Every year in school we have a Scottish Poetry Competition. Each class chooses a Scottish poem to learn. Primary 6 and 7 must learn a Burns poem. We are given some time to learn the poem at home and then we have to perform it in front of our classmates. Our teacher judges our poems and decides which pupils will go forward to the whole school competition.
In our class we had 4 finalists – Chloe, Megan, Abby and Scott. On Thursday the 19th of March the finalists from P4-7 went down from their class and sat at the side until it was their turn to recite their poem. There were a number of different poems performed. Some recited an extract of Tam O’Shanter, Willie Wastle, Up in the Morning Early, Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation, Michael, Heron and Address to a Dinner Ticket. Many of our parents came to watch us perform It was a great afternoon.
Well done to all the competitors.
By Scott Crumlish
Every Monday we attend after school football. We train hard to learn new skills. On Friday 13th March we competed in our first competition of the year. It went very well. We played against Inverkip Primary, Saint Andrews, All Saints and Whinhill. We won 3 out of 4 of our games.
We were very proud of our achievements and are looking forward to some more games in the future.
By Bethan and Abby
In June we will be leaving Primary School and moving onto High School – which is an exciting but scary thought.
To mark this important occasion we have ordered a leaver’s jumper with our name or nickname on it. We all look amazing in them!
Our head teacher, Mrs Lind, who will be retiring in June, got one with the name ‘Heidie’ on it. It was so funny!
We all wear them with pride.
Every day we do maths in school and we also have activities that we complete at home. Sumdog is a website that we frequently use to support and improve our maths. It is a fun, mathematical game to play in and out of school to help us with our basic skills in: dividing, multiplying, adding and subtracting. There are often competitions that we can participate in. Sometimes they can be national competitions or local ones.
Starting on Friday 13th March there is going to be another competition which all Inverclyde Schools can take part in.
Each day there will be daily winners. Just check the leader board for your progress.
Last year when we were in P6 we won the Sumdog competition which we were very proud of.
Sumdog has helped us a lot with different aspects of our maths. There are so many games to play like race cars, submarine diving, athletics game, dump building game and more, and you can even make your own avatar. Obviously you have to start at level 1 but when you build up you can get better. Click onto the website and try it out!!! www.sumdog.com
By Rebecca and Sol
In class we take our work seriously but the teacher makes it fun and it is… well most of the time. The type of work we have can determine our mood so for example in maths, some of us will agree that it is fun and others will disagree and say it is horrible.
In certain tasks we have to work on our own and in other tasks we have to work together- often in cooperative groups.
Sometimes our parents are invited in to see what we are learning and to help us with some of our activities.
By Chloe and Kayla
What do you enjoy learning most?
Last Thursday P7C and P7B went to a work shop called Future Earth by Generation Science. It taught us about how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
During the workshop we discovered facts about different types of materials such as plastic, metal, wood and oil. We now know that a non-renewable resource is a natural resource which either cannot be reproduced or grown or is consumed mush faster than it is created. When we have used all the non-renewable resources on the planet they will be gone forever.
Crude oil is an example of a non-renewable resource. Crude is extremely useful. We use it for petrol, kerosene and plastics. Crude oil is found deep under the earth surface, and was formed when a large quantity of dead organisms, such as plankton and algae, they became trapped under layers and layers of sand and mud. As millions of years passed, this dead matter got buried deeper and deeper in the earth’s crust and the pressure and heat caused it by these layers turned the material into oil and gas.
If we Reduce, Reuse and Recycle we should hopefully make these non-renewable energy resources last longer. The workshop was fun and interesting. It certainly made us think about what future earth would be like.
By Bethany and Sophie
We wrote this poem about our class.
It generated lots of discussion and also a few laughs.
Funny, Sporty, Unique, Intelligent
Pupils of Aileymill
Lovers of Football, Subway, Sweets and the Waterfront
We feel proud, joyful, fabulous and energetic
We fear homework, spiders, snakes and bugs
We are proud of being Aileymillers
We would like to improve our confidence, go to Air Space, learn Spanish and win the lottery.
Welcome to our class blog.
We plan to make regular posts about the many things we are learning about in school.
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