# P7a December 2016 Learning Logs

 Thursday 15th December 2016 This week I learned about volume in maths. Volume is like area but you measure the width, length and the breadth. My group was doing composite shapes and I got all the questions right. I enjoyed the coding this week because me and my friends figured out how to make computer art. I also liked making truffles because I really like truffles and I like baking. This week I found algebra in maths quite hard because algebra is a completely new thing and it is quite confusing and challenging. By Jack

 Thursday 8th December 2016 Math – This week I have started to learn about volume.  We main 3D shapes out of cubes and find the volume.  We also did some textbook work Home work – For homework we are starting to research for our Personal Project.  We are looking at different countries.  I am researching Spain.  The other countries are France, Brazil, Australia, China and India. Christmas – We all made an advent calendar for homework last week so now we open the calendar every day until we leave school and you can swap with other people as well. Bag backing – We went to Tesco to do some bag packing to raise money for our end of term celebrations.  We helped people to pack their bags in Tesco in Leith and that was really fun.  It was ok until there was loads of people that was A LOT HARDER.  We raised loads of money. Art – Next week we are going to make sock Santa’s.  Last year we made sock Snowmen and it was so much fun.  Hopefully making the Santa’s will be just as much fun! PE – PE with Mrs McLaughlin was great fun.  We did dance, well I did not because I’m injured but everyone else did, but we ran towards the other person that was across from us and we did a cool move like a cart wheel. Reading – We worked on our book called ‘Our City’.  Everyone is enjoying reading it because it is based on Edinburgh and it is so so so so fun and I think we just choose a different story randomly. By Amy

 Thursday 1st December 2016 This week I enjoyed doing literacy/reading.  We read one of the short stories from a book called ‘Our World’ and the story that we read is called ‘Caught Red handed’.  I learnt it is not about punishing people it’s about taking responsibility for your own actions.  We sat on the carpet and looked in the book for good sentences to turn into questions.  I enjoyed doing this because it is different to what we normally do and it was fun.  I learnt how to turn a sentence into a detailed question. In PE we learned some Hip hop/Street dance, dance moves. I learnt a move called tuting, tuting is when you move your hands and arms in lots of different ways.  I also learnt how to do the moon walk.  I really enjoyed our PE lesson. In maths we are learning about area.  I still need to work on multiplying numbers with .5 like 3.5 or 6.5.  Next time we do maths I would like to understand it more so that I can answer more questions. By Emily