Over the last few weeks we have been doing Scottish Country Dancing , with Mrs Shaw and Mrs Cameron. We have learn lots of different dances such as, Strip the Willow, The Circle Waltz, The Dashing White Sergeant The Canadian Barn Dance and the Bamkin. Everyone had partners, and it had to be boys with girls. My partner was Oliver however, Abbie was with Annie because there wasn’t enough boys, and Emma had Ciara. One of the dances that we found very difficult was The Dashing White Sergeant because near the end of the dance we have to do a figure of eight and many people found this very hard. We are looking forward to the Day Of Dance.
We asked Bronagh questions about what she did in Westminster in London. We firstly asked her a question on why she was there. She went to Parliament because she was an young Scottish winner of an art competition for I love Amazon schools. In Parliament they were taking photos and talking about the rain forest. She had to go through lots of security when she was entering Parliament. She was in there for 2-3 hours just listening about the rain forest and getting photos taken. They also asked her questions like “How did you think of your slogan?”which was ‘Hands off our trees, Leaf them alone.’ She also learned that every minute a football pitch worth of trees is cut down and the situation is so critical.
But in conclusion she had a lovely time in Westminster and learned a lot about the Amazon rainforest.
By Nicholas and Torin with help from Bronagh
This week is going to be our last week of swimming. We have been learning all about different techniques to keep our heads above the water. For example we used a techniques called treading water, the mixer and the recovery passion. We also practised doing a safe entry. A safe entry is when you sit on the side of the pool and then you put both of your hands to one side of you and then twist your body round and slowly release your self into the pool and then swim as carefully as you can over to your casualty. Last week we were starting to swim lengths. This week we are going to be doing a comic relief day swimming on Friday 13th March.
In school p7 we have been reading and writing short stores. A short stories that we read called the Examination is a story about a young boy called Richard that lives in an oppressive state. In the oppressive state when you grow to the age of twelve you have to get an I.Q. test to see how intelligent you are. When Richard takes the test he get killed because he exceeded the test. After reading the short story, p7 then wrote a book review on the Examination. We sructured the book review by answering questions like ‘how was the story structured’ and ‘what do you think about the opening’ also questions like ‘what is the theme of the book’ and ‘can you describe the setting of the story’ also ‘what do you think about the ending’. I found the actual story was great but I most enjoyed how the story is so unpredictable and twisted at the end. Writing the book review, I found it most interesting because it makes you read in between the line to find out more about the story.
In class, p7 have been learning to convert fractions, decimals and percentages, we have been focusing mainly on fractions and decimals. Fun Fact: If in a decimal, a number is repeated lots of times, like 1/3 is 0.33333333 etc. you would write 0.3 with a º above the 3.
We have learned lots more, like :
1/4 is 0.25 so 2/4 would be 0.5 you would keep doubling until you got to 4/4 which is 1.00
1/2 is 0.5 which is equivalent to 2/4
1/5 is 0.2 so 2/5 would be 0.4 .
1/6 would be 0.166
1/10 would be 0.1 because there is 10 10ths in 1
We have also been learning to convert percentages to decimals for example:
20% as a decimal is 0.2 as a fraction is 1/4
25% as a decimal is 0.25 as a fraction is 1/5
50% as a decimal is 0.5 as a fraction is 1/2
75% as a decimal is 0.75 as a fraction is 3/4
80% as a decimal is 0.8 as a fraction is 4/5
100% as a decimal is 1.0 as a fraction is 1/1
These are just some of the vast array of fractions, decimals and percentages in the known world. Hope you found this intreaging and interesting. hopefully you have learned something new.
By Anwen and Izzy 🙂
P7 have been doing a lot of science lately for there topic about water. They have been learning some very good scientific words. They have been doing experiments using evaporation. Evaporation means a change from liquid to steam or vapour. They recently did an experiment to make clean water when they put vinegar, flour, sugar, baking soda and water in a cup and mixed it. Then we cut a big bottle in half and placing the cup in the bottom half and placed the top half on and the water in it would turn to steam and go to the side of the bottle and run down to the bottle and sit at the bottom as pure water. They also did another experiment when you put sand, water, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar in a tub and put a cup that is lower than the rim. Then you cover it in cling film tightly and tape it, then put a small rock above the cup and it will evaporate. They are all enjoying this topic so far and love the experiments they did.
By Annie & Beth
On Thursday 5th March it was world book day, everyone had to bring in their favourite book and dress up as their favourite character. We dressed up as Sarah Midnight from the book Dreams and Tilly from Magic Spirit. The first thing did was reading one of our favourite sentences from our book. In the morning some of the p7’s had to go and read to the nursery, we read them their favourite book. While the rest of us played games answering questions about books. We then read a short story in our reading groups called Examination Day as part of World Book Day. It was a really great story. Overall we had a great day and everyone looked great in their costumes.
By Emily and Jodie 🙂