Final week of 2021 in P7B

We have had a very Christmassy few days in P7 and have enjoyed taking part in lots of Christmas activities!

Christmas Party:

Our Christmas Lunch:

Christmas iPad activities:

We made symmetrical snowflakes on Sketches, Christmas cards on Keynote and made gifs.

On Wednesday we enjoyed the virtual pantomime with an ice lolly!

The class also shared their Christmas stories with the Primary 1s. We have been working hard over the past few weeks to create and adapt different Christmas stories.

The children worked well in their small groups and the little ones certainly enjoyed hearing about the different characters and storylines!

These Christmas Story Treasuries will come home this week. You will be able to see the creativity and effort gone into each book.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year! See you all in 2022 for some more Primary 7 fun ūü§©

Primary 7 Christmas Party

Monday was party day in Primary 7 and we all had a brilliant time!

We enjoyed some Scottish Country dances and games.

All of the children had their party food in their classrooms with Christmas music and selfie props.

Everyone returned to the hall for more games and party dances including the Cha Cha slide and the Macarena!

Thank you to the Parent Council for our party food.

P7B’s Penultimate Week in 2021

Written by P7B

This week:

  • We completed some Christmas problem solving activities. We had to use a range of problem solving strategies, such as trial and error and draw a table or a picture. We had to use our teamwork skills as we had the option to work with a partner or small group.
  • In writing, we have been looking at Narrative writing and have created our own Christmas Treasury containing a number of Christmas stories. Our first was based on the film, The Snowman, the second, on a book called Christmas Gingerbread and the third is a diary written by a busy elf who works in Santa‚Äôs workshop. We are looking forward to sharing our work with some of the younger pupils next week.
  • We practised our listening skills by completing a Christmas tree picture. The main skill that we find difficult is listening to all of the instructions, not just the first part. We will continue to work on this next term.
  • We had a Prefect Break where we had the opportunity to play table tennis, Just Dance and Karaoke, free time on ipads and crafts.
  • Some of the children have read a non-fiction book which included Christmas traditions from around the world. One of the chapters focused on food and featured Panettone from Italy. We all tried some on Friday. Most people in the class enjoyed it and likened the taste to mince pies. Those who didn‚Äôt some didn’t enjoy it said it was too sweet.
  • We received our Christmas presents from Mrs Wilkinson a little early so we can wear them next week for the Christmas lunch.

We are looking forward to:

  • Our Christmas Party on Monday
  • The Christmas Lunch on Tuesday
  • Watching the Christmas Pantomime
  • Painting our clay sculptures
  • Taking our Christmas crafts home!
  • The Christmas holidays!

P7A Review of the Week 17.12.21

It’s been a very festive week in P7 with lots of our activities linked to Christmas – we have still been learning though!

In our Maths we’ve revised co-ordinates and line symmetry from earlier in the block as well as working on our Problem Solving strategies.

We completed some Reading comprehension about Christmas in other countries and also improved our mental map of the world by doing some Geography tasks linked to countries, flags and capital cities.

Sam F and Ailish became teachers for the afternoon when they shared with us what they have been learning about Micro:bits and showed us what they were and how to use them.

We’ve also had some time for Christmas crafts and digital artwork as well as enjoying our third Prefect Break.

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Phew!  What a busy week!

Hello from P7B!

We have had a busy, Christmassy week in P7B!

In Maths, we have continued to work on division and multiplying decimals. We have also started to learn about money and had an interesting discussion about where we see money in everyday life.

In Literacy we read a variety of texts in our groups and made questions for each other and created a new page for our book.

For writing have started to make our own collection of Christmas stories as we explore narrative writing. Our first story is based on The Snowman. We have watched he film and split it into three parts. We have all worked hard to write the story and add illustrations . Our next story within our book will be based on a small book called ‚ÄėChristmas Gingerbread‚Äô and we will be creating a diary for a busy elf who helps Father Christmas!

For Expressive Arts, we have been practising our song for our virtual performance and have made props to use. We have also been making Christmas cards with our new watercolour paints and using clay to make  Christmas present . This will all come home soon in a Christmas bundle!

We were all very proud of the children who participated in the Sportshall Athletics competition on Wednesday morning. All of the participants gave 100% effort in all activities, were well-behaved and polite. A big thank you to Mrs Fletcher and Paul Murray for their help in training for the event and to Mrs Istephan who took the children down to the Gytes. Well done everyone!

Congratulations to our Sportshall Team

Our P6 and 7 Sportshall athletes went to the Gytes on Wednesday to compete in the local competition.  All the children represented Kingsland very well and we came a close 2nd to Priorsford. Both schools are now through to the next round, which will be in late January.  Well done to all of you for your fantastic sportsmanship.

 

Creating Stories with P1a by P7a

As part of our work for Book Week Scotland a couple of weeks ago, Primary 7A made story cubes for the Primary ones.  Last Thursday we worked in groups with pairs of P1 pupils to use these story cubes to make up fantastic tales together.  We had lots of fun and then acted out the stories and finished off by reading some books together.

P7 are now going to use the ideas from P1 to make their own books to share at a later date.

 

Hello December from P7B!

We have been wrapped up warm this week in P7B and we have been enjoying our turn in the MUGA.

In maths we have been continuing to practise our division skills and have had a look at word problems. We had the opportunity to create our own surveys in data handling and worked with a partner to collect and collate information. Some of the topics we surveyed included favourite breakfast options, favourite pizza topping and height. Then we had to create our own graphs and charts using the data that we gathered.

We also revisited co-ordinates and completed some Christmas co-ordinate challenges.

In writing, we wrote our final Information Report on Amazonian tribes and focused on the long i sound in spelling. We continued to read non-fiction texts and developed our group work skills as worked with others to share our learning. We have been creating our own pages of the book and creating questions for our group members to answer.

During our Prefect Break last week, a few children from P7A and P7B very kindly made us an Advent Calendar. There is a Christmas activity hidden under each door and we have also been enjoying a Christmas story each day.

 

Everyone has been busy creating new decorations to be hung around the school and in our classroom. They look beautiful!

Consider the questions below and post your response:

1. What was your favourite activity this week? What did you enjoy about it?

2. What did you find most challenging? How did you overcome this difficulty?

3. What activity are you most looking forward to in December ? Is there anything in particular you would like to do in school?