Learning Blog – P7B 4.12.20

In maths we did some work on angles in a triangle with protractors and estimating angles in a triangle. We learned that all the angles add up to 180 degrees. We were great at remembering the different triangle names like isosceles and scalene. We also did some work on naming different angles like acute, obtuse, right angle, and a reflex. We played interactive games like Alien Attack and realised measuring angles accurately in real life is important for engineers building bridges, pilots and people in the army.

On Monday we did some work on literacy speech marks like writing sentences without speech marks and adding in the punctuation and the speech marks where they should be.

In art on Wednesday afternoon we were looking at making a snowman from a worms eye view and a birds eye view with chalk pastels and pencil and purple paper background it was very fun and festive.

In PE this week we were learning about throwing, catching, targets, dodging and blocking. We played mat ball where you had two people on the mat on each team and they had to catch the ball to get all of their team on the mat but there would be a blocker on each team who could stop the other team catching the ball so it would be harder. We also played a game called three lives where you have three lives and anything someone says you have to do if not you would lose a life if you lose all your lives your out for example floor is lava if you don’t get above the ground you lose a life.

We decorated our windows for a some festive spirit on theme of a song!! P7’s song was It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. We looked at the lyrics and we did some bells, hearts, music notes, a door with holly on the window, a ball shaped Christmas tree with a 3D star on top, also candy canes in some fake snow on the bottom and presents piled up on the window to look like toys.

Today we finally got to put up a real Christmas tree in class! We decorated it with some tinsel and a paper star baubles and stars on our small circle desk. It looks really good!

Written by Michael C and Micheal.

Learning Blog P7b

We made recipes for good suspense stories. Some ingredients we included were ellipses, metaphors and similes , personification, feelings and senses.

We made raps about The parable of The Good Samaritan that taught us to treat other people with kindness. We also learned about Saint Margaret of Scotland. She was a queen who helped people on the streets of Edinburgh and looked after orphans too.

We played beat the teacher where we asked the teacher general knowledge questions and she asked us questions too. We won! (Miss Miller said the adult questions were really hard!)

In maths, we applied our knowledge decimals in some assessments.

And this week is book week and we get to dress up. We listened to Ross Mackenzie on authors live and talked about our favourite books.

Written by Sophie and Louise

P7 Home Learning – Term 1

Home Learning – Second Level (P5, P6, P7)  

Term 1 (September – December 2020) 

Please find attached the home learning activities for your child’s stage.  

At second level, our grid is separated into three areas; literacy, numeracy and outdoor learning/health and wellbeing. The grid covers term one from September to December.  

We ask that learners choose 2/3 activities per week from each area to complete and upload a photograph of their work onto Teams (P6 and P7) or Learning Journals (P5).   

Teachers will check in with homework fortnightly to provide feedback on tasks completed.  

At present P6 and P7 are completing active spelling tasks daily in class therefore there is no requirement to extend this further at home.  

We are in the process of rolling out a new reading programme in school (Accelerated Reader). Information on group reading homework, and how this will be managed in light of current restrictions, will follow soon. In the meantime, we encourage lots of personal reading at home whether this is fiction, non-fiction, online articles etc. 

Many thanks,

The P7 Team