Ms Collyns P7C

P7C week beginning 8.11.21

My highlight this week has been seeing the class’s communication skills projects. They all did an absolutely brilliant job and I really enjoyed learning more about some of their hobbies and interests. I was very impressed by those who chose to teach the class a new skill. Here are some photos of some of the things we were learning:

In maths we were focussing on division. We played sumdog challenges, made our own board games to practice our division facts and solved division word problems.

In literacy we:

  • Spelling – our rule this week looked at the bouncy e sound but spelt with ea like in head and threat.
  • Literature Circles – we chose our new books and divided the pages and chose our jobs for each week.
  • Writing – we wrote Remembrance Day acrostic poems focussing on using descriptive language.

Other learning:

  • PE – ceilidh dancing + capture the flag
  • Topic – we did an agreement line and thought about how climate change impacts on different countries.
  • German – we learnt the months of the year
  • We did SNSAs

Have a lovely weekend!

Ms Collyns and P7C

Ms Collyns P7C

P7C week beginning 5.11.21

I have asked the class to prepare either a presentation or a short lesson by themselves or with a partner for next week. They can present/teach anything they like but the focus is on developing their communication and presenting skills.

I know that speaking in front of an audience can be worrying so I have said that if they would prefer the children can record a video/PowerPoint at home that we then watch in school. The instructions are here:

This week we have been learning: (we tried doing Reflective Friday on Teams this week collaboratively)

Maths 

  • Area of triangles, rectangles and compound shapes 
  • We participated in the Edinburgh school Sumdog competition 
  • We all started working on using the bar strategy for working out word problems. 
  • Mini maths problems  

  Literacy 

  • In literacy we have done literature circles and finished them  
  • We have also done imaginative writing based on a picture 
  • We have done spelling and the rule is bouncy e  
  • We have also almost finished our class novel  

Other areas  

  • In other areas we have started practicing our ceilidh dancing  
  • We played a championship  in football and team 4 won  
  • We also did loose parts and we made a shelter that the whole class can stay inside.  
  • We spoke about diversity and why it is important to be different. 
  • We also have done fire safety as bonfire night is tonight.  
  •  We also practiced saying the German days of the week. 
  • We spoke about COP 26. 

Skills for learning, life and work 

  • Creativity- creative writing  
  • Teamwork – loose parts  
  • Resilience- loose parts  
  • Communication- diversity factor  

For loose parts this week we had a whole class challenge to create a shelter that everyone could fit under. We had to use resilience, communication skills, creative problem solving and teamwork skills.

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe this Bonfire Night!

Ms Collyns and P7C

Ms Collyns P7C

P7C week beginning 25.10.21

PE days are changing from next week. PE days will now be on Monday and Thursday.

Our highlight this week was definitely the pumpkin trail – they were all so creative and brilliant!

This week we have been learning:

This week in PE we learnt a new game to help us practise our hand-eye co-ordination. It is called Elephant Football

We were learning how to make nets of 3D shapes. We calculated the perimeter and area of each face.

Ms Collyns P7C

P7C spelling for week beginning 11.10.21

Our spelling rule this week looks at words that end in al. The children will complete an assessment in class and from that assessment choose 10 words to learn this week. If they get all of the assessment words correct they will need to choose 10 words from the dictionary that follow the same rule.

Every child has been issued with a spelling/homework jotter they will be writing their words in so they can practice them at home.

fatal

hysterical

accidental

rural

comical

legal

decimal

external

survival

signal

metallic

spiral

exceptional

scandal

nocturnal

horizontal

unusually

gradually

signalling

spiralling

unconventional

inconsequential

hypothetical

intellectual

ungrammatical

Ms Collyns P7C

P7C week beginning 4.10.21

P7C showed great resilience this week as they had to cope with having lots of different teachers. It was lovely to hear from other teacher’s that they are a delightful class (which of course I knew already!)

I enjoyed meeting everyone at Parents evening and apologies to the few meetings I missed while off sick, I have sent emails to re-arrange times for next week.

This week we have been learning:

Next Friday is ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ day and the children can wear red if they wish too.

Have a lovely weekend!

Ms Collyns and P7C

Ms Collyns P7C

Spelling for P7C week beginning 4.10.21

This week our spelling looks at adverbs that end in ly.

The children will complete an assessment in class and from that assessment choose 10 words to focus on for the week. If they get all the words correct they will use a dictionary to find trickier words that fit the same pattern.

kindly

sadly

rudely

surely

tensely

loosely

eagerly

lonely

hourly

strangely

politely

fiercely

definitely

immediately

seriously

dangerously

wonderfully

successfully

accidentally

musically

Challenge words:

argumentatively

automatically

typically

theoretically

deliberately

Ms Collyns P7C

P7C week beginning 27.9.21

Please could any remaining annual data checks be returned to school.

A reminder that the application for P7 jobs will be closing tomorrow morning. There is also an opportunity to be on the Pupil Equality Group which is separate from the P7 jobs. The application for this closes on Wednesday.

I am looking forward to meeting you all at parents evening, even if it’s only virtually! If you have not booked an appointment but would like one,please get in touch via the school office.

This week we have been learning:

We started learning about shapes and had a go at making different 2D and 3D shapes.

Have a lovely weekend 😀

Ms Collyns and P7C

Ms Collyns P7C

P7C spelling for week beginning 27.9.21

This week our spelling rule looks at what happens when we change a y at the end of a word to an ly. Wary —> warily

Happy

Happily

Ready

Readily

Nosy

Nosily

Lucky

Luckily

Warily

Daintily

Unhappily

Angrily

Heavily

Steadily

Clumsily

Hungrily

Lazily

Noisily

Merrily

Necessarily

Healthily

Momentarily

Unnecessarily

Involuntarily

Extraordinarily