In R.E P7 have been learning about The Prodigal Son. It was written by Luke who was a Greek and tried to get people who had no religion to follow Jesus. The Prodigal Son is about a father and his two sons. The youngest son went off to another country and partied with the money his father had given him whilst the eldest so stayed at home and worked hard on his father’s farm. However one day a great famine swept over the country the youngest son was in and he ran out of money and had to go and work for someone feeding pigs. He got so hungry he considered eating the pig slop then thought of how the workers in his father’s farm would be feed with a plentiful supply of food so decided to return home. Despite thinking his father would hate him he welcomed him back and gave him a party saying my son was lost and now he has been found.
We had to write what we thought the meaning of this was and why it was told. I think the meaning of the story is that you should forgive people and welcome outsiders into your circle.
This week we have also been learning about science. Everybody is in groups of three and have been given a body system to study. There is the skeletal system, respitory system and the nervous system. Every group has to come up with a way to present their research and have a part to check that the people listening have been able to understand their work. There is different ways to show this research, you can do a book creator powerpoint or a quiz. You could also do an experiment which shows how the system works in real life.
I have felt happy coming here, everyone is really nice, I’m developing some friendships.
Ramadan is a holy month in Islam that Muslims celebrate for 30 days. It began on Sunday night at 2am. Each day we wake up early to eat and then we pray. When you wake up you can’t eat until after sunset. The meal we break our fast with is called Iftar.
Ramadan represents forgiveness, almsgiving, fasting, love and prayer.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide. After the 30 days there’s a big celebration called Eid.
During Eid we go to the mosque and pray. After that we celebrate with family and friends and go to their house to have a feast. We are also given money from a relative to celebrate Eid.
On Wednesday we started our transition writing for high school, in that piece of writing we had to include a memory of school. I wrote about Benmore because I loved it and it was a brilliant experience. After our writing we had our pictures taken for the newspapers, ours turned out pretty good I think. After that we done our SNSA testing it was an online test for reading, it was a 37 question test.
On to Thursday the people that did not finished their test finished it then that took us to break, later we studied Vaisakhi work it’s an Sikh festival that marks the Sikh new year and the creation of the panj piare and the Khalsa created by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Later we learned about body systems and had to make a poster, powerpoint or book creator on the body system we were given. I worked with Anna and Erin and we researched the respiratory system which is also known as the breathing system.
For the past three weeks we have been doing Bikeability 2 as we completed Bikeability 1 in Primary 5. It is all about being safe on the road while cycling.
We have around 8 instructors who volunteer their time to help us improve.
During the first week we learned the basics of manoeuvring on and off our bikes. We also learned the basics of cycling on the road and signalling. During the second week we learned how to do U turns on the road and making sure we do our life saver (second) look to make sure there are no cars.
This week, our third week of training, we learned how to do left turns as well as moving from a big junction to a small junction or the other way round.
There are still 4 more weeks left until we finish Bikeability 2. We are enjoying the training, we have improved our confidence in riding our bikes on the road and also our co-operation with each other feeding back about what we could improve next time.
By Anna and Ben.