P7b News

Monthly Assembly Award

Well done Louise who received P7b monthly Assembly award for Amazing Attitude.

Class Awards

Alfie and Calum were awarded Mathematician of the week for their success and leadership in Maths.

P7b Knitting Club

The Knitting Club have started a new knitting project. We are knitting hair scrunchies and learning how to knit garter stitch.

Art and Design

We are continuing to develop out art techniques in tonal, observational drawings using charcoal.

Class Library

P7b have their thinking caps on to come up with creative ideas relating to our class Library Space. Rose and Yasmin prepared and presented a power-point which promoted discussion and innovative ideas about how we can develop this space. P7b are looking forward to being so closely involved in budgeting, creating and designing to enhance our learning environment. Thank you to the PSA for their generosity.

P7b – Stewardship

In preparation for our Class Assembly on Friday 4th October, P7b used technology to gather facts about Stewardship. We also worked as a team to answer HOTS questions at Information Stations which were randomly placed throughout the P7 Forum area. We then all came together and shared our new knowledge which has further informed our Assembly preparation.

We look forward to presenting our findings at our Class Assembly and   welcoming parents and carers to share in our learning journey in Religious Education.

Author Visit

Thank you to St Ninian’s for inviting us to join with some S1 pupils to meet Victoria Williamson on Thursday afternoon. She gave a great insight into how she decided to become an author and how she developed the main characters and plot of her recent book.  We got a deeper insight into characterisation and the personality traits of one of the characters through participating in an active task and we even did a Science experiment. She gave helpful tips by expanding on how to develop a plot in our own imaginative writing. A most enjoyable hour which encouraged us to seek out her book when we next visit the library.

 

P7b Lord Provost Debate

P7b spent a most memorable morning at East Renfrewshire Council Debating Chamber where they debated their chosen motion: 

“There should be a legal built in time limit on games consoles for all children under 16.”

In preparation for the debate, P7b explored the etiquette of debating as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this topic. They extended persuasive Writing techniques through writing speeches both for and against the motion. They also enhanced public speaking, open ended questioning and their keen listening skills.

The motion was very convincingly argued by both Proposing and Opposing teams who backed up their opinions with current research data collected during Computing Science. Critical questions from the audience prompted even deeper probing and the News Reporters summarised the main points from both perspectives. Our photographers captured all the action on camera. 

The final count of 20 votes against and 16 votes in favour of the motion resulted in a narrow win for the Opposing Team.

Thank you to Councillor Fletcher for officiating and guiding P7b through the debating process. 

Definitely some lawyers in the making! 

World Book Day in P5b

P5b had a great day on World Book Day, with activities such as designing the book jacket for your own sequel or prequel, as well as the children’s own Mega World Book Day Quiz. The quiz was very competitive and we needed a tie-breaker to decide the winner!

Here are our pictures of the fabulous costumes for the day. You might see some residents of Wonderland, a couple of Gangsta Grannies, Pippi Longstocking, a plethora of Potters, and more…

 

P5a Chinese New Year

Primary 5a have been learning Mandarin as part of our Modern Language studies. We have been practising some basic greetings and conversation as well as learning more about the Chinese culture.

In order to celebrate Chinese New Year, Primary 5a created some Chinese Dragon symbols using craft materials.

Our Mandarin teacher was very impressed with our knowledge and understanding of the Chinese New Year celebrations!                                  

Animal Communication Research

Today Primary 5a have been using ICT to support our research about how animals communicate. We are finding out how different animals use sound and vibration waves in order to exchange important information or warnings to one another.

Over the next three weeks we will;

  • Take independent notes
  • Produce labelled diagrams and illustrations
  • Create a PowerPoint
  • Present our findings

Science Presentations

Primary 5a have worked very hard to produce an information poster all about an animal of their choice. Today the boys and girls put their talking and listening skills to the test by presenting their work to the rest of the class. Everyone did a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves. Well done p5a!

Take a look at some of our posters and presentations in action…