# Guides for using Google Classrooms

With the recent developments around COVID-19, we have begun to implement a digital learning contingency called Google Classrooms.

Please see the videos below for further information:

Via Browser.

Via App:

The app is downloadable for tablets and smartphones via Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

Via a Ps4:

Click for video

#### Classroom Codes:

If it asks for a classroom code, please find these below:

• P1EC-  fhyvzlu
• P1HD – 6pbushs
• P2 – jquqqo
• P2/3 – ovnxbqf
• P3IL – Coka4se
• P3/4 – Isi4hae
• P4/5 – W44uxcy
• P5JS – vtrxvaw
• P5/6TG – In77kyc
• P6JDW – Z23uzh7
• P7LS – lvbnrx
• P7AG – 7tktuz4

# This week in P7AG..

Welcome to our blog!

Trip to the Science Centre

This week we went on a trip to the Science Centre in Glasgow. During our visit we went to see a show called Future Fuels (Charlie M) and learned about how gas can be used instead of fossil fuels (Beth). “I enjoyed the trip because we got to see lots of different things and experiments” (Emma). “I really enjoyed the optical illusions part” (Andrew K). I enjoyed learning new things at the science centre, for example different types of gas and how they are used (Mia). “I really enjoyed the show” (Hala).

Maths

This week we have been learning to collect, organise and display data (Hayley/Charlie B). We created frequency tables (Summer) and collected data using tally marks. We also represented the data in a bar chart using an appropriate scale (Charlie B).

Literacy

This week in writing we continued to write imaginatively (Ross). We focused on finishing our stories about the magical room we created for the Nowhere Emporium (Bronik).

This week in grammar we have been learning to identify different types of nouns (Leah). We focused on countable and uncountable nouns (Leah). We know that countable nouns include: egg, apple and orange (Ross, Hayley and Andrew). We know that unaccountable nouns include:  jam, bread, and sugar (Charlie M).

IDL

This week in IDL we have been learning to carry out experiments safely (Alicia). This week we also created different models to monitor and record the weather, for example we made a barometer and an anemometer (Andrew T).

Thank you for reading our blog.

Primary 7AG and Miss Gillon

# This week in P7AG…

Welcome to our Blog!

Maths

This week we have been investigating 3D shapes and objects (Summer).

Neptune group – We identified the properties of 3D shapes, for example the number of vertices, edges, faces (Liam). We have also been learning to create nets for 3D shapes (Ross). Today, we were learning to draw 3D shapes and we even had a go at representing the sides you can’t see with dashed lines (Summer). We also practiced calculating the area of a cuboid and a triangular prism (Cameron).

Jupiter – This week we used precise measurements to make nets.  “To be successful I know I had to measure each side accurately before using a ruler to draw these” (Aaron).  We then cut our nets out and made the 3D shape (Andrew K). We also learned how to  calculate the area of a 3D shape (Alicia) – when each surface area was detailed in a drawing. To do this we added together the area of each face to find the answer (Bronik) or multiplied (Leah).

Venus – We have been learning to name 3D shapes. We have been identifying how many vertices, faces and edges a shape has (Corey). “I enjoyed the matching game when I was matching the name of the shape, with the picture and its net” (Hayley).

Literacy

We have been learning to write imaginatively. This week our writing was based on the book the Nowhere Emporium (Hayley). The Nowhere Emporium has rooms created by magic (Mia). These rooms include a snow globe room, and a space room. “When the people go in they feel like they are there” (Alicia). We then designed our own rooms, by creating a plan before using this to help write our story.

• “My room was a Candy Land, where everything was made of sweets, not chocolate” (Leah).
• “My room took me to a race track with go karts and as soon as you enter the room, you end up in the race” (Andrew T).
• “My room is a gaming room with lots of different game consoles and every game you can imagine” (Aaron).

We have been learning to answer questions related to the text the Nowhere Emporium (Dylan). We are beginning to develop our wondering skills whilst being read to.

We gave been learning to to find and select important information (Dylan). Our new IDL topic of Climate Change, and we have been reading factual reports . This week we used a weather climate change report and were answering questions about the impact of the climate change on the weather.

IDL

We have been investigating climate change and the impact these changes have on our weather systems (Addison). We carried out an experiment this week about the water cycle (Corey). We first watched a video which described the steps of the water cycle (Charlie B). The first part of the water cycle is when the heat from the sun warms up the water and it turns to gas (Bronik). This is called evaporation (Corey). Then the water gas gets colder it turns back into water again, this process is called condensation (Allana). Then water falls from the sky, as either snow, rain, hail or sleet (Charlie B). This is called precipitation (Cameron). The water is collected by the sea and rivers and then the cycle starts all over again. Then we created a mini water cycle inside a plastic food bag. These are on our windows and we will check these next week.

We have been decorating our door for World Book Day (Leah). We created designs for our door (Hayley) and voted for our favourite design. The winner was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Corey). We used mixed media and worked collaboratively to create the book display. We created this with paint, card, pen, tin foil and tissue paper. Come along to our Sharing the Learning Meeting next week to see our wonderful display!

Thank you for taking the time to read out blog.

Primary 7 and Miss Gillon.

# This week in P7LS…

This week in P7LS we have been busy learning more about our new topic.

In IDL we have been learning about the water cycle. We linked this to climate change and we made our own water cycles in a bag so we can see the process of evaporation and condensation. We are going to place these round the school in different temperatures to find out if temperature changes the water cycle process in anyway. I thought it was fun because we were drawing on a bag instead of paper (Aila). I enjoyed that we had to link our measure skills in this task (Nathan).

This week in Maths we have been learning to investigate 3D shapes. We have been identifying the different properties, making 3D shapes and we have even had a go at drawing 3D shapes.  I found it hard to draw shapes because it was hard to draw the inside lines (Jayden).  I think learning 3D shapes have gone well because I have understood my tasks this week (Martyna).

This week in writing we have been learning to write imaginatively and use more description at the beginning of our stories. We had to describe a character from our class novel approaching and entering a door. I think I was successful because I used a lot of description and figurative language in my writing. I think I was successful because I used lots of descriptive words to describe the door. I used the senses touch and see to help me describe (Seren).

We hope our next week is also going to be a great week (Scott).

From P7LS

# This week in P7LS…

This week was snap-shot jotter week. Look forward to reading our work when we bring it home.

This week we have started our new IDL topic and we have been learning about global warming. Our first lesson took place in YDance when we learned about CO2 getting trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere, which is called the Green House Effect (Aila, Halle, Josh). We created a circle and some people were given coloured scarves to represent CO2 and radiation. The rest of us were the Earths atmosphere. We used movement to show how the CO2 is trapping radiation and that is how the earth is getting warming (Aila, Halle, Umar, Josh). I thought it was fun because we got to act out how the Green House Effect works (Halle). I thought it was interesting learning about the Green House Effect and acting it out (Aila). Later on in the week we also learned how Global warming and humans are affecting the worlds climate (Josh).

In writing we have finally finished writing our stories for the 500 words challenge (Georgia). Our teacher helped upload the stories yesterday (Lachlan). I think it was quite hard, I went over the 500 words limit (Logan). I found it easy to use figurative language because we have spent the last few months learning about different examples (Sean). At first I found it hard because I wasn’t concentrating but then when it came nearer to the deadline I started to work faster (Georgia).I found it fun because I enjoy writing imaginative stories using figurative language (Lachlan).

This week we started learning about percentages (Jayden, Maria). We started off by looking at percentages using a 100 square, then we started to look at percentages of a number then the price (Jayden, Ewan). I got a bit confused at the start, but throughout the week it got easier. I enjoyed converting percentages from a fraction then to a decimal (Seren). At the start I thought it was quite easy but as we progressed I found it challenging, e.g. 30% of £5. I have a strategy for working this out now (Maria). At the start I found it easy then it got harder when we used fractions that couldn’t simplify down easy (Ewan). When we first started I thought it was easy, then I thought it would be harder than what it was (Jayden).

I am looking forward to next week and IDL because I like learning about the Earth and I want to make it better (Martyna). I am looking forward to next week because it is world book day and we have a competition (Ethan).

# This week in P7AG….

Literacy –

We have been learning to write imaginatively (Allana). We continued our 500 word challenge (Charlie M) and submitted these on Thursday. “You can win books if you are first, second or third” (Aaron and Alicia). We focused on editing and re-drafting our writing (Andrew T) to include more ambitious vocabulary by up-levelling and including figurative language (Allana).

We were also learning to find and select information from our class novel (Allana) called The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie (Corey).  It is an adventure, fantasy, and mystery book (Leah and Ross). In chapter 10, Daniel (the main character) went into a room and fell into space, where he was floating (Hayley). Daniel met Mr Silver’s Daughter and he learned that Ellie could not been seen by anyone outside for the emporium and was not magical (Alicia). We had to use inference, to help us to answer the questions (Addison). Inference is when something is implied by the words but not said (Charlie B).

Maths/Numeracy

Neptune Group – We have been learning to calculate percentages of an amount (Dylan). We first explored the link between fractions, percentages and decimals to help us. We know that:

• 75% is the equivalent to the fraction 3 quarters (Ross). To work out 75% of 24 we first need to divide by 4 and then times our answer by three (Beth/Allana).
• We know that 25% is the same as one quarter and can divide a number by 4 to work out the percentage of an amount (Charlie B).

Jupiter Group – We have been learning to explore the link between fractions, percentages and decimals (Aaron). To convert a decimal to a percentage we multiply the decimal by 100 (Ross). If the fraction is 50 over 100 then the fraction would be 50% which is the same as one half (Charlie M).

Venus Group – We used dienes materials to help calculate the fraction of a number (Hayley). To work out two thirds of 14 we split our counters into three groups first and add together the number of counters in 2 groups (Hayley).

Health and Wellbeing –

We learning about how babies are made, how they grow/develop and how they are born.

We have also been learning about contraception and the different types.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog.

P7AG and Miss Gillon

# This week in P7AG…

Welcome to our blog.

Maths –

We have been learning to estimate, measure and convert units of measure. This week we focused on length (Ross).  “I enjoyed estimating and measuring the length of objects in the class because it was active and it was interesting to see how close my guess was” (Liam). We also focused on converting metric units of measure, for example: millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm), meters (m) and kilometres (km).

We know that:

• There are 10mm in 1 centimetre (Corey). We need to multiply the [number of] cm by 10 if we want to convert cm to mm (Emma).
• There are 100cm in 1 meter (Daniel). We need to divide the number of meters by 100 to convert m to cm (Charlie B).
• There are 1000m in 1 km (Andrew T). We need to multiply the number of meters by 1000 to convert m to km.

We also learned about imperial measurements, for example inches, feet, yards, and miles (Charlie M) and know that:

• 1 inch is the same as 2.5cm (Charlie M)
• 1 foot is the same as 30cm (Allana)
• 1 yard is the same as 90cm (Summer)
• 1 km is the same as 0.60 miles (Charlie B)

Literacy –

Writing – We have been developing our editing and re-drafting skills this week. We have up-levelled our writing to include ambitious vocabulary and interesting openers (Leah). “This was challenging because I had to use a thesaurus and word mat to change words in my story, and sometimes it was hard to find a word that made sense” (Beth).

Class Novel – We continued reading out class novel, The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie. We have been learning to answer questions relating to the text (Addison) and predicting what will happen next (Aaron).

IDL –

This week has been the final week of our Scottish IDL. To round up the topic, we have been researching famous Scots before creating and presenting these to the class. “I picked someone from the past because he is the reason we celebrate Burns day (Robert Burns)” (Bronik). “We choose Jackie Stewart because it I feel he has contributed to the Scottish Culture” (Charlie and Liam). “To be successful we had to create a PowerPoint with different slides and transitions” (Daniel) and “We had to use a loud and clear voice and use eye contact when presenting to the class” (Summer). We enjoyed this task because we could choose whoever we knew the most about.

Thanks for reading our blog.

P7AG and Miss Gillon

# This week in P7LS…

This week in P7LS we have been finishing off our Scottish topic.

In Maths we have been learning to convert units of measure in length. We have been learning to convert between cm and mm, m and km and some even learned how to convert using scale drawings. I think I as successful because I could convert between different measurements and enjoyed using scale (Logan). I liked how we could convert cm and mm, there was a variety of different measurements (Ethan). I liked measuring lines, I found it easy and fun (Halle).

In writing we have been continuing to finish off our stories to get them ready for submitting to the competition. I think I am successful because I have been using my imagination (Umar).

This week in IDL we have been researching a famous Scottish person that we find interesting. We have been learning to use the internet as a research tool, to find and select important information and display this either in a poster or a powerpoint presentation.

In Health and Wellbeing we have been learning about relationships, sexual health and parenting. We have been learning about how are bodies change as we get older and how that can affect the way we feel and behave. We have been learning to identify body parts using the correct language.

Have  a good holiday.

From P7LS

# Lockerbie Manor Information Event (24/02/20)

On Monday 24th February, from 3-4pm and again at 6-7pm, we are hosting an information evening for the families of all children attending the residential trip to Lockerbie Manor on 29th -31st May 2020. We will be discussing the facilities, travel arrangements, kit lists and expectations.

We recommend all attend.

Thank you for your continuing support.

# This Week in P7LS…

This week in P7LS we have been very busy with our work.

This week in IDL we have been learning to use digital technology to create a TV advert for our chosen Scottish Landmark (Cerys). First of all we had to plan and research our Landmark to get lots of facts (Martyna). Second of all, we started writing a script for the advert then we started to practise it (Aila). Then we had to perform them in front of the class with the green screen (Halle).  I think my group was successful because we worked well as a group (Leah, Jayden).  It was difficult to research information and take notes (Sean).

This week in PE we started to learn how to play volleyball (Josh). We learned how to serve the ball (Josh). We also learned some of the basics rules of the game like how to throw it across the net and the lines of the court (Aila). I found it challenging because I couldn’t serve the ball (Cerys).

This week in Maths we have been investigating circles and learning to identify the parts of a circle and how to use a pair of compasses (Nieve). We created some art while we learned how to use a pair of compasses. I found it challenging to use a pair of compasses because it was hard to get the pencil and the needle level (Max).  I kind of enjoyed making circles because I got to create a picture (Georgia).

We look forward to catching up with you next time (Ethan).