bomb shelters, spiders and birthdays P7A

HI EVERYONE THIS WEEK WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING ALL ABOUT WORLD WAR TWO. IN DRAMA WE WERE PRETENDING TO BE PEOPLE IN WORLD WAR TWO, WE HAD TO GO INTO THE ANDERSON BOMB SHELTERS WHEN WE HEARD THE SIREN.  IN P.E WE WERE WORKING ON GETTING INTO SPACE AND USING IT TO OUR ADVANTAGE. WE HAD RUGBY AND WE WERE LEARNING TO PASS THE BALL BACKWARDS AND TO RUN FORWARDS. IT’S FAITH’S BIRTHDAY TODAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY FAITHJ. WE ALSO FOUND A SPIDER AND WE HAVE A VIDEO OF IT. IT WILL BE APPEARING BELOW SHORTLY. WATCH IT IF YOU ARE BRAVE ENOUGH.PLEASE COME FOR YOUR UPDATE NEXT WEEK.

BY ADAM AND LOUIS       VIDEO BY ADAM G AND ADAM M

 

 

P3/4 September Update

P3/4 have had a busy start to the year.

In literacy we are learning all about nouns, verbs and adjectives to help us improve our writing. We have also been doing fact files about the River Nile and are learning about Newspaper front pages to help us create one of our own.

In numeracy we have been learning the link between digits, their place and their value. We had lots of different resources to help us learn about hundreds tens and units and all worked really hard for Miss Smith.

In PE with, Mr Thomas, we have been focussing on ‘Kinaesthetic Awareness’ and ‘Respect and Tolerance’ through invasion games. We have had lots of PE stars so far this term.  The Primary 4’s have also been swimming and always come back with a smile on their faces.

Also in health and wellbeing we have been exploring friendships and how we can all be good friends to each other.  Miss Smith also gave us some chocolate!  It wasn’t just because she was being nice though.  We are practising mindfulness and had to hold one square of chocolate in our mouths for as long as we could and it was a bit strange.  Definitely not how we usually eat it.  In our next lesson we had to sit still like a frog.  Some of us find it tricky but we are trying hard.

We have been learning about Ancient Egypt in topic. In art we used what we had learned about hieroglyphics to design a cartouche with our names on.  We think they look great on the walls of our classroom.

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Though it has been interesting learning about the River Nile and how people used to live thousands of years ago, we are more excited about what is coming next, mummies and pharaohs!  We also have some exciting homework to do over the next couple of weeks.  Miss Smith has challenged us to create an artefact for our classroom museum.  We will have to use all our creativity to build something that looks like it has come from Ancient Egypt.

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P3B have been weather forecasters!

Primary 3B have been learning about different types of weather this term. We have been exploring weather in Scotland and the different climates all around the world including a desert climate, the rainforests and the Arctic.

We have been watching different weather forecasts from the BBC and decided to create our own! We worked with our shoulder partners and stuck on weather symbols in different parts of Scotland. We then practised what we were going to say and performed it in front of the whole class.

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News from P1d

P1d have recently enjoyed a visit from two karate teachers. The children (and Miss McBirnie!) had a great time trying out different karate moves.

“Karate was really really fun” (Sarah)

“I kicked my foot really high” (Lewis)

“I karate-punched the man” (Kyle)

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Every morning we are learning to say and write a new sound. We are trying to write our letters and names in cursive writing. Using the sounds we know, we are learning to make and read two and three letter words.

We are continuing to look at the different seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year. We went on a weather walk outside and have created our own classroom tree which will remain up all year and will change to reflect the current season.

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The children have also enjoyed learning a new song to remember the days of the week. Ask them to sing the song to you!

Last week in P7A

This week in P7 was good. A group of us went to the P1 and P2 playground to help them play and have fun. We go there every break time every day for two weeks. We have been learning about propaganda posters and we had a shot of our own to make them but we still have to finish them. On Wednesday we had tag rugby after break with Michael and Rory. First we did a game of sharks and fishes. After that we got split into three teams and one of the teams learned and practised kicking the rugby ball. The other two teams played a match against each other. Twenty minutes after tag rugby we went to PE and did a warm up where two people had a ball and had to touch people with the ball to get them out. After the warm up we got split up into four different teams, two non-bibs teams and one yellow bib team and one red bib team. Yesterday and today we have been doing adverbs. Today in the morning we did drama in the classroom. We were thinking about what items WW2 evacuees would take with them and we had to act out what these items were. After break we had ICT and people who hadn’t taken a star reader test did one and the people that have already taken one searched on Amazon to find us a class novel. Now we are doing reflections.

By Daniel and Megan

 

Childsmile

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The lovely ladies from Childsmile came in today to get us up and running with our teeth brushing in the nursery. We will be starting in a couple of weeks and will be sending home a letter about this very soon. The ladies spoke to all the nursery children about the importance of looking after our teeth.

P6C Blog – Week Ending 23rd September 2016

In Social Studies this week, we have been comparing the lives of rich and poor children in the Victorian times. We learned that most poor children would work in coal mines or factories or cotton mills. Poor children sometimes had to beg on the streets and orphans had to go to work in the workhouses. When the poor children were working they were only paid 8p per year! We are glad we are children now not in the Victorian times. Rich Victorian children did not have to work. They normally had a nanny to look after them. Continue reading P6C Blog – Week Ending 23rd September 2016

Blog by Craig and Emma  TALK TIME

MATHS This week we have been learning about angles. Their names are obtuse angles, right angles and acute angles.

GYM.  This week in gym we played a bench ball game and a warm up game that’s called ‘Run Away from a Catcher’.  Emma was the star of PE this week!

LITERACY PRONOUNS  In Literacy we learnt about pronouns.  Pronouns are fitting in words to replace a noun AND in TALK TIME we had to say what our learning successes were and what we will try to do better in next week.

DAILY MILE  WE RAN 4 LAPS IN 15MINS. WE GET DOJOS FOR DAILY MILE TOO!

TOPIC  In topic we are learning about space.  In topic time we made and presented our space posters.

We also did A FIRST STEP with all of our class and Mrs Idle and Mrs Houston.

HOMEWORK   We were learning new spelling words and filling in words on our sheet!

READING This week in reading lots of us got new books.  We really like getting new books.  We think we are reading a lot more this year.

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