In Literacy we have been practising our spelling rules, extending our vocabulary by searching for new words in our reading books and making predictions. Everyone got set up on the new Chromebooks which we have in school and we then used our ICT skills to plan and write a diary entry based on our class novel ‘The Explorer’.
In Numeracy I enjoyed the Times Challenges working with timetables and durations of time – Abbey. We discussed how lengths of time can feel different depending on what we are doing and did a plank challenge and blinking task. Kaleb was the class blinking champion in the time.
We have also been working on our subtraction skills looking at using the column method as well as mental maths strategies.
In Art I liked painting the parrots – Lilli. We were practising our colour-mixing and how to use paint to create layers of colour. We would like to do more art in school.
In Modern Languages we created a menu in German and then held a language café on Friday where we practised our vocabulary skills speaking in German. We made our own menus and researched new words to include in them – Thomas.
In PE I liked when we were doing rugby with Miss Clarkson – Kayley. We were really good at working together as a team and demonstrating our rugby passing and scoring skills.
We love being Big Buddies and wish we had more Buddy time in school. This week we were helping our buddies make worry dolls using clothes pegs and wool.
This week we had a class discussion and Katherine and Rebekah kindly summarised our thoughts.
Monday: On Monday we had p.e. with our p.e teacher Miss Clarkson. In p.e we played football. We got to choose between rugby and football and most of us chose football. In maths we did murder mystery problem solving. It was so fun!!
Tuesday: On Tuesday we had Miss Belford again. In maths we finished the murder mystery problem solving.
Wednesday: On Wednesday we learned about black history month with Miss Gillon and watched some videos about Mary Seacole then we drew and wrote a timeline about her.
Thursday: On Thursdays we had Miss Jacobs. We created illusion artwork using line and colour.
Friday: On Friday, we went to see our buddies for golden time and we did some art which was watercolour painting or drawing and colouring picture.
This week in P7S we have had another busy and fast-paced week.
As a class we were focusing on the main character in our class novel The Explorer. We were learning to describe the main character. We also drew a picture and labelled what we thought the main character, Fred, would look like.
We also learned all about homophones and practised identifying their different meanings and spellings.
The spicy group were learning to convert 24 hour time to 12 hour time and vice versa. We made mini clocks and that helped us to convert time. Some people liked doing the textbook work this week
We were practising our rugby skills. We were put in teams and played against each other to score in the hoop.
We were getting our Christmas card designs ready to send off. Some people enjoyed the diversity of the different designs we could choose.
Monday: In literacy, we did climate change /justice rotations, some of the rotations were climate justice posters, Haboons story, etc. I loved making the posters in maths. We did math sheets, Sumdog games, maths games, and more!!
Thursday: On Thursday we had a tour of the Westminster parliament and got to ask questions to our MP.
Friday: On Friday morning we had a french cafe and we were the waiters and M was the best waiter he got loads of great reviews. We were learning to share while speaking in French. The next cafe will be a German Cafe.
This week in P7S we have had a busy and interesting week.
In Literacy we were taking notes about COP26 – Abbey. We learned about the effects of climate change and how scientists have been measuring the global change in temperature.
In Numeracy we were learning how to round tenths – Kaleb. We practised rounding whole numbers from tens to millions, as well as decimal numbers.
In IDL we are researching about the Amazon rainforest. That’s where our book ‘The Explorer’ is set – Liam. We looked up which country this was in and how to get there, as well as facts about the country and climate.
In Art we were using different medias to create a piece of art – Erin. This week we were experimenting with using charcoal pencil and chalk pastels to draw portraits of rainforest animals.
In PE this week we had football and it was amazing – Zak.
This week in French we learned the alphabet – Jackson.
In German, we learned new vocabulary to talk about food and drink. We drew pictures and labelled them using our new words.
In Assembly we found out who our new House Captains will be – a big congratulations to all the new captains and vice-captains.
This week we had time with our buddies. We all enjoyed playing with them and teaching them card games. It is one of our favourite parts of the week.
In Literacy we learned about prefixes and new spelling words. We also investigated and informed ourselves on climate justice and what that means. We have started to research topics relating to the environment which we will write a speech about.
In Numeracy we have been practising our mental maths skills and core strategies for using the four operations.
We really enjoyed creating art for the class charter – we chose the theme ‘Under the Sea’. We revised our class agreements and created lots of colourful sea creatures.
Meeting our P1 buddies was really fun – they were very cute we helped them paint paper plates.
As a problem solving challenge we have enjoyed using Rubik’s cubes. (David)
I am proud of not getting my name moved down (Kaleb).
We also discussed looking after our Mental Health and how Covid-19 has affected many people. We then wrote down our personal happiness goals and identified steps we could do to achieve them.
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This week in P7S we have had a busy week learning all about speeches and speech writing as part of our Democracy Fortnight. “We liked the speeches – we all enjoyed it”.
In Literacy we wrote our speeches to persuade people to vote for us to become class representatives. We discussed what makes a good speech and identified the special skills and talents which we could bring to the role.
We also learned about creating a campaign message visually through poster design and we created our own election rosettes listing all our skills and qualities.
We got to meet class P1D whom we will be buddied up with. We read them stories and showed them our classroom. “We met our buddies and they were cute, cool and funny” (Kayley).
In Numeracy we have been practising our mental maths skills and strategies. “We liked mental maths” (Ciaran). For problem solving “I enjoyed the rubik’s cubes” (David).
We enjoyed doing the 6-minute running challenge in PE (Liam). We have also been doing football and basketball outside.