Thank you to everyone who attended our Curriculum Evening last night. Please find below the PowerPoint that was used by Mrs Blair and Ms MacKenzie.
Curriculum Evening (Microsoft PowerPoint, 0.5MB)
Curriculum-Evening (PDF, 0.3MB)
This week in class we started a new project, it’s called World of Work. In World of Work we have been looking at different jobs. We looked at the process of applying for a job and being interviewed. We applied for jobs as leprechauns!
Within Maths we planned a holiday using a budget. Our budget was £4,000 and we had to book a holiday for 2 kids and 2 adults as well as leaving money for aspects such as transport, insurance and spending money. We used our ICT skills combined with our numeracy skills to stay within the budget. Teams picked a range of locations from Lanzarote to Croatia. We discovered that holidays are a bit more expensive that we thought.
In Art we drew lions step by step. A lot of us found this tricky. Once we finished drawing the lions we coloured them in with pastels and crayons. We drew the mane by doing lots of different sized triangles and coloured them in brown, orange, red and yellow. We have included some pictures.
With our buddies we have been working on learning about Fairtrade. We made leaflets and they are on display outside our classroom with some of the other work that we have done this year within our citizenship group.
Written by Kenzi, Samantha, Kibi, Ben, Keira and Rio
P7A are learning about the world of work just now. We recently had a visit from PC Brownlee to tell us about a career in the police. We would love if any parents, carers, aunties, uncles, grandparents or anyone else wanted to come in an talk about their own careers. Please get in touch with Miss Lindsay if you would be willing to do this.
This week in Art we have been continuing to build up our Abstract Art pictures and so far added 3 layers to our pieces. We then mounted our work and had complete freedom of how to arrange them. Now we need to come up with creative names for our master pieces!!
We have just started a learning wall and are now exploring the world of work. So far we have done think, puzzle, explore. We also had an interesting reading comprehension and we got the choice out of reading about being a vet, postal worker, electrician, or a paramedic. All the pupils in P6/7 have successfully completed our task. Did you know that paramedic’s in Australia fly to their casualties? Our new theme of our learning wall is the lion king and we all voted fairly to come to this decision. We have got Rafiki which stands for what we have learned and we have got a hyena which stands for our next steps. Mrs G is even letting us write directly on to the wall this time.
In drama we were each given a script from the Lion King and in groups we chose scenes and then acted them all out to the class. We really got into character and it was great fun. Our next step is to work on moving more.
Finally, below is a sneak peak at a banner we have been making for the P7 show… can you guess what the show might be?
Written by Cammy, Dylan, Stuart, Sophie, Kacie and Charlotte
In Maths this week we have moved on to learning about money. We had lots of discussion about what we know already and things including taxes, bills, banks and buying houseswere discussed. We then explored how rounding can help us complete calculations with money.
We have started working on our Drama skills this week. We have been working on the Lion King script and trying to get into character. The P7’s have their auditions for the actual show coming up!
As part of our Co-operative learning we also learnt a new activity, we did the ‘Factory Line’. It involved everyone playing an essential role in the line to complete the task as a whole. We were finding out about the importance of bees and when Mrs G stapled all of the shapes together they made a dodecahedron they are now displayed on our Learning Wall. We think they look quite cool. Did you know bees will have flown the equivalent of twice around the world when creating just one jar of honey!
Written by Sehj, Joshua, Phoebe, Kieran, Reuben and Charlie
This week we have been learning all about Pie Charts in Maths. We decided to investigate the colour of sweets in a range of packets to identify the most common colour. The results were very similar apart from Wine Gums which had very little in the way of variety. We now know that to calculate the number of degrees for each section it is 360degrees divided by the total, then multiplied by the number found. We had to use a compass and protractor to construct our pie charts.
In Topic we made posters with our learning partners. Before we create the posters we found out some new information about Earth Day. The poster are for Earth Day and we stuck them up around the school in the hope that other pupils might take part.
In Art and Design we drew penguins and polar bears. We also had a go at some Abstract Art. We have created the first layer of our work. In Abstract Art you are free and you paint with freedom! We look forward to sharing some of the finished articles!
In spelling we used a range of activities to learn a new pattern and then we had an additional challenge of solving some anagrams.
Written by Harry, Charli, Stefan, Corey and Ruby
Last week was Scots Week in Windygoul Primary School, we have a tradition that every P6/7 has to learn a Robert Burns poem and present their poem to the class to celebrate his birthday which is the 25th of January. The way the competition works, is that you would perform in front of your class. After that your teacher would decides the best presented poem to go to the finals and present their poem to the judges who decide who wins from each age group and then the winners are revealed on Scots Night. We enjoyed listening to everyone’s poems and learning a little about Robert Burns in the process. Charlotte, Keira and Harsehj
This week, we have been doing technical drawing, and since it is Scots Week we drew Robert Burns as a Lego figure step by step. We used squared paper and watercolours and made a pixelated effect. We made different shades of yellow, red, green, brown, black and white and used them for the perfect pixelated effect. We used black pen for the eyes and mouth and finally wrote the poems we are learning in the background. Check out the photos below! We even had a go at making Lego Burns. Sophie and Ruby
In Literacy we have learned how to plan stories using a flowchart. We drew boxes with the plan spread out across the boxes and joined them up with arrows. We wrote our own Scottish Myths. We have also been reading a book called ‘Eye of the Wolf’ for Literacy Evolve. It’s a very emotional book with lots of feelings in it we’ve also been reading non-fiction books and are learning lots!
In Numeracy and Maths we have been learning about time. We played games on the whiteboard including ‘Stop the Clock’ and ‘Bang on Time’. We have been learning how to read analogue and digital time and also learning how to write both 12 and 24 hour time. As an extra challenge we have also been learning about Speed, Distance and Time and completing a range of calculations. Stuart, Reuben and Charlie
This week we did P.E with Mr.T. We played tennis and took part in athletics. This our new block. We learnt how to use a protractor so we could make a pie chart. We do the mile run every day. We are currently doing suffixes in spelling. We count up the data of what people had for lunch with the choices of baked potato, main or veggie and then find out what percentage of people chose each option. In Co-operative groups we are making spooky stories. We have been learning about Day of the Dead using laptops, the Internet and slide shows. We watch news round every day.
By Amar Al-Sharif & Dylan White
On Monday we did spelling in the morning about plurals. Like, ies, i, s, es, ves, y, full changes and no changes. Next we went to the library to read our books for a bit and then Miss Lindsay read some of our class novel, called The Witness. After break we watched newsround. Then we were simplifying fractions until lunch. After lunch we did a science experiment to see which objects would float and which would sink. We then wrote up our experiment. We had to remember to include the title, aim, hypothesis, diagram, method, results and conclusion.
We had P.E first thing. Then we updated our JASS. After break we watched newsround, then done some maths, decimals and percentages. After lunch we did reading in our groups.
Today we got to dress in yellow and/or spots for Children in Need. We decided to take part in the mannequin challenge while we were dressed up.
By Adam M and Robyn
P7A smashin' the mannequin challenge on Children in Need day. pic.twitter.com/38108Doyms
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