# This week in P7AG…

Another busy week in P7AG!

Literacy

We were learning to identify and use figurative language and we focused on hyperbole this week (Allana). Hyperbole is an example of figurative language (Charlie B). Hyperbole is where you exaggerate when you describe something (Bronik). For example, I could sleep for a whole year (Daniel). We created our own examples of hyperbole (Bronik), and tried to make links with our WW2 topic.

We have also been learning to apply new spelling rules (Ross). We practiced our spelling using rainbow writing (Bronik), robot writing (Alicia), pyramid writing (Hayley), blue vowels (Leah), other hand writing (Ross).

Numeracy

We have been learning to mentally multiply decimal fractions (Leah). We have been trying different strategies to help us (Andrew K). We used the decimal place value counters to help us represent the number and to show our working (Alicia). We completed tasks to show our understanding, for example: we worked on Education city or completed a worksheet (Bronik). “I enjoyed using education city to learn this week because it was more engaging and fun” (Charlie B).

IDL

We have been learning to set up and run an enterprise (Alicia). We designed and made super snowmen tree decorations (Summer). We worked out the profit and created a pricing list (Dylan). We also shopped around for the products but we found this difficult because we had to divide the total cost by the total items (Bronik). We then sold our items at the Christmas fayre, using persuasion to convince shoppers to buy our product (Ross). Thank you to all our customers who bought our items!

With Christmas coming up, we have been learning our Christmas carols and associated Makaton (Charlie M). Makaton is a type of sign language (Mia).

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P7AG and Miss Gillon

# P7AG’s Blog

What a fantastic week we have had in Primary 7AG. We had the pleasure of working alongside Dan and Swain from the Max in the Middle project, run by the NHS. The main focus of the week was learning about how we can keep ourselves healthy through both our diet and exercise.

On ‘Meeting Monday’ we played games in the morning (Stuart) before beginning our choreography for dance 1 (Charlie M). We also created the character of Max and decided on what traits we felt the character should have.

On ‘Tasty Tuesday’ we practised our dance routine (Leah) and created drama scenes to share Max’s story (Hayley).  We also learning how to safely prepare food before trying these during the tasting sessions. We prepared:

• Salmon Boats with Salmon (Emma), Lettuce (Corey) Mayonnaise (Allana), Dill (Leah), Chives and Carrots (Andrew T).
• Cheese and biscuits (Daniel) with Brie (Addison), wensleydale with apricot (Dylan) and soft cheese,
• Fruit tumbles, which included peach (Hala), pineapple (Bronik), rice crispies (Cameron), Greek yogurt (Charlie B), berries (Beth) and honey (Ross).

On ‘Workout Wednesday’  we learned dance two (Alicia) and completed various drama skits.

On ‘Thinking Thursday’ – we brought all our learning together to create a show (Summer).

On ‘Finale Friday’- We presented our learning to our parents and careers as part of our showcase (Andrew T).

We wish we could do it all over again!!!

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# This week in P7AG….

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Maths –

We have been learning to subtract mentally (Ross). We used the partitioning strategy to help us subtract in smaller chunks (Hayley). We also choose if we wanted to use place value counters to help with subtraction (Corey).

We were also learning to apply our knowledge of subtraction when we worked on word problems (Leah). Those who felt confident choose to have a go at subtracting decimal numbers using the partitioning method (Charlie B).

Literacy –

We were learning to use punctuation correctly, where focused the use of an apostrophe (Emma). I know that an apostrophe goes after the word and before the s to show the item belongs to the person. E.g. Allana’s pencil case. We also learned the difference between “its” and “it’s” and know that it’s is short for it is (Daniel). We have been learning to select information from them book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Addison) to create a character profile.

Spelling –

We have been learning new spelling rules and strategies this week (Andrew T) and put these to practice with our spelling challenges.

Writing –

We were learning to use figurative language in our writing (Aaron). Our writing was based on our topic of WW2. The context for our writing was a story was based on the feelings and emotions felt by the Jewish people when the Nazis came to collect them for the concentrations camps (Mia). I know I was successful because I included punctuation in the correct places and included onomatopoeia – which is an example of figurative language (Bronik).

IDL –

We have been learning about the holocaust and who was taken to these camps (Alicia). This week we created a leaflet about the holocaust (Cameron). We had to listen, select and make notes based on the information. I found the note taking difficult because it was quick and there was a lot of information (Summer). I know I was successful because I completed a leaflet that was attractive for the reader and it had information about the holocaust (Charlie M).

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P7AG!

# P7AG Class Blog

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Maths –

We were learning to calculate addition tasks mentally (Summer). The activities we did this week were: working from the SHM textbooks (Beth), active approaches like using 3 digit spinners to make random number addition sums (Allana), word problems (Charlie M) and we used practical materials to help us e.g. place value counters (Allana).

This week we learned a variation of strategies, for example partitioning, near doubles, and compensation strategy (Summer/Charlie B) and created a poster showing the method we found most helpful.

Literacy –

We were learning to identify and use figurative language (Charlie B). This week we focused on metaphors (Andrew K). The activities we did this week were: We used words in a metaphors to help us understand what each metaphor is describing.

Writing – We were learning to apply our knowledge of figurative language. We wrote a fireworks sound poem, after watching a video showing fireworks. I know I was successful because I included examples of onomatopoeia (Daniel).

IDL –

P7AG and P7LS presented the remembrance assembly this week. Therefore, we were learning to present to audience (Cameron). We practiced our own poems and recited Flanders Fields by John McCrae (Allana). We also created artwork and practiced our lines and roles for the assembly.

As part of the IDL lesson this week, we were also learning about concentration camps and the impact of these (Aaron).

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# This week in P7AG

A very busy week in P7AG. Check out our blog to find out what we have been learning!

Literacy –

We have continued to develop our knowledge of figurative language this week. We focused on personification this week (Summer). I know personification is when you describe a non-human thing using human traits (Ross). For example, the stars are dancing in the sky (Mia).

In writing, we have continued to focus on poetry this week (Leah). We have been learning to up-level our writing by re-drafting our remembrance poetry (Charlie B). Our focus this week was to use more examples of figurative language and improve our vocabulary. I know I was successful in my writing this week because I included examples of alliteration and personification (Leah). I know I was successful because I used different sentence length and made sure to include rhyming words (Charlie B).

Maths –

This week in maths we have been learning to calculate area (Emma). We know that to calculate the area of a rectangle we should multiple the length by the breadth (Charlie M). We also learned how to calculate the area of a right angled triangle (Emma).  To be able to do this we learned to multiply the breadth by the length and divide the total in half (Allana). The formula is half x by breadth x length (Charlie M). We also applied our knowledge of area on Thursday  when we completed a floor plan of a haunted house. I know I was successful because I used the formula length x breadth to work out the area of each room (Alicia).

IDL –

This week in IDL we have been learning about Adolf Hitler and his rise to power after World War One (Bronik). We began the week investigating Hitler’s past before creating a posters and a mini group presentation (Andrew T). We now know he was:

• A soldier in WW1 (Bronik).
• He received the Iron Cross for Bravery during his time as a soldier. (Bronik).
• He was born in Austria and not Germany (Daniel).
• His parents died when he was young (Andrew K).

We then finished the week off by investigating how Hitler rose to power.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog!

Primary 7AG and Miss Gillon

# Week of 21.10.19 P7AG

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Art

We have been learning to identify and use various visual elements such as colour, line and tone. We have been using colour to represent emotions – dark colours for negative emotions and bright colours for positive emotions (Emma). We have also been creating different patterns through the use of different types of lines and shapes (Alicia).

Literacy

We have focused on poetry this week. We learned to identify different types of poems example: Acrostic (Bronik), Limerick (Alicia), Haiku (Bronik), Narrative Poem (Charlie), Free verse (Leah), Shape poem (Charlie M), and Kenning (Bronik).

Writing – We have been learning to use figurative language (Charlie) when writing a Remembrance poem (Leah). In our poem we included as many examples of alliteration, onomatopoeia, and similes (Beth). We then learned the skill of re-drafting and were able to use a thesaurus to up-level our vocabulary (Hayley) and dictionary to identify spelling errors (Bronik).

IDL

We have been developing our understanding of  the significance of music during WW2. We learned about the different types of music listen to during the time (Daniel). We listen to two main artists (Vera Lynn and Glenn Millar) and compared their work (Charlie M). We discovered that music was important at boosting moral during the war.

Maths

We have been learning to order decimals (Cameron). To be able to do this, we had to be able to recognise the value of each digit before putting these into order (Cameron). We also learned the terms acceding and descending (Aaron). We have used various active methods to help consolidate this knowledge, for example, dice and card games.

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P7AG and Miss Gillon.

# This Week in P7AG..

Welcome to P7AG’s weekly blog!

Literacy

This week in writing we were learning to write a set of instructions (Alicia). We used our WW2 context and wrote a recipe using rationing ingredients (Andrew T). We also applied our knowledge of letter writing by attaching our recipe to a letter. The letter explained why we were sending the rationing recipe.

This week in literacy we have also been learning to summarise a text. “I know I was successful because I selected the most important details and put them into sentences.” (Ross).

Maths/Numeracy

In Numeracy we were learning to apply our knowledge of time real life contexts (Beth). We focused on working out durations at the beginning of the week and were able to use bus, train and cinema timetables to work out how long a journey or film would last (Charlie). As an extra challenge we worked out the journey time from our school to a designated trip. We even calculated the total cost for our class and were shocked at the overall cost!!

IDL

We have been learning about the impact of WW2 on food supplies (Bronik). We learned why the government started the rationing scheme (Liam), and how much an adult was entitled to each week (Leah). We then had to use the rations available to create a meal planner for the week (Leah). We also investigated the varying propaganda posters aimed at encouraging people to ration and created our own mini poster. We also learned that clothing, and fuel was rationed during WW2 (Bronik).

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# P7AG’s Blog 27.09.19

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IDL

This week in IDL we have been learning about the evacuation process [Alicia] and what the life of an evacuee was like. During our lessons, we listened to music of the time and particularly enjoyed the song “Run Rabbit” [Emma]. We also responded to the air raid siren by getting into the brace position under our tables.

We continued to take ownership our own learning and researched: who was evacuated? [Beth], why they were evacuated? [Emma], and what they had to take with them? [Beth]. We also designed our own suitcase and packed the relevant items.  We enjoyed learning our IDL through literacy, numeracy and art this week and have asked Miss Gillon if we can do this again next week.

Writing

This week we were learning to write a diary entry as part of our IDL context [Dylan]. We put ourselves into the shoes of an evacuee and wrote a diary entry about the evacuation process [Alicia].

We also learned how to self-assess our own writing against the success criteria and identified our next steps  [Charlie M]. “I know I was success today because I wrote in first person and included emotive language.” [Charlie M]. “I was success because I put emotive language in each part [of my diary entry]” [Ross].  Self-assessment allows me “to be more independent”  [Charlie M].

Literacy

This week in literacy we have been learning to summarise [Mia]. We used our WW2 context and read a passage titled “War Child”. We selected the most important information and put these into concise sentences. We also learned an array of facts about evacuation in the process.

This week we also consolidated our spelling rules taught during the previous weeks and completed an array of spelling challenges as part of our literacy rotations.

Maths – Time

Group 1 – At the start of the week we were learning to convert time between hours, minutes and seconds [Summer]. We then finished the week by learning to work out complex time durations.

Group 2 – We have been learning to calculate time durations [Andrew T] using the time line strategy.

Group 3 – We have been learning to convert between 12 and 24 hour time.

We made use of Education City this week to consolidate our knowledge and enjoyed this because “was a fun way to learn” [Andrew T].

Buddy time

This week we all enjoyed our buddy session. We particularly enjoyed teaching the Primary 1 to identify different technologies. “Being a buddy is a big responsibility”[Leah].

P.E.

This week in P.E we were learning how to move into appropriate space [Charlie M] as part of our rugby context [Leah]. We had to move around the hall and find a space to receive a pass.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog.

P7AG and Miss Gillon

# This Week in P7AG..

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Literacy:

This week in writing we have been learning to write a newspaper article. We used our IDL WW2 context, “to write a newspaper article the day after World War 2 started” (Stuart). We also listened to Neville Chamberlain’s radio broadcast, when he shared the news Britain was at war with Germany. We selected information relevant to our newspaper report and quotes his speech.  “I know I was successful because I included a grabbing headline, and wrote in third person” (Charlie). “I included a quote from Neville Chamberlain’s speech to make my newspaper more realistic” (Charlie B).

In spelling this week we learned a new spelling rule (Katie-Leigh) and applied my understanding of the rule when completing an array of “spelling challenges” (Stuart).

In reading, we continued to read the class novel ‘Diary of a Brilliant Kid’ by Andy Cope, Gavin Oattes and Will Hussey. We completed various activities as outlined in the book; namely we have been keeping a diary of “three good things that happen to us each day, and how these make us feel” (Katie-Leigh).

Numeracy:

This week in numeracy we have been learning to multiply (Corey).

The red group were learning different strategies for multiplying 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers mentally. We learned the grid method, and the partitioning method before deciding on which one we favoured (Addison). See an examples below…

In the Blue and the Green group we also learned the partitioning strategy to help multiply 2 digit numbers by a single digit.

In the yellow group we continued to develop our understanding learned how to multiply single digit by single digit numbers. We practised these through active timetables games.

We found learning different strategies challenging because“I rely on one strategy and it was difficult to take on a different method” (Mia). “I enjoyed being taught different strategies because it let me pick the one that worked for me. I know that everyone learns differently.” (Ross)

IDL:

This week in IDL we have continued to develop our understanding of the events surrounding the beginning of WW2 (Hayley). We also learned about the different countries involved in the war (Mia) and were able to distinguish between the Allies and Axis countries (Daniel). We have also been learning about the “leaders of the countries involved in WW2 and how each country was ran, for example if it was a democracy or a dictatorship” (Bronik).

We have continued to take ownership of our learning, by researching given topics in both non-fiction books and the internet. We have then worked collaborative to present this information to the class. “I have enjoyed learning this way because it meant I could be the teacher” (Hayley). “I liked researching and presenting because we were actually doing it ourselves” (Ross). “I found the task challenging because we had to present the information to the class and this made me nervous but after it I felt proud I did it” (Aaron).

Thank you for reading our blog, we hope you have a lovely weekend!

P7AG and Miss Gillon