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.
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.
Calum’s Learning Log.
This week I learned that it’s better to wait if your dad or your mum gave you a marshmallow and they go away for five minutes and they said you’d get two marshmallowsif you don’t eat it. It’s better to wait because it’s worth it.
Next week I will get better at daily mile and get my stamina better.
This week I enjoyed PE because in gymnastics we were climbing.
We thought about New Year resolutions and turned them into positive affirmations, then we learned a New Year song and choreographed our own dances to it.
We also had money workshops provided by MyBnk. We learned that what we need and what we want are not always the same thing. We need to budget to work out how much we need to spend and how much we have left for other things. It was very interesting, we had fun and we worked hard in our groups.
We tried the Deputy 1st Minister’s P6 Maths Challenge. Some of it was difficult but we worked together to figure out the harder challenges.
We finished our Space topic and shared the results of our research with the other groups.