Sandwick Staff Visit P7

Mrs Adamson and Mr Manson, members of Sandwick Junior High school came into our class on the 25th of January to talk to the P7s about going into high school. It was very  interesting. They told us about the busses, classes, dinners, how much money to bring  and much more. I think  everyone enjoyed it and found it very useful. They told us about some of the school trips that are going to be offered such as the skiing trip to Italy!  I think everyone  had a good idea about Sandwick at the end of it.

Written by Declan and Michaela


SSPCA Visits P6/7

We started off the lesson by playing a Pets Patrol Race game. We had to answer a variety of questions about animals we usually keep as pets. There were some quite tricky ones.

We then watched a video clip showing the various ways in which the SSPCA support farmers to look after their livestock. Inspectors check that animals have enough space, are well fed, and in a healthy condition, with enough food. and water. They check for diseases such as ringworm and for any problems with hoofs. If there are any problems a welfare notice can be placed, with a given time to make the necessary changes.

After this we watched a video about mistreated pets. The SSPCA deal with a great variety of animals including, snakes, ferrets and rats.

We then discussed all the things we need to do to our pets healthy and happy,  including spending time with them and ensuring they have enough space, food and water. We also discussed measures you can take if your circumstances change and you need to rehome a pet.

It really made us think about how important it is to take responsibility for looking after animals.



Spanish Revision

We  had great fun in Spanish today when we used the iPads to revise previous learning. We played Kahoot, a multi-choice game, which not only showed how many of us got the correct answer, but also who was the fastest.

Lauryn and Bertie won the first game, followed by Cerys and Michaela, with Fearghas and Lily Jane coming in third.

Emmy and Niamh won the second round.

The final game revised the vocabulary for days and months and was won by Lily Jane and Fearghas.

We all  loved it and it really helped to remind us of the vocabulary we had previously covered.

Jemima and Zara both thought it was great fun but quite stressful!

Michael said, “It was really good and helpful to learn more Spanish.”

AJ commented, “I enjoyed using the iPads to learn Spanish.”


This week’ s programming challenge was to collect your shopping using  ultra sonic sensors to  stop in front of the package in order to pick it up, then bring it home. This involved lots of maths calculations to work out suitable rotations and distances. We also included sound at suitable times to indicate starting, reversing and stopping. It was another focused and fun session-enjoyed by all.

Spanish Dictation Challenge

Mr Harpe set our class a ‘running dictation’ challenge for our first Spanish lesson of 2018.

He split us into four teams and put up an assortment of sentences in Spanish. We had to run up, look at the piece of paper, memorise one of the sentences, run back and tell our teammates what the sentence was and write it down correctly. It was quite hard but fun. Plus you had to try to spell it right.

In team one was Jake, Ciaran, Christie, Declan, Fearghas and Lily-Jane.

Team two was made up of Michael, AJ, Emmy, Niamh, Ally and Jacob.

Team three had Bertie, Lauryn, Zara, Jemima, Michaela and Cerys in it.

The  final team, team four, was made up of Ayla, Molly, Eve, Carys, Katie and Emily.

In the end Team three won.

We asked some people what they thought of the activity.

This is what they said.

Declan said, “It was good and exciting. It was also fun but a little bit hard.”

Michael said, “I really enjoyed the game. It was a little bit hard to spell the words.”

Cerys said,” It was a lot of fun.

Lily Jane commented, ” It was alright. I enjoyed the game a lot. I found it easy.

“It was very interesting and easier than I thought. I enjoyed it overall,” said Emily.

Written by Jemima and Zara

First STEM visit of 2018

This morning Emma Chittick came to teach us more about technology and how it is changing the way we live and work. The whole class very much enjoyed programming robots to pick up a package and take it to a box in the middle of the classroom and then come back. It was like the robot was a Amazon worker. We had to program it to pick a package off the shelf and take it to a delivery van and go back to the shelf to get another. But there were a few extra challenges we had to include in our programs. We had to add fun sounds in different places  so you could tell what the robot was doing e.g. reversing. One of the robots dropped off their package and made a beeping sound as if to tell other workers they had dropped off a package. And another robot made a cheerful sound when it got back to the shelf. Another robot made a sound to signify that they had started their program.

Towards the end of the session,  we demonstrated our programs to the whole class, two pairs at a time. We also started off all of the robots at the same time to see whose robot would get the package to the middle of the classroom and make it out alive! One robot made in and out all three times without crashing or missing the van! It was really fun and we can’t wait until the next session!

By Lauryn and Molly