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This week in P7LS…

This week we have been learning lots in our new topic WW2.

We have been learning to use the internet as a research tool. On Monday in groups we had questions about how the war started and we had to find the answers (Umar). I think we were successful because we were able to find the information to answer the questions accurately (Nieve). We were successful in finding the right website to help us with our learning (Caleb).

We continued with our learning intention throughout the week and we were asked to make a poster about a certain country that was  involved in WW2 (Martyna). We were successful because everyone put effort in to the posters and they were all full of information (Ethan).

  

 

 

 

 

 

In Writing we have been linking our topic to our work. This week we were learning to write a newspaper article. We were to write an article about the start of the war and the date of the article was the 4th of September ( Cerys, Maria ). We were successful because we included headings that were short and snappy. We were successful because we included true facts and information ( Cerys ).

In Numeracy we have been learning to multiply. We were learning new and different strategies to find the answer to our questions (Maria ). At the beginning of the week I couldn’t do one digit multiplied by two digits but now today I managed to multiply two digit by three digits, I was so proud of myself ( Cerys ).

We hope you enjoyed are blog we will give you another update next week.

From P7 and Miss Stewart

This week in P7AG…

 

Welcome to P7AG’s Blog,

Literacy:

This week we have been learning to write imaginatively (Stuart). We firstly planned our own imaginative story, detailing the main character, the setting and the main events.  “I enjoyed writing imaginatively this week because it meant I could be more creative.” (Charlie B). “I found this challenging because I had so many ideas and found it difficult to pick one” (Addison). “I know I was successful in my writing because I included a character description, described the setting and then told my story. I used paragraphs and wrote over three pages too.” (Liam).

This week we also learned how to persuade an audience while presenting written information. We made Meet the Teacher invitations for our families (Daniel). We had to include accurate information and make the invite as attractive as possible. We can’t wait to show our families, friends and carers around our classroom.

We also continued to read the book Diary of a Brilliant Kid and completed various activities outlined in the novel. Each of the activities allowed us to write a personal imaginative response. For example, we imagined we were 119 and had one minute to live before writing what advice we would give our great-grandchild (Addison).  This was challeneging because “it was hard to imagine ourself as a four year old” (Daniel/Addison/Liam).

 

Numeracy:

This week in numeracy we have been learning to multiply (Cameron). We were learning different strategies to multiple 2digit numbers by 2digit numbers mentally. We decided on a strategy that worked best for us.

To consolidate our knowledge of the times tables we have been playing times tables verbal ping pong with Miss Gillon. We enjoyed this because “it was a different way to learn” (Beth) and was a fun alternative to “repeating them over and over again” (Hayley).

 

IDL:

This week in IDL we completed a treasure hunt in the class to locate various different jigsaw pieces. We then had to use our problem-solving skills to put each clue together and consider what our topic would be. We initially guessed, WW1, WW2, and Titanic before joining with the P7LS for the big reveal. We also took ownership of our learning in IDL and decided on what we wanted to learn and how we wanted to learn it.

This week we also had a visit from Max in the Middle – an NHS drama, music and health and well-being workshop aimed at improving our knowledge of food related health. This is an event we will take part in next term. The purpose of this visit was to allow the instructors to get to know us. We had fun playing various games with our peers and can’t wait for them to come back!

Thank you for reading our blog, have a nice weekend.

From P7AG and Miss Gillon.

This Week in P7LS…

This week was awesome!

This week two people came in to our school from Max in the Middle. We played a few games and learned a little bit about Max in the Middle (Josh). We are looking forward to them coming back in November (Caleb).

In Numeracy we are learning to multiply. We learned to use a few different strategies to multiply single digit with double digits and double digits with double digits (Ethan). One of the strategies you have to double one and half the other (Ethan). It was fun because we didn’t understand it on the first day but on the second day we tried more examples and got it (Sean). It was hard at the beginning but it got more fun as we got more in to it (Nathan). We also played a multiplication  games, where we chose a timetables and had to answer questions as quick as possible. We are going to try get quicker at answering the questions the more we play (Jayden).

In Literacy we have been reading our new novels. I am reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and I think it is exciting so far (Max). I am reading The Girl of Ink and Stars. I am really enjoying it because it is a mystery on an island where a best friend disappears (Summer). I am reading Super Fudge. I think it’s good because it is funny (Scott). I’ve been reading Moonlocket. I think the book is really mysterious and dangerous because one of the main characters escapes prisons (Sean).

This week we found out what topic we will be learning about. We also had to write down what we already knew, how we wanted to learn and what we want to know (Logan). I think I will really enjoy the topic because I’m interested in it (Leon).

This week in PE we have been learning to play touch rugby so we can practise for the rugby tournament (Sean). I find it really fun (Finlay). I think it is fun because it is a sport and I enjoy sport (Alex).

Below is our term 1 curriculum newsletter.

P7LS Curriculum Newsletter Aug to Oct, 2019

We hope you have a good weekend.

P7 and Miss Stewart

This week in P7LS…

We really enjoyed this fun week in P7.

This week in Numeracy we have continued to learn about place value. We have been ordering numbers, rounding numbers and estimating. This week we played shops and became alien supermarket workers and customers. We bought items from planet Zog and bought items using scroops. Customers were given tokens that increased or decreased the value of the items. We had to tell the shopkeeper how much the new price would be. I found it challenging when we had decrease the numbers (Martyna). I found it fun learning through playing games rather than textbooks (Jayden). I found it challenging to subtract during the shop keeper game (Euan).  I like playing the ‘What is my number’ because we had to ask questions to find out the number (Summer).

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week we finally got our new group reading books. We got a selection of books and in our groups we had to read the blurb and then vote on our favourite book.  After choosing our new book we made predictions on what we thought the book would be about. It was a bit challenging because you had to find lots of detail to try and get a detailed prediction (Umar). I was successful because I used the blurb and the front cover to make a prediction (Leah).

Using our class novel we were learning to write a letter. This week we wrote a letter to our 2%ers. These are people that are positive and make us happy. I found it challenging to start to start the letter off (Finlay). I was successful because I had an address and I started with ‘Dear’ (Josh).

This week for Buddies we helped them decorate leaves for their Fairyland topic. This is for their display in their classroom. Me and my little buddy enjoyed it because it was fun (Josh). Me and my little buddy enjoyed it as it was nice starting activity to do with them (Ewan). Some of us enjoyed getting paint on our hands and using our fingertips to paint (Nathan).

Our SHANARRI topic has now come to an end. This week were learning how to be safe online and we have made something for our buddies to make them feel included.

We are looking forward to finding out what our new topic is and starting it.

From P7 and Miss Stewart

Homework- W.C. 2.9.19 P7

Homework W.C. 2nd September  

Your homework this week is to prepare for your House Captain speech for the next house meeting in September.  Your speech should be a minimum of 2 minutes but no longer than 4 minutes long. You may create a  poster to go alongside but you do not have to.  

Things to consider: 

  • How will you present your speech? 
  • Your target audience 
  • What will you do as House Captain? 
  • Elaborate on ideas 

Take a look at the powerpoint below for ideas on how to structure your speech:

house-captain-speech-writing-help (1)

Or look at these examples of speeches using the link below: 

https://mocomi.com/learn/culture/speeches/ 

 

Additional homework tasks: 

  • Read your chill book daily 
  • Go on top marks to improve your knowledge of times tables. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ 

Any Questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

From Miss Stewart and Miss Gillon.

This week in the P7LS…

This has been a great first full week back at school (Lachlan). I really like the way everything is set out, it makes it look like a P7 classroom (Ethan).

This week in Maths we have been learning to partition numbers up to hundreds of millions and identify the value of our digits. We have been using textbooks, show me boards, place value boards and games on education city to help us with our learning.  I think I have succeeded because we have been marking with partners and working out answers together when we’ve made mistakes (Cerys, Nieve). I was successful because I was able to identify the value of all the digits (Ethan). I was successful because I was able to read the numbers and there was more than one way to find the answer (Sean).

In IDL we have been using SHANARRI as our context for learning.  We have designed our class charter and come up with our rights and responsibilities (Nieve, Cerys). We have learned what all the letters stand for in SHANARRI. For active, we have been tracking our daily miles scores so we cant try to improve. We have been looking at growth mindset for healthy minds. We have been discussing the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. I think we were successful at coming up with a class charter as everyone worked together to design and create it (Maria). I was successful because I know the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset (Ethan).

We have been reading A Diary of a Brilliant Kid a our class novel. We have been using this to help us with our literacy. We were learning to write a newspaper article. We had to imagine we were a 71 local hero and write about what we were famous for.  I think I was successful because I had bold headings and subheadings (Logan).  I was successful at drawing an accurate picture that represented what I had written in the article (Ewan T).  I was successful at including interesting fact in my article (Aila). We were also learning to write a personal piece of writing. We had to imagine 20 years from now and what our lives would be like in two different scenarios.  One where we did not pay attention at school and the other where we tried really hard. I was successful at writing because I wrote in first person (Logan). I think I was successful because in my writing I had thoughts and feelings (Seren).

Thank you for reading our blog. Keep coming back every week, stay tuned for more (Nathan, Halle)!

From P7 and Miss Stewart

This Week in P.7AG

Welcome to P7AG’s weekly blog!

Literacy

This week we have been reading the book “Diary of an Awesome Kid” By Andy Cope, Gavin Oattes and Will Hussy. We have used this as our context for all our literacy lessons this week.

We developed our ability to write imaginatively when we wrote a story about how our life could look in 20 years if we didn’t put any effort in at school (Bronik). We then wrote about how our life could look if we did put the effort in (Allana). It was really interesting to see how much our story had changed by simply adding in a little effort.

This week we were also learning how to write a newspaper article (Addison). We know that you must write in third person and have an active voice (Emma).

We also went to the school library to pick a chilled reader for at home (Andrew T).

Maths/Numeracy

In Numeracy we explored Education City (an online resource) to develop our understanding of how to access work and use this properly (Leah).

We have also been learning about number structures, namely place value (Addison). We know that the position of the digit tells us the value of the number (Allana).

We have also been learning to increment and decrement from a given number (Ross/Bronik). We know this is a fancy word for increasing and decreasing a number by an amount.

 

IDL

Our mini IDL topic for was looking at how we can promote our own and others’ social and emotional wellbeing. The topic was termed SHANARRI. We now know what each of the letters stand for and are able to discuss what learning related to each letter this week.

 

S – Safe – We have been learning to keep ourselves safe online. (Addison)

H – Healthy – We have been learning to increase our pace during daily mile (Dylan) and hope to promote our fitness levels.

A – Achieving – We have been learning about growth mindset and the impact positive thinking can have on your wellbeing (Ross).

N – Nurtured – We have been developing our ability to be a good big buddy (Alicia), by showing our buddy around the school and appreciating their individual emotional needs.

A – Active – We have also been learning to create a bar graph to record our daily mile laps (Beth), where we have been trying to beat our personal best.

R – Respected – We have been learning to recognise emotions (Addison) and developed our understanding of our rights (Ross).

R – Responsible -We have been learning to model appropriate choice and take pride in our prefect and buddy responsibilities (Charlie M).

I – Included – Finally we also welcomed our buddies to the school (Aaron).

 

Make sure you look next week for another update and thank you for taking the time to read our blog!

Primary 7AG and Miss Gillon.