Once Upon a Dream Poetry

Last week P7 were in a competition called Once Upon a Dream which is a poem writing contest. We were learning to create a poem using techniques like onomatopoeia , personification, similes and imagery. We learned that personification is when you describe something by making it do something only a human would do e.g. the roses danced as the sun rose. Onomatopoeia is a word that describes a sound like BANG, pop, and fizz and other words that describe sounds. Imagery is when you describe something to try to set the scene like the magical candy castle has sparkling gum drop door handles and a delicious chocolate covered door. Similes describe something like his ‘feet were as cold as ice’ or she was ‘as sweet as sugar’ or as ‘smelly as a swamp’. It was challenging to try to think of a poem to start of with but after a we brainstormed our ideas together and planned topics we could write about, we managed to create imaginative poetry. Everyone thought of a scene, place, how you would feel, who was with you and then knew what they were going to write about. We know we were successful at writing the poems because we included these new things we have learned in our poetry and sent them in to the competition. We were really proud of our poetry and are working on trying to use these techniques in our imaginative writing.


Our Buddies!

On the second day of school, we all got to meet our buddies in Primary 1! At first lots of people were nervous but, as soon as we met them we loved them! My buddy is Jack. Our first getting to know you activities were making bookmarks, used chalk to draw outside, making rockets, and that’s only a few activities we did in the first few weeks. All of the buddies are doing great and learning amazingly well. Some of them are quite the energetic bunch, I must say! All of the buddies can put their shoes on with minimal help. They are quite quick learners, and my buddy can even read! Sure, there has been some mishaps, but the buddies are as fine as a fine black pen. Every Friday, we go down to P1 and we help them learn about their letters and numbers. Outside in the playground, they are quite energetic and they need a lot of patience! We have all developed loads of skills in this term. Communication is something we have all had to work on because talking and getting to know our buddies was really important to help them settle in. P7 are proud of what they have achieved because all of our buddies are much more confident at school and we are making really great friendships with them.




Le Francais

This week we were learning how to ask and answer basic questions in French. We learned how to speak French by practising phrases, talking to one another and asking each other questions. We were successful because we managed to respond to questions used to us by different people e.g. our teachers, a French lady and each other. This will be useful in high school because we will learn more difficult vocabulary. If we visit France, we could use some of our language there too. It was difficult at first to put on the French accent and to work out what we were being asked to do. We had to really think about the questions before we answered. We also have been learning Gaelic so sometimes we nearly answered in that language by mistake! That shows that we are learning to be bilingual. We are really proud because we managed by to sing two French songs for our visitor Je suis une Pizza and Quelle le date de ton anniversaire! Some of us need to work on our confidence but practise makes perfect!

By Primary 7a