P7H – 30.10.20

Reflective Friday – 30.10.20

Literacy – William, Belle, Ariana and Aysu

This week in literacy the spelling pattern was ‘ily’ for example gloomily, unnecessarily, momentarily and extraordinarily.

We also write a persuasive article about selling a spooky, mansion house. We had to give lots of details about the mansion, we had to use persuasive language to help us sell the spooky house.

Numeracy – Katie, Korey, Connie and Alfie

In Numeracy we looked at calculating the perimeter and area of shapes. We looked at finding the area of a right-angled triangle.

We learnt that to calculate area you have to times the measurement of the width by the length and to calculate perimeter you have to add the measurement of the sides. We also tried to solve word problems with area and perimeter.

IDL – Jessica, Iggy, Darcey and Tosia

In topic we researched about Hurricane Katrina and wrote a case study about it. The case study was on the social, economic and environmental impacts.

In PE we tested our speed by marking how far we could run in 10 seconds then we tried to beat ourselves.

Our highlight this week was taking a walk around the school to see everyone’s pumpkins.

Home Learning options – William, Belle, Darcey and Tosia

We could ask a parent to draw a 2D shape and then we need to work out the perimeter and area of the shape.

We could search up some words ending in ‘ily’ and ask someone to test us.

We could practice our times tables.



P7H – 16.10.20

P7H, well done for getting to the October holidays! You have all worked so hard, and have had one of the toughest first terms any P7 have had in many years. Everyone has done such a good job at adapting and following the new rules to keep each person in the school safe and you have all set an excellent example to younger classes to follow. We have lots of exciting things for next term so make sure you come back well rested and ready to learn! Enjoy your holidays – you have earned them! Mrs Haynes 🙂


This week we wrote an imaginative story as if we were an animal on Kensuke’s Island. We had to include similes and metaphors in it and make sure that we recorded our animals thought and feelings about Michael being on the island.

Our spelling sound was le and ly. Remember to look up some words in the dictionary to challenge yourself with spelling this week.

We also did a comprehension on Tsunamis. We had to make sure we wrote our answers in sentences.


This week we were focusing on dividing decimals! We divided by 10, 100 and 1000 as well as multiples of these numbers e.g. 400.

We found a cheat for dividing with decimals – if you divide by 10 then you just move the decimal forward one space.

The hot group did some decimal problem solving using calculators.


We made our natural artwork using leaves. Have a look at what we made in the pictures below.

We also had to try and escape the international space station! We had to use lots of problem solving skills as well as literacy, maths and general knowledge. https://eo-cdt.org/escape-room/

In natural disasters we started to learn about hurricanes. We discovered how they are formed and how they are measured.


P7H – 9.10.20

Reflective Friday – Katie, Korey,Aysu,Ariana, Fergus and Charlie    9/10/20 


This week in spelling we looked at the pattern ‘le’ at the end of words. Some examples of these words would be disentangled, tentacle, axle & wrinkle. We then each completed a spelling game to practice them.  

We looked characterisation on our class novel Kensukes Kingdon. We came up with 6 times in a chapter where we thought Michael or Kensuke were felling different emotions. We then wrote a sentence about why we thought they were felling that way. 

Numeracy/ Maths 

In maths this week we have been learning about using our times tables to help us with larger sums like 46 times 500. First we would do 46 times 5 and then we would move the number that we got up 2 place value, here is a prove it sheet made by Ariana and Aysu. 

For numeracy ninjas there was 2 new champions that got 30 on their score and the champions were Iggy and Belle (Darcey got 30 last week and this week.) 


This week we worked more on our volcano PowerPoints we also shared them with our table and discussed the pros and cons of our research. Instead of doing more natural disasters we looked into a painting called “the great wave of Kanagawa” first we sketched the outline of the painting secondly, we painted the background with different colours and contrasts thirdly, we painted the wave, the boats then mount fuji. We also did leaf art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy earlier in the week. It is making a pattern round a tree make each line different colours like red then orange then yellow. We didn’t manage to finish them as it was too windy and all the leaves blew away. We are planning to do it next week (if it is not windy). 

What we enjoyed 

We enjoyed doing ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ artwork. 

 We liked doing the leaf artwork and it was very enjoyable and fun.  

We enjoyed RME and learning about the 5 main religions in the world. 

Next steps/home learning 

You could make some leaf artwork outside using the autumn colours. 

Try and work on your times tables if your struggling in maths, we are going to be using these lots over the next few months!!! 

You could practise your spelling, look up words in the dictionary to challenge yourself. 


Reflective Friday – 2.10.20 

Literacy Alfie and Rebecca 

This week we have done a discursive essay on whether Daleks should stay in Buckstone or not. We used our signpost words for help, this taken 3-4 days to plan and write.  

For spelling we used the pattern au and aw e.g. launch, crawled, automatic and exhausted etc. Once we wrote our spelling words we needed to check if they were right and the ones, we got wrong we played a game with. 

In Kensuke’s kingdom this week we read some of chapter 6. So far in chapter six we have read that Michael has seen two boats and tried to get their attention, but he did manage to do it so decided that he will make a big beacon behind some rocks so that Kensuke wouldn’t see it. After that there was a storm that lasted a few days but luckily when it ended Michaels beacon was still intact.  

Numeracy/ Maths – Gregor and Lauren 

This week in maths we have done column subtraction and multiplication. We are starting to use Decimals in are column maths and are getting better at it.  

It is maths week Scotland this week. We have looked at different jobs that require mathematics and algebra. It is exciting to look at all the jobs that require these 

We have looked at rounding numbers and estimating answers with those rounding numbers. This can be tricky at times due to what kind of number your rounding it to. We also used decimals with this as well.  

IDL/other Roni and Emily 

This week we have learned how to make a successful volcanic eruption using ingredients such as: bicarbonate of soda, dish soap, vinegar and red food colouring. 

In PE this week we played capture the flag which is a tactical game that includes teamwork and strategies.  

In ICT this week we researched famous volcanos such as Krakatoa, mount fuji and other volcanoes. 

What we enjoyed 

We enjoyed erupting our volcanoes. 

We enjoyed playing capture the flag in PE 

We also enjoyed erupting the volcanoes. The ingredients were: Bicarbonate of soda, fairy liquid, food colouring and vinegar. It was cool! 

Next steps/home learning 

  • Practise your times tables to help us with our multiplying decimals.  
  • Make a power point on some facts you know about some things you learnt this week. 


P7H – 25.9.20

Reflective Friday –25.9.20 WilliamRebecca M, Alfie, Roni, Emily and Iggy P7H 


In spelling we did our P7 words after that we tried to find words that had they same spelling pattern like ou and ow 

We read ch5 of our class novel Kensuke’s kingdom and tried to find the different emotions and interfering Michael felt 

We were planning for our discursive essay on daleks staying in Buckstone or not to stay. We looked at ‘signpost words’ and what makes a good essay.  

Numeracy/ Maths-Iggy Emily  In maths this week we have been doing chimney sums with decimal points including adding and taking away. On Tuesday and Friday, we did numeracy ninjas most of us got blue belt or red belt. On Friday we did a morning challenge called count down, to play you must follow these rules, you get six numbers, with the six numbers you have to  make one big number.` 

IDL/other Alfie and Roni 

  • In topic this week we made volcanos out of newspaper and paper cuts/rolls. After we sculpted our volcanoes, we used a mixture of hot water and PVA glue to smooth it out. We also researched about Composite, shield and cinder cone volcanoes along with Pyroclastic flows.
  • We tried to figure out what type of trees are by using a guide in the P7 area.
  • In PE this week we played a new tactical game called Capture the flag. We got split into two teams and the goal was to bring the other team’s flag back to your side to win.

What we enjoyed 

  • We enjoyed making the volcanoes 
  •  We enjoyed planning for the discuses easy  
  •   We enjoyed numeracy ninjas 

Next steps/home learning 

You could practice your times tables 

You could practice some words you find hard                 

You could practice your decimal column sums 


P7H – 18.9.20

Reflective Friday – Gregor, Lauren, Jack, Andrew, Sam and Charlie


In literacy this week we have been preparing a discursive essay. This essay is about Daleks moving into Buckstone, should they stay or leave?We looked at some more advanced words to use and looked at other Discursive essays. We also finished chapter 4 on Kensuke’s kingdom. Michael is still on the island and he has found an old man who looks like an orang-utan. We did some drama to help us imagine how Michael feels, we did role on the wall while others asked us questions. have a look at the pictures below. We also have done lots of fun morning challenges to get our brains working in the morning. [especially Monday mornings]

Numeracy/ Maths 

In maths we rounded decimals and significant digits, it challenged most of us. 4 or under rounds down and 5 and over rounds up, an example would be: 37567 rounded to the nearest 100 would be 37600 and rounded to 2 significant digits would be 38000. We used it to build a millionaire power point. We enjoyed building our PowerPoints. We were adding decimals up to 4 points. We all need to speed up and improve our accuracy.


This week we learnt about Tsunamis. We Made big cubes. And on each side, we did facts about tsunamis. We are going to make a mini wall of our topic work (natural disasters). We also learnt about volcanic eruptions and how the tectonic plates work. How volcanic eruptions work is the lava slowly rises. But when there is too much pressure the volcano erupts! 

Additionally, we did German and learnt about numbers up to 20 we played a few games of bingo using the German numbers, BINGO!  

Furthermore, in PE we were working on tactical games this week we played octopus. The rules are 2 people get put in the middle and when they say octopus. Everyone runs across trying not to get tug by the catchers! 

What we enjoyed 

We enjoyed doing P.E this week. In P.E we played a game called Sharks and Fishes. In the game there are 3 Sharks, and they are trying to catch the Fishes. You need to cross a part of the area and if you get caught you become seaweed, they can tig you, but they can’t move. The last 3 Fishes become the Sharks for the next game. This game was so much fun! This game also has a few different names.  We also had fun playing German bingo!  

Next steps/home learning 

  • Something we could do is find words that are good for our Discursive essay.  
  • Maybe if you spend money you can count it in German numbers to help remember them. 
  • We can make ourselves sums so we can practice adding decimals.  

P7H – Maths workshop

Maths Week Scotland is coming up soon. As part of Maths Week Scotland you can take part in a webinar to explore how to make 2D shapes using origami, and investigate the symmetry of your creations.

It is being run on the 3rd October, feel free to sign up if you fancy some origami maths on a Saturday morning. The link is below;



P7H- 11.9.20

Reflective Friday – 11.9.20 – by Jessica, Eilidh G, Rebecca B, Tosia, Shahmir and Ruairi 


This week we have done a big writing assessment based of the black hole. We have made them with ideas from the black hole video on the literacy shed https://www.literacyshed.com/blackhole.html. We were not allowed any help from the teacher, but we could use thesauruses and dictionaries if we wanted for spelling and up levelling words. 

We have also done some Kensuke’s Kingdom work where everyone taken notes of descriptions on how the island looked in our heads, then we decided how it would be from a view from above the island drew it in our literacy jotters then later on in the week we went outside and using natural materials to recreate it. Have a look at some of our great islands! 

On Friday we had to do an assembly. To do this we used the time we had in between break and lunch on Wednesday. After this we had a run through it on Thursday and before the assembly on Friday. This went very well, and we all had a lot of fun doing this. 

Numeracy/ Maths 

This week in maths we have been adding decimals in chimney sums to help us with rounding decimals. 

On Tuesday we also practised rounding to the nearest 10,100,1000,10 00,100 000 and 100 000 000. Also on Friday we worked on many of our maths skills whilst doing our numeracy ninjas work sheets, where we had five minutes to complete three columns of questions and at the end depending on how many questions we questions we answered correct we would stay at the same ranking of belt or you can go up a belt. 


This week we made our own seismometer with paper, pen, and pencil when we finished making our own we shook the tables to see what magnitude it will give us.In PE we did stations of fitness with hoops. We had stations including squats, burpees and running. 

We were the first class to give a virtual assembly! We made a PowerPoint about our topic natural disasters and we updated the morning safety PowerPoint. We put it all in the assembly. We also included a Kahoot quiz at the end to see if everyone recognised the different areas in the school. Here is our PPT for our natural disasters.

What we enjoyed 

We have enjoyed doing the assembly, because we got to talk about our learning and redoing the safety PowerPoint. 

We enjoyed making our own Richter scale and seismometers the we put them on the wall. 

We also enjoyed writing our big writing pieces about a black hole and putting our own spin on it 

Next steps/home learning 

At home we could read some more books to help us with words to up-level our writing.  

At home we could research things about the layers of the Earth or some other natural disasters to help us in school. 


P7H – 4.9.20

Reflective Friday 4.9.20 Eilidh F, Katie, Fergus, Korey, Hazel and Emily 


This week in spelling we looked at the sound ‘eigh’ and chose a spelling task from the activities grid.  

We also worked on Kensuke’s kingdom, our class novel, on how important Stella Artois the dog is and how if Michael hadn’t had to rescue stella they wouldn’t have fall in the ocean. 

We looked at up levelling our sentences with fronted adverbials and we also upgraded our vcop and added in clauses using commas.  


This week we learnt about decimal scales on a number line. We learnt about the place value of tenths and hundredths. 

We also did triangles we had to draw the exact measurement’s with protractors and rulers. We did numeracy ninja. We revised rounding numbers up and down.  


In topic we were learning about how earthquakes happen. We did research on some of the latest earthquakes and how it affected people.  

In pe we were doing circuits here are some e.g. running, star jumps, wall sits and hopscotch.  

In RME we were learning all about different creation story’s like the Hindu and the Cristian. 

We were still practicing numbers up to 20 in French. 

Andy Goldsworthy is a popular artist, and he LOVES nature, and we played a game. you get sticks close your eyes and feel the sticks put them in the pile and open your eyes and guess which stick you felt. 

What we enjoyed 

French bingo was a lot of fun. 

Art with sticks was fun we had to collect lots of sticks and blindfolded ourselves. Then our partner gave us a stick and we had to feel it then are partner would take the stick out of in the other partners hands and put it with the other sticks. The partner would open their eyes and guess which one was the stick they were holding. 

Next steps/home learning      

You could ask your mum or dad to test you on your spelling words for the week. 

You could get someone to test you on your tables 

You could practice your division to help you with times tables.