Category Archives: P7A-News

“All About Me”

Thank you to all the parents/carers who have completed the “All About Me” sheet with their child.  Celebrating Wider Achievement is a much looked forward to part of the school day/week and seeing all of the activities/clubs pupils at Buckstone attend is fantastic! The range is amazing! The information gathered from these forms will only be used at school level to now identify any opportunities the school can offer the children.

Additional copies will be sent home over the next week if you have not managed to fill it out yet.

Thank you.

Magazines & Newspaper Requests

Parents of P7M & P7A
For our next Literacy task we are looking at skimming and scanning.
It would be a great help if you are able to supply us with old magazines such as:
National Geographic, Golf News, Newsweek, Popular Science, 4-4-2, Car Empire, Marie Claire etc etc
Also, any newspapers donations would be helpful when painting, so we can spread out the newspaper to stop paint getting on the tables.
Thank You

Sumdog – Update

Our Sumdog licence expired at the end of last week.

Sadly the provider has increased the licence fee by 60% per pupil. As a result we have decided to investigate other options to support Maths learning via online applications.

We appreciate this will be a disappointment to some pupils who have actively engaged with Sumdog and been motivated to often use the application. We would hope to identify a solution to continue to support the pupils in the near future.

P7A Weekly Blog 17.11.17

In P7A this week our learning has involved:

Maths

  • We have been learning how to calculate the area of circles using the                formula A=πr2
  • We consolidated our learning of 2D shape through maths games

Literacy

  • We researched and planned our Amazing But True news stories
  • We consolidated our learning of the possessive apostrophe

Social Studies

  • We learned about the origins of democracy in the Scottish Parliament
  • We created timelines using poster art, PowerPoints and traditionally designed timelines

HWB

  • we learned how to dribble and shoot in basketball
  • we learned why good relationships are so important; we made friendship bracelets for our backup team
  • we learned about Diwali and the importance of Rangoli patterns in RME
  • we took part in the Pudsey related activities to support Children in Need

German

  • we learned how to count up to 50
  • we learned about colours through song
  • we learned how to talk about what we like and what our favourites are

Enterprise

  • we agreed to bring in flat stones to paint for the Christmas fair

Science:

  • we learned about natural light and man made light, as well as how we and other creatures see light and colour
  • we learned about how light bends and about packets of light called photons

We enjoyed

  • finishing off our Scottish Parliament pop art
  • learning The Military Two Step, The Buckstone Grand March, The Dashing White Sergeant and The Gay Gordons during our ceilidh practice

Next week we will be:

  • we will learning about more advanced 3D objects and their properties
  • we will be learning about Escher and his tessellation art, and creating our own templates to design new tessellations
  • we will be talking about Science Fiction and learning to write our own Science Fiction story
  • we will be visiting Boroughmuir with our peers from South Morningside and Bruntsfield Primaries for our first Choir Practice

written by Michael

P7A Weekly Blog 10.11.17

In P7A this week our learning has involved:

Maths

  • We were learning interior angles and properties of triangles
  • We also learned about radius and diameter of a cirlce

 

Literacy

  • We were writing nonsense news stories using journalistic techniques
  • We also learned how to use possessive apostrophes correctly

Social Studies

  • We started to do research on the architecture of different European parliamentary buildings

HWB

  • we were learning about building and maintaining relationships
  • we learned how to design and create pop art through the theme of the Scottish Parliament
  • we introduced ERIC time
  • we designed and delivered the ceilidh invitations

Next week we will be:

  • learning more ceilidh dances
  • learning about Shape and Tessellation
  • studying history of the Scottish Parliament
  • we will be starting to make our products for the Christmas fair

 

written by Joseph M and Jess

 

Have a lovely weekend!

P7A Weekly Blog 3.11.17

In P7A this week our learning has involved:

Maths

  • Extending our understanding of calculating profit and loss over the course of a fictitious month
  • Plotting the co-ordinates of the main attractions in our Lunar Theme Park in order to give directions to “visitors”

Literacy

  • Book Fair Volunteers demonstrated excellent Talking & Listening skills in order to guide every child in every class towards choosing appropriate books
  • our P7 Ambassadors took tours of families during our open day. The Ambassadors were professional in their knowledge of our school and were friendly and welcoming
  • we honed our final versions of the class confessions by peer assessing using VCOP and checking for cohesion
  • we designed and created our invitations for our P7 Ceilidh using Daisy Beatrice as stimulus

Science

  • we put the finishing touches to our Space Race PowerPoints which we will present next week

Social Studies

  • we planned our learning for the Democracy and Scottish Parliament topic with the help of some of our lovely parents who dropped in

HWB

  • we identified someone special in our Backup Team whom we have a close bond with and discussed why it is important for our health and happiness to be part of a group or a club

We enjoyed:

  • the challenge of the Lunar Theme Park
  • enjoyed learning about the artist Bansky and used stencilling techniques to create our own Banksy work of art
  • we learned how to do observational line drawings and had fun drawing with our eyes closed!
  • Ceilidh dancing practice learning The Gay Gordons and The Dashing White Sergeant
  • the Open day
  • designing the invitations for the Ceilidh
  • getting our new Buckstone football strips!

Next week we will be:

  • learning more ceilidh dances
  • learning about Shape and Tessellation
  • studying the architecture of Parliament buildings
  • extending our learning of profit and loss to plan for the Christmas Fair

written by Sarah G and Charlotte

Have a lovely weekend!

P7A Weekly Blog 27.10.17

In P7A this week our learning has involved:

Maths

  • Designing a Lunar Theme Park using co-ordinates
  • Working within a specific budget to identify set up and running costs of the Lunar Theme Park, and to calculate the profit and loss.

Literacy

  • Interviewing a class mate to hear a “confession” then using Reported Speech to write it incorporating advanced VCOP techniques
  • Analysing the short film ‘Take on me’ using Listening and Talking techniques
  • Reporting back to our Literature Circles on individual learning tasks

Science

  • Learning with P7M about atoms, compounds and elements on the Periodic Table. We made our own compound from both classes: A26M28
  • researching the history of the Space Race and creating a PowerPoint for presenting to the class

HWB

  • consolidating passing in Rugby
  • identifying who is in our Backup Team

We enjoyed :

  • hearing our classmates’ confessions
  • using strategic thinking to beat our opponents during Skills Time
  • the Year Committee preparing and presenting our argument to the Parent Council for the P7s to wear their hoodies every day
  • the JRSOs announcing the winners of the JRSO competition
  • the House and Vice Captains working with Mrs Henry on devising a competition for designing the best House Crest
  • Rugby with our coach, Lewis

Next week:

  • To use our learning on bearings in the playground
  • Develop our understanding and apply our knowledge of Profit and Loss in planning our Enterprise Challenge for the Christmas Fair
  • Create and deliver our Space Race presentations to the class
  • Looking forward to being the bastions of holy judgement on whether the confessions should be absolved!!!

P7A 13.10.17 weekly blog

In P7A this week our learning has involved:

Maths

  • Developing our learning on how to use/read bearings and coordinates
  • P6 taught us divisibility board games
  • We used maps to solve a crime scene

Literacy

  • We have been writing mystery stories and developing our writing techniques

Science

  • We started researching the space race
  • We calculated our ages on different planets and finished our planet database

HWB

  • GIRFEC SHANARRI
  • Touch rugby at the waterboard field

We enjoyed:

  • Touch rugby
  • Treasure
  • Football with Mrs. Hastie
  • Learning about compass bearings

After the holidays:

  • Outdoor learning using bearings an coordinates
  • Learning more about compass bearings
  • Using Sway to create an interactive glossary on the universe

Written by Ewan and Struan  J

P7A Blog 6.10.17

In P7A this week our learning has involved:

Maths

  • developing our learning using compass points

Literacy

  • writing our mystery story using ambitious vocabulary and sophisticated openers to create tension and atmosphere
  • studying Millions to find good examples of VCOP

Science

  • note-taking during Mrs Ritchie’s presentation on the universe
  • continuing with designing and modifying our art planets
  • researching and conducting whether a traditional scavenger hunt or technology based one would be the most efficient

HWB

  • travelling to Boroughmuir for our first Transition Event and made pizza which had to have healthy toppings
  • learning how to pass in Touch Rugby
  • sharing our home learning on Resilience

We enjoyed:

  • going to Boroughmuir and talking to the S3s
  • the Universe presentation
  • learning more about sway
  • having conversations in German.

Next week:

  • Anne would like to learn more German
  • Erin would like to learn more about the universe and the Apollo missions
  • Ewan would like to do more in-depth research about planets
  • Sophie would like up level her writing
  • Sammi would like to learn more about compass bearings

Written by Charlotte and Carmen :]