We were reminded how to use a protractor to measure an angle. We did this by being told by our teacher and we showed our learning by creating an instruction sheet with our learning partner. We discussed the different types of angles (acute, right angle, obtuse, reflex).
We learned how Christians celebrate Epiphany and WHAT this is. We now know about traditions in different parts of Europe. We used our reading skills (skimming and scanning) to learn about Epiphany and shared our learning with partners. This helped to reinforce our learning. We used writing, listening and talking as well as reading skills here.
Newsround has been particularly interesting this week and we learned about an animal in Queensland, Australia. It is called a Bluebottle and this is similar to a Portuguese Man of War. We were interested to find out more and so we watched a short clip from Blue Planet.
In science we learned about Renewable Energy and the 5 main sources. These are Solar, Wind, Hydro/water, Biomass and Geothermal. We used our researching skills and learned together as part of a group to gather information and create a poster to show our findings.
Our team skills were put to the test this week during our Basketball session with Ms Hastie. Mr Jackson helped us to build up our Resilience using exercise where we had to negotiate with our peers and work as a team. We all needed to make sure we followed the rules!!
Reminder – next week we are visiting the Hub to attend an Art of Listening workshop.
Well done to all the awesome Primary 7 children who organised and delivered a fun and inclusive Activity Day raising vital funds for Children In Need. There were Free Activities where children could win a prize: Pin the Bandana on the Pudsey; Best Dressed Children per Stage. There was also a Free Quiz: winners will be announced next week once the Primary 7s have had a chance to mark the answer sheets.
P7M planned a Guess Pudsey’s Birthday competition at 50p per guess. We used a Random Date Generator to choose the date which was 30th November. The winner was a girl in P5HW. P7M presented her with her cuddly Pudsey backpack.
The Bake Sale organised by P7F was a massive sellout! Not a crumb was left! The Primary 7 children engaged with all the children and listened carefully to what their customers wanted and ensured they gave them the correct change.
P7R had queues out of the door for Face Painting. The Artists did a superb job of turning their customers into tremendous Pudseys, Tigers, Cats, Lizards and Dragons!
Mrs Magill, Miss Fotheringham and Miss Robinson are incredibly proud of you all!
Primary 6 have decided to support the local charity Social Bite!
Social Bite are on a mission to STOP homelessness in Scotland.
The way P6 are going to support them is by doing a Wee Sleepout, sleeping in the gym hall.
The reason we chose to do a sleepout rather than anything else is because every year Social Bite do a sleep in the park to raise money. We wanted to know what it would feel like to be sleeping out of our comfort zone with no mattress, and no technology, but it won’t be as bad as being homeless but it will still be hard.
If you would to sponsor us please visit the Just Giving link below.
Over the last few weeks we have been setting this term’s targets. The targets, which have been created jointly by the teacher and the pupil, focus on three areas of curriculum – Literacy, Maths and Numeracy and another subject suited to each class.
We have been discussing targets in class so the children know themselves as learners so please ask your child what their targets are (your child may call them Learning Intentions and Star Steps depending on their age) so we can all be partners in the children’s learning. These targets may have already been shared with you at Parents’ Evening and at the Drop-in today.
Evidence for these targets will then be gathered and shared in the pupils’ Learning Stories to see how they are progressing with their individual target. The staff can edit these targets if necessary. The Learning Stories will be sent home in December in order for you to see your child’s learning.
If you have any questions or queries then please ask the class teacher.