# P7F Reflective Friday 22.319

Here are some reflections of our week. We are all looking forward to Lagganlia next week – fingers crossed for good weather!

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# Homework Grid WW2

Your child should have brought home a new home learning grid on Monday. There is also one attached to this post.

This will last for 4 weeks. Each Monday your child should bring in their jotter/any creations they have made/photos and show their class teacher.

We look forward to seeing more wonderful Home learning!

Enjoy!

P7 team

P7 Homework Grid WW2 2

# P7F Reflective Friday 8.319

Numeracy

We learnt about coding in order to practice and understand the caeser cipher wheel and morse code. We revised long division and multiplication. We used our memory skills to remember the steps and used subtracting and multiplying too. This week we used probability and the 5 possible stages. We used fractions to represent our answers. We found out how many possible options there are compared to how many chances there are.

For those of us involved in the Book Fair we have been using our money skills. We were rounding to the nearest pound and adding and subtracting amounts of money.

Next Step – To use larger numbers in long division and multiplication.

Literacy

This week we wrote a letter pretending we were a WW2 evacuee writing to our family. We also used our reading skills to follow instructions on how to make a gas mask.

Then we read chapter 8 of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. We looked at adjectives to describe Anna’s feelings. Also we thought about which life Anna preferred – her life in Germany or Switzerland.

For spelling we were given a list of tricky words and we learned how to spell them and how to put them in context within our writing.

Next Step – our next step is to read chapter 9 of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and to continue to study this novel.

WW2

Anderson Shelter – for the past few weeks we have been working on making an Anderson Shelter. First we designed it and now we are nearly finished building it. The skills we have been using are: teamwork, co-operation and listening.

Blitz/Evacuation-this week we have been learning about the Blitz. We started to write a letter home to parents (we are writing as if we are children who have been evacuated)

Next Steps – we are going to type up our stories and use tea bags to give an antique effect.

Have a lovely weekend!

P7F

# P7M Weekly Blog 1.3.19

Literacy:

• We have been learning how to use our research notes to write evacuee letters, putting ourselves in the shoes of an evacuee during WWII.
• We used skimming and scanning skills to answer questions about Alan Turing and breaking the Enigma code.

Maths/Numeracy:

• we have been learning to show our working out in the Distance, Speed and Time assessment.
• We learned how to use Morse Code to send secret messages.
• We used our multiplication and division skills to problem solve fraction questions.

Health & Wellbeing:

• We discussed how to fit more physical activity into our day, even small amounts.
• We decided to support our Buddies in P2M to teach them playground games which will help them play co-operatively.

Social Studies:

• We planned the design and construction of our Anderson Shelter based on real life jobs such as
• Architects
• Exterior/Interior Designers
• Painters
• Resource Managers
• Risk Assessors
• Construction Team

We are so proud of our Primary 7 representatives at the Rotary Quiz on coming 2nd place, just being pipped at the post by 2 points.

Next week, we are looking forward to teaching P2M playground games and buddy reading with our Buddies on World Book Day on Thursday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

# P7F Reflective Friday 22.2.19

Numeracy

In Numeracy we have been learning about distance, speed and time by using different formulas and strategies to calculate the answer. Our class have also been working on long division. We have used our knowledge of D, T and S to find the fastest way to evacuate London.

Literacy

This week we are continuing to read when Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. For the task we wrote a summary and 5 open questions then swapped with a partner. We had to make sure our answers were detailed. We made questions using Blooms Taxonomy for an RAF pilot. Blooms Taxonomy helps us to make better questions with good openers. Example – What is the difference between the RAF now and in WW2?

Next Step – we will continue to use our Literacy skills to learn about WW2.

WW2

In WW2 we learned about evacuation. We started making power points and prove it sheets. We used researching and note taking along with skimming and scanning to improve our prove its. We learned that not just children were evacuated.

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# P7F Reflective Friday 8.2.19

Numeracy

We moved on to look at Distance, Speed and Time this week. We became familiar with formulas and tried to understand how Distance, Speed and Time relate to one another.

Next Step – use larger numbers when calculating. Maybe even including decimal numbers.

Literacy

We wrote imaginatively (newspaper articles, stories, diary entries)about when Neville Chamberlain made his famous speech. We practised our planning skills during this process too.

Next Step – to ensure we begin our sentences in a variety of ways.

WW2

We designed our own Ration Book this week and became familiar with how these were used during WW2 and beyond.

We researched and designed Anderson Shelters too. These will lead to us creating a larger scale model as a year group.

Have a wonderful February break!

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# P7F Reflective Friday 1.2.19

Numeracy

As a class we are challenging ourselves with our Ultimate Times Table Challenges. Each week we are improving on our times/scores.

We have been budgeting for our trip to Paris. Making sure that our amount are realistic and that we have enough spending money. We were adding and subtracting money amounts. These amounts all had decimal points. We then converted our spending money from GBP to Euros. To do this we multiplied the amount we had saved by the exchange rate. We practised our multiplication of up to 3 digit numbers. Ms Mullerova helped us with this.

Next Step – To move on our knowledge of currency we will practise using real life situations.

Literacy

We are still enjoying “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit”. We have been studying this and discussing the story line. We used a number of tasks to help us study this novel. Some of us worked in groups for this.

Miss Fotheringham was very impressed with our discussions during Literature Circles today.  Remember to do your reading homework each week so that you can join in on these discussions.

Grammar – we are reinforcing how to use apostrophes in the correct way. This is important for when we are older and are filling in job applications and writing essays in high school!

Next Step – we would like to write about a child from the 1940’s. We will use inspiration from Anne Frank and “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit”.

WW2

This week our focus has been womens’ role in WW2. As part of this topic we have created Propaganda posters. We used our team work skills as well as our research skills to find out what these were.

Also we have been budding artists and have used line and shading to create portraits of well known leaders from the 1940’s. For example – Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler. Next we will move on to find out who all these people are.

Next step – we are moving on to learn about evacuation during WW2.

Please find attached the current Homework Grid. This is due on the Monday 25th February. P7 Homework Grid – WWII based

# P7M Weekkly Blog 25.1.19

Literacy

This week in literacy we have been focusing on our comprehension skills which we have been developing by reading our class novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, and answering questions based on the text. At the start of the week we also studied the political life of Winston Churchill and learned that he led Britain to victory during World War II. In addition to our comprehension work, we also chose our new books literature circles.  We are reading: Blitzcat; Shadow Jumper; The Eagle in the Snow and War Horse as they are all World War II themed.

Maths

Our focus in Maths is on money. At the start of the week we were divided into co-operative learning groups where we all had crucial roles to carry out; we had to complete 5 different budgeting activities. We then created group posters to demonstrate our learning. Also this week, we have been learning about Exchanging Money and the Exchange Rate. We have learnt how to convert British money into foreign currencies and vice versa.

Other areas of the curriculum

In PE we have been focusing on our balance and control through gymnastics. To support this we created sequences on the floor and the equipment.

In Social Studies  our desire to learn so many more facts to do with World War II has continued to grow, and coincidentally there have also been two Newsround specials on the Holocaust and Anne Frank during which we listened attentively and took notes. We carried out personal research to learn who the main leaders were and what the key events were during WWII.  We created portraits of all the World War II leaders using the skill of line and shade with charcoal.  The results were amazing!

In Health and Wellbeing our main focus was our Listening and Talking skills where at the start of one lesson we played a game of WWII Whispers.  We also used our drama skills, in pairs, of going into role, to act out a route we took driving around a village. Our goal was to identify directions and landmarks using our listening and observation skills

Valuable information On Monday the 28th January we are having a whole Primary 7 year group memorabilia photo taken as well as individual photos for our Young Scot cards.

Have a great weekend

P7M x

# P7F Reflective Friday 25/1/19

WW2

We have been using our note taking skills to learn about HOW WW2 STARTED. In order to do this we were also skimming and scanning. The next day we wrote in groups of three all about what we had remembered. Mrs Ritchie helped to add to our learning with a variety of interesting facts. Each day we have enjoyed watching the Holocaust special on Newsround.

Next step – next week we will be learning about Women’s role in WW2. I wonder if anyone can find out information about Alan Turing?!

Numeracy

We have been multiplying and dividing to help us convert currencies. We know this will help us if we are abroad – it will help us to make sure we are not paying too much for something. This week we have been using calculators and have needed to call upon our rounding skills too! We have added and subtracted amounts during our Budgeting learning. Our research skills have been tested while we search for cheapest flight options.

Next step – to link our Money topic to Rationing.

Literacy

We read the first two chapters of our new class novel – When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. In order to improve our knowledge we created a summary and used skimming and scanning.

In grammar we learned the rules of apostrophes and practised this independently.

In spelling we were shown some common words and then using our knowledge of spelling rules and our visual recognition we wrote these down. We practised these words using Connect 4. We had to co-operate with each other and support each other with our learning.

Next Step – Next we will be reading more of our class novel and engaging with the text with a number of tasks.

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!

P7F