Learning Log 29th-2nd June 2017

THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

Olivia- In the history workshop we discussed who could vote years ago and now. Many people think women could not vote but what they didn’t know was that 10years before that women who were rich or owned their house could vote. You used to have to be 21 to vote but then they lowered it to 18 and yet again to 16.

MSP- We did a question and answer session with an MSP called Gordon Lindhurst. Before he was an MSP he worked in a court. He has been an MSP since April 2017. In his first speech he talked about his family. If he could get one law passed it would be to change work hours so that he could spend more time with his family.

Ruby- We went to the debating chamber and there were very tight rules. MSPs were debating roadworks and child/carer benefits. This was very interesting and it was cool how we got an extra insight into how the council deal with these problems.

SAMBA DRUMMING

We have started practising our samba drumming which we will use in our ‘Bugsy Malone’ show. Arwen’s dad and Beth have very kindly worked with us. We are loving it. We even managed to samba drum in the playground and attracted a very appreciative crowd.

Learning Log 24th-28th April

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Alcohol Awareness Trip

This week all the P7s and P6s went on a trip to the Hibs stadium at Easter Road. We went for the first part of our alcohol awareness course that carries on over 8 weeks every Tuesday. We got split into 3 groups mixed with the four classes, each of our groups did different activities. Our first activity was a chat with Stuart (one of instructors). He talked about how most athlete don’t usually drink and why you shouldn’t drink if you want to be an athlete. Then Sue gave us a tour of the stadium. Then Aaron gave us a fitness activity.

Music and Drama

This week we did our Bugsy Malone auditions for the main parts. The main parts were: BUGSY, BLOUSEY, FAT SAM AND DANDY DAN these were all classed as main parts although I think Tallulah and Leroy should have been classed as main parts too.

Wonder

Last week our class started a novel called Wonder about a boy called August who has Treachers Collins syndrome, a condition that deforms the face. We have read up to the part when August is visiting his new school. He got a tour round the school by some people that were going to be in some of his classes. The children’s names were Charlotte, Julian and Jack Will. He liked Jack Will and Charlotte but August wasn’t that keen on Julian.

Maths

This week in maths we were doing negative numbers. I really enjoyed this and it gave us a head start for high school. We were doing sums like:18-{-19}=

       18+19=37

This was third level maths and I was pretty surprised at this as it was actually easy for most of us. A tip for negative numbers is to always remember that 0 still counts as a whole number.

 

 

Learning Log 18th-21st April 2017

Maths- this week in maths the Octagons were doing profit/loss calculations. We were continuing to work on our very own made up theme parks. It’s all going well. Our skills were to find out how much money each worker should get depending on their job, it’s all very good/easy.   – Ava

This week in maths the Hexagons have been learning to add and subtract decimal numbers. Our skills were how to add and subtract decimals mentally and use chimney sums. It’s going very well. – Murren

 

P.E. – In P.E. with Mrs. Mclaughlin we were training for Interscholastics. We ran 60 metres and then 150 metres , we still don’t know who got in but we are all very excited ! We were trying to improve our speed and stamina. It’s going very well! With Ms. Milne we were practising our speed and hurdle jumping! We were improving our time/speed within our teams! It’s going great! – Murren & Ava

 

Music – We were learning our Bugsy Malone songs for our P7 show! We are learning “So You Wanna Be A Boxer “ at the moment ! We were trying to be louder, more aggressive and fluent ! – Ava & Murren

 

Art – This week in art we were drawing designs for the National Galleries art competition. The theme is mermaids and pirates! We are working in groups of 2+. I’m working with Logan and Murren is working with Alice! We are using a variety of materials such as paint, pen, pencil and oil pastels. It’s going amazing! 😀 – Murren & Ava

 

Learning Log 17th March 2017

 

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Enterprise: This week in enterprise (maths) we were making boxes, bunting and posters. We also filmed a short advert to tell the school about our P7 bake sale. So far, our group has been working together very well and we feel that our stall is coming on nicely! Our group is selling Top Hats on Thursday 23rd March. Hope to see you there!

 

Music: In Music we have been learning how to talk in an American accent, to help with our P7 leavers show. We have been practising some songs in our American accents to make our show more realistic!

 

Reading: This week in reading, our group were doing Tricky Thinking Problems about Dinosaurs. We are learning how to answer literal, evaluative and inferential questions. It was quite long so we didn’t get all questions done. The other two groups did an SRA and read their books which are: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘William Wallace and All That’. The ‘Dragon’ group are using Bloom’s Taxonomy to write questions about what they have been reading. The’Wallace’ group are creating a timeline for the life of William Wallace.

 

P.E: Hockey is our new topic in P.E. with Mrs McLaughlin. As this was our first lesson, we were learning some basic skills and the rules of a hockey game. At the end we were able to have 10 minutes to do what we wanted as long as it was related to hockey. Our group did hockey rounders. With Ms Milne we did basic basketball throws and revised the rules of a basketball game. We played a few games at the end in two teams!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website banner winners

The Pupil Council had such a hard job choosing the winners of the website banner competition! We chose a winner from each class and overall winners. Each winning entry will be displayed for a month. Well done to all the winners!

P2a Florence               P4a Ruben                 P4b Aidan                     P5a Ellie

P6a Kiera                      P6b Alba                    P7b Logan

Overall winners:

1st Logan,  2nd Aidan,  3rd  Alba

Learning Log 3rd March 2017

Maths – The Hexagons were doing percentages.

We were finding out how to get 10% of £200 which is £20. I can find out how to get 50% off of £300 which is £150. Next step is to be able to find more difficult percentages.

Murren

 

Maths- The Pentagons were finding fractions of numbers and we were using our times tables and division to find our answers. I was able to find fractions of numbers using my table and division skills. My next steps are to get better at finding 12ths of numbers. Sophie

 

Narrative poems- I thought that the narrative poems went well because we all put lots of effort into it even though it took us a lot of time. My next step is to be able to write a bit quicker and to make my poem rhyme.

Murren.

 

Narrative poems – I think that the poems went well because people probably have put a lot of description in their poem and used good similes and metaphors. I was able to write a poem with some descriptive things. My next steps are to be able to make my poem better with some similes and metaphors.

Sophie

 

The Art of Listening at The Hub – I thought that the trip

was good because the girl Laura was good at singing. My favourite part was when Alex was playing the piano. We learnt about different types of music played on the piano. We also meditated on comfy mats, closed our eyes and listened to the piano. Afterwards we drew using colours that the music made us feel.

Murren

I thought the trip was okay because Laura’s singing was quite weird because it was different. She was an opera singer. Alex’s piano playing was impressive because he was able to play theme tunes of films.

Sophie

PE- I thought PE was good because my teaching skills improved. I was able to take control of my station. My next steps are to get more confident.

Murren

 

PE- I thought PE was good because I liked the footbal stations especially Murrens. I was able to take part in the football stations. My next steps are to get better at controlling the ball.

Sophie