Reflections on 2020

2020 has been a year like no other. We have all had experiences that have challenged us but also had positive opportunities that would not have occurred otherwise. Think about these questions and reflect on the year of 2020.

  1. What challenged you this year – be specific!

  2. What positives came out of this year for you?

  3. What did you learn from this year?

  4. What is your hope for 2021?

Chocolate Data Challenge

There has been lots of excitement in class since we found out we were taking on the Chocolate Data Challenge.

First we had to collect the data on how many varieties of chocolates there were in our tub and then show the results in a table.

Next we surveyed the class to find out which chocolate each person would choose as their favourite. This was not easy as we all had different brands!

We then made a comparison graph to display the data we had collected. We compared the amount of each type in our box with the ones that people liked best.

After that, we analysed our data to answer questions from Mrs Brown. We shared our findings with the class. We found that the chocolate which occurs most in the box is usually the heaviest and not the favourite. Lots of us had different favourites though so this could vary.

Our final task was probably the hardest!! We had to divide the chocolates equally between our group so we all went home with the same amount but had to decide on how we could each get the chocolates we preferred. It was not as simple as just dividing up the chocolates and we came up with lots of different ways to do this so it was fair and kind.  We definitely won’t be eating them all at once!

Christmas Lunch and other ‘Celebrations’!

Today we enjoyed a very special Christmas lunch where we got to eat together in our class Bubble.

After lunch, Mrs L set us a Chocolate Data Challenge! Using tubs of Celebrations (and carefully sanitised hands!) we investigated whether the most popular types of chocolate were represented by the quantity of each type of chocolate in a  typical tub .  We also learned some new skills on our iPads for interpreting and displaying the data by creating tables, inputting data and creating charts and graphs.


P7B iPad Challenge

We tried some fun iPad challenges today. Our first was to find the letters of our name in the classroom and take photos of them. We then edited them and created a new wallpaper for our iPads.

Our second was to create an emoji quiz for our classmates. We created sayings, movies, songs etc with emojis and shared them with others who had to guess what they meant.

Have a go at some of them and comment if you can solve them!


P7A Review of the week 11.12.20

We’re still working hard in P7 but have had a seasonal theme to some of our activities.  One of this week’s highlights was making our Pop-up toys.

When Mrs Little said we were doing ‘Technology’ most of us assumed she meant Digital Technology.  We are so used to all the modern gadgets that we forgot that Technology means “The study of machinery and the way things work”.  What we thought was a nice easy Christmas craft was actually a quite complex machine which involved very precise measuring and assembly.  Some of it was very tricky but we are so pleased with the finished results.  Check out this video to see some in action:

Other tasks this week:

  • Literacy – Research, Note-taking and Writing of an Information Report on a charity of our choice.
  • Numeracy – Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, using bar models to help visualise a fractions problem, changing mixed numbers to/from improper fractions, reinforcing how to simplify fractions
  • Health & Wellbeing – Learning about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development
  • 12 Sketches of Christmas – watching some of the Inspire Learning Acadmeny YouTube videos and using the tips to create our own artistic masterpieces using the Sketches app.
  • Dance with Mrs Fletcher
  • Christmas Music quiz with Mrs Inglis

Reflection Time:

  1. What is ONE thing you have learned this week?
  2. Has someone done something kind for you this week?
  3. What are you most looking forward to next week?



11.12.20 P7B Review of the Week

We’ve been balancing working very hard with some Christmas fun in P7.

We’ve been creative with iPad and outdoor art, made our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas and completed Christmas reading comprehension. We have also been learning about adding and subtracting decimals, completing our information report assessment and spelling sh and ci words.

  1. What have you enjoyed most?
  2. Where did you do better than expected this week?
  3. What are you looking forward to next week?

Scavenger Art

Today we tried some scavenger art. We discussed the importance of respecting nature and not taking anything that was alive and still growing. We collected what we wanted to use and created some beautiful winter scenes using what we had scavenged. We photographed the pictures on our iPads and cropped them to fit. Some people used the editing features to add a filter. Once we had photographed our finished pictures, we put everything back outside to allow it to decompose or be used for habitat over the winter.


12 Sketches of Christmas Days 1-4

We have been enjoying Inspire Learning’s 12 Sketches of Christmas tutorials on their YouTube Channel. We used the sketching app and have been learning about the different tools and the effects that can be created. We have started them in class and finished them off in our own time. We would like to share some of the ones we are most proud of.