This week in problem solving, we were given a pile of newspaper and a roll of sellotape. In two groups, pupils had to create Redcoat or Jacobite weapons, ready to use in drama. The problem solving skills needed to be successful were ‘guess, check and improve’ and ‘working together’.
This week we have been finishing off displays for our showcase afternoon. We worked on drawing crowds of redcoats and Jacobites, having watched a video that showed us how to achieve a simple but effective drawing of crowds of people.
We have started bringing in our models of houses – all different shapes and sizes but all amazing!
In PE, we have been working on our badminton skills, which three of us put into practice at a badminton tournament at Bathgate Academy on Sunday. Well done Levi, Zach and Kian!
The Jacobite topic is taking shape in P5/6/7, with several displays going up and lots of facts being shared in fact files! Our next step will be to decide on the activities our guests can take part in when they come to our Showcase Afternoon on the 17th March.
Ryan shared photographs of his house being renovated and we were amazed to find out it was built in the time of the Jacobites. We have used the photographs to help us decide on the design of our blackhouse wall in class.
The P7 boys have started to create their life-size canon!
‘It’s messy work but it will look good in the end. It is jet black.’ – Baillie, Willian and Luke.
The people that got pupil of the week are Abby, Luke, Katie, Toby, Angus, Chloe B, Brodie and Callum.
This week in class we have been doing maths mostly revision of our learning. We have also been showing our personal project on the careers we want to have when we are older. We have also started painting the shelter in the playground and we are looking forward to seeing the finished result.
The pupil of the week award this week were presented to Baillie, Louise, Kian, Tara, James, Sophie Lee, Daniel and Kieran. Well Done everyone
In p 5,6,7 P6 have learned how to round decimal numbers, adding and subtracting them. p5 have learned the 6 and 7 times tables. p7 have being learning to use BOMDAS in calculations. In IDL we have been making our model of rollercoasters in groups. During language we have been story writing and are working on a story about Our World is beautiful. We have also begun to prepare the shelter to create out mural which the class collaborated to design.
This weeks pupil of the week are William, Ryan, Kai, Louise, Gabrielle, Catriona, Tia and Chloe