.

February is also LGBT+ history month with a theme of ‘body, mind, spirit’

Pupils please access the ‘equality and inclusion’ page on our Supporting pupils site, via the tile on your GLOW launchpad, for further information and resources on these topics.

 

Online Safety Event – Wednesday 24 February 2021

Online Safety Event – Wednesday 24 February 2021

Please find below information that has been shared with us about a Facebook Live event about Online Safety, that is taking place on Wed 24 Feb, 7-8pm. As you will see from the information, questions should be forwarded prior to the event to info@cybersafescotland.org and these will then be answered during the event.

CyberSafe Scotland will be hosting a live Facebook event on 24th February 7-8pm to discuss online safety tips for children and young people. Annabelle Turner (CyberSafe Scotland) is being joined by Dr Kandarp Joshi from CAMHS and DI Lesley Clark from Police Scotland to answer any questions parents/carers or professionals have. Young people are also welcome to join this live event and ask any questions they might have.

Here is the event page  – Online Safety Facebook Live | Facebook – it links through so parents/carers etc can get this in their Facebook diary if they are interested and then join live from there. You do not need a Facebook account to join this event.

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