Term 3 – Week 6

Hello,

A lot has been happening over the last few weeks!

IDL

We have delved deep into our IDL focus on World War Two and so far we have looked at the origins of the war, The Blitz, evacuation, the Holocaust, persecution of Jewish people and the story of Anne Frank. P7T are showing a very mature and respectful attitude when we are discussing these themes in class which is great to see!

Literacy

We have been busy writing some fantastic descriptive pieces including a first-person experience of The Blitz and a diary extract exploring the process of evacuation – look out for one of these in learning journeys this week and feel free to add comments and discuss these at home. We are also enjoying reading our whole-class novel ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’.

Health and Wellbeing

P7T seem to be enjoying Frisbee in PE with Miss Macrae (see photos on her blog) and are engaging well with Yoga on Friday afternoons. Discuss some of the poses we have been exploring as well as the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga at home.

Assembly

Please have a look at Miss McKay’s blog for photos and discussion of themes from Red Unit assemblies.

 

Please don’t forget to sign/leave a comment in Learning Journeys and return to school after the long weekend. Have a great few days off!

Mr Thomson

Term 3 Week 1

Happy New Year!

M I E Brave

We have been doing moving image education on the movie brave. So far we have looked at the three S’s: sound, setting and story.

Sound

We had to listen to a short clip of brave but the screen was off, we had to do a worksheet on what we heard and learned about Foley artists and the sound they create example: footsteps on snow =stomping on cornstarch. We also learnt about diegetic and non-diegetic sounds. Digetic means sounds that are happening within the world of the film.

Setting

A setting is a very important part of a movie it set’s the scene and tells you loads more information of a movie. We did a carousel activity where we looked at still images from Brave and described them.

Story

We made storyboards about the movie brave, it must be very difficult to animate a movie. We had to choose a clip from brave and do a sketch of 6 snaps of the clip. We did this with our shoulder partner.

2019 Art

We have been making 2019 pictures inspired by Richard Strachen who graduated from Gray’s school of art. We made 2019 art with in school resolutions around it.

This is a picture made by Richard Strachan.

Scots language 

We were looking at the Gruffalo in Scots and we did an activity on it, we learned lots of new Scottish words and improved our knowledge of the Scots language. We used a Scots dictionary to translate some of the words we had not heard before.

 

Written by,

Emily & Lily

Term 2 – Week 4 & 5

The Wizard of Oz

On Wednesday afternoon all of the P7s took a trip to Cults Academy to see The Wizard of Oz performance organised by the Drama students and teachers. It was amazing. Everyone had really astounding voices, and were really confident on stage. They had great expression, and have inspired some of us to join the Academy drama club, and do some of our own productions! We can’t wait for the Academy!

IDL

In IDL we have been learning about polar animals, and how they adapted to their harsh environment. In our table groups we created a poster about our given animal: Polar bears, Seals, Emperor penguins, Arctic hares, Antarctic krill, Arctic fox and Adelie penguins. We presented our posters to the class, and had fun working together to research and make our posters.

Christmas Song Practise

Please remember to carry on practising your songs, and if you have any sturdy shopping bags, please remind yourself or your child to bring them in.

P.E

In P.E this week we were doing the bleep test, and most of us beat our scores from the last time we did it, last week we ran for 10 minutes and sprinted up and down the gym hall because we were working on our speed and stamina.

Coding

In I.C.T we are doing coding on code.org and we have our own account, to do it on, we all enjoy it, some of the levels can be difficult, but there is help and hints on every level to guide through the level. We are learning new knowledge and information on how to code!

By

Hannah and Emily

The photos down below are our posters for IDL

Christmas Song Lyrics

For practise at home.

The First Noel

The first Noel the angel did say,

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;

In fields where they lay, lay keeping their sheep,

On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

 

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born in the King of Israel.

 

They looked up and saw a bright star,

Shining in the east beyond them far,

And to the earth it gave a great light,

And so it continued both daytime and night.

 

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born in the King of Israel.

 

This star drew nigh to the North West;

Over Bethlehem it took its rest,

And there it did both stop and stay

Right over the place where Jesus lay.

 

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born in the King of Israel.

 

 

 

Rock Around The Shops

Come on everybody, there’s a whole lotta shopping going on!

Gotta get a-movin’, there’s some picking and a choosing to be done!

We’re going crazy! We can’t be lazy.

It’s only days we have left … the rush has begun.

 

Come on everybody, there’s a whole lotta shopping going on!

Gotta get a-movin’, there’s some picking and a-choosing to be done!

They’ve got the sizes at lovely prices,

I’m gonna buy these today or they will be gone.

 

Can’t afford to stop, got to pop into a shop before they close.

I’m rocking round the shops ‘til I drop and it’s time to go home.

 

Come on everybody, there’s a whole lotta shopping going on!

(We’re shopping, high street hopping)

Gotta get a-movin’, there’s some picking and a-choosing to be done!

(We’re shopping, high street hopping)

I’ve got a bargain for Uncle Marvin,

We’ll have a laugh when we see him trying it on!

 

Can’t afford to stop, got to pop into a shop before they close.

I’m rocking round the shops ‘til I drop and it’s time to go home.

 

Come on everybody, there’s a whole lotta shopping going on!

(We’re shopping, high street hopping)

Gotta get a-movin’, there’s some picking and a-choosing to be done!

(We’re shopping, high street hopping)

I bought some chocolates with lovely soft bits,

There was a box full but now the top layer’s gone.

 

Can’t afford to stop, got to pop into a shop before they close.

I’m rocking round the shops ‘til I drop and it’s time to go home.

 

Come on everybody, there’s a whole lotta shopping going on!

(We’re shopping, high street hopping)

Gotta get a-movin’, there’s some picking and a-choosing to be done!

(We’re shopping, high street hopping)

I’ve found a record for Aunty Ethel,

She’s rather deaf but she’ll still be jiving along!

 

(Instrumental)

 

Come on everybody, there’s a whole lotta shopping going on!

Gotta get a-movin’, there’s some picking and a choosing to be done!

We’re going crazy! We can’t be lazy.

It’s only days we have left … the rush has begun.

We’re going crazy! We can’t be lazy.

It’s only days we have left … the rush has begun.

Term 2 – Weeks 2 & 3

Anti Bullying Week 2018

The videos that we  watched were very informative of the dangers of bulling we could decide what happens next in the interactive video and we voted what we thought was best for the boy who was being bullied.

Text Help Training

Recently we have got text help training from our classmates.

From Kirstin, Cooper and Alistair we learned cool and quick tricks to help our reading and writing on the computer they did a great job helping us, well done to them!

French

In french we recently we have been drawing some posters and describing the drawings.

For example some were sportif dangereurx and bete. Also we have been doing some really cool word searches in french that took a lot of thinking.

Music

We have been recently been learning Christmas songs and learning beats and rests. Also we have been learning different notes like soh and lah.

PE

Recently we have been doing fitness week with miss macrae we’ve been doing circuits to build up stamina and endurance some were more tiring then others.

Writing

In writing we have been making anti bullying raps we watched  an anti bully rap that gave us inspiration

and ideas some of them were very good and informative.

 

Written by Harrison and David B

Term 2 – Week 1

The first week back from the the October holidays we learnt about…

      WWI, As a mini two week long topic we decided to learn about WWI in celebration of the 100th                 anniversary of its end, here’s a  short amount of what we’ve learnt so far.

Weapons, we learnt about many weapons that were used and developed during WWI. These include:

MG’s, Riffles, Artillery Guns, Clubs, and Flame Throwers.

Life on the front line, For soldiers that were in the trenches, living there was hardly suitable for any     solider’s to bare, the food was barely edible and each solider lived in constant fear of losing their lives.       flooding was a serious threat as solider’s could develop “Trench Foot” where your foot begins to rot           away.

Letters, we wrote letters pretending we were soldiers in the trenches to our family’s. we highlighted what would have been scored out with a black marker.

PE, in PE this week we did a beep test to test our fitness, we will soon be retaking it to see our improvements.

Coding, In ICT we did coding and tested our computing skills and concentration towards detail in code.

Spooky Stories, we wrote scary descriptive stories of a haunted house/castle in celebration of Halloween.

Class Novel, for our class novel we are reading the Nowhere Emporium about a orphaned boy who stumble’s upon a shop that he returns to later on… but nobody else does…

Looking forward to week 2 we are always ready to learn, Bye!

 

By Jessica and Keira

World War One

For the next two weeks our IDL topic focus will be WW1. We kicked off our mini-topic by looking at what we think we know about the first World War and we discussed what we would like to learn about in class. This year marks one hundred years since the war ended so it is perfect timing to investigate what actually happened and why it is so important that we pay remembrance to those who lost their lives.

 

Mr Thomson

Grow a Fiver

Well done to everyone who engaged so enthusiastically with our ‘Grow a Fiver’ enterprise project! This year P7 pupils had an extra challenge as they had to plan, create and sell a product or service and take into account social, economic and environmental factors. This year pupils also has significantly less time to prepare for selling compared to previous years, however, they still managed to raise a whopping £2,449.50! Some of the money raised will go towards the P7 residential trip to Dalguise in May 2019. Congratulations everyone – I think this will be a topic to remember!