Brandon’s Learning Log
Maths – We learned about triangles:
isosceles – two sides are the same length
scalene – no sides are the same
equilteral – all sides are the same.
Music – We are practising our carol singing and getting better at our singing in general. Some of the songs are Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells.
Art – We were drwing our suns with weird designs and hot colours. We also made robins for the Christmas Fair – and they all sold out!
P.E. We practised some Scottish Country Dances for our party with the Leith Academy Sports Leaders. We learned the Canadian Barn Dance, the Virginia Reel and the Gay Gordons. We also had football training with the coaches from Hibs. We did warm ups, drills and mini games.
This week we have been busy finishing our group research and getting our presentations ready for our class assembly on Friday. We all worked really hard, and although some of us were really nervous we all wanted it to go well. When the big day came, all the adults who came to see it said we did a great job!
We went to the Cinema this week to see the Goosebumps movie. Everyone enjoyed it, but it was a little bit scary! Everyone had different favourite scenes and characters. We certainly had lots to talk about! We wrote plans for our movie reviews and we will write them next week.
We went outside to find and measure different types of angles. We were surprised how many different kinds we could find! We even worked out how to measure a reflex angle, which is more than 180 degrees.
Rhianyn’s Learning Log
I learned how to do the haka with Mrs. McLaughlin. I think I did well in my group because I made sure everyone else got a turn. I didn’t know that rugby players do the haka before a match.
My favourite thing this week was Buddy Time because we got to talk about our feelings. My buddy already knew about a lot of feelings. I was very proud of her.
I am going to use a dictionary more often to help me spell words I don’t know.
We did some team building exercises with the Leith Academy Sports Leaders this week. We had to communicate with our team and help each other to complete the tasks. It was great fun!
In the ICT suite we worked with our partners on our Space research. We learned how to ask specific questions and how to bookmark useful pages.
We have been learning about angles. We can name angles and measure them using a protractor.
We practised our basketball skills with the P.E. Leaders from Leith Academy. We worked really hard and had great fun!
Caitlin’s learning log
In music we learned a new song called Take Five. I thought that I was good at it because I kept in time with the beat.
I enjoyed our topic, (Natural Disasters), because my partners and I worked well and cooperated well. I think I was good at this because we didn’t argue about who was doing what.
This week in Daily Mile I think I have improved because I can go for way longer than last week, when I only kept going for five minutes.
I think I was good at making a Christmas card because I normally take 3 to 4 days to finish but this year I only took 2 hours.
I’m excited for our Assembly next week. I think I will be very good at speaking at the Assembly. We made banners and models for our group presentations for Assembly and we started to work out what we are going to say. We thought about how to describe each type of natural disaster, what interesting facts we had learned, and the effects of the disasters on buildings, landscape, people and animals. We also watched some Newsround clips to learn more about what’s happening in other parts of the world right now.
Jessica’s Learning Log.
This week in Maths we did money games and multiplying by multiples of 10. In Money we had a café menu and we had £10 or £15 to buy a meal for 4 people.
Some children also learned about negative numbers and how they are used in real life, like in a lift and in a weather forecast.
We have been busy researching our ‘Natural Disasters’ topics, working hard in small groups to gather information to present at our Class Assembly on 29th September.
In Drama we did miming and hot seating. We went into groups and had to act out a dilemma, which the others had to try and guess. I thought my group was amazing!
This week, in P.E., we did badminton skills. We had 3 groups. One of the groups were playing badminton with a partner and then changing partners. We only had 10 seconds to play and then we had to change partners. I thought I was good at badminton.
For Art, we used a lot of different materials and a range of techniques to make elephant images. We had to try to show contrast in our pictures and could really use our imaginations to make our pictures stand out. We were very proud of the finished results.