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30.3.20 P7 Learning from Home

Good Morning Primary7’s!

Monday 30 March / lundi trente et un mars / Montag dreißigste März

Welcome to week 2 of your virtual classroom, with your digital teachers: Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes.

Please see below for today’s learning. You will find further details and all resources you need on Teams.

 

Suggested Activity:

Now you have been learning at home for a week, take a look at the timetable that you created. Has it been working for you – what do you want to keep the same and is there anything that you want to change? Make any changes and share your new timetable with us all.

 

Literacy:

Camp Photos Cartoon – As you can see, all the camp photos have been uploaded into our Team!! Your task is to choose two or three of your favourite photos. You are going to turn them into a comic strip! Print out (or sketch) your favourite photos and use it to create a comic strip of what happened before/after each photo was taken.

Remember when you are writing your comic strip you need to use speech bubbles to show what is being said and a section underneath to share what is happening. You could also use some onomatopoeias to add in drama! Post a picture of your comic strips in the team if you can.

Spelling: Choose the word list most suitable for you and complete the spelling quiz in the same way we do it in class by asking a family member to read the list for you.

Then for your set of words complete a spelling activity of your choice. Remember when spelling the words to use LACAWAC (Look and Cover and Write and Check)

Writing: Write an entry into your Coronavirus Journal. Remember! You are historians creating Primary Evidence of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Be authentic and honest!

Reading: By now you should have read the start of your chosen novel. There will be a task to do related to the main character in your book tomorrow.

 

Maths & Numeracy:

Time Intervals – Watch the video about how to calculate time intervals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0unpKMTN8T0

Choose the right level of chilli challenge for you.

Print off the work sheet or complete the questions in your jotters (remember to CLEARLY and CORRECTLY label each question and answer as you go).

If you want extra challenge you could work your way through them all…

 

If you’re looking for more maths (you know how much we love maths!) You can access Sumdog or play some of the numeracy card games. You can do these independently or challenge a family member!

 

IDL:

Continue to do some work on your personal research presentation. By the end of the day you need to have completed at least three of the five bullet points in the presentation instructions. Remember there is more information on the presentation in the ‘Presentation Information’ word document. The presentation needs to be finished by Friday 3rd.

Questions to think about for your research:

  • What is it?
  • How was your area of research significant to the war?
  • What dates was your area relevant?
  • Who were the KEY historical figures linked to your area of research?
  • What are the KEY facts?

 

Watch Newsround: It is broadcast live on TV at 9:15, 12:10 and 4pm, or available on-line. If something interests you, start a thread on Teams (posts).

 

HWB:

Remember to stay active! It is important to stay healthy while we are learning at home. It would be great if we could get lots of you joining in the P.E. sessions with Joe Wicks at 9:00am (this is also available afterwards as a recording).

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

There are also daily P.E. challenges posted by Mr Jaggs (a PE teacher at Tynecastle Highschool) Twitter https://twitter.com/JaggsMr

 

If you take part in either of these or do other things to stay active and healthy, let us know how you get on in the Gym Hall channel!

 

 

If you need any help, please contact us through Teams or email.

Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes x

26.3.20 – P7 Learning from Home

Good morning P7!

Welcome to day 4 in your virtual classroom, with your digital teachers: Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes.

We hope you have now settled well into your virtual learning routine. Some of you have started sharing some of your learning from home with us through the Class Notebook section. Feel free to upload work in there – typed or pictures of what you have done – and let us know it is in there to look at.

 

Please see below for today’s learning:

Literacy:

Spelling: A challenge for today – try and use each of your spelling words in a conversation with someone around the house, tick each one off and write it down as you manage to use it. Try to use them in ‘normal’ conversation, however, you may need to say some ‘random’ sentences…

Writing: Do a SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) check for your journal and your WWII presentation. Make sure you are reading what you have written carefully and have full stops and capital letters in the right places (remember capitals for proper nouns – people and places)

Writing: Write your next entry into your Coronavirus Journal. Remember! You are historians creating Primary Evidence of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Be authentic and honest!

Reading: Make sure you have made a start with your chosen novel – if you have divided your novel into sections, make sure you are on track for week 1 as there will be a task set for your chosen novel on Monday.

 

Maths & Numeracy:

Speed, Distance, Time!

Using everything that you have learnt about speed, distance and time you are going to answer some word problems. For some of these questions you might need to use a calculator to help you – only use this if you can’t work it out using mental methods or a written calculation.

Android Haynes and Cyborg Campbell would love to see how you are getting on with these. If you can, post a picture of your answers into your class notebook page and share it with us!

There are two levels to choose from, the answers are at the end of each file to check your work. Be careful to check your units that you are using – there are some trick questions!

 

Remember to keep playing the numeracy card games – the more you do these the better your mental maths and numeracy skills will become!

 

IDL:

Air Raid Shelter Task –

Start (or continue) your research on different air raid shelters. Remember that you need to keep a note of where you get any information from (e.g. the name of the website) and that each information must be found from at least two different sources to make sure it is reliable.

Things you may want to find out about air raid shelters;

  • Where is it located?
  • What material is it made from and how was it made?
  • How protective is it?
  • Who would it be suitable for and how many people could use it?
  • How much does it cost?
  • When was it made/given out?
  • Any other interesting facts.

 

Once you have completed your research, start to think about designing your Air Raid Shelter. It could be a physical model, or if you don’t have things to make a model at home a DETAILLED drawing showing the front, sides and top of your shelter.

We will set the task of completing your PowerPoint one day next week.

 

This is the information from the Key task to explain what you are to do;

Pupils will research to find out as much as they can about Air raid shelters, taking notes. They will work individually to design and create a model Air raid shelter (this can be an actual model or a DETAILLED sketch of what you would create if you do not have access to things to make a model) and create a PowerPoint to share with the class (saved into the Air Raid Shelter File), to explain how it was made, why they chose that method and some facts about the air raid shelter.

 

 

Watch Newsround. It is broadcast live on TV at 9:15, 12:10 and 4:00 pm, or available on-line. If something interests you, start a thread on Teams (posts).

Duolingo – Continue to do some work on this app. If you can’t make an account, don’t worry, Sabrina has sent us some learning that we will send out soon.

 

HWB:

Do something to help around the house to make someone happy; sing a song, create a dance, make someone a cup of tea/coffee or maybe even show them a new skill you have learnt.

 

Remember to stay active! It is important to stay healthy while we are learning at home. It would be great if we could get lots of you joining in the P.E. sessions with Joe Wicks at 9:00am (this is also available afterwards as a recording).

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

There is also P.E. challenges posted by Mr Jaggs (a PE teacher) Twitter https://twitter.com/JaggsMr

 

If you take part in either of these or do other things to stay active and healthy, let us know how you get on in the Gym Hall channel!

 

We hope you enjoy your fourth day of digital learning.

If you need any help, please contact us through Teams or email. (which you have been VERY good at doing already! 😊 )

Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes x

25.3.20 P7 Learning From Home

Good morning P7!

Welcome to day 3 in your virtual classroom, with your digital teachers: Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes.

We hope you have now settled well into your virtual learning routine. If you haven’t already, please join in with our class discussions. Android Haynes and Cyborg Campbell would love to hear how you are doing. It has been great to speak to so many of you already.

 

Please see below for today’s learning. As with yesterday you will find further details and all resources you need on Teams.

Literacy:

Spelling: A challenge for today – try and use each of your spelling words in a conversation with someone around the house, tick each one off as you manage to use it.

Writing: Write your next entry into your Coronavirus Journal. Remember! You are historians creating Primary Evidence of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Be authentic and honest!

Inferencing: Remember – An inference is a deduction that is made based upon reasoning and it allows you to figure out information that may be missing in a text or picture.

Here is a vide to remind you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYkWu099jis

If you would like a spicier challenge then complete pages 1 and 2 of the inferencing sheets, if you would like a milder challenge then complete pages 5 and 6.

The answers are on the second document.

 

Maths & Numeracy:

Today we are going to be doing some problem solving!

There are two levels of challenge to choose from. Once you have completed the work, check your answers.

  • For the spicier challenge the suggested strategies are; guess and check or work systematically. If you want to make it harder, you can try and make your own set of numbers for someone in your house to solve! If you do this, take a picture and post it in the class chat for people to try and solve too.

 

  • For the milder challenge the suggested strategies are; use a diagram, look for a pattern or work systematically.

If you do something systematically, you do it in an orderly, methodical way. Mathematicians like to work systematically on a problem rather than approaching it in a random, unstructured way.

You can also play some of the numeracy card games – the more you do these the better your mental maths and numeracy skills will become!

IDL:

https://www.facebook.com/events/682955445790269/

This is a link from the Secret WWII Bunker in Liverpool. (You don’t need to have a Facebook account to watch this)

It will be streaming a live Facebook history lesson on life in Wartime Liverpool at 1 o’clock today. The lesson will include a tour around Western Approaches Secret WW2 HQ in Liverpool city centre and discuss the Battle of The Atlantic, the role of Liverpool during the war, rationing, air raids and more.

If you manage to watch this then take some notes of interesting things that you learn during the lesson.

Watch Newsround. It is broadcast live on TV at 9:15, 12:10 and 4:00 pm, or available on-line. If something interests you, start a thread on Teams (posts).

Duolingo – This is a great app that helps you to learn languages. Check with an adult if you are allowed to create an account (I know some of you already have one) and start to work through some German. If you can’t make an account, don’t worry, Sabrina has sent us some learning that we will send out soon.

 

HWB:

Do something to help around the house: vacuuming, tidying up, washing dishes etc…

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

This is The Body Coach Joe Wicks. Each day at 9am he will be uploading a new workout video for you to watch and complete. Joe will also be live on This Morning at 12pm every day. Remember to stay active!

Mr Jaggs (a PE teacher) will be posting some PE challenges on Twitter, yesterday he put up a challenge to see how many ball bounces you can get in 30 seconds, let us know how you get on in the Gym Hall channel. https://twitter.com/JaggsMr

 

We hope you enjoy your third day of digital learning.

If you need any help, please contact us through Teams or email.

Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes x

24.3.20 – P7 Learning at home

Good morning P7! 

Welcome to day 2 in your new virtual classroom, with your digital teachers: Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes.  

Well done everyone for accessing and completing yesterday’s learning! Both Android Haynes and Cyborg Campbell enjoyed speaking to people on the ‘Posts’ sections in teams. Each class now also has separate area to post things about Newsround.  

 

Please see below for today’s learning. As with yesterday you will find further details and all resources you need on Teams.  

Literacy: 

Spelling: Practise your set of words by completing another activity, or by getting someone to read out your list and see if you can spell them correctly (writing or saying them out loud).  

Writing: Write your next entry into your Coronavirus Journal. Remember! You are historians creating Primary Evidence of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Be authentic and honest!  

Reading ComprehensionChoose the level of reading comprehension you wish to complete. (Android Haynes’ class – you have got a paper copy of this in your folders). Then create a fact file about The Battle of Britain by answering the questions in FULL sentences in your jotter. 

You can check your answers afterwards by scrolling to the bottom of the document 

 

Maths & Numeracy: 

Watch the video about calculating Speed, Distance and Time: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8glfUANjBbY 

Complete word problem worksheet at your chosen level from the three options. Remember to lay out your work with the equation written at the top as we have been doing in class. Don’t forget your unit of measurement at the end either! 

Once you have completed the work you can mark your answers (they are at the bottom of the document). If you have any corrections, try to complete them 

This video also explains how to answer Speed, Distance and Tine with examples (the last two are quite tricky!) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8DSb6D-0fw 

 

You can also play some of the numeracy card games – the more you do these the better your mental maths and numeracy skills will become!  

 

IDL:  

Continue to work on your personal research presentation. By the end of the day you need to have a slide/ area of your poster with a brief overview of your chosen area.  

Further instructions for this are in the research folder on Teams. 

Watch Newsround. It is broadcast live on TV at 9:15 and 12:10, or available on-line. If something interests you, start a thread on Teams (posts). 

 

HWB:  

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 

This is The Body Coach Joe Wicks. Each day at 9am he will be uploading a new workout video for you to watch and complete. Joe will also be live on This Morning at 12pm every day. Remember to stay active!  

Mr Jaggs (a PE teacher) will be posting some PE challenges on Twitter, yesterday he put up a challenge to see how many ball bounces you can get in 30 seconds, let us know how you get on in the Gym Hall channelhttps://twitter.com/JaggsMr 

 

 

We hope you enjoy your second day of digital learning.  

If you need any help, please contact us through Teams or email.  

Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes x 

P7 Learning from Home

Hi P7!

Welcome to your new virtual classroom, with your digital teachers: Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes.

Please see below for today’s learning. You will find further details and all resources you need on Teams.

Suggested Activity:

It may help you organise your day and time if you create a time table detailing times for planned activities and learning throughout the day.

Literacy:

Spelling: Choose the word list most suitable for you and complete the spelling quiz in the same way we do it in class by asking a family member to read the list for you.

Then for your set of words complete a spelling activity of your choice. Remember when spelling the words to use LACAWAC (Look and Cover and Write and Check)

Writing: Write an entry into your Coronavirus Journal. Remember! You are historians creating Primary Evidence of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Be authentic and honest!

Reading: Start to read your chosen novel. You have six weeks to FINISH this novel. It might be an idea to split the book up into 6 sections (like we do in Literacy Circles) to help you manage this.

Maths & Numeracy:

Play some of the numeracy card games. You can do these independently or challenge a family member!

numeracy card games

IDL: 

Make a start on your personal research presentation. By the end of the day you need to have selected your chosen topic and created a title slide / title (for those of you creating posters instead of power points). Further instructions for this are in the research folder on Teams.

Watch Newsround. It is broadcast live on TV at 9:15 and 12:15, or available on-line. If something interests you, start a thread on Teams (posts).

HWB: 

This is The Body Coach Joe Wicks. Each day at 9am he will be uploading a new workout video for you to watch and complete. Remember to stay active!

We hope you enjoy your first day of digital learning.

If you need any help please contact us through Teams or email.

Cyborg Campbell & Android Haynes x

 

 

 

 

 

 

P7C Blog

Thank you for a great week back from camp. We have had fun learning, reflecting on our amazing week at Lagganlia, writing thank you letters and adjusting back into school routines.

For the next two weeks our learning is going to look quite different, being digital remote learning. The class have worked hard to get an understanding of Teams and will need to look out for updates to Teams and the Blog at 12 o’clock to see the planned learning for next week.

Have a great weekend, stay safe, look out for each other and be kind!

I’ll see you all in the digital world on Monday

Mr Campbell

Here are a few of our reflections from this week:

Home Learning Help

In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the current advice is for schools, colleges and universities is to remain open, for the time being.

At present, schools will only close if they are specifically told so – for example, if a student or staff member contracts the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. This response differs to countries such as Ireland, Lithuania, Slovakia and Denmark, which all recently announced they would be temporarily shutting schools due to the virus outbreak.

However, due to the nature of this pandemic, we have learned that things can change very rapidly.In order to prepare parents and carers in the event of a school closure, here are some tips and online resources to support your child with their learning at home.

Which resources can I use to support my child at home?

Twinkl

Online educational publishers, Twinkl, have offered parents free access to all its resources for a month to support continued learning at home. All you need to do is enter UKTWINKLHELPS to get started.

Twinkl also has a Parents Hub that has a number of different guides designed for parents to support them with different curricular areas.

Sumdog

Online learning platform, Sumdog, has a number of engaging and challenging maths and literacy games that your child can use to enhance their learning at home.

Children’s University of Manchester

For kids who love science, the Children’s University of Manchester website is an excellent interactive resource in which your child can browse a number of different science topics which have a quiz at the end of each unit.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is an excellent online resource that provides students help with revision and learning. Here you will find a number of free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject on every subject for students aged from three to 16 and over.

Activity Village

For those of you who enjoy making crafts with your child at home, Activity Village is a great resource for ideas and templates to develop creativity at home.

Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help children to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners. Showing our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school.

Monitor your child’s television, video game, and Internet use. Children on average spend far more time watching TV, playing video games and using the Internet than they do completing homework or other school-related activities.

Encourage your child to read. Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life. The importance of reading simply can’t be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More important, it is the key to lifelong learning. Learn more in Fun Reading Tips and Activities and Fun and Effective Ways to Read with Children.

Talk with your child. Talking and listening play major roles in children’s school success. It’s through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well.

Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently. Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establish reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school, showing your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends.

Encourage active learning. Children need active learning as well as quiet learning such as reading and doing homework. Active learning involves asking and answering questions, solving problems and exploring interests. Active learning also can take place when your child plays sports, spends time with friends, acts in a school play, plays a musical instrument or visits museums and bookstores.

Last Evening

Pose!

Disco tonight! We have a fog of aftershave, deodorant and perfume coming from the dorms!!!

This will be our last post for this residential. I will upload more pictures and make sure everyone is included next week, technical problems have prevented this from happening. The children have been fabulous and we have all have a fantastic time at camp.

We plan to leave Lagganlia at 9.30am and hopefully arrive approx. 12.30pm. The children will be asked to come into the new hall where a register will be taken by class teachers. Class teachers will then release the children to parents. If you wish to speak to the teachers please wait until we have dismissed all the children.

Thank you and we will see you all tomorrow.

Mrs Henry