We have had another busy week in P7!
We have been learning more about arable farming for our Scottish farming topic, using skimming, scanning and close reading techniques to find information.
Linking science to our topic, we have been learning which chemical elements are used in fertilisers.
In maths, we have been exploring averages of data learning how to find the mean, median, mode and range of a set of numbers.
We have also been exploring our digital footprint and how to be safe online, learning key things to look for in phishing scams.
Here’s what the class enjoyed the most this week:
- I have enjoyed P.E – Archie.
- This week I loved doing some science, it was Chemistry and we had a look at the Periodic Table Of Elements – Olivia.
- I enjoyed finishing our mandalas, it was hard but fun – Charlotte
- I enjoy Mathletics because it gave us hard challenges but it was fun at the same time- Gregor.
- I enjoyed maths and learning about the mode, the median, the range and the mean of number groups – Lilly
- This week I really enjoyed drawing our mandalas – Rory.
- “I’ve enjoyed maths this because we were doing median, range, mode and mean. It was fun to do something different – Craig.
- This week we have been doing a lot but my favourite was skills – Kier.
- I have enjoyed creating mandalas and the challenges from mathletics – Millie.
- I really enjoyed doing the farming glossary to help with our reports. I liked getting words from other people – Bella
- This week we listened to ‘A Man’s A Man For A’ That’. I was shocked to find out that the guy who sung a pencil full of led sung that too – Rebecca
- This week I enjoyed drawing the mandalas because you had to put a lot of detail in it – Ava.
- I have enjoyed the mode, median, mean and range – Daniel.
- This week I enjoyed P.E. Badminton was really fun and I think I learned new and interesting skills – Charlie.
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year!
P7 are settling back in to the school routine well, considering our aspirations and targets for the year ahead.
This week, we have been working with negative numbers, exploring key features of report writing and creating Buddhist mandalas. We also started our new Scottish themed topic of Scottish Farming to link in with our previous work on the Food for Thought project.
Here’s what P7 thought about their first week back…
“I have enjoyed the negative numbers in maths, it has really been a challenge.” – Daniel
“This week I’ve very much enjoyed drawing Mandalas, It’s all about being precise in measurements and lines it was quite difficult to stay focused!” – Olivia
“I really enjoyed doing Thursday groups. I liked making the fire and making hot chocolate“ -Charlotte
“I really enjoyed Den building in Thursday groups with Mr Harris.” –
“I enjoyed making our targets, one of mine is too take more photographs because I want to be a photographer when I’m older!”- Lilly
“This week I really enjoyed Maths because it was negative numbers.” – Craig
“I have enjoyed doing the portrait with the targets on it.” Bella
“I have enjoyed doing the self-portraits and doing our targets. They turned out great!!” – Rebecca
“This week I enjoyed writing about our targets for this year.” – Charlie
P7 have had a very busy week with lots of exciting activities.
We have been busy preparing our products for the December Lunch Hub and the Christmas Fair as part of our Food for Thought Project.
We have made mulled spice jars to enjoy with a drink of your choice and have been busy making labels for our Chutney and Jelly jars.
P7 were happy to see so many parents attend our Curriculum Showcase on Wednesday afternoon. We enjoyed sharing our learning about the Victorians, 3D shape, Science and Food for Thought so thank you for joining us.
We had a very busy day yesterday with two exciting events.
During the day we visited Edinburgh College alongside other cluster P7 schools to take part in the STEM Inspiration Experience. We had the opportunity to make bridges, learn about electricity and make parachutes for eggs which we dropped from two flights of stairs! In the afternoon, we all built our own rocket cars and raced them!
In the evening, the P7 Ceilidh at NBHS was a success. All the children looked fabulous and danced the night away . Unfortunately, due to the non-stop dancing with all their future S1 peers, we were unable to get any photographs! However, I am sure they will let you know they had a fantastic time. 🙂
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