P2b Learning Logs – September


This week in class we have enjoyed reading and practising our sounds and tricky words – Laila 

In class this week we have learnt about how to be respectful and show good manners. In class we made a ‘good manners garden’  – Bailey B

This week we have been learning about 3D shapes – Karly


This week we have been making tennis raquets in class for PE and we will use these next week in our PE lesson to practise our balancing skills. 

We have also loved meeting Orlando this week and we are very excited to take him home.

We have been learning about 3D shapes. We know a cube has 6 faces.


In class this week we were learning all about symmetry. We enjoyed creating symmetrical butterflies.

I know a symmetrical shape has a line of symmetry – Alizey

In our class topic we have been looking at classrooms in the past and our classroom today. We have been learning about the kind of things they used in the classroom compared to what we have in our classroom now.

In PE this week we have been learning to balance and control a ball on our tennis raquets – Aaron


Primary 2 have been working on symmetry this week and creating all different kinds of symmetrical pictures, we are going to take the new skills we have been learning and create our very own symmetrical artwork next week as this is something the class are very keen to try.

My favourite thing I enjoyed learning this week was symmetry and making symmetry monsters – Casey

I have enjoyed reading this week and practising my reading at home – Severijus

I would like to create a symmetrical picture in art – Karly

We would like to keep getting better at our daily mile as the weather was quite bad this week.









P2a Dazzle Ship trip.

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about our local area, past and present.

Part of our topic focused on Leith docks and what this area was like in the past.

We learnt that in the past ships were sent from the docks to fight enemies in the war.

In order to protect and camouflage the ships from the enemy, an artist came up with the idea of dazzling ships.

Dazzling a ship meant that when it was spotted by the enemy they did not know the speed or direction the ship was going in so could not aim a torpedo at it.

We found out that an old dazzle ship has been brought to Edinburgh to dock at Leith and decided to go and visit it.

We really enjoyed our trip to see the dazzle ship and had fun playing the game Ship Captain, with dazzle themed actions for us to do.

We know that the ship at Leith docks is called Every Woman. The ship was given this name because in the war the women were the people who painted the ships whilst the men were at war. 

After our trip we went back to school and had fun creating our own dazzle ships



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