P7a Learning Log 27/01/17

Learning Successes:

This week I have improved in maths (Algebra) as I now understand it more and I now am better at the balanced sums.

I have also learned how to do a handstand (well, the start of one) and also new ways to jump off of the vaults in P.E.

Bits I need to improve on:

I still get some maths questions wrong in Algebra but those are just silly mistakes.

I sometimes fall off of the vaults in P.E.

How I will improve:

Maths: pay attention a tiny bit more.

P.E: Try a bit harder to not let myself roll off the vault.

Star: Art because it’s nice to do something apart from maths and spelling.

Star: Boy in the Striped pyjamas because the book is very mysterious and intriguing.

Wish: nothing this week has been ok.

by Findlay


P7a Learning Log 20.01.17

This week in PE we have moved onto gymnastics.  We learned lots of new things.  I learned how to do cartwheel off the tall box and land on a mat.  It felt scary at first but then it was fun.  I learned how to do a variety of stretches on a bench.  I also learned how to run and jump over a small box without using my hands.

In maths we did algebra for the first time.  I found it hard at first but it is easier now that I have a variety of strategies to use.  I am looking forward to moving onto more challenging equations.

We have started using the Loose Parts Play equipment this week during playtime and lunchtime.  I really enjoyed using the new equipment because I got to play with a lot of different things and you could use your imagination to created new things or play new games.

By Jason

P7a Christmas Truffles

Angie Edwardson (Aleena’s mum) very kindly came in to help us make some Christmas Truffles.  It was very kind of her to give up her time and donate the ingredients to allow us to make them.  We had lots of fun making them and some of us enjoyed some of our truffle at lunchtime.

“They were really tasty!” Erin

“I’m going to try and make them when I get home!” James

“When life gives you chocolate, you make truffles!” Findlay

“They were really fun to make!” Amy S

We would all like to say a huge big thank you to Angie for teaching us how to make these truffles and for the amazing truffle we all got to make.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas everyone!


P7a Christmas Advent Calendars

Our homework task last week was to design and create a Christmas Advent Calendar for us to use in the classroom.

We really enjoyed getting to use our imaginations and being creative with this homework task.

We hope you enjoy looking at our advents as much as we will enjoy opening them on the lead up to Christmas…


P7a Loose Parts Play with Smart Play Network

On Thursday 6th October we had a visit from Smart Play Network.  Two play workers brought some equipment for us to experiment and play with.  We enjoyed using our imaginations and being creative to help us build dens, ball runs and much much more.

You can clearly see from the photos how much fun we are having.

We hope to have some loose parts play equipment of our own very soon so we can enjoy doing this on a more regular basis.

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P7a Class Representatives



Hi, my name is Karam and I am P7a’s class representative for JRSO (Junior Road Safety Officer).  My role as JRSO will be to help keep people safe in and around school and to be a good role model for the younger pupils.



Pupil Council

Hi, my name is Amy and I am P7a’s class representative for the Pupil Council.  My role as Pupil Council Rep will be to help improve our school (especially our new playground developments).  I will work with other Pupil Council Reps to discuss changes/plans for the school.




Hi, my name is Jason and I am P7a’s class representative for the Eco Committee.  My role as Eco Rep will be to help keep the school Eco.  I will be helping make sure the school is recycling and reusing whatever we can.




Hi, my name is Maja and I am P7a’s class representative for the Fair-trade committee.  My role as Fair-trade Rep will be to help teach others about Fair-trade and encourage them to use Fair-trade products at home.    We will also run Fair-trade tuckshops to raise money for the school.




Hi, my name is Emily and I am P7a’s class representative for the Health Committee.  My role as Health Rep will be to help us to be healthy at school and at home.  I will work with other health reps to come up with ideas for the school.

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

P7a November 2016 Learning Logs


Friday 25th November 2016

This week in maths we have been learning about perimeter and area.  I learned that to find the area of a rectangle you have to multiply the length and breadth. To find the perimeter you add all the sides together.

Also on Thursday we went to the Risk Factory for the whole day.  We worked through 10 different scenarios and learned about the risks involved.  I learned a lot.  One of the things I learned was that if you go under lots of hay it could fall on you and you could suffocate.

I need to keep working on area and perimeter because I keep getting them confused!

This week I enjoyed the Risk Factory because I learned a lot and I want to go back and do it again!

By Ruby




Thursday 17th November 2016

This week in maths I have enjoyed doing the square maths with the Maths Students (experts).  I enjoyed this activity because I liked finding the squares inside of a 3 by 3 square but it was made out of dots

..       ..        .. Just like that and you would draw as many squares

..       ..        ..  as you could but the squares have to be different

..       ..        .. or  it won’t count.  After that we got these little squares and we made pictures with them and I made a big mac.  I also made a word and all it said was ‘Smile’ because I think if you smile then you won’t have any worries in life.

On Monday we had P.E with Mrs Gray I really enjoyed it because I love P.E and right now we’re doing athletics because we have sports hall athletics and I made the team for the competition.  On Wednesday with Mrs McLaughlin we practised the events and then we found out who made the team.  Today we had a treat because Miss Milne’s class had an Energy workshop so we got their P.E time with the S6 Leaders.  We played basketball, which was great fun!

It was a good week.


By James



Thursday 10th November 2016

This week in maths we learned about perimeter. Perimeter is the distance around the edge of a shape.  To work out the length of it you have to measure the sides and add the numbers up.  I understand how to find the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes.

In science I have learned what micro-organisms are. They are as the name says tiny (micro) living things (organisms).  There are 3 main kinds of micro-organisms: viruses, bacteria and fungi. We are making a flap book about it.

This week a man from SSPCA come in to tell us about his job. He told us some stories about looking after and caring for animals.  At the end we played a card game where he asked us questions about the animals and I won most of the cards.

This week I enjoyed art with Mrs Firth even though we didn’t do much. We are making a world map, everyone got a bit to draw.  I got Europe.  I am looking forward to carrying on with this next week.

By Karol