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This week in P7LS…

This week in our P7 blog we have lots to write about as we have had a very busy week.

This week in IDL we have been learning to put together our remembrance assembly (Ewan). We have been rehearsing the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae. We have also been learning our assembly scripts for our assembly (Seren). On Friday we performed our assembly (Aila). We were successful with our learning because we managed to perform our assembly to the whole school (Logan). I think I was successful because I said my part with accuracy and fluency (Lachlan). I felt I was successful in learning the poem because I practised this a lot and I could say this off by heart without the words (Georgia).

In PE we have been learning to use our strength and balance (Ethan). Using spring boards and our gymnastic skills, we have been balancing and strengthening up our bodies (Ethan). I was successful because I managed to keep a balancing position for 5 seconds (Maria). I was successful because I used different types of balances (Euan).

In Maths we have been learning to add mentally (Umar). We started off the week adding whole numbers, 3 digits by 2 digits and then we moved on to adding decimals (Euan). We used our place value counters to help us add our decimal fractions (Nieve). I personally think I need more practise with adding decimals and I will keep using the counters to help me (Caleb). It was challenging using the counters because it takes longer making sure all the correct counters are in the right column (Sean).

In  Literacy we have been learning to use metaphors (Lachlan). We had sentences on the board and we had to identify the metaphors with a green tick and put a red cross next to the similes (Georgia). I needed a lot of help but I started to understand this at the end (Cerys). I found it challenging because I didn’t understand it at first, I will keep trying (Max).

On Tuesday this week we went to Alloa Academy to visit the business and computing department (Leah). We were learning to use excel and use a formula to add and multiply. Unfortunately we had some issues getting logged on and we did not complete all of our tasks. We are looking forward to completing the tasks back in class (P7).

Thank you for reading. Next week we are looking forward to Max in the Middle visiting.


P7 and Miss Stewart


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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).



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).

Thank you for reading!

P7AG and Miss Gillon

This Week in P7LS…

Another busy week…

In Numeracy we have been learning to calculate area. On Tuesday we went outside for Maths, we used a meter stick and trundle wheel to calculate area (Summer, Aila). We learned that a hectare has 1-100 10×10 squares, which is 10,000m2 (Maria). Some of us measured the area of the football pitch in the playground, it is 480m2.


On Thursday for Halloween we made a floor plan of a haunted house and calculated the area of each room and the whole house. We also used alliteration to name the rooms. I was successful in calculating the area because I used my knowledge of times tables and my knowledge of A=LXB (Aila, Maria).


In reading we have been working on whisper reading. Whisper reading is when you read out loud so you can hear yourself but not too loud that others hear you (Nathan, Summer and Maria).

As we have been learning about poetry, we also went outside to create a sound poem. You used what we could hear in the playground to create this

In IDL we have creating silhouette chalk art. I was successful because I used colour, tone and shading with the chalk and designed and cut out a silhouette (Nathan). I enjoyed using art in learning as I asked for more art in last week’s evaluation (Summer).

Next week we are hosting the Remembrance assembly, so this week we have been organising our powerpoint and learning a poem called “Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (Maria).

.Thank you for reading.

P7 and Miss Stewart

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).


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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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).


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).


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.


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.


Thank you for taking the time to read our blog.

P7AG and Miss Gillon.

Learning Journals – Parent/Carer Workshop 21st October 2019.

Learning Journals are a secure online reporting system that we use at Sunnyside Primary, we would like to invite any parents/carers to our workshops tonight, Monday 21st October 2019, at 3.15 and 5pm.

These workshops aim to:

  • Ensure you have access to Learning Journals.
  • Share how you can review and comment on observations.
  • Clarify how the school uses these throughout the session.
  • Share how to upload your own observations of wider acheivement.
  • Answer any further questions you may have.

If you cannot make these we have also updated our Learning Journal FAQ’s – available here:

Online Safety Awareness Workshops – Tuesday 29th October

Keeping children safe online is one of our main priorities and is an area of great concern. Many of our children access the internet and social media e.g. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok with no awareness and understanding of the consequences and risks that they put themselves in.

In recent times we have seen a rise in; children who have been targeted by adults online; who have been bullied online; and who have posted inappropriate images and content which have resulted in them being significantly at risk.

Therefore we have asked NSPCC to support our mission by offering online safety workshops for parents. You may feel that you are able to monitor your child’s usage, however, we would strongly advise taking this opportunity to further support you in keeping your child safe.

This workshop is completely free, light refreshments will be provided, and will take place on Tuesday 29th October at 1:30pm and again at 4pm.

Please contact the school office if you wish to attend.

This Week in P7AG..

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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).


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!!


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).

Primary 7AG and Miss Gillon.

P7AG’s Blog 27.09.19

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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.


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].


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].


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