P6.7 2017-2018

Welcome to Primary 6/7’s class page!

Here you can find out what we’ve been up to in class. We will keep you updated regularly, telling you all about our learning, the activities we’ve been involved in and sharing our reflections on our learning.

 

Friday 4th May

 

Alan
I found out that you can get a band name generator. My favorite thing this week was idea because we were making our band names and I also learned that Angus Ate the Guitar – that was his band name idea!
Aleena
Angus
I enjoyed doing IDEA because we decided on our band names and did more Guitar Hero. I learned about William Playfair an engineer, statistical graphic and an economist.
Danny
I learned about the 4 PS in marketing and my favourite thing was PE with Mr Mourits. I liked it because I love PE. In idea my band name is the flappy nacks and I learned a lot about John Hortown Conway. My band are Luca, Cameron, Alan and me.
Jack
We did lots of work and I enjoyed making the power point about famous people who invented stuff. My group did Albert Einstein. I enjoyed it because I learned more stuff about Maths and it was fun. My favourite was running in PE and timing.
Jessica
Katie
I learned how math is used in everyday life. My favorite part of this week was making our band names in IDEA because it was interesting finding out our names using the website. My band name is Stunning Division and our nick name is HACK ( Holly, Aleena, Catarina and Katie).
Liam
I enjoyed idea because we were picking our band names. In math we were making a power point about people who were good at math and I made a power point about James Maxwell. IN P.E we did the 80 meter sprint and my highest score was 13.13.
Ryan
I learnt about business of rock and making a band. I enjoyed making power points in pairs about math.
Tamzin
I liked learning about math because we where doing place value up to one million. I enjoyed it because it was fun.

Friday 9th February

 

We used objects from World War 2 to make an abstract piece of art.

Danny

 

I was proud of my abstract art because I think I drew the objects well and did great shading.

Jessica

 

I learned some words in Dutch. Ich bin Liam.

Liam

 

I was proud of my Dutch because I thought I was good at the pronunciation.

Aleena

I am proud of my progress in gymnastics. I feel more confident doing balances and rotations.

Rhys

 

I learned more about the rainforest thanks to Primary 5 and their class assembly. I didn’t know that there were 4 different layers to the rainforest.

Katie

 

I got more confident in my gymnastics skills. I showed Mr Mourits my back flip.

Tino

 

I learned how to say some words in Dutch. They told us what life was like in Holland.

Angus

 

We took random objects from World War 2 and turned it into a picture.

Jack

 

Primary 5 taught me about the four layers of the rainforest in their assembly. It was good to see how much they knew.

Luke

 

I’m proud of how I learned how to vault in PE. You just got to have the confidence to go for it.

Daniel

 

In PE I learned how to do a front flip and land it on the mat.

Lia

 

When the NSPCC people came in I learned that I had the right to speak out and stay safe.

Alan

 

The thing I’m most proud of this week was my World War 2 art inspired by Paul Nash. It was difficult to pictures of objects together to make a bigger picture.

Catarina

 

I think I did well in my gymnastics to do the routines and set up everything quickly.

Aaron

 

I proud of my routine in PE – moving it all around and keeping it in time.

Cameron

 

I am proud of the maths project because we all worked hard in a team. We had to choose a venue for a party, look at time and cost to see how much we will need for all the people to go.

Tamzin

 

We looked at abstract art pictures and I drew one of my own. I tried to show the story of the Nazis storming Poland.

Oliver

 

I learned how to work in a group to apply different maths skills to real-life situations. We have planned a trip to the beach and need to find a bouncy castle to hire.

Holly

 

I’m proud of working in a team to plan BOSS clubs. We are planning to get the younger boys and girls to try different vegetables and dips.

Luca

 

I am proud of how my team worked in a group in maths when we had to work out the bus timetable to Ryze.

Ryan

 

Friday 26th January

Aleena

“I’ve improved my decimals because now I understand how to add them.”

Coral

“I got better at jumping over vaults in PE earlier this week with Mr Mourits.”

Cameron

“We have been looking at train timetables and we did a sheet and an activity on the computer. We were figuring out how long the journeys would take.”

Aaron

“Now I know all of the french months of the year.”

Oliver

“I think I am faster at days of the week and months of the year in french. I like the french games.”

Katie

“I improved my Scottish accent as it was Burn’s week and I read my poem to the class.”

Alan

“I was chosen to perform my poem “Up in the Morning Early” in front on the school at assembly.”

Rhys

“I improved my French days of the week and understand more about the consequences of unhealthy eating.”

Tamzin

“I learned more about World War Two and how it started.”

 

Friday 12th January

“We began our topic on World War Two. We made planes to share what we already know and what we want to learn about the war.”

Rhys

“We looked at Evelyn Dunbar’s painting called “The Queue at the Fish Shop” and took one part of the painting to draw. We were focussing on attention to detail and shading.”

Katie

“We started discussing our new novel, “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”. We looked at different front covers for the novel to decide and explain which one we thought was the most effective.”

Luca

“In numeracy we learned about BODMAS. It stands for Brackets, Order, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.”

Cameron

“We have been learning how to say French numbers to 70. We played bingo in class and Miss Blanchflower tested our listening.”

Luke

“For writing we created an imaginative story inspired by the picture “The Girl with the Red Balloon”.”

Danny

 

Friday 15th December

This week started with a bang as on Monday we put our best efforts into our two performances of the Christmas show! We want to give a shout out to all of the actors (including lots of people from our class) for taking time to learn their lines and doing so well. Thank you to many Primary  6 and 7 pupils who took on runner and set duties to help the show run smoothly.

We have also been continuing to practise our Christmas songs in preparation for our Carol singing performance at Tesco on Monday at 1.40pm.

In literacy this week, we have been finishing our Titanium writing. We took our 3 paragraphs and put them together to create a final draft. We were practising editing our writing; checking for repetition, that the events flowed and up-levelling our vocabulary.

In Numeracy and Maths we worked on developing our understanding of volume and area. We can use the formula Area = Length x Breadth to find the surface covered by a shape. We know that we must have a 3D shape to find volume and it is measured in cubic centimetres/metres because we have to multiply three numbers together to find it.

 

For our Lights, Camera, Action! IDEA we worked co-operatively in small groups to create our shoe box stage sets. We have attached some pictures of these below.

On Wednesday we had our school Christmas lunch. We made Christmas placemats for the occasion and sat together as a class.

We celebrated many successes in school this week at our termly Special Assembly. Congratulations to Cameron, Aleena, Coral and Tamzin on the achievement!

 

 

Friday 24th November

I learned…  

…what a setting is and we got to design our own. …how to work out the area of a shape (Area=L x B). …how to use ambitious vocabulary in our writing.  …how to use the show not tell technique in writing. …P6s learned how to use the Kelly kettle.

 

I enjoyed…

…learning to play the African drums and perform in front of the whole school. …going to the outdoor learning centre, we went to the beach and played games. We also built a tent.   … reflection task. …P6s enjoyed researching a famous actor/actress to make posters. …

 

Friday 17th November

“We made shadow puppets as part of our Lights, Camera Action topic.”

Jack

 

“Shadow puppets originated in India and they cast a shadow because they block the light.”

Cameron and Tino

 

“Shadow puppets can be made from opaque materials like card, plastic and leather.”

Liam

 

“You can cast a coloured shadow by using cellophane or a gel – they’re transparent.”

Holly and Katie

 

“In maths we learned about perimeter and added the lengths of the sides of the shapes together.”

Lia

 

“In literacy we learned about the show not tell technique to make our writing more exciting. We weren’t allowed to use certain words to make us describe things in detail.”

Rhys