P6 Learning Log – Lion King Week!

P6 have been very excited for The Lion King this week, so to prepare we have been doing lots of African-themed activities.

Firstly, went on Google Maps on our iPads and looked at different African landmarks and landscapes, such as the pyramids at Giza, Mount Kilimanjaro and Victoria Falls.

We then learnt about kente cloth, which is a cloth from Ghana made on looms. It is made of squares of colourful patterns which are woven together, and each colour has a different meaning. We used pieces of paper and each made a square, and then we are going to put them together to make it look like a piece of kente cloth.

We also researched the names of the characters in The Lion King, because they all have names which mean something in Swahili, and then made Book Creators about them. It was very interesting learning why they have the names they do.

In PE, we created danced in groups to songs from The Lion King. It was so fun expressing ourselves through dance.

Finally, we got to go to the Playhouse in town and got to see The Lion King! It was amazing! We loved all the dances and the characters; overall it was fabulous! Thank you for reading our blog, and don’t forget, Hakuna Matata!

By Daisy and Iona

Tea with SLT 12th March

Mr Burgess and Mrs Kelly were delighted to welcome children to Tea with SLT this afternoon to celebrate their achievements in learning.

Lois P2 has pushed herself in literacy and created fantastic sentences, Albie from P1 has made a real effort to present his work beautifully this week in class. Sarah from P1 was joined by her brother Rian for Tea with SLT today, Sarah made an excellent drawing about the Lion King whilst Rian has shown excellent knowledge of times tables!

Kyle from P2 has made an excellent effort with his writing and Joseph from P4 has demonstrated that he can consistently engage in class and has made a real effort to improve his handwriting. Sienna from P3 has made an excellent effort in all areas of the curriculum in class and Destinee from P6 has been enthusiastic and positive in all her learning this week, well done!

Liam from P7 has been an excellent Team editor as part of the Newswire workshops in class today and Evie from P3 made a lovely journal all about her trip to the Playhouse yesterday. Clarissa’s artwork was inspired by her experience at the Lion King and included lots of fantastic detail as was Leo from P5. Lastly, Noel wrote a funny and detailed newspaper account based on the discovery of Nessie, we thought it was amazing!

Well done to all our learners this week, some fantastic examples of learning in all areas of the curriculum, the Lion King has really inspired our work this week!

Tea with SLT 5th March

Today Mr Burgess were delighted to meet with boys and girls from P1-7 for tea with SLT.

Eva from P1 shared her learning with sounds which she used to write sentences by herself. Olek in P2 has taken the initiative to develop his numeracy at home and showed good manners in school all week!

Archie from P3B has written a fabulous informative piece about the Egyptians in class this week, Emily from P3A also created fantastic descriptive writing in class.

Jaden from P4A produced excellent work in writing, Melody was using paragraphs in her writing all about Stitch. Daniel also from P4 is always ready to learn in class by contributing effectively, listening intently and applying what has been learnt.

Maisie from P5B wrote a wonderfully creative rhyming poem with alliteration as did Lois who thought carefully about rhyme, rhythm and verse. Amjad from P7 has demonstrated a great attitude and mindset to the transition programme and Ryan wrote an interesting creative story with interesting characters and a super plot twist!

Lots of fantastic writing stars this week, well done everyone who came along today!