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P6 Wee Sleepout!

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.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/buckstonesweesleepout

 

 

Our learning this week in P7R!

This week in P7R we have been very busy!

Literacy

We were learning about the techniques involved in writing horror/ghost stories and how to build suspense.

We thought about metaphors and similes in chapter 8 or Coraline.

We were thinking about how verbs may change their spelling according to which tense is being used (past, present and future).

Numeracy

We finished off learning about Area started estimating and measuring the volume of some items around the school.

Other curricular areas

Mix up Mondays! We were learning French, German and RME.

All of P7 have been getting very excited about our election campaign and we have been planning our pitch for next week.

We had a very interesting talk about non renewable energy.

We are now all professionals at the Gay Gordons and The Canadian Barn Dance and can’t wait for the Ceilidh next month!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

P7R

Reflective Friday in P7R!!

We had a busy week in P7R! We will start off with mix-up Monday!

MIX-UP MONDAY

  • We did German in our class
  • Moved on to French in P7M
  • And finished with RME in P7F

 

Literacy

  • We created poems about peace and how we want the world to be, for Remembrance Day.
  • We also had the book fair and did Literature Circles.

Thank you to the book fair assistants! You were great!

Maths

  • We measured things around the school to find out the area.

Across the curriculum

  • We did cellidh dancing
  • Did poppy art
  • We went to Liberton High School bringing back two trophies and winning best dress contest!
  • We did show and tell

Have a nice weekend!

Pupil Targets

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.

Thanks.

 

 

This week in P7R!

Reflective Friday!

In literacy we have been doing

  • we created a parliament glossary
  • we worked on our prospectus for our dream school
  • we wrote a review of our pizza making trip to Boroughmuir High School
  • we read chapter 5 and 6 of Coraline and it’s getting exciting and spooky!

 

In numeracy we have been learning how to do long multiplications

Other curricular areas

  • in PE we have been doing cardio fitness
  • in art we have been doing repeat patterns taking inspiration from the Scottish parliament building
  • in music we have been doing sound effects on garage band

We hope everyone has a fantastic October holiday!

Reflective Friday in P7R!

In literacy this week in P7R we have been learning:

Parenthesis and we started our final draft of our dream school prospectus.

Numeracy in P7R we have been learning  about simplifying fractions.

Across the curriculum: we were learning about growth mindsets and fixed mindsets, mixup Mondays where we did French and German.

We made pizzas at Boroughmuir on Tuesday and Thursday.  We have almost completed our Scottish Parliament timelines. We have been practising our debating skills some more and in P.E we played invasive games.

Enjoy your weekend!

This week in P7R!

This week in P7R we have been learning:

To start the week off we had bike a ability. We were learning how to do a u turn and be safe on the road.

We have carried on doing word problems with fractions and have been making some of our own.

In spelling our rule this week has been aw and au. Also we have been doing spelling dictations.

Since it has been national language day this week we have all chosen a different language and learnt the basics with our partners.

We have almost finished our Parliament timelines.

We enjoyed learning about healthy eating with the pupils from Boroughmuir High School.

Have a nice weekend!!

 

Reflective Friday in P7R!

Maths

  • Percentages and word problems figuring out orders in a pizzeria.
  • Comparing decimals and fractions in our jotters.
  • We played a Dick and Dom game with comparing fractions and decimals.
  • We made prove it poster which explains that we know how to round to decimal places.

 

Literacy

  • We had our literature circles discussing what we had read this week.
  • We had a spelling dictation practising ou and ow.
  • We wrote a character reference describing why our shoulder partner should the job of Assistant Head Teacher.
  • We read more of our class novel Coraline.

 

Other Curricular Area’s

  • We had an assembly based on the moon.
  • We worked on our Scottish Parliament timelines.
  • We thought about healthy eating and compared our diets to the NHS Eatwell Guide.
  • This weeks in skills club we practised yoga.

 

 

Reflective Friday in P7R

Literacy

We wrote a persuasive letter to Mrs Imrie about our dream school.

We met for our literacy circles.

 

Numeracy

In maths we were rounding decimal places.

 

 

Other curricular areas

We learnt about Scottish parliament and Debating.

Some of us did job interviews to help with jobs around the school.

We did Banksy artwork.

Some of us performed house captain speeches.

Congratulations to…

Our house captains and vice captains!

 

Since we did not do bikeability due to the wind we did learn about road signs and junctions.