P1b Learning Log 21.11.16

What is going well?

“I liked playing on the computers and with the fire station.” – Humza

“Writing letters in the sand.” – Sarah

“Using the iPads.” – Klaudia

“Colouring in healthy foods.” – Laukya

“We are learning how to play hockey.” – Alex

“We read the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The wolf gobbled her up!” – Isla

“I liked playing on the hammock!” – Kayla

 

P2a November Learning Log.

7th November 2016

“I know that magic e scares the vowel to say it’s real name, the vowels are A,E,I,O,U.” –Nina

“We were learning about time in maths. We learnt about quarter past and quarter to.” –Ayla

“We learnt about poppy day this week and we made dazzle poppies.” –Florence.

“I learnt that magic e puts all it’s power into the vowels so that they can say their name and that makes the e silent.” -Dan 

 

14th November 2016

“I learnt that the dazzle ships were painted to confuse the German submarines.”–Kian

“I loved going to see the dazzle ship!” –Bea

“I liked learning about magic e with the letter o.”-Jackson

“I liked playing letter and word games on the ipad.”– Charlie

 

21st Novemeber 2016

“I liked learning the months of the year in maths. It was tricky writing them in order.” –Tymi

“Learning number bonds to 20 was good, I liked the minecraft song.” –Ronnie

“I am getting better at telling the time. I think o’clock times are quite easy.”–Emily

“I liked learning about day and night and making a night time sky picture.” –Jayden. 

 

28th November 2016

“I liked practising our nativity on the stage this week.” –Amy

“I liked practising our number bonds in maths, they are easy.” – Zoe

“We learnt about the sun in topic. I know that our planet moves around the sun, causing day and night.” –Ronnie

“We learnt to read and write words using magic e with the vowel u.”– Rory

 

 

P5b Learning Log December 2016

Spelling

It helps us to remember our new spelling words and their meanings when we play games like Spin and Spell. You might have to spell the word by saying it or writing it or say what the word menas or use the word in a sentence.

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More Spelling games

These are our wizard board games. You have to challenge your partner to spell your words the person with the most words on the board is the winner.

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Maths topic

We have all been learning how to make nets for some complicated 3D shapes. This means you need to measure and cut very accurately. You also have to be able to work out what a 3D shape will look like if it were unfolded!

P7b Learning Log Sep-Dec 16

September

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In maths Primary 7 have been working on shape and angles. They were inspired by Kandinsky’s Composition VIII to create their own art which included circles, triangles, lines and a selection of angles.
  

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ART

In art we have been looking at Op Art which is a style of art that uses optical illusion.

In maths, we have been studying the properties of circles. We drew our circles using pairs of compasses which was quite tricky for some of us!

  

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Badminton

  

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SAMBA DRUMMING

When I heard about the samba drumming, I wasn’t excited but it was actually great fun. My drum was a smallish tall drun called a High Surdo which made a low sound. I enjoyed the samba drumming because it was fun and diverse. I also considered joining the samba drumming club but I am busy at the time it starts. Overall I enjoyed this.

Rowyn

I was really excited to get a chance to do the samba drumming. The tutors were Rohan and Steve and they were really nice. The drum I played was the Casha, a Brazilian drum. I think I participated really well. My ability to follow the tutors while playing the Casha was great. I enjoyed it so much. I’m starting the drum club.

Olivia
I was playing the Low Surdo. It was really good because I’ve only ever played the drum twice. It was the biggest drum there! I had to play a beat. The beat was Scotland 10 Germany 1. I liked Rohan the best. It was really loud and really fun. I loved it. All the drums were different colours and Arwen had her own.

September

    2016        

In maths Primary 7 have been working on shape and angles. They were inspired by Kandinsky’s Composition VIII to create their own art which included circles, triangles, lines and a selection of angles.
  

 

ART

In art we have been looking at Op Art which is a style of art that uses optical illusion.

In maths, we have been studying the properties of circles. We drew our circles using pairs of compasses which was quite tricky for some of us!

  

 

Badminton

  

 

SAMBA DRUMMING

When I heard about the samba drumming, I wasn’t excited but it was actually great fun. My drum was a smallish tall drun called a High Surdo which made a low sound. I enjoyed the samba drumming because it was fun and diverse. I also considered joining the samba drumming club but I am busy at the time it starts. Overall I enjoyed this.

Rowyn

I was really excited to get a chance to do the samba drumming. The tutors were Rohan and Steve and they were really nice. The drum I played was the Casha, a Brazilian drum. I think I participated really well. My ability to follow the tutors while playing the Casha was great. I enjoyed it so much. I’m starting the drum club.

Olivia
I was playing the Low Surdo. It was really good because I’ve only ever played the drum twice. It was the biggest drum there! I had to play a beat. The beat was Scotland 10 Germany 1. I liked Rohan the best. It was really loud and really fun. I loved it. All the drums were different colours and Arwen had her own.

P7b Learning Log Sep-Dec 16

September

The Christmas cards went well this week because we all finished them. We made them early so that our families could order them in time for sending out at Christmas. Also it was good because we got to do what designs we wanted to do.

We started fitness on Tuesday with Mrs McLaughlin and on Thursday with Miss Milne. We created our own station as part of a fitness circuit.

In maths some of us started learning about bearings which is used by sailors, pilots and more when following directions. I thought it was very confusing at first but then you pick up on it and understand it better.  Our next steps are to try and get better at doing bearings in maths and the other groups’  next steps are to work  more on coordinates.

*I think the Christmas cards went well.

* P.E. The fitness is good because it is good exercise.

I think this week could have been better if we had finished everything.

Logan and Jake

 

  

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Dazzle Ships’ 

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For our Dazzle Ship topic we have been researching facts about the ships. Here are some of the facts which we have found out.
  

Maths

 

In maths, the Octagons have been learning about scale. They decided to make models of the Leith Dazzle Ship. They used a diagram of the ship and measured the length and height of it. The models they are currently making are half the size of the diagram. They also wanted to make them out of plasticine. These are photos of progress so far.

We have finished our dazzle ships now and showed them to Helena who works for the City Art Centre who comissioned the Leith Docklands Dazzle Ship. We also showed Mrs Penman, our head teacher, and she said they were a great version of active maths. we also thought that it was a great challenge and we should do it more often!

 
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P7b Learning Log Sep-Dec 16

OCTOBER’S LEARNING.

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LOOSE PARTS PLAY – I found it great fun because my group made a humongous den, with RUBY , AVA, MADDIE,  ALICE,  ME, LOGAN, EMILY,  KHADIJA , JOE,  HARRY and ROWYN.   We also made a big marble run for the balls.

 

 

MENTAL MATHS – I LIKE  MENTAL MATHS BECAUSE  IT IS  A WARM UP   FOR  THE BRAIN BUT ON  MONDAYS I HATE  IT  BECAUSE MY BRAIN DOESN’T WORK ON A MONDAY.

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TIMELINE- I FOUND DOING THE TIMELINE A FUN, ARTSY, HISTORY LESSON WITH ADDED OOMPH.  I REALLY ENJOYED WORKING ON THIS WITH LOGAN AS WE ARE VERY SIMILAR AND WE CAME UP WITH EXCITING IDEAS.  WE GOT OUR DAZZLE SHIP INFO FINISHED AND WE GOT TO DO A SECOND ONE ON THE DARIEN DISASTER.  I FOUND THIS A FABULOUS SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON WHICH TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE HISTORY OF LEITH DOCKLANDS.

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This week I have learned to correctly rotate, reflect and do translation of shapes. I need to listen a bit more and concentrate a little more.     Jake

My learning successes were maths because I did very well at rotating shapes. I think I need to get quicker at answering maths’ questions quicker. Sophie

One of my successes was in maths- rotating and symmetry because I found it easy. In rotation you really had to think if it could fit into itself. In science, even though we have just started the topic, I have learnt a lot like bacteria is in yeast and yoghurt.  Louis

I thought rotation was hard because you need to get a shape and then turn it and see where it will land. Mental maths has been good because the multiplication has been easier for me.  Destiny

This week we started some science on micro-organisms. I don’t really understand everything yet but I want to learn more. Ava

I think the mental maths computer program is really helping me with my maths because we do it every morning and it is gradually helping me get better at my maths.  Maddie

P7b Learning Log Sep-Dec 16

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NOVEMBER

Buddying- P2

My buddy, Nina, and I made a poster on the emotion, Excitement. We drew some pictures and words that showed excitement. Nina and I had a lot of fun. I felt we both worked hard.

Logan

When I was with my buddy we created a poster about being ‘excited’ and my buddy Finlay drew a picture of what makes us excited. We wrote a sentence beside it to tell the people viewing the poster why that makes us excited. I think Finlay was a bit quiet but we both enjoyed it.

Sophie

With my buddy we were making excited masks. It was fun and we wrote a sentence about when we get excited.

Louis

My P2 buddy Dan and I had so much fun. We made mouth masks showing an excited mouth. After that we wrote what makes us excited. I wrote Christmas makes me excited because I like to give presents to other people.

Murren

  

 

SPORTSHALL

ATHLETICS

Today we went to the Sportshall Athletics’ trial at Meadowbank Stadium. The competition will be at the end of November. There were field trials and relays. I learnt to work as a team and at the end of the last race our team came in first place. I think that I did very well and did my best. Thank you to Mrs Gray for taking us. 100/100

Ava

  

 

Scottish SPCA

We were visited by the SSPCA. We learnt about how to look after and animals in our environment. Some of us even learnt about animals we had never heard of before. We really enjoyed the animal quiz at the end.
  

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Buddying with P2

We met up with our P2 buddies again. This time we were discussing the emotion ‘Fear’. We watched some clips of ‘Inside Out’ and the character Fear in it. With our buddies we drew pictures of Fear and wrote about what makes us scared, how we feel and how we stop ourselves feeling scared.