Hope you are all enjoying a day in the snow! We would love to see some photos of what you are getting up to. Email them to Miss Leys, Miss Brown or post them on Twitter, our school blog or Yammer. What can you build? Can you make an igloo? How creative can you be? Can you write a message in the snow to share with us?
Have a look at our P7 snow pack on the blog for some fun activities you can complete while nice and cosy in the house or outside in the snow.
Remember if you are out and about in the snow make sure you are all wrapped up and keep yourself safe.
Some more ideas to keep you busy and having fun:
– Go for a walk in the snow and take some photos
– Go sledging
– Play ‘Tic-Tac-Snow’ – use long sticks to make a grid in the snow and use crisscrossed sticks and pinecones as game pieces.
– Snuggle up and read a book
– Keep your First Minister’s Reading Passport up to date
– Work on you Fairtrade Fortnight competition entries
– Explore tasks on your new homework grid
– Do some research about Fairtrade gold and cotton and create an information leaflet or powerpoint to share your learning
P7 have had an incredibly busy but enjoyable first week back. Being buddies to the new Primary ones has been really exciting and they have sure kept us busy and on our toes. We will continue to support them as the settle in to school life at Williamston.
Remember to bring in a book from home, if you would like to, for DEAR which starts tomorrow! Ask us more about it. Pupils have also been given the opportunity to borrow a book from our school library.
Can P7 pupils please come to school in PE kit on Monday morning and bring school uniform in their bags as we have PE first thing on a Monday.
This week most of the soon to be S1 pupils went to visit James Young High School for induction days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some of the subjects we did included; Modern Languages, Business Education, CDT (craft,design and technology), Art, Science, English, Maths, History, Mandarin, RMPS, PSE and PE. We went around our classes with our tutor group and our S6 buddies! On Wednesday we took part in an I-Participate Fair where we got to walk around and put our names forward for school clubs! We had great 2 days and are so looking forward to August now.
We have been learning more about the charity ‘Smalls for All’ and how they support children and women in countries around the world. We had a great day today wearing pants in funny ways and donating lots of pairs of pants too.
We said farewell to Miss Ramsay today. She has been working with us for 4 weeks and has taught us lots of science and geography. We will miss her lots.
We have been exploring different number patterns and sequences this week and looking at how symbols and letters can replace numbers. Some of us have been exploring Pascal’s triangle too.
We have creating comic strips this week and focusing on the features of a great comic strip. We are keeping what these are about and for a secret for now though!
Some of use had bikeability this week too and we are still really enjoying this opportunity. We have bikeability again next Thursday.
Mrs Vest has been helping us to complete our French passports for taking to JYHS next week on our induction days. As part of this we have been learning to talk and write about ourselves and our families in French.
Lots of us are excited about going to JYHS for two days next week for our induction days and enjoyed looking at our timetables today.
In science we have started a new topic looking at classifying living things. This week we explored the different kingdoms and found out what living things were included in each kingdom.
In maths we have been learning how to calculate the perimeter of shapes, including composite shapes. We have been working on perimeter problems too. These have challenged us and helped us to apply our skills.
In Literacy we have continued to focus on the skill of summarising. Some of us were also using De bono’s thinking hats to help us explore a short story ‘The Lighthouse.’ In addition to this we have been focusing closely on how we can use more sophisticated connectives to join sentences together and how this can enhance our writing and help it to flow better.
With Miss Trotter we are doing animation which we are really enjoying! This week we created our own thaumatropes.
With Mrs Vest, we were recapping on French greetings and writing these in our vocabulary jotters. We are looking forward to learning more French and developing our confidence with this!
With Mrs McConnachie, we created an ‘all about me’ page in our sketch books. We focused on things we like, and thought about how we could write our name creatively.
This week in PE we continued our learning in hockey by exploring how to do a push pass to pass the ball accurately. We played lots of different games to help us apply this skill.
We have started a new topic in Health and Wellbeing on drugs and alcohol. We have started by discussing what we already know and what we would like to learn about through exploring some big questions.
In addition to this we have started a new topic on ‘Holidays around the world.’ We are working on a group challenge where we have to investigate different elements of weather.
We cannot quite believe that this is our final term at Williamston Primary School! It is almost time for high school already!
We completed a big maths beat that challenge in maths to put our mental agility to the test.
We have also been learning more about the different parts of a circle. In addition to this we have worked hard on using a compass this week to draw circles. We explored tricky circle patterns and created our own patterns too.
Limefield were the winners this week! Well done. Limefield were also the winning house overall from last term and they had their house prize this week. They took part in a bunny drive, got some free time in the playground and got some mini eggs to eat too!
We took part in The Easter Code which involved cracking a special code. We had to find 5 words beginning with ‘s’ to help us. We learned more about the Easter story by taking part in different activities. Please ask us more about it!
This Thursday we had our first week of outdoor PE where we were out on the field developing our hockey skills. We played different games to help us feel more confident with controlling and dribbling the ball and shooting at a target.
Some of us helped with gardening on the field and we were even visited by a local cat who was interested in what we were up to!
It was an excitable morning in P7 today as our P7 leavers party invites were delivered. Harry Potter music was played across the tannoy and some owls delivered our invites through the windows.