This week we have been continuing with our descriptive writing, revising place value and addition and some of us attended an online meeting about Dalguise.
For PE we have been focusing on hockey this term and enjoyed a few games in the MUGA.
We have been learning about forces and were inspired by P7A’s zip lines so thought we would have a go ourselves. After the challenge , we discussed what the children found most difficult. Some said sharing the resources, others said adapting their designs and plans if they didn’t work. We saw some great team work and innovative ideas. Well done everyone!
We were excited to learn that we will be taking part in a global challenge at part of COP26 and have been partnered up with a school in Nepal. The children had to take part in a number of activities to help introduce ourselves to the pupils in Nepal. One of our tasks was to take photos of different parts of the school. Have a look at some of the fantastic photos taken by the children below.
Consider the questions below and post your responses:
1. One important thing I have learned this week was…
2. What was most difficult this week? How did you overcome this difficulty?
3. Can you think of a time where someone in the class has gone above and beyond to help someone else? What did they do?
4. Which tools from Skipper’s toolkit have you used this week?
P7 recently expressed a wish for some comics and graphic novels in our class libraries. Thankfully, our friends at local shop Subacomic were only too happy to help. Clare was really helpful in suggesting suitable titles and even gave us some free comics. We are loving exploring the huge selection of comics and books and many of us have enjoyed having the chance to try something new. Thank you also to Mrs Ward for giving us some money to spend to enhance our reading materials.
Here are some of the things we learned this week.
Coal mining. We have been learning about renewable and non renewable energy, particularly in Scotland. Looking at maps of mines, we discovered that most of them closed a very long time ago. We carried out an experiment to investigate the effect of mining on the landscape. The more chocolate chips (coal) we mined, the worse the effect on the landscape. We drew what we imagined would happen to a landscape.
Short o spelling words
We had a class meeting to share our views with the pupil council and sustainable squad reps. We shared what we think is going well at Kingsland and what changes we would like to see. Here are the post boxes that Vivienne and Rosie made for our views.
Other highlights are
- adding tens and near tens to 2 or 3 digit numbers
- playing in the MUGA at break and lunch
- writing a description of the Amur leopard
- Skipper assembly
- drawing us in our boats on the river of life, avoiding the rocks
This week we have been focusing on our sense of smell. Mrs Scott delivered a bag to our door and we were so excited because we thought it was a delivery of food! We had to use our nose to smell the lid of the container and try to guess what was inside.
We were very good and got some of them right first time. For example cinammon and perfume. Others were not so easy – like garlic and hand sanitiser.
We looked at rhyming words for hen, nap, nut and lid this week in Rhyme and Analogy. We are really very good at recognising the sound pattern and what the words look like.
This week we had to vote whether to make a class dragon or a dragon house with our shoe boxes. The votes were very close but, the dragon house won. So, we have made a start on the dragon houses this week and we had great fun with the paints.
In Writing we thought hard about what Flicker the dragon looks like in our novel. Then we drew it, labelled it and followed our structure for writing a description. The fun bit was writing the evaluation and we are very good at that.
We have been learning about how to be more resilient when things get choppy on the river of life. We made boats and chose some things to take with us that help us to be more resilient. We were so happy to see them displayed in our room.
We have also been thinking about our 3 school rules. Can you remember them?
The Primary 7s have had a busy and challenging week!
For writing, we wrote a descriptive piece of writing about the National Museum of Scotland. We enjoyed carrying out research on the attraction and we were able to use our plans to help us with our final draft.
For spelling, we have been working on the short o with other graphemes. Our root words were: sock, song, spot, stock, stop, occasion, person, region
We have continued to look at decimals in maths and have been rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and nearest tenth. We have also been learning how to add numbers with one or two decimal place.
We continued with our Charles Rennie MackIntosh stained glass art. We have displayed these in our window and they look wonderful.
This week we also had to vote for our Eco Reps and Pupil Council Representatives. Everyone had the opportunity to stand and had some time to prepare a little speech to say why they would be the best candidate for the role. We were all very impressed by the high standard of speeches and it was a very close result. Our Eco Rep is Charlie Harding and our Pupil Council Rep is Anna Maciver. A big well done to everyone who put themselves forward!
Consider the questions below and post your responses:
- What did you enjoy most this week? Why do you think that was?
- Was there anything that frustrated you? What did you do to help yourself?
- Can you think of something that a classmate did that was kind?
- What are you looking forward to next week at school?
Another busy week here in P6. We have:
-Revisited addition in maths
-Learned about 3D shapes and created skeletons using matchsticks and plastecine. We had to show resilience in this task.
-Researched Dame Kelly Holmes in order to write a description text next week.
-Learned about the artist Frida Kahlo and have started to create a portrait using her style.
-Continued our class novel and answered literal, evaluative and inferential questions.
-Learned about the importance of honesty and looked at one of Aesop’s Fables, “The boy who cried wolf” to explore this further.
-Focused on the short “i” sound in spelling.
-We looked at tension in science and exploired how tension is important for athletes who run using blades in the paralympics.
Leave a comment below to say one thing you enjoyed this week and why.
Mrs Brown and Mrs Smith
Spelling practice. Use some of the short vowel words we have learned this term in these activities.
Write a short story using as many of the words as possible.
Create a word search using either squared paper or an online template. https://thewordsearch.com/maker/
Writing in paragraphs. We have learned how to organise our writing into paragraphs. We take a new paragraph when we change person, place, time or subject.
Write a description of your favourite toy, your pet or your bedroom. Include at least three paragraphs.
We have been working on place value and addition. Play these games to practice number bonds. https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html
Show your understanding of place value by completing these questions.
3D shape. We have been learning to recognise 2D and 3D shapes. Go on a shape hunt around your house, garden or local area. Take photographs of the shapes you see and label them with their name.