All three Primary 7 classes will be going on a Sports Transition Trip next Wednesday 8th May. We will leave school at 09:30 by private coach organised by Boroughmuir. After the event is finished, we will leave Meggetland at 12:30. Since we will return to Buckstone Primary school after lunchtime, your child should bring a packed lunch with them that day.
Please return the consent form which your child was given today by Friday 3rd May as school is closed on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th May. The letter contains all necessary information.
Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for theEdinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.
Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:
Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.