This week in P7…
On Monday we wrote our imaginative stories about a lost sword. We all tried very hard.
On Tuesday we met our new hometeams. It was very fun and it was noisy. We made shields and put our team names on it with our names.
On Wednesday we had music with Mrs Mailer. We were practising our rhythms using a video on youtube. Then we had Ms Ferguson. Now, we have Ms Ferguson on Wednesdays. We were converting 24 hour to 12 hour time. Then after lunch we had Miss McKay again and we did some ICT. We made fact files about Flora MacDonald. Flora MacDonald helped Bonnie Prince Charlie flee from Scotland.
On Thursday we did PE with Miss Gordon. We did some four square and practised volleyball. It was very fun and enjoyable.
On Friday we did French with Mrs Ballantyne. We were learning school subjects in french!
By Nicole, Asia, Noah and Lawrie .
P7 have had a tiring week back at school because it has been their first full week in almost 2 months!
The most exciting part of the week was when we met our P1 buddies because we weren’t sure if we would get them or not (they’re so cute as well).
We made cards for them and went outside to read a book that we all chose for them. We went in the sunshine and it was lovely.
We started planning our learning about the Jacobites which is our new topic for the term. We learned about how it started and some of the battles.
In Art this week we were doing our self-portraits which included shape, shading and colouring.
The thing that we are most excited about is the reading groups because it has been a very long time since the last time we did them and we might have new ones!
Written by Oscar, Sarah, Michael and Lucas
P4 have been developing their learning about Australia by learning about the Aboriginal people. We looked at their beautiful artworks and created our own in the same style. We also listened to some Aboriginal music and looked at their handmade instruments. We had a go at making our own clap sticks using our woodworking skills. We cut our wood to size carefully using a saw, smoothed the wood using sandpaper and then decorated them in a traditional style. Next we have to learn how to play them! Great work P4.
P4 have been learning about the depth of the ocean as part of our Great Barrier Reef project. We have been learning about the different layers of the ocean and some of the amazing creatures that live there. We created the ocean layers in a jar – see Google classroom if you want to try this at home – it can be a bit messy!
We have also been learning about how fish defend themselves against their predators. Fish have a variety of ways to fool their enemies, such as black eye, camouflage, moving in schools and poisonous stingers! We created our own beautiful fish to add to our growing barrier reef.
P4 have been learning about sea turtles this week for our project on the Great Barrier Reef. We found out lots of amazing information about these beautiful creatures, we have been learning how to draw turtles and mixing paint to create the right colours for them. They will be the first creatures on our reef display.
P4 have been busy over the last few weeks working on their writing skills. We have used the short film Blue Umbrella as inspiration for our writing. We have created our own version of the story and each day we add sentences from our work to our sentence stacking wall so we will have a class version too. We have been learning to write action sentences, feeling sentences and sound sentences and we have developed our writing techniques by using similes, onomatopoeia and alliteration. One more writing session to go to finish our fabulous story – we are so proud of our work!
Welcome back to another new week here in our virtual classroom, and what a busy week it’s looking like. Don’t be put off by the amount of things I’m about to list, as ever they are here as options for you to explore and choose from as you wish without any expectation that you complete everything.
This week sees our IDL continues with the story of ‘My friend the weather monster’ where a lot of the learning is based around rain. If you feel like finding out more about rain, why not pop along to this
fantastic website where there are some really cool facts and links to some fun learning ideas. Be sure to post pictures and tell your class about what you find out.
To add to the watery theme, this Monday will see people across the world celebrating ‘World Oceans Day’. I’ve put together some ideas for things you might like to explore here.
If you fancy using your artistic or creative talents or even trying to learn a new skill in the artistic field, then this is the week for you. It’s another ELPS theme week and this time it’s ‘Art Week’. This activity grid might give you a few ideas to explore, or why not explore art in your own way. Make sure to share whatever you create with your friends on our classroom stream too.
As ever, all your usual lessons will be there for you to have a look at, but whatever you choose to do and however you choose to learn this week, make it worthwhile and enjoy it!
I can’t believe it’s June already and there are only 4 weeks left of this school year! Where has the time gone? You have all grown so much, physically and in your learning capacities. Let’s make the most of these last few weeks in P1.
For the next couple of weeks our learning will be centred on the story of ‘My friend the weather monster’. Once again, I have had great fun planning the lessons to accompany this story and really hope you will have just as much, if not more fun using them to explore your learning.
Monday is a very special day where we celebrate and thank our grown-ups for all the things they do for us. Being a parent is tricky at the best of times, but recently, when many of our grown- ups have had to juggle so many different things as well as help us with our learning, I think we have an even bigger thank you to say to them. So, along with our timetable for the week, I have also attached some suggested activities that you might like to have a look at to give you some inspiration for things you might be able to do to show your grown-ups just how much you love them and to thank them for all that they do.
Looking forward to seeing you in the classroom,
Primary 1 Timetable. Week commencing 1.6.20
National Parents Day Activity Suggestions