Wee Feet – Big Footprint

P7S have been learning all about our little country Scotland and the big impact some of its people have had on the world!

Last week we looked at different Scottish Inventors and Miss Stark set us the challenge to become inventors ourselves. Take a look at some of our awesome creations below.

The Speed Watch –  by Alistair & Rory

“This device will help you get from A to B in no time. Download the App on to your smart phone and choose which speed you would like to travel at – anything from 10 to 90 miles per hour. (Don’t worry your legs won’t even hurt after either!)”

Weight Loss Watch – by Rory & Cole

“Ever find yourself trying to lose weight but having no success? We have just the thing for you! This watch is designed to ZAP! you anytime you dip into that biscuit tin or if you’ve been sitting around to long. You will be up and eating healthy in no time!”

The Chompy by Stephen & Wyatt

“Postmen can take a long time to deliver letters so we came up with a machine that will deliver your mail much quicker. You just put the item inside, type in the address and off it flies”

Dog Walker 2018 – by Sophie & Angel

“We made an electronic dog walker that is controlled using a little remote. The blue part attaches to you dogs lead and you can sit back and control your dog from far away (about a mile).”

Turbo Pencil 3000 – by Meadow & Glen

“The pencil that does all your work for you! Turn it on, sit back and talk to your pencil to get it to write. No more sore hands from writing really long stories!”

Wappa Zappa Food Machine! – by Zhara & Laura

“A self-cleaning, automatic, super speedy food maker! Just use the keys at the top to type in what you want then press the big green button. Voila! Any type of food right before your eyes in just 60 seconds!”

Hair-o-matic! – by Chloe & Zoey

“This machine will stop you having to wait for ages to get your hair done in a hairdressers. You just have top select what style you want – curly? straight? braids? anything! – then pop your head inside. In just 40 seconds you will have the hair of you dreams!”

 

Life is a Hair-do! – by Skye & Carrie

These 3 magical products are the best thing in hair care! Our lovely orange bottle “Regrow” Will bring back anyone’s hair at any time, for good! Our Pretty pink bottle “Designer Pink” will give you any hairstyle you want, from wavy to straight, high pony tail to big bouncy curls! Our final beautiful blue bottle ” Life Long Blue” will dye your hair any colour you wish for as long as you want it!”

Sun Cream Machine 2018 – by Mia, Daisie & Leo

“We know that nobody likes putting on sun cream, and now you don’t have to. Thanks to this wonderful invention. Just pop inside this machine press go and get covered in sun cream from head to toe. Perfect!”

Marking Machine 3000 – by Poppy & Olivia

“Teachers everywhere, stop what you are doing and listen up! This machine is designed to do all of your marking for you! Just type in your answers once using the lovely keyboard, pop your jotters on to the scanner and sit back. The machine will display a score and light up to show right and wrong answers. It even picks up the messiest of handwriting! Comes with a lifetime guarantee!”

 

We all worked so hard on our inventions and presented them beautifully to the class in a Dragon’s Den fashion. Tomorrow we find out which invention has won! Stay Tuned.

Prada-ful P4W!

P4W rounded off their recent Context for Learning on Italy by learning about Italian fashion designers and creating our own designs! Miss Wozniak also bought us some Italian food to taste!

We found out about some famous Italian designers including Prada, Gucci and Versace. We then worked in a group to create an item of clothing using recyclable materials and some special sparkly items!

Millie’s group designed a dress.
Team Sheep!

We had a variety of dresses, tops, football strips, belts, handbags, shoes and even a hoodie!

Team MMC!
Presenting their design to the class.
Boyd, Megan & Neve designed and created a handbag using cardboard boxes and string.
Team HappyFace!
Max & Darren created a football strip along with a Karate Belt.
Darren & Max..
Cole & Lewis worked hard to create a boot out of cardboard boxes.
It was made to measure Cole’s foot!
Kieran & Liam made a shoe out of cardboard and paint.
Jack worked hard to create a cosy hoodie out of a bin bag!
Amber’s team even had a song to go with their dress!
Amber, Danielle, Lexi &; Evan

Once we presented our designs to our classmates, it was time to taste some Italian food! Miss Wozniak also brought in some of her favourite Italian foods from home including espresso coffee, amaretto biscuits, some different shapes of pasta and biscotti.

We tried lots of different foods. We had some ciabatta bread, breadsticks, two different types of salami, cheese (including mozzarella!) tomatoes and olives. Olives were not a popular choice!

P4W’s Italian feast!

Amber & Danielle loved tasting the different Italian cheeses.
Boyd LOVED salami. It was gone in a flash!!
Cole braved tasting the olives…. but wasn’t a fan!
Darren & Max enjoyed the Parma Ham!
Niamh C & Louisa enjoyed tasting new foods.
Millie liked the bread the best!
Miss Wozniak’s fancy Amaretti biscuits.

We loved learning all about Italy. Our favourite parts of this Context were learning some Italian words, learning about the Leaning Tower of Pisa and creating lots of fantastic artwork with Mr Gough and Miss Wozniak.

We can’t wait to find out what our new Context for Learning will be!

P7S Pumpkin Catapult Olympics!

This week our STEM challenge had a Halloween twist! Miss Stark set us the challenge to build our own catapults ready to take part in a Pumpkin Catapult Olympics! We had so much fun and things got a little competitive! Check out our creations and activities below.

  1. Go the distance

2. Hit the Target

3. Great Heights

4. Tower Topple

5. Score a Bucket

6. Hoop Shoot

We found that the ‘Score a bucket’ and ‘Hoop Shoot’ were the two most difficult challenges. We had to have a play off to find the winners for both!

Congratulations to all our Gold Medalists – Here they are:

 

Quidditch STEM

This week Miss Stark set P7S a STEM challenge to design and create a Quidditch broomstick with natural outdoor materials. She only gave us 5 elastic bands and 2 metres of string to help. Over the course of the week we planned, prepared and evaluated our task.

This morning we went to the woods at the Delph Pond to gather our outdoor materials. We worked in groups of 3 and had loads of fun collecting stuff like sticks and leaves.

We came back and had half an hour to assemble our brooms with our teams. Then when our time was up we presented our brooms to the class. Take a look at our design process and finished products below, we hope you like them! We are SO proud of them!

By Poppy and Zhara – P7S

Searching for materials:

 

Making our designs:

Presenting our creations:

 

‘Blown Away’ with Autumn Poetry!

P4W have been working really hard this week, creating their own Autumn poems using our senses.

On Tuesday, we went for a walk around the school playground and worked with a small group to collect words that described things that we could see, hear, smell and touch. We also collected some items including different coloured leaves and pine cones which we decided could contribute to our display.

Tiana and Lewis used their sense of touch to help them collect words.
Jack and Darren found some fantastic coloured leaves to help them with their poems.
We worked in small groups and used our senses to collect words to help us with our plan.
We walked through the leaves that were piled up in the playground and listened carefully for the noise they made.

On Wednesday, we shared the words that we collected and discussed different Autumn poems that Miss Wozniak found. We also looked at the features of poetry and found that not all poems have to rhyme.

Here are some of our fantastic creations:

Leaves, leaves in the breeze,
They woosh and wiggle in the trees.
When Autumn blows, they move around,
Until they hear a crunching sound.
Woosh, all the leaves are gone,
Until next Autumn,
It feels so long.
By Sarah M

Leaves in the trees,
Falling by the breeze.
The leaves dance in the breeze,
As they fall to the ground.
It smells like chocolate and Halloween treats.
It feels like peaceful raindrops and Bonfire Night.
By Liam N

Autumn, Autumn, I smell you,
You smell like little leaves.
Autumn, Autumn, I hear you,
You sound like leaves swaying in the breeze.
Autumn, Autumn, I see you,
You look like leaves on the ground.
Autumn, Autumn, I taste you,
You taste like Belgian Buns.
Autumn, Autumn, I feel you,
You feel like crunching leaves.
By Niamh C

As an extra challenge, we also created some fantastic acrostic poems too:

All the leaves
U
nder trees
T
urn red and orange
U
nusual black dots
M
oving in the sky 
N
ature is the best
By Millie W

Autumn is cold
U
sually red and orange
T
weet, tweet, the birds are disappearing
U
sually rustling in the wind
M
agically changing colour
N
o birds to be seen
By Jack S

Always the red and brown leaves 
U
nusually, some pink and purple fall
T
inkling in the grass
U
pside down and the right way around
M
ystically up and down 
N
othing can stop them dancing
By Michael R

Sorting Ceremony

As part of our Context for Learning – Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone. P7S held a sorting ceremony to place pupils into one of the  4 Hogwarts house teams: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.

In our houses the first task was to design a  shield that represented our house. We had to use our house colours and include two words used to describe the characters of our house in the Sorting Hat song.

Gryffindor
Slytherin
Ravenclaw
Hufflepuff

 

Please feel free to leave us a comment and let us know what you think of our designs!

P1M update by Carter and Maxine

Weekly update by P1M

P7 buddies Aaron and Zak helped Carter and Maxine to report on their week in school.

This week’s website reporters!
This week’s website reporters!

In primary 1M we have been learning lots of things this week. In numeracy we have been learning  to count aloud up to 40 and learning about ordering numbers to 10. In literacy we have been learning how to read and spell different words like cat and dog. We are trying hard to log on the the netbooks by ourselves and we used paint to draw the Gruffalo! We liked PE with Mr Roberts, we liked the games that he plays with us! Have a look at some pictures!

 

By Maxine, Carter, Zak and Aaron

working hard on the netbooks
working hard on the netbooks
Number fun! How many?
Playdoh numbers and letters

Rugby 7s

Some of our Primary 7 pupils enjoyed an afternoon playing rugby at Alloa Rugby Club. All of the pupils played extremely well and displayed excellent sportsmanship. They were a credit to our school! Well done to all involved!

                                                         Team 1
                                                          Team 2

The children were not put off by the muddy pitches and luckily the sun was shining for us all afternoon. Safe to say there will be lots of baths tonight!

P1g Class blog- 29.9.17

P1g Class Blog

By Alexis and Grace

Assisted by Mia and Sean

P1 and P7 buddies working together

This week in Literacy  we have practiced our sounds and here is a couple m and a. This week we also learned my Abc.

The sounds we are learning.

We were using playdoh and we made numbers and animals.

Creating the Gruffalo characters.

We learned some French and we sang a song.

Grace also got the house point winner certificate this week.

House point winner 29th September 2017

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