Primary 6 visit to the Archive Centre and Fort George

Primary 6 had an amazing day yesterday learning more about World War 2! In the morning, pupils had opportunity to handle historic documents and see where they are stored. They also discovered how damaged artefacts are restored at the Archive Centre in Inverness. In the afternoon, a visit to Fort George allowed further immersion in real life history. With dressing up in costumes, a guided tour of the museum and exploring the Fort itself proving to be fun, interesting and informative. Thanks to those at both venues for helping to make our school trip a huge success! Thanks also to Blake’s mum, Mrs Wright and Mrs Neil for giving their time to help the day run so smoothly.

Charleston Academy – science visit

Primary 6 thought the science experience today, run by Mr Sharkey and pupils from Charleston, was amazing and awesome!!

Primary 6 learned how to use microscopes and now know the names for parts of the microscope too.

A big thank you to those who visited Beauly and helped us with our learning.

Primary 6 WWII Assembly

Primary 6 pupils shared their learning with pupils, staff, parents and visitors during an Assembly on Friday 3 May. All pupils had been hard working and focused since returning from the Easter holidays and in a very short time had produced an amazing fact sharing Assembly. Information was presented using a timeline, posters, 3D models of gas mask boxes, shelters and homes, with interactive sounds of sirens and planes from chrome books. An Enigma code breaking challenge was given to Ben and Isla of P7. (Well done to them for solving it!)

Very proud of every one of you – you were amazing!!!

Science Week – Magnetism Primary 4-7

Primary 4-7 pupils had fun learning about magnetism in the Primary 6 classroom.   When learning about the properties of magnetic forces, each class watched an interesting video about the world’s magnetic forces and the aurora borealis.  Pupils also learned about the use of electromagnets within health and industries Pupils then went on to investigate magnetism at seven different active learning stations.  Within these stations they explored magnetic poles and their attraction and repulsion. They compared the strengths of different types of magnets and discovered that magnetic forces can travel through various materials.  Pupils were amazed that they could transfer magnetic forces to some metals and then use the metal needles as compasses that found the position of North.  Everyone enjoyed taking part in the fun activities too. Using magnets they made a car racing game and moved ‘stretchy people’ through a maze!