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Reflecting on our week in P7R…

It’s been a busy week in Primary 7!

Literacy 

We created some imaginative stories this week using the moon landing as a stimulus – it will be 50 years this year since Neil Armstrong and his crew landed on the moon.

We had some tricky spelling words this week, if you would like to practise at home, here they are:

Committee

Companion

Compensate

Competitively

Conscience

Conscientious

Consistent

Convenience

Correspondence

Courtesy

Numeracy 

This week we were practising long multiplication.  Next week we will apply our knowledge to word problems.

Other curricular areas 

Our Anderson Shelter is starting to come together nicely. We have been working in groups on different parts of it.

We were learning about food names in German.  Anyone want some schokolade? 😛

Have a good weekend!

P7R 🙂

 

 

SSPCA Charity Day!

Primary One have organised a charity day THIS FRIDAY to support the SSPCA.

Come to school dressed up as an animal on Friday 22nd February. Any donations are kindly received via Parent Pay.

Primary One hope to raise money to help lots of animals.

I wonder how many different animals we will spot in our school?!

Thank you for your support,

The P1 Team 🙂

Reflecting on our learning this week…

Literacy

This week in P7R we have been looking at Anne Frank’s diary and using it as inspiration to create our own fictional diary extracts from WW2.

We have had some engaging conversations in our literature circle groups and have been developing our questioning skills.

Numeracy

Money money money! We have been talking about wages, salary, commission and overtime/time and a half and how people can be paid in the world of work.

Other curricular areas

Using role play, we looked at the role of women during WW2 and created some of our own propaganda posters.

We used shading to create some effective portraits of the main leaders during WW2.

We hope everyone has a good weekend!

 

A busy week in P7R…

Literacy

We have started our new class novel ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’ and have used our questioning skills to predict what might happen.

Last week we learning how to write an investigative scientific report and this week we used our new knowledge to write a report for a different experiment.  We liked predicting our own hypothesis.

Things to do at home…

  • Can you think of an experiment and write it up using: Aim, Method, Results and Conclusion? Don’t forget your Hypothesis!

Numeracy

This week has been all about money, budgeting and comparing costs. We’ve looked at food and travel.

We looked at exchange rates for currency around the world and converted to and from pounds.

Other curricular areas

We are really enjoying our WW2 topic and have created our own bank of questions we hope to answer throughout our learning journey.

This week we have been looking at the main leaders during WW2 and how and why it all began.

We are becoming experts at German greetings…

“Hallo, wie heißt du?”

Have a lovely weekend!

From everyone in P7R! 🙂

 

 

This week in P7R!

Happy New Year everyone!

We are very excited about 2019! Lots to come!

We have been very busy this week. We discussed our learning and created a mind map…

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We looked at some commonly misspelt words in spelling this week, here they are for anyone who would like some extra practise…

Absence

Accept

Acceptable

Accessible

Accidentally

Accommodate

Achieved

Acquainted

Have a super weekend 🙂

P7 Children In Need Day Friday 16th November 2018

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!

Have a wonderful weekend, have fun, be safe 🙂

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.