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P7S Book Tasting

Our class had the chance to read some new and exciting books this morning in our very own P7S Book Tasting Cafe!

The children had a ‘taste’ of 5 new books, all of which will be added to our classroom library. Our class loves to read and we love it even more when our library gets an update each term!

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.

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:


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.



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

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!

The Senses – Sight

As part of our science focus this term P2S have been learning about their senses. This week we have been learning all about our eyes and our sense of sight.

Firstly, we learned all about the different parts of the eye. Then we drew a picture of our eye and labelled its parts.

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On Thursday, we were very lucky to have a visit from 2 guide dogs and their trainers. We learned lots about people who are blind and how these wonderful animals help them to keep safe.


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On Friday, we learned about Braille and how it allows blind people to read. We used our new knowledge to make our names in braille using lentils.


To finish off our focus on sight, we had the chance to experience what life might be like if we were blind. Wearing a blindfold, and with a little help from our partners, we explored the playground. It was really tricky and some of us found it quite scary too!

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Do you wanna build a snowman?!

We made the most of the snowy weather in P2S today and took our learning outdoors!sam_2864


The children used rulers to measure their snowmen - making sure they were 30cm tall!
The children used rulers to measure their snowmen – making sure they were 30cm tall!




The children worked so well with their partners!
The children worked so well with their partners!







Once we had built our snowmen we placed them in different places around the school and made predictions about which snowmen would melt quickest.

'I think out in the area they will probably take a long time to melt because its a bit colder out there.' - Kara
‘I think out in the area they will probably take a long time to melt because its a bit colder out there.’ – Kara
'I think this snowman will melt pretty quickly because the radiator is on.' - Mason
‘I think this snowman will melt pretty quickly because the radiator is on.’ – Mason

We checked our snowmen and measured them every 10 minutes.

The snowmen that we left outside lasted the longest. Just as we had predicted!
The snowmen that we left outside lasted the longest. Just as we had predicted!

Celebration of Scots Song and Verse

P2S have been working SO hard to learn our Scots songs for the infant Burn’s Supper. Here is a wee snapshot of our braw singing!

Skyscraper Wean

Ye canny shove yer Granny aff a bus!