Sunday, 30 November 2014

P7 Lothian Junior Chess League Day One

Sciennes, fielding four teams, made an excellent start in the first event of the new season, Lothian League Day One, run by Lothian Junior Chess at Wester Hailes Education Centre on 24th November. The season started with the highest number of teams entered for this event for six years and the Sciennes' teams performed extremely well.

P5 & Under A League
P5 & Under B League
 P6/7  A League
P6/7  B League
Congratulations to our P5 pupils who played extremely well.
P5 & Under Graded
1st Place        Aidan Davis       

P5 & Under Ungraded
3rd Place        Cole Turnbull                3.5 on tie break
Sara Ghafoor also scored  3.5 points and was awarded a medallion.
Fedor Chetsov (P6) came top in this section but was ineligible for the first place trophy so instead he received a special trophy.

Thank you to Bill Platts and all the parents who helped with organisation, transport and supervision. 

Friday, 28 November 2014

"God Only Knows" Tribute Video Now Available on CBBC Website

Primary Seven, you can now watch the CBBC Friday Download God Only Knows Music Tribute - featuring many of your clips! - on the CBBC Friday Download website:

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

In Tribute to You, Wonderful, Creative P7

Sciennes Tribute to BBC Music from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.

Interviewing for a Fantasy Hero

We are looking at the Fantasy genre in our literacy work. Today we thought about qualities of a hero/heroine, qualifications they might have and previous experience they might bring to the post. We let our imaginations run wild then we completed application forms for the job. Our interview panel, Christopher and Manju, selected four candidates for interview. We then voted to select our hero. Congratulations to Pepper, the successful candidate!

Making Parabolic Mirrors with the maths students.

P7C have been fortunate in working with three maths students, Martina, Melanie and Andrew, for the past three weeks.
They have been learning about parabolas and today they made parabolic mirrors to  learn about focus.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Players' Player Trophy

Many congratulations to Phoebe, chosen by her team-mates to receive the Players' Player trophy. 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Blue Peter Badge

Quite a few of our pupils are sporting Blue Peter badges. Information on how to apply for one is available here:

We've still to find out how Mrs Noble got her Blue Peter badge!

P7 CBBC Friday Download Music Tribute

Lovely BBC Researcher Jenny Garton has been in touch to say that some of the P7 pupils' video clips will be used in the CBBC Friday Download television programme to be broadcast on CBBC next week on Saturday 22nd November 10am. Jenny has been very encouraging about the children's work and was delighted they had so much fun working on it. She also shared that the team who worked on the actual BBC Music "God Only Knows"  video is working on editing their programme's Music Tribute! The tribute version is being created using video clips submitted by children all over the UK and the single is being sold in aid of Children in Need. Thank you Jenny for giving us the opportunity to get creative!

CBBC Friday Download Anti-Bullying

If you didn't manage to see CBBC Friday Download's Anti-Bullying programme on Saturday 15th November you can catch it on BBC iPlayer.

Friday, 14 November 2014

P7 Children in Need Superheroes

Robyn and Cerys Star Athletes

Well done to Robyn and Cery for receiving certificates and trophies from Edinburgh Athletic Club.

Football Player's Player Trophy for Zoe!

Congratulations to our Lauder Sports Captain Zoe for receiving this great Player's Player Trophy from Boroughmuir Thistle Football Club.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Can You Learn the BBC Ten Pieces Connect It Dance, P7?

Can you learn this body percussion dance, P7? Edinburgh born composer and performer, Anna Meredith (who was Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)  shows you how!

In part 1 Anna demonstrates: 'hand swirls', 'snake wave' and 'swimming haka':

In part 2 Anna demonstrates: 'three stage taps', 'cross and yeah' and 'yo-yo'

In the third part of the tutorial Anna demonstrates: 'knee slides' and 'final yeahs'

In this split screen film Anna shows the classroom version alongside the film of Connect It