This week we have learned how to play ‘Deck the Halls’ on the piano and the glockenspiels. We went into groups and some went onto the computers and some went onto instruments.
This week we have also learned how to do the famous rugby dance The Haka. We had lots of fun doing this in P.E and we got to make up our own little bit in groups as well.
We worked on some perspective art and based it on Holes. We used a vanishing point to make our pictures look 3D!
By Grace & Isaac.
This week we started making Christmas ribbon trees to sell at the Christmas fair. We used lollipop sticks and then we tie different coloured ribbon around them in a knot to make the tree.
In P.E we played hockey. We practised our dribbling using different drills and then we played two mini games.
This week we enjoyed working on algebra, it was a bit hard at first but I think we got the hang of it.
This week we also enjoyed doing our perspective art work. We have designed it so it looks like we are looking up at buildings like the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and the Welcome to Las Vegas sign.
Our target is to improve our Powerpoint skills.
By Aaisha and Lee.
This week in P.E we had a hockey taster and did a hockey lesson with Miss Little. We practised our passing and dribbling and played some games that included these skills.
In social studies we have been learning about Civil Rights in America. We watched a video with lots of information and made notes in a grid with different headings to help us take it all in.
In Art we created silhouette pictures of the desert. We used paint and blended to colours to show different times of the day. We are going to use a black card template for the silhouettes.
We are also working on an imaginative story in Big Writing for an Edinburgh Hogmany competition!
By Isaac and Aaisha.
LI- to evaluate my learning and set a target
I enjoyed drama and we were pretending the person in the middle was stanley, the warden or zero and asking them question the SSPCA came in to talk about animals. In the gym hall we were practising our scottish opera play and we had three groups the tavern crew, witches crew and the storm crew. In maths we are learning how to use rounding to make sums easier. We drew still life drawings in art.
Lewis’s target-to be more focused on my work.
Alba-to read everything I need to in time.
This week we learned how to use Powerpoint. We used our imagination to create a powerpoint based on our class novel Holes by Louis Sachar. We give it a 5/5.
This we learned about new kinds of shapes. We found it a bit difficult because we did not understand some of the words like ‘arrowhead’.
This week we enjoyed art, we made Christmas cards. Ella’s one had ‘nollaig Chirdheil’, that’s Merry Christmas is Gaelic. Cole’s one had snowmen on it. We give it 1000000/5.
Our targets are to try not to get distracted in class and to always try our best!
By Ella & Cole
This week in P.E I learned how to throw and catch a shuttlecock, I was practising my accuracy. I also learned about how to be ready to move to receive the ball and serve it back to a partner.
I also learned about different types of angles in maths. The different types of angles are acute, right, obtuse and reflex!
My favourite part of this week was practising badminton in P.E!
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!