Room 14 recently visited Bellshill Cultural Centre to meet aware winning author Ross MacKenzie. They even got his autograph!
This week the children have done lots of interesting and active work, learning about the Human Body. In Art, we made our own ‘Funnybones’ skeletons, using artstraws.
We used books and videos to research the skeleton and labelled all the major bones, using the technical names! Watch out for our bones challenge in the next week as well as naming our very own resident skeleton.
We moved on to look at the major organs within our bodies and had lots of fun finding out about where they are and what they do. We then placed them in the correct places using an organ apron.
We then exercised our bodies outdoors, enjoying fresh air and were learning new playground games that the children can use independently on their breaktimes.
We are really enjoying our new topic and are looking forward to sharing our learning at our class assembly on the 11th March.
Similarly to our Readathon, Primary 7 were excellent role models during our Book Swap activity, which we shared with
The children read beautifully to their younger peers and really modelled how fun reading can be. The younger children were so engaged during this experience, and lots of happy faces left the hall.
Primary 7, Room 7 thoroughly enjoyed sharing their Readathon time with Primary 1. We took some time to work with our Buddies, helping them to read and enjoy lots of different books. We asked questions about the characters, settings and plots and encouraged the Primary 1 children to read as much of the book as possible, helping them with the more tricky words if necessary.
We also read some of our own, more challenging texts to allow the children to see what we get up to in Primary 7!
Have a look at our photos to see how much fun we had!
As part of book week, we have been learning about the classic story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. In PE, we were working in groups to make up dances to the ‘Oompa Loompa’ song. We had a lot of fun creating our dances and enjoyed performing them to the class.
Today we retold the story of the Three Little Pigs, using puppets, from the wolves point of view. We were all fantastic!
Room 14 visited the boys and girls in Room 1 for Storytelling. We really enjoyed hearing all their imaginative stories about Barney the dinosaur!
We have been learning all about Robert Burns in preparation for Burns Day on the 25th January. We have been learning some poems and songs and recorded our early practice of Auld Lang Syne. A special mention to Ellie M Scott and Jack Montgomery who did outstanding singing during these lessons.
Due to lots of other school events we took our gym lesson back to the classroom and did some good old fashioned circuit training. With a combination of Jumping Jacks, Lunges, Sit Ups and Aerobics we are continuing to work on becoming healthier and fitter individuals.
In IDL we have been exploring food chains and writing captions. In Literacy here are some examples of our dictation practice with a partner.
On Friday 15th January 2016 we went outside to see what it would be like to be Jack Frost in the cold.
We were reading the poem ‘Jack Frost is Playing’ by Brian Patten and then we were able to write our own experiences from being outside!