Jonny’s Learning Log
This week our co-operative learning was good because everyone tried hard, they all worked much better together and everything went well. Most people did all their jobs plus there were no arguments.
I enjoyed coding because it was good teamwork and you needed lots of concentration to write the set of instructions. It was really good fun especially when I was one of the robots.
I think everyone was well at rugby because everybody put loads of effort in and many people didn’t even play rugby but everyone was really good.
Next week I hope everybody tries harder in daily mile because some people are just slouching about and some other people aren’t even stopping at all, so more people need to do that.
This week, what I really found fun was the final time with our PE leaders from Leith Academy. We did a mini champions’ league and I got touch of the tournament and I scored a couple good goals.
On Tuesday we were making up games for us to play with the younger children when we become Play Leaders next year. We have to do training for 12 weeks but if we miss a week they will keep us up to date. You can make drums or you can make tents and all kinds of things.
I did not like song practice this week because we had music straight after. We were singing songs and handing out certificates. In music we were playing the samba drums.
In maths we were learning about time, finishing off corrections and learning a shortcut to adding on 9. Some other children practised division with remainders and addition of four-digit numbers.
We listened really well and enjoyed watching the Odysseus video. In our co-operative learning groups we’re working hard on our presentations for next week. Each group is researching and presenting a different topic on Ancient Greece to the class so that we can learn from each other.
Luke’s Learning Log
In topic we created some incredible artwork. Everyone tried really hard and they are so interesting.
We have put PostIts out for people to comment on our work. We’ve had some really nice comments.
In Buddy Time we helped them by reading books and some buddies read to us. Everyone was listening so well.
In P.E. we played with a parachute. We played two games. The first one was Fruit Salad. In Fruit Salad there are four teams. Team one is Apple, team two is Strawberry, team three is Blueberry and team four is Banana. One person calls out a team and the other teams must throw the parachute up in the air and the team that is called runs under and finds an empty place. When the caller says Fruit Salad, everyone throws the parachute up in the air and runs under. The second game was to get a beanbag in the hole in the middle.
Alice’s Learning Log
In P.E we did gymnastics . We were working on our handstands, I think I gained confidence when I was upside down. We had 5 stations that we worked on and all of them helped us build strength in different ways. On one station we jumped on to a beam then bunny hopped or cart wheeled off.
We started our Ancient Greece topic. This week we learned about democracy because it started in Ancient Greece . They had three types of democracy in Greece, they were:
In the ekklesia all men were allowed to vote. Out of 40,000 men, 5,000 men attended regularly .
A group of 500 men discussed what decisions would go to the ekklesia. These men were chosen at random and were part of the boule for one year.
The dikasteria was a court, 500 jurors who were men over 30 years old. These men where chosen at random. They decided on the punishments for different crimes.
Nereea’s Learning Log
This week we did Drama. We used our masks and made a Greek play. It could be a comedy, a tragedy or a satire. Satire is when you make fun of everyday situations.
We did more Drama in Spanish. We had to act out different emotions and use the Spanish words to say what they were.
In maths my group were learning to read and write different times.
We also started to write a chase story. My story will be scary and exciting!
We had great fun at the drumming workshop. We learned to play lots of different rhythms and it sounded amazing!
Jonny’s Learning Log
I think this week I did well learning a Scots poem because I tried really hard. My poem I learnt the whole poem off by heart and I got chosen to read mine out in Assembly.
In ICT I got lots of facts about Ancient Greek artefacts and I saw lots of different artefacts and my artefact I chose was a Greek vase. Next time I will find out even more facts and we are going to use this information to help us in out art projec.Next week I want to get better at daily mile because I was talking lots but I will get much better by not talking.
I really enjoyed our novel Percy Jackson and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
We had a visit from Lari Don, whose daughters used to come to Hermitage Park. Lari has written lots of fantastic children’s books and she gave us lots of tips on how to improve our writing. We made up a chase sequence together and next week we are going to try writing our own chase sequences.