# P5b – Outdoor Maths

We went outside to help us learn more about compasses. First we had to make a compass using sticks and chalk, we used an iPad compass app to help us find north. We wrote N, S, E and W with chalk. Then we directed each other around the playground using the compass points.

# P5a – outdoor literacy

We were finishing off our learning about apostrophes by having a contraction competition outside! We had two lists and had to make as many contractions that we could. It was great fun and we all enjoyed trying to beat each other. The winning pair were Oliver and Milo with 45, Marcus and Morgan had 40 and came second, Mia and Maisie came third with 34! Great work everyone.

# P5a – measuring

P5a made the most of the great weather we had today and went outside to practise our estimating and measuring skills! We had to find different things in the playground, estimate how long it would be and then choose between a ruler, measuring tape and meter stick to measure it.

# P1b Outdoor Learning

We were lucky to work with Matt Robinson in the playground! As we have been studying different fairy tales, we created our own fantasy land. We worked in pairs to design a little creature, and we had to find a suitable hiding place for them. We went back outside to find our critters at lunch time then we got to take them home!

# Outdoor Learning – P3b!

This week we went into the playground to do some outdoor learning in the slightly sunnier weather! We’ve been learning about how to write instructions and used these skills outside to direct our friends to different parts of the playground. We then swapped our instructions to see if another group could follow them properly. We talked about having to be specific and include lots of detail to make our instructions clear.

# P5a- Outdoor Learning

We have had great fun this afternoon doing some outdoor literacy. We had to write some poems inspired by nature. Here are some pictures of us doing our poems and the finished article. We liked being outside to learn literacy!

# P7b Learning Log 27th January 2017

Maths

This week in maths we were learning how to create a business stall (enterprise) for fundraising for our own choice of charity. Miss Milne – (Lord Sugar) will be selecting a few groups to go forward and make their ideas a reality!

We are going to partner up with P7a and hopefully make some food items to sell around the school.

P.E

This week on Tuesday we completed a variety of gymnastics including; cartwheels, leaps over vaults, and different balances! On Thursday we had S6 helpers from Leith Academy! We didn’t have access to the hall so we played a selection of different running games outside in the playground; Run River and Tig. Our teachers on Thursday were Liam and Mr. Marco. On Tuesday we had Mrs. Mclaughlin!

Art

This week in art we had a challenge of making a clay model of Robert Burns’ cottage. We had a block of clay and had to work against the clock to create our own masterpieces in one hour! This went really well and almost everyone completed the activity. When our models are dry we will paint them according to the photographs of Robert Burn’s cottage.

Literacy

This week we completed the second part of our Tam O’Shanter story map. We had to draw pictures according to the story we listened to. Next we will be using our story maps to tell the story of Tam.

Outdoor learning

This week we had a visitor in school to teach us about area and perimeter but approaching it in a different way! Mr. Robinson gave us each a rope with the same length which we had to make into different shapes and calculate the area by using 10cm squares of paper. This proved that no matter the length of the perimeter the area will always be different! This was more fun than working in jotters!

Cross Country Trials!

The teams were selected and from p7b the people who got in were;

Ava, Logan, Maddie, Alice, Arwen, Ruby, Harry & Joe. Well done!

By  Ava, &  Logan P7b!

# P1a Loose Parts Play

We had lots of fun playing with different materials during our Loose Parts Play session.  We worked together and made swings, houses, obstacle courses and lots more…

# 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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# P7b Learning Log Sep-Dec 16

OCTOBER’S LEARNING.

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.

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.

RUBY

 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