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!

P6/7 Review of the Week 10.9.21

This week has been very busy.

We made an animation and created some optical illusions ysong photos.

We have been looking at the art work of Pablo Picasso and started our own self-portrait in the style of cubism. We will post pictures of the display when we are finished.

We have been learning to round large numbers in maths.

We have continued to learn about 2D shapes. We have learned about different types of triangles and their properties.

We researched facts about Ellie Simmonds and wrote a whole class description text based on her life.

We conitnued to read our class novel and designed a new friend to help support Bradley, the main character.

Please comment below to tell us one thing you have really enjoyed this week and one thing you want to work on next week?

Mrs Smith

Our week in P7B

Primary 7B have had yet another busy week at school! Our Prefect Rotas have been put in place and some of the children have had the opportunity to carry out a range of jobs throughout the school. Thank you for all of your hard work!

In class we have:

  • Investigated the short e sound in spelling.
  • Revised and consolidated  decimal fractions, looking at tenths and hundredths. We have also continued to look at lines of symmetry in complex shapes and patterns.
  • Studied a piece of descriptive writing and examined it’s key features. We had a go at writing our own descriptive writing piece on the role of Firefighters.
  • Continued  our Novel Study, Divided City, and have had time to carryout our own research on a theme in the novel that interests us. Some of us have chosen religion, football or asylum seekers for example.
  • Looked at the work of Glasgow artist, Charles Rennie MacIntosh, and planning a piece of art which we will share with you next week.
  • Talked about the SHANARRI indicators in Health and Wellbeing and how these apply to us every day.
  • Watched our first school assembly of the year and were reminded of Skipper and the tools he uses to help him to be resilient.

Consider the points below and leave a comment:

1. What did I enjoy learning about most this week? Why?

2. What would you like to learn more about over the next few weeks?

3.  Which tools from Skipper’s toolkit did you use this week?

4. Did you help a classmate or pupil in the school this week? How did you help them and how did it make you feel afterwards?

P7A Review of the Week 10.9.21

We had some great weather earlier in the week so we have enjoyed doing some of our learning outside.  We have been learning about compass points and bearings following on from our work on Angles.

What else have we been up to this week?

  • Analysing a descriptive text and revising our knowledge of effective vocabulary.
  • Investigating other graphemes that make the short e sound in spelling
  • Reading more of our novel Wonder and exploring the music associated with some of the chapters.  We had a great discussion about Space Oddity by David Bowie followed by a look at a Picture book version and then a fun table quiz
  • Consolidating our knowledge of Place Value and Addition strategies in Numeracy
  • Investigating the angles in triangles and using what we found to calculate missing angles
  • We started a piece of Art linked to our novel study, description writing and Health & Wellbeing. We look forward to sharing these soon.
  • We watched a virtual assembly which reminded us about Building Resilience and the tools in Skipper’s toolkit.
  • Some of us started Prefect Duties and the rest of us are looking forward to ours over the next fortnight.

Time for Reflection

  1. When did you make a good decision this week?
  2. What would you change if you had the opportunity?
  3. Name one thing you are proud of this week.