Primary 7

“Your deeds are your monuments”

( Wonder by R.J.Palacio)

Mr Browne’s percept this week created some interesting discussing in class. We thought August summed it up very well, “The things we do are the most important things of all…That’s why your deeds are like your monuments. Built with memories instead of with stone. “

In the first section of the book we listened to the voice of August, the second section is told through August’s big sister Via. It opens with the words, “Far above the world, planet earth is blue”. We wonder is anyone knows were these words come from?

Linked to our topic, we have started to research natural disasters and we have decided we are rather lucky that Scotland is not near the ‘Ring of Fire’!  We have issued a ‘Big Homework’ task, completed tasks should be returned to school by Monday 25th October . Each pupil has a copy of the homework and details can be found on Teams.

Participating in Scottish Maths week, Primary Seven learned about M.C Escher and created some impressive tessellations of their own.

REMINDERS –

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays

Indoor Kit Wednesdays

Thank for your continued support.

Sayonara !

Mrs Wylie  and Miss Kane

 

 

Primary 7

“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. ”

( Wonder by R.J.Palacio)

We created some thought provoking Wonder displays this week. We have a question for you …what do you wonder about?  Ask your primary 7 about their act of kindness they are planning to do at home, you may be in for treat!

We were practising our serving skills during our badminton sessions this week …an odd shuttlecock may have ended up in the rafters! We are focusing on direction next week.

The tension was palpable on Friday morning as we completed our numeracy mental maths challenges. Keep practising primary 7, you will be amazed at how quickly you improve.

Within our writing lesson this week we counted to focus on recount, we shared different time connectives to include in our pieces.

Our Primary 7’s were officially introduced to their buddies this week. We have been working hard to create superhero personas for our buddies and we are hoping to use these in stories for them.

 

REMINDERS –

ALL PUPILS SHOULD HAVE INDOOR SHOES.

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays

Indoor  – Wednesday

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Thank for your continued support.

Mrs Wylie  and Miss Kane

Primary 7

We must congratulate our Primary Sevens on their very positive start to the year . Our P7 bubble is working well and our pupils are setting a good example to the rest of the school.  We are delighted to announce that we will be running our buddy programme this year and our P7s will be partnered with their buddies imminently. We will be discussing the qualities and attributes our pupils will need to be competent buddies, we are sure they will rise to the challenge !

Our first term newsletter has now been distributed and it provides a brief overview of what we will be working on.

“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind”

We are currently reading Wonder by R.J.Palacio . Kindness and inclusion are the main themes of the novel and they complement our class charters, which our P7’s created. We will be continuing with the novel over the coming weeks. Linked with our theme of inclusion, we have been working on a display for our small hall, which demonstrates how we all work together in school.

Within our writing lessons last week we used Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes as inspiration to create our own twist on traditional tales, our pupils’ imaginations made it a rather surreal experience! We will now be focusing on the genre of recount.

We have shown our P7’s timestables games that are easy to play at home , please ask them to show you .

REMINDERS –

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays

Indoor Kit Wednesdays

Thank for your continued support.

Mrs Wylie  and Miss Kane

Primary 7 28.5.21

Hi everyone!

We hope you all had a lovely long weekend. Primary 7 have been VERY busy this week!

First, we had some contact with the High School. We were invited to a call with Mr Small and the Heads of House where they introduced themselves and launched the fun House Challenge. Everyone found out which house they are in and have already made a fantastic effort to earn stars that will be turned into points. We then had another call with the English department for a Reciprocal Reading lesson. We focussed on predicting this week and everyone was very engaged. They left us on a cliffhanger so we cannot wait for our call next week!

As if that was not exciting enough, we also had our Sports Day this week! Despite a different set up this year, everyone still had a brilliant time and the rain stayed away (yippee!). The scores were extremely close in the end but Sutherland were the champions – well done to you all!

In between all of this, Primary 7 have been busy preparing for our Carnival that is fast approaching.  We’ve also managed to squeeze in Maths, Literacy and World War 2 work too! P7M learned more about Anne Frank and tried to imagine how she felt when she went into hiding. In her diary, she told us what items she had chosen to pack so we thought about what three items we would have picked if we were in her position. Like Anne Frank, many chose things that would bring them comfort and help keep them entertained.

Reminders:

  • Those who are in any of the Enhanced Transition groups have been invited to visit DCHS on Monday for a tour of the school.
  • Camp Carmondean will take place next Wednesday (2nd June). Please make sure you come to school wearing clothes suitable for being outdoors. We will be outside all day so a waterproof jacket and sensible shoes that you do not mind getting a bit dirty are a must.

You deserve a restful weekend P7! See you all on Monday.

Mrs Wylie and Miss Morris

Primary 7 14.5.21

Hello from P7! It has been another busy week here!

In Topic, P7W have been learning about the Holocaust this week whilst P7M have been looking at how propaganda was used throughout WW2 to influence how people thought and felt during that time. They then had a go at creating their own propaganda posters, some of which are very impressive!

In Numeracy this week P7 have spent some time learning about percentages and fractions as well as revising other concepts. They have all continued to work extremely hard with this!

In reading, both classes are continuing to work their way through their class novels. This led to an interesting discussion in P7M about if we think there is more good or bad in the world – a lot of thought provoking and mature responses were made.

In P.E. this week, we had a trial run of Sports Day with Mrs Ferguson to test out the different stations. P7 then gave feedback on what went well and what we could change before we share it with the rest of the school. We also had another fun game of rounders. P7M won their first game this week whilst P7W have two wins to their name! Game on!

We hope you all have a great weekend.

Mrs Wylie, Miss Morris, Grace and Anya who have both helped to write this week’s blog!

Primary 7

Hello everyone!

We have loved welcoming everyone back to school and have had a busy few weeks!

Our World War 2 topic is in full swing! Last week Primary 7 were learning about why the war started and the Allied and Axis powers. We listened to Neville Chamberlain declaring war with Germany and then created a newspaper report about this historic moment. This week, everyone has been given a new WWII identity! In their new family groups, the pupils have been working hard to design their home and character profiles. Our families have all been given a location (London or Clydebank) and we cannot wait to explore this further other the next few weeks! Our reading is also WWII themed for this block with P7M reading ‘I Am David’ and P7W reading ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’.

In Numeracy, we have been learning about negative numbers. We now know what an integer is and how to accurately read and use thermometers with different scales. Some have also practised using negative numbers in relation to money.

In Art, P7W created marvelous space pictures with Mr Shanks last week! P7M looked at one-point perspective drawings and created our own. We had to draw a horizon line and lines of perspective to help us make it look like the objects in the distance were far away!

A little reminder that we have P.E. on a Monday and Thursday. Currently, Primary 7 are developing their leadership skills through a variety of team games (this has required a lot of listening!).

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Wylie and Miss Morris.

January 2021 Active Fun Challenge

Happy New Year everyone.

I’m hoping that you all made your New Year Resolution to be as active as possible in 2021 because I have entered the school into a competition to find the most active school in West Lothian and in true Carmondean spirit we are in it to win it!

How can you help?

  1. Be as active as you can.  Any activity counts from taking taking part in PE lessons to walking your dog to dancing along to Just Dance.
  2. Record the number of minutes each week you are active and submit the number on this form. This most be done by 10am every Monday. ( first submission date is Monday 18th January)

  1. Every Tuesday the school with the highest number of weekly activity minutes will be announced and at the end of the month the school with the highest number of minutes throughout the month will be the champions.

Good luck, happy exercising and if you have any questions please get in touch.

Mrs Ferguson

Primary 7

There was great excitement in Primary 7 this week as our first official recording of CPN was shown to the rest of the school ! We have had a very positive reaction from the other pupils and their feedback has encouraged us to make more improvements.

We were researching life on Japanese classrooms and we were surprised to find out that in Japan the pupils have to clean their own schools, serve their own lunches and eat them in their classrooms! We wonder how successful we would be if Scotland decide to do this!

Once again primary 7 have inspired us with their mature discussions around our class novel Wonder. This week we have discussed in depth the actions of characters, relating them to real life circumstances and how we would have perhaps dealt with certain situations.

Our focus in PE is now hockey. Please remember to dress appropriately for Scottish weather.

REMINDERS –

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays and Thursdays

Thank for your continued support.

Mrs Wylie  and Miss Morris

 

Primary 7

Our first broadcast of CPN ( Carmondean Primary News) went out this week . This is Primary 7s way of communicating to the rest of the school community during these unprecented times. We are in the midst of creating our own reporting studio , have created our own CPN jingle and are hoping to add some animation to our report intro next week .

We are continuing to calculate area of compound shapes and have examined the properties of rhombus. Did you know that an eleven sided polygon can be called a hendecagon?

Once again primary 7 have inspired us with their mature discussions around our class novel Wonder. This week we have discussed in depth the actions of characters, relating them to real life circumstances and how we would have perhaps dealt with certain situations.

REMINDERS –

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays and Thursdays

Homework – spelling words will be given on Mondays with spelling test being carried out in school on Fridays.

All pupils now have a homework jotter to use at home. This should NOT be brought to school unless specifically asked for by teachers. Pupils can use their jotters to do their spelling activities or any other piece of homework rather than typing via teams. Photos of any work within jotters can be uploaded.

Numeracy  – If a specific quiz has not been posted on Teams , we expect pupils to practise their timestables using the methods and games shown in class.

Topic Homework – Due Monday 26th th October .

Thank for your continued support.

Mrs Wylie  and Miss Morris

Primary 7

We know have an eye catching display in Primary Seven depicting a beautiful Japanese scene. Everyone has been involved with the creation of the display which includes; figures in traditional dress, Japanese temples, carp swimming down a Japanese river all in the shadow of a pretty cherry blossom tree. We are delighted with the overall effect, well done Primary Seven. Linked to our topic, we have started to research natural disasters and we have decided we are rather lucky that Scotland is not near the ‘Ring of Fire’!

We are continuing to study shape and have been concentrating on calculating areas. Within numeracy are continuing with a variety of problem solving using a combination of subtraction, addition, multiplication and division.

Our novel Wonder is still managing to enthral us and we are now on the section of the novel which is told through the voice of the August’s sister Via .

REMINDERS –

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays and Thursdays

Homework will commence next week. All activities will be on Teams and will include spelling, numeracy and a topic piece. The topic piece is will be due  on Monday 26th October .

 

Thank for your continued support.

 

Mrs Wylie and Miss Morris

Primary 7

Konnichiwa!

We have been on an emotional roller coaster this week during our Wonder reading sessions. In the first section of the book we listened to the voice of August, the second section is told through August’s big sister Via. It opens with the words, “Far above the world, planet earth is blue”. We wonder is anyone knows were these words come from?

‘ I will put in my box…’ Using Kit Wright’s poem , The Magic Box as a stimulus , we composed our own poems and then made magic boxes to represent our writing . We think it is going to make a rather lovely display in our classroom.

Within numeracy we have been revisiting addition strategies and have been applying them to word problems.

We have completed our tennis block in PE and are now focusing on running, we were finally blessed with sunshine for our Thursday session this week!

REMINDERS –

HOLIDAY  – Monday and Tuesday !

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays

Indoor Kit Wednesdays

We hope everyone has a lovely September weekend .

Thank for your continued support.

Sayonara !

Mrs Wylie  and Miss Morris

 

Primary 4 17.9.20

Hello everyone

It has been another busy and fun filled week in Primary 4! Our topic is in full swing and this week we explored perseverance through the story of Zootropolis. The children were able to discuss times in their own lives that they had shown perseverance and how it made them feel once they achieved something that had been a real challenge. We listened to the song “Try Everything” and discussed the importance of trying new things even though they might be scary! Also in topic we learned about the importance of being “Bucket Fillers” through watching this video – Bucket fillers
Ask your child what it means to be a bucket filler or a bucket dipper! Then we made our own 3D origami buckets and decorated them. The children then wrote kind notes for each other and left them in each other’s buckets to read. There was a real buzz about the classrooms as the children learned the real joy of being kind and being treated with kindness. Well done P4!

In PE we finished our block of football by playing some mini tournament games. The children showed great sportsmanship and improving skills. Well done to all of our men and women of each match and to every member of Primary 4 for trying their best. Tomorrow we will begin to work on skipping in PE! This may be a challenge at first but we are sure that the perseverance and resilience that the children are learning about in topic will help them to achieve great results and improve their skills 🙂

This week we entered Primary 7’s litter competition! They have noticed that there has been a lot of extra rubbish in the playground recently so they are setting up a new campaign to encourage everyone to put their litter in the bin. The competition involved designing a monster that could be the mascot for this campaign. We were very impressed by Primary 4’s inventiveness and imagination!

Reminders –
Please ensure your child has a full bottle of water with them each day. This can be refilled throughout the day.
PE kit is required on Mondays and Fridays. Please note that all PE lessons are outdoors and that the weather is very changeable right now!
Monday and Tuesday next week (21st and 22nd) are school holidays in West Lothian so the children should not return to school until Wednesday 23rd September.

Have a lovely long weekend when it comes!

Miss Clark & Mr Woodward

Primary 7

“Your deeds are your monuments”

( Wonder by R.J.Palacio)

Mr Browne’s percept this week created some interesting discussing in class. We thought August summed it up very well, “The things we do are the most important things of all…That’s why your deeds are like your monuments. Built with memories instead of with stone. “

We created some thought provoking wonder displays this week . We have a question for you …what do you wonder about?

We journeyed to Asia this week to begin our topic on Japan. We now have origami cranes decorating our classrooms, a symbol of peace inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki . Please ask your P7 to tell you her story, it’s very memorable.

Our pupils composed imaginative poems this week , filled with unusual descriptions and opposite circumstances . Please ask your P7 what they add to their Magic Box .

 

REMINDERS –

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays and Thursdays

On Mondays and Thursdays, pupils should come to school in suitable outdoor PE kit wearing their school jumper or cardigan . This should be the school jumper or cardigan that they normally wear  to school . It does not need to have the school LOGO on it , it should be the cardigan or jumper they wear on non PE days .

Thank for your continued support.

Sayonara !

Mrs Wylie  and Miss Morris

Primary 7

“When given the choice between being right or being kind , choose kind . ”

( Wonder by R.J.Palacio)

We created some thought provoking Wonder displays this week. We have a question for you …what do you wonder about?  Ask your primary 7 about their act of kindness they are planning to do at home.

We journeyed to Asia this week to begin our topic on Japan and have created some beautiful figures bedecked in Kimonos. We used images  inspired from Japanese landscapes to create our designs .  We have discussed what we would like to learn about this fascinating country over the next few weeks.

Within numeracy we are continuing with rounding and estimating. If shopping with your P7 this week, please ask them to estimate your total!  Please remember to play our multiplication games at home.

REMINDERS –

ALL PUPILS SHOULD HAVE INDOOR SHOES.

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays / Thursdays

Pupils should wear their outdoor PE kit to school with their school cardigan or sweatshirt . We had a rather rainy PE session this week , please supply a rain proof outer layer .

Thank for your continued support.

Sayonara !

Mrs Wylie  and Miss Morris

Primary 7

We must congratulate our Primary Sevens on their very positive start to the year , particular with some of the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in . Our P7 bubble is working well and our pupils are setting a good example to the rest of the school.  We are determined to run our buddy programme, albeit from a distance! The Primary sevens have thought of some unique and imaginative ways to communicate with their buddies, including videos, comics. We are even making flags with photographs on and we are planning on waving them outside windows! Our first term newsletter has now been distributed and it provides a brief overview of what we will be working on.

“When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind”

We are currently reading Wonder by R.J.Palacio . Kindness and inclusion are the main themes of the novel and they complement our class charters which our P7’s created. We will be continuing with the novel over the coming weeks.

We are easing gently into numeracy and maths, looking at rounding, estimating and shape.

Next week we will be beginning our topic on Japan.

REMINDERS –

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays and Wednesdays

Thank for your continued support.

Mrs Wylie  and Miss Morris

Primary 7

Primary 7

We hope you are all keeping well and for those of you who are at home with siblings, we hope  you are being nice to them …we won’t mention names !!

Before we get on the our serious items …

What kind of car did the cowboy drive ?

An Audi!!    We can hear your laughter from here !!

We understand that TEAMS has been rather tricky to use again today . Remember to check our blog as we will post information here too.

We have added some lessons and activities in our FILE folders  – literacy and IDL . Within IDL we have included a health and wellbeing lesson on being flexible . There is a comprehension pack on the D Day landings . The pack is split into three section  – one star , two stars , three stars – MARKED AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE .

Rowlings  – 3 stars

Walliams  – 2 stars

Morpurgos  – 1 star

Read and complete your star set only .

Everyone should try the literacy task called Superman’s dilemma and the health and wellbeing task called Flexible ( in IDL file )

If there are problems opening files tomorrow , we will post images of activities on here and within our threads .

Take Care ,

Primary 7 Team

 

Carmondean Football Team

A huge congratulations to the football team for their performances yesterday at the 2nd schools football league event at Deans High School. The team played fantastically well and they worked so hard across the pitch in every game, running themselves ragged. The link up play between everyone was great and they were all calm and very comfortable on the ball, with some quality link up play all over the pitch, including several through balls from our play-making keeper Aiden! Everyone got a chance to play a few games and it is a testament to the team spirit that whoever came in slotted in seamlessly and we didn’t lose our momentum. We came away with 4 wins and a draw with goals from all over the pitch and solid defending to keep 4 clean sheets. A big thank you to Angela Coulter for organising and well done to everyone who took part!

 

Primary 7

We stepped back in time to the 1940’s this week, when Homefront Histories came to visit. We had a jammed packed day, completing various missions including putting out incendiary bombs!

Following our discussions on the Holocaust last week, we learned about the Righteous among the Nations. We all agreed that when bad things happen, good always shines through. We were certainly inspired by the kindness, courage and braver of people like Miep Gies , Oskar Schindler and Irena Sandler.

REMINDERS –

PE – Outdoor Kit Mondays Indoor Kit Tuesday

Homework – spelling words will be given on Mondays with homework due on Fridays.

Topic homework  – due Tuesday 24th March

Literacy Circle  – Due Thursday

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LEARN SCRIPTS FOR SENIOR SHOW

 

Thank for your continued support.

Mrs Wylie, Mrs Muir and Mrs Mcaulay

 

Primary 7

This week our primary 7 blog has been written by Iona and Mady .

 

Carmondean Blog Primary 7

 

MATHS

In Mrs. Macaulay’s maths group we have been learning how to multiply and divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.  Mrs Wylie’s groups are continuing with fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

SCIENCE

We have been finishing off our science passports from DCHS and finished our experiments. These experiments have helped us understand measuring water and temperature accurately.

 

SCOTTISH POEMS

Well done to everybody who learned their Scottish poem and recited it in front of the class, also well done to Ryan and Ruiri  for winning the Poetry competition in front of the whole school.

 

WWII FAMILIES

This week we have been told some more information about our 1939 characters. The children have been told where they have been evacuated to, the mums have now been informed where they are working and the soldiers have been deployed!

 

Literacy Circles

Literacy Circles this week was full of strong discussion and thought, all groups are enjoying their books and sharing opinions on the books. Just a little reminder that Literacy Circles Homework should be handed in on a Thursday ready for discussion.

 

Reminders

Outdoor P.E: Monday

Indoor P.E: Tuesday

 

Homework

Literacy Circles: Thursday

Spelling: Friday

WWII Homework: 24th March

 

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!

 

Iona and Mady

Primary 7

In maths we have been converting measurements and calculating perimeters. In numeracy we are focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages. To support the children’s learning in class please continue to encourage your child to log on to education city where there is a variety of activities for them to do.

We have been continuing to work on our science skills using our passports from DCHS. Our focus was on measuring water and temperatures accurately. Next week we will be looking at measuring mass and time precisely before undertaking more experiments.

All the children have been working really hard in class to learn their Scottish poem which they will be reciting in front of the class on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd January. Two children will be chosen to represent each class at the Burns assembly.

WWII Families and National Identity Cards

Primary 7 have travelled back in time to 1939; they have changed identity and have moved to either London or Clydebank! Other facts about their war time lives will be revealed to them over the next few weeks. The pupils will be finding factual details about their lives through various sources. Thank you to all the families who have shared their own memories and family histories of WWII, personal stories and artefacts bring the topic alive for the pupils. We have decided to add a section to our wall display to share family histories.

Literacy circles

We had some strong discussions at our literacy circles on Thursday and some interesting predications about what will unfold in our novels.

We would like to reiterate the importance of each child completing their literacy circle tasks in order to gain the full benefits of working in literacy teams.

 

Reminders:

Outdoor PE – Monday

Indoor PE – Tuesday

Homework:

Continue to learn Scottish poem

Mrs Macaulay’s numeracy – due on Tuesday

Mrs Wylie’s Denominators – homework due on Friday

Literacy circle –Thursday

Spelling – Friday

Topic homework  – due 24th March

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Wylie , Mrs Macaulay and Mrs Muir .