P7 interview former army Captain Tim Bradshaw about the differences between WW1 and modern warfare..

Primary 7 asked Tim about the effects of war on soldiers, and what it must have been like during WW1. He showed us his medals from Afghanistan and his grandfather’s medals from WW1. The children were also interested in the different weapons and technology that soldiers now used, and how much they have advanced since 1914.

Lots of learning in P1

P1 have been keeping busy over the last couple of weeks.

We have been continuing to go through our letter sounds and practice writing our letters in different ways. We have also been building words on our word snakes and practicing blending sounds together to make words. We are enjoying working in our reading groups and have shared different stories and fact books.

In maths we have been practicing adding together two collections of objects and we have been enjoying playing different games with a partner. Miss Reeves is very impressed by how well we are working together.

We have enjoyed meeting our music and PE specialists and had lots of fun singing songs and balancing in different ways in the gym hall. Last week we learnt about how our tongues help us to taste and tried different foods that were sweet, sour, savoury, bitter and salty. Not many of us enjoyed the sour lemon! This week we had fun painting with different things to try and create different textures.

Here are some photos of us busy at work.

A busy time in P1

The children in P1 have been having a very busy time.

We have been working hard on our letter sounds and have started to practice using them to build and read words. We have enjoyed learning some rhymes to help us to remember how to write our letters correctly and have practiced writing them in lots of different ways.

In maths we have been working with our maths racks and tens frames and have been exploring different ways of making the numbers to 10. We have also been counting forwards and backwards starting from different numbers, practicing giving the number before or after a particular number and finding hidden numbers on a number line. We have been playing different games in small groups and in pairs.

We have been enjoying our senses topic and have done lots of different activities and produced some fantastic artwork. Today we tried to recognise things using just our sense of smell. We also looked at lots of animal noses and compared them to ours. Some of them were very strange indeed!

We enjoyed meeting our music teacher Mrs Mailer and our PE teacher Miss Gordon this week. We listened really well and had lots of fun trying out different activities.

Here are some photos of the last couple of weeks.

Maths in P6

Over the last few weeks in P6 we have been looking at symmetry during our maths lessons and we created some fantastic symmetrical art.  We have also been working in pairs to solve a variety of different maths problems.  As part of maths week Scotland we looked at different number tricks and tried to understand how they worked – hopefully the children have tried them at home!

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