Welcome to our class blog. We hope you enjoy reading about the work of P7. Remember, you can leave us a comment at any time by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
P7 are enjoying studying Government. At the moment we are learning about the work our MPs do at the UK parliament in London. Ask us to explain how a bill becomes a law! Next we plan to learn about the Scottish Parliament and look forward to visiting and meeting our local MSP later this month. We also have a rugby festival and a transition science event at Musselburgh Grammar to look forward to.
P7 are learning about Careers and enjoyed putting together our assembly to tell the school a little about careers we are interested in. We worked in groups to create games to explain about different jobs and enjoyed the interaction from the audience. We are also looking forward to helping organise a Career Fayre for younger children in the school. If you would like to come in and tell us about your chosen career please let us know.
Happy New Year from P7.
This term we are looking forward to learning about life in Tanzania and comparing it to our lives in Scotland. We will also learn more about Makabe Primary School, our link school in Dar Es Salaam. Hopefully we can make contact with them by letter.
In PE we will be playing basketball with Mrs Jones, badminton with Miss Harper and working on our fitness with Mrs Rae. As part of health and wellbeing this term we will also visit Bannatynes Health Club and take part in some activities.
P7 have used pictures and photos as a basis for creating settings and characters for imaginative stories. We plan to write, edit and produce good copies of these stories over the next couple of weeks. We have also started reading ‘Warhorse’ by Michael Morpurgo as our new class novel.
Monday 28th November
We have been learning about theme parks and how various rides move and used this knowledge to create our own rides. Hopefully we will soon be able to post some photos of our finished rides. We have just finished our class novel, ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar and have enjoyed taking part in activities related to the novel such as diary entries, character profiles, recreating the ending and adopting character roles in drama. We also welcomed drama specialists Shonagh Davidson and Marjory Sweeney to school for a two part workshop called ‘Humpty Dumpty’. P7 took on roles of various characters in the story of Terry Dumpton, a boy who gives in to peer pressure in an attempt to fit in with a new gang. Everyone enjoyed adopting the roles and the hard hitting message of the
story gave us a lot to think about and discuss.
Another recent visitor to P7 this month was PC Smith, our local community policeman. He shared information about internet safety, rights and responsibilities and anti-social behaviour. You may have also heard lots of singing coming from our classroom in the past couple of weeks – we have begun practising our song for the Christmas performance!
Monday 14th November
The last few weeks p7 have been up to lots including work on our class novel Holes with Miss Keay. We have been making a giant portrait of a character in Holes called Stanley Yelnats. We have also been learning about 2D shapes with Miss Keay. We did a drama workshop with Shona and Marjorie about the story of Humpty Dumpty. We have also been working in groups to make the kart of a rollercoaster. With Mrs Webster we have been working on solutions in the past few weeks we have been making salt solutions. We put them in a hot place, room temperature, at a window. In class we have been doing degrees and predicted if it will work. In the past few weeks the school football team have had very good results. We won 21-0 against Sandersons Wynd and the beat Lorreto 12-0.
By Bradley, Callum He and Elliot
Friday 28th October
P7 are very excited about our new IDEA – Theme Parks. We have discussed what we would like to learn and how we would like to learn it. A trip to Disneyland was a popular request! We have also been discussing current affairs and enjoy taking part in news quizzes to test our knowledge of recent big news.
We fininshed our Natural Disasters topic this week by creating paintings in the style of Hokusai, a Japanese artist.
Friday 30th September
This week we have had an indoor hockey tounament with Mrs Jones. It was good. On Thursday we baked with Mrs Smail. We made cookies, they looked yummy. Then we skipped with p2/3 it was awsome. We saw a lot of great skills. In IDEA this week we have been doing posters on natural disasters. Today is Friday so it is Macmillian Coffee morning. We get to dress down.
Some Comments from this week!
Miss Harper – I have been impressed by IDEA work.
Miss Keay – I have enjoyed meeting everyone!
Liam- It was alright.
Elliot – I have enjoyed it.
By Daniel and Bradley
Friday 16th September
We have had a very busy start to the term. The most exciting part has been our residential visit to Benmore. Everyone had a great time and tried lots of new activities including climbing, abseiling, caving, gorge walking and mountain biking. Photos to follow very soon. We are working hard in class to put together an exhibition about our experiences at Benmore. We hope that parents will be able to join us next Friday morning to share our work.
This week we visited the Brunton Theatre to see a stage production of KES. We have been reading the book in class and also participated in a drama workshop in preparation for the theatre visit.