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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.