Category Archives: P7C

P7 Transition

The time has come for the Primary 7’s to attend their induction days next week (Wednesday and Thursday).

P7C are both excited and nervous, but all looking forward to meeting new teachers and getting to know their way around Ross High!

Electricity Circuits

Holly and Aiden P7C: For the past two weeks we have been working on building circuits. The most basic circuit is called the series circuit to build this you need two wires, a bulb and a battery. There are other types of circuits such as the parallel circuit.

We have been expressing our imagination and using many different materials to make our bulb light.

Today we have used tinfoil and paper and the basic circuit to create an energy saving switch. Afterwards we drew a picture and added the basic materials from the series circuit to create a interactive picture. Many people used their motor to create a spinning effect on the picture for example a spinning bow tie.

Circuit Picture 1

Circuit Picture 2

 

P7C Circuits

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Fantastic to see some problem solving skills put to the test this morning as P7C built various circuits using bulbs, wires, batteries, switches, buzzers and motors.

After the holidays we will be using potatoes and lemons to make our own batteries!

Scratch!

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Holly Coleman and Josh Marshall have been attending Mrs Pearce scratch club (programming/game maker) on a Wednesday afternoon. They have learnt many new skills and were feeling confident in sharing their experiences with the class.

Today Holly (Josh was absent) took a 45 minute lesson in front of the whole class! She taught us all how to insert a character (sprite) and how to programme it to do different things.

The class were not only impressed with her scratch skills, but her teaching skills were fantastic.

Thank you Mrs Pearce and Holly!

End of WW1 Topic

To finish off our WW1 topic P7C have made Zeppelin Air Ships. They did an excellent job in collecting a lot of empty 2L juice bottles. We used paper mache, painted them an finally added some extra details using stickers.

I have been very impressed at how enthusiastic the children have been during this topic. They have had a real buzz about them to learn and this is shown in their superb jotter work.

The homework has also been fantastic with children going above and beyond what was asked. Attached below is Kate Jonhstone’s homemade trench that she brought in for us all to see!

Thank you to all the parents for your continuing support and Well Done P7C, Keep up the hard work!

 

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P7C World War 1 Topic

Due to technical difficulties P7 have been unable to post in a while, but we are now back up and running!

We have been working very hard on our WW1 topic. We have been learning about trenches, airships, weapons, propaganda and much more!

Currently we are in the middle of making model zeppelin air ships out of plastic bottles and paper mache. Pictures to follow soon. IMG_3841 IMG_3842

Dan Smith’s Visit to Sanderson’s Wynd

Today, author Dan Smith visited Sanderson’s Wynd to talk to our Primary 6 and 7 pupils as well as P6 and 7 pupils from Elphinstone and Ormiston.  This was all part of the Ross Rocks Reading initiative. He also signed some of his books and talked about his work and his passion for literature.  P7 pupils in Miss Carmichael’s class are going to post a blog about today’s visit.  In the meantime, here are some photos of the event.

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