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P7b’s amazing New Year

Happy New Year!!

Primary 7B have had a great start to the New Year! We started our week reflecting back to 2018 and looking forward into 2019, setting ourselves goals and targets to accomplish.

This week we have also finally launched our new house point system.

“Even though it has taken us a while to create the house points display and organise everything, it has turned out amazingly.” Rebecca.

“A huge thank you to Mr Hogben for making the tubes to keep the counters for our house points in!” Ava

“We are all proud of what we have done!” P7b

With the new term, brings a new topic. This term we are looking at Natural Disasters. We are excited to find out about all of them. We weren’t very sure what they were at first, so we have created lots of questions to explore during the topic.

We have also  started to think about how we are going to fundraise this year… we have lots of creative and exciting ideas and cannot wait to take action on them! Watch this space!



The Heart – Science this week!

This week we were learning about the heart and how it works. We found out that our hearts are about the size of a clenched fist. We know that the heart pumps blood around our bodies- so our heart is very important to keep us alive.

We counted our heart beats for 6 seconds using a stethoscope or finding our pulse and then multiplied that by 10 to find out how many beats our heart were doing each minute.

We took our resting heart rate and also did some exercises to see if the number of beats changed depending on what we were doing.  We were amazed at how many beats our heart did at times!

We also compared our resting heart rate and researched where ours should be for our age.

We are going to learn more about the body next week!

P3a and Miss Christie



Learning in P3a

We have been working hard this week after the long weekend!

In numeracy we have started to learn about fractions – we have found out that fractions are linked to division.

We have been leaning about fiction and non-fiction and using non-fiction texts – using the Contents page, Index and Glossary, as well as finding important information.

In maths we are learning about time. We went outside and made clocks using hula hoops, chalk for the numbers and sticks for the hands. We were able to make lots of different times by moving the sticks.

Learning in P3a

We have had a busy week…

On Tuesday we had a Judo taster session! It was good fun!

On Wednesday we took part in a football festival with other schools and had lots of fun with different activities and football matches.

We started to think about our new topic Farm to Fork… we thought about what we already knew by doing a See, Think, Wonder and created questions to investigate to find things out that we want to know.

In maths we have started to learn about telling the time. We used stop watches to time each other doing different activities, but first we estimated how long we thought it would take us using hours, minutes and seconds. We have also looked at parts of the clock and are beginning to tell o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times.

Happy weekend!

P3a and Miss Christie