Ladywell Primary School P7a 2015-16

Look at what we have been learning!

May 13, 2016
by Miss Conway
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A Sunny Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week the sun has been splitting the trees.  On Monday we went outside and took part in a scavenger hunt.  We used the outdoor environment to list things from A to Z.  We then played some outdoor games such as football and played on the outdoor gym equipment.

On Wednesday, because our topic is Space, we went outside with eight balloons that we pretended were planets.  We learned about how planets orbit and rotate around the sun and acted this out to help us to understand how the solar system works.  P7b joined us for this lesson.

 

On Thursday morning we wrote an explanation of how the solar system works, what planets make up the solar system and how the solar system was formed.  After break time we learned about the different positions in netball and then played some mini games to get a chance to play in a position of our choice.  We learned about where we were allowed to play on the court.

 

 

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May 7, 2016
by Miss Conway
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A fast week

It has been a short week due to the bank holiday and an in-service day however we have managed to squeeze in lots of learning.

 

This week the Motherwell Times came to take our Primary 7 photograph.  We can’t believe that our time at Ladywell is almost over.

 

One of our pupils planned an art lesson. We learned how to draw a parrot using lines which is one of the visual elements.  We loved it!

 

Some of our pupils created another relationship rap to show what they learned as part of our Health and Wellbeing lesson –

 

Care for people

Treat them nicely

Love them

Hug them

Make them happy

Smile – don’t make them lonely

Make people happy!

 

 

P7a

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April 29, 2016
by Miss Conway
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What we learned week beginning 25/04/2016

On Monday a new pupil joined our class.  It was a lovely surprise for us and a great way to start our week – we are all very lucky to have a new friend.

 

We each made a mnemonic to help us to remember the names of the planets in our solar system in order.  Here are a few that we came up with –

 

My

Very

Elastic

Moth

Jumps

Swiftly

Under

New York

 

 

Magic

Vans

Eat

Marmalade

Jumping

Straight

Up

North

 

My

Very

Educated

Mother

Just

Served

Us

Noodles

 

For Taught Writing this week we all wrote newspaper report explaining an alien invasion on Ladywell.  We learned that the features of a newspaper include: columns, a snappy title, quotes, paragraphs, formal vocabulary, photographs.  We tried to use synonyms for ‘said’ such as: assumed, stated, exclaimed, added, insisted, told and claimed.

 

On Friday we started a new HWB topic called Proud to be Me.  Our focus was about friendships and relationships with the opposite sex.  In groups we decided on what we thought the five most important attributes of a relationship are.  Two of the pupils in our class made up a rap about this.  Check out their video.

 

P6/5 performed an assembly for the school about Clyde in the Classroom.  We really enjoyed it and learned a lot about ways of looking after the fish in our environment.  Two of the pupils in our class worked the sound system.  What super technicians!

 

Until next week,

 

P7a

 

 

 

 

 

April 22, 2016
by Miss Conway
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Our First Week of Term 4

On Monday we began our new Literacy topic – non-fiction.  We investigated a variety of non-fiction texts to discover the different features such as contents page, index, glossaries etc.  Check out our photos below.

 

On Thursday a famous cyclist, Mark Beaumont came to Ladywell to talk to us about his adventures.  He told us about his participation in Pearl Izumi.  Two lucky people from our class were chosen to be the Primary 7a representatives for the opening of Pearl Izumi.  They came along to school with their bikes and helmets and took part in a photo shoot.

 

Mark Beaumont told us that he travelled on 141 planes to get to all of the Commonwealth countries and interviewed them about the Commonwealth games.  He was really excited to hear everyone around the world talking about Glasgow, the place where he started his career.

 

He also told us about his trip around the world which had many up sides and down sides.  We were really impressed by this.

 

On Friday we had the PTA Spring Coffee Morning.  Some of the P7s got to help with serving tea, coffee and cakes to our community.  We had the chance to buy some cakes, they were delicious!  During the morning, the choir performed a range of songs to entertain our guests.  They were super as always, music to our ears!

 

One of the children in our class brought in some artefacts from the first and second world war.  We found this so interesting and feel privileged to have been given the chance to look at a photograph of the Fife 7th battalion homefront, a map, a journal and two certificates from King George V.  This was a great way to round off our World War 2 topic.  We can’t wait to begin learning about Space and have so many questions!

 

This week we have been chatting about getting ready for High School and are looking forward to all of the hard work and preparation coming up before our visits.April 16 105 April 16 106 April 16 107 April 16 108 April 16 109 April 16 110 April 16 111 April 16 112

 

 

March 23, 2016
by Miss Conway
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Dalziel High School Technology Project

We went to Dalziel High School for a technology day to build a bridge.

As we arrived, representatives from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) had a conversation with us to tell us that we were going to be building a cable stayed bridge.  There were also three S1 pupils to help us with our task.

 

We were asked to wear high vis vests and helmets for safety reasons – some of us loved this and we felt like real engineers… some of us were more concerned about our hair!

 

We connected wooden planks to the cables using wing nuts and bolts.  We worked in two teams to do this and eventually met in the middle, our bridge was complete!  We were then given the chance to walk over our bridge.  Although it was a little wobbly, we really enjoyed it.

 

We can’t wait to start Dalziel in August!

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March 21, 2016
by Miss Conway
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Kilbowie

Wow! What an excellent week we had at Kilbowie. Some children have been heard saying they had “the time of their life” and “a once in a life time experience.”

We had the chance to go gorge walking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, hill walking, tree climbing (with a harness), skiing, the list goes on…

Check out our photographs below which sum everything up much better than words can.

 

 

 

 

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February 23, 2016
by Miss Conway
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Literacy Focus Days

We celebrated World Book Day in style by coming to school dressed as our favourite book characters.  To our surprise Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger turned up to teach the P7 classes too!

We took part in lots of fun activities such as partner reading with P4/3, designing book tokens, watching a Roald Dahl authors live video, playing countdown, fun spelling and playing “Who Am I?”

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February 23, 2016
by Miss Conway
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Maths Focus Days

During Maths week we had the opportunity to take part in lots of activities to develop our knowledge and skills.

Some of our favourite activities were making fraction walls using the outdoor environment, working as a team to make a coin trail along the class and playing a variety of Maths games.

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