EU Codeweek Lesson LIVE from Kingsland

What an afternoon! Kingsland were delighted to host Paul and Andrew from Inspire Learning for a Live Lesson on Coding to begin our learning for  Europe Code Week.  All of the P4-7 classes joined live from their classrooms along with at least 60 other classes from Primary Schools across the Borders!

The theme for the day was designing an App that could be used by many people with Inclusivity as a key focus. After Paul talked us through the initial part of the task, P7A and Mrs Little were delighted to share some of their ideas LIVE on with all the other pupils and schools.  A HUGE well done to all the pupils who spoke and shared their work.We gave a big shout out to all the other classes at Kingsland who we know were also producing some great ideas and were rewarded with a huge cheer!

Then it was time to get down to the task properly.  We learned how real App designers Prototype their ideas before they get to the coding stage. We did this using Keynote on our iPads and are looking forward to learning how to add hyperlinks in our next lesson. There is a competition across the Borders for the best Prototype Design which excited a lot of pupils!

Our First P7 Prefect Break

As a thank you to our Prefects for their hard work over the past five weeks, our P7s were rewarded with a choice of activities for their Prefect Break. The children were asked to vote for their choices on Microsoft Teams and the answers were collated.

Some of the children enjoyed Just Dance. Our favourite songs included the football Waka Waka, Footloose and the Ghostbusters theme tune!

We were creative with Lego!

Some of us participated in an Autumn craft and made a tea light cover.

There was also a Kahoot quiz where we worked in groups.

Keep up the hard work P7 and remember to keep upholding our school rules and values. Happy holidays!

P7A Review of the Week 1.10.21

Highlights of the week:

  • Taking part in the Sumdog Contest for Maths Week Scotland.  7761 classes entered so we were pleased to finish 166th as a class.  Particular well done to Ben G who came 24th out of 74 934 students!
  • Using different strategies to solve Subtractions
  • Reading more of our Novel Wonder.  We have been discussing how different people can have differing views on the same event and how you never really know what is going on in someone else’s life.
  • Writing descriptions of local or world famous Landmarks.
  • Reading our new Graphic novels and comic books
  • Getting our prefect badges
  • Taking photographs for a project with our partner school in Nepal with a focus on Sustainability.

Primary 7 Prefect Badge Awards

Today was an important day in Primary 7 as we have all been working towards earning our prefect badges. We have started our prefect jobs around the school and we are trying hard to follow our school rules. We were all very proud to receive our badges. Keep working hard everyone!

Think about the questions below and post your responses:

1. What are our three school rules?

2. What can I do to make Kingsland a better place?

3. How did I feel when I received my badge?

Primary 7B Highlights of the Week

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?

Reading is fun…especially with new books!

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.

P7A Review of the Week

P7A have had an interesting week with lots going on.

One of our highlights was designing, building and testing our very own model zip wires.  This was part of our work on Forces. Have a look at the pictures below – which forces can you see?

Other highlights of the week:

  • Forces Presentations using AirPlay to share our Keynote Presentation with the class
  • Scale drawings
  • Continuing Description Writing  – Museums of our choice
  • Short o Spelling words – including a word art rhyming task
  • Using rounding to find approximate answers to calculations
  • Singular and Plural in Grammar
  • Taking part in the Maths Week Scotland contest on Sumdog

Reflection time:

  1. What was your ‘best bit’ of the week and why?
  2. When were you Resilient this week?  (Did you overcome an obstacle or find a different way to do something? Choose to react in a different way when things went wrong? etc.)


Our Week in Primary 7B

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:

  1. What did you enjoy most this week? Why do you think that was?
  2. Was there anything that frustrated you? What did you do to help yourself?
  3. Can you think of something that a classmate did that was kind?
  4. What are you looking forward to next week at school?

Primary 7B Reflection

This week P7B have adapted well to having a different teacher in class this week. Thank you and well done.

Have a look at the reflective questions below and discuss them with the people at your table. Leave a comment with your thoughts:

  1. What is the most important thing that you have learned this week. Why do you think that is?
  2. When were you most creative? Did you draw or make something? Or did you have to use problem solving skills?
  3. What made you curious this week? How does learning feel different when you are curious?
  4. What did you find difficult this week? What did you do to help yourself? Did you use any of Skipper’s tools?

I hope to see you all next week everyone. Have a wonderful weekend!

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