Rhetorical Questions with Mr McFarlane

We have been learning about rhetorical questions with Mr McFarlane. Rhetorical questions is a question without an answer.  Mr McFarlane taught us about rhetorical questions. Yesterday we completed a project about rhetorical questions. We made a poster about something we would sell on a Christmas sale and we had to advertise it using rhetorical questions. We have worked on this for four weeks and haactivitymore-AFB57668-C544-4079-BA30-7DB3AE63D112ve thought of amazing inventions. One of our most liked ones was thought of by Maisie DJ in P7A. She had thought of a see-through toaster we thought this would be helpful to make sure that you don’t burn your toast.

There were lots of other ideas for example Katie’s idea was windscreen glasses,  it would clean your glasses. Zak’s idea was a talking snowman and it would dance, sing, tell you the time and tell you jokes! Erin’s one was about a bed for animals that could put them asleep in no time. There were also lots more great advertisements but I won’t say them all.

Katie, Erin and Zak

Today we learned about child safety with the NSPCC

Today we had an assembly and a workshop with NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). At the assembly they told us about Childline and the different types of abuse. They taught us how to speak out and stay safe. Also the different types of abuse like sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Two people including me were asked to go up in front of the school and filled a sack with all the worries we carry around. Then we thought about who we can talk to you and the sack got lighter as we took each brick out. Saskia sang two wonderful songs for us, we were amazed by her voice!
This afternoon we did a class workshop, we all had to work in groups to discuss things like, is it good to touch someone if they don’t want to? Later we watched a video about a person talking to Childline, then the NSPCC volunteers gave us an activity to do. Also, everyone learned about something. Ashkin learned that the phone number to Childline is for anybody who wants help. He also learned about the ways the NSPCC help people, Anna learned about that you can always talk to a trusted adult and Gabriela learned about all the types of ways people can hurt children.

by Zahra P7

Thursday – Archaeology Workshop

In primary 7 we did an archaeology workshop. 

One of the lessons were you got an object [not at a real ancient object] and we got a sheet of paper with questions about the object, for example I got a golden ring and the paper had questions like… 

What is the object made of? 

Who would use the object? 

What is the object? 

Then you would draw a picture of the object. 

We also got shown tools Archaeologists would use to dig down and find there objects. 

At the second table we got shown bones, real ones, from 4000 years ago. There were sheep heads and other animals bones and relics. 

At the third table we got shown different things Archaeologists would find and different times. 

There were different ages like the bronze age and the iron age. 

Those were things ages and were they could be found but Archaeologists also find things a bit less deep and that is the surface. 

We really enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot. 

And that was our Archaeology Workshop…