P4a Learning Log -30th January – 3rd February 2017

Big Writing – we all wrote to Mrs Penman about our museum trip. Some of us tried to use paragraphs in our writing.  It was fun.

This week in Social Studies we learned about Ancient Egyptian Gods. We had to find facts about them. We also had to find out about Tutankhamun and create a booklet.

We had fun learning about similes and metaphors. We listened to examples in pop music and in a group we had to find similes and metaphors and say what they meant.

We are all learning about the time and how to read it on analogue and digital clocks. We had to plan cinema trips or work out how long things take.


P4a Learning Log – 26th January

This week we went to the museum to find out about ‘Death in Ancient Egypt’. A teacher at the museum took us to a classroom where we had a workshop. We got to handle real Egyptian artefacts and learn about mummification.

After that we had a walk around the museum. We enjoyed seeing the different things on display. We really enjoyed the animals and the hot air balloons. We all weighed ourselves together to see what animals we could match.


P1a & P1b Dazzle Topic Afternoon

Helena from the Dazzle Ship in Leith came to visit us. She answered lots of our questions about how the ships were painted and what they were used for.

Then we used masking tape to create different shapes on our own cardboard and painted them same way the lady Painted the ship in Leith.

We went on a Dazzle Ship letter hunt but we could only see the letters if we used a torch.

We made sea worlds with playdoh.

P6a Learning Log w.c. 9/1/17


Hannah’s Learning Log

This week I have learned a poem about new year’s resolutions. I think I did well at joining up my writing. I really enjoyed writing the poem.

In literacy I have learned how to fix mistakes on a piece of writing. I think I did well at spotting all the spelling and punctuation mistakes.

In topic, we were planning our Earth and Space topic. We had to say what we already know and what we would like to find out. We also got to give our ideas about how we’d like to learn about our topic.

This week I have enjoyed music and P.E because in music were tapping the person in front of us a rhythm that got passed to us and I enjoyed P.E because we are doing gymnastics and I love gymnastics.

We also did some multiplication quizzes on the Smart board. Some were easy, some were a bit tricky and some were really difficult. We were allowed to work the difficult ones out on our white boatds.

P4b Ancient Egyptians

We began our topic on Ancient Egyptians in Nov/Dec. We are learning so much about life during the Egyptian times and we still have os much more to learn. We really enjoy it becuase we get to do a lot of art and design activites and use IPads to research.

All of our Egyptian class work is displayed on our walls. Here are some pictures for you to look at!

We learnt about the Egyptian afterlife and what Egyptians believe. Many Egyptians make their own death masks to wear in the afterlife, so we designed our own! Take a look- 

P5b Learning Log for Dazzle



We “dazzled” the portraits of the six famous Scottish woman that we researched. Can you see Nicola Sturgeon, Elsie Inglis and Mairi Chisolm? These woman are well known for their work in politics or medicine.


Historic dazzling

This is Flora McDonald she helped Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape by dressing him up as a woman. One thing that all these woman have in common is how brave and strong and intelligent they all are or were.


Science Fiction Writing

We have been watching science fiction aninmation clips and writing descriptive stories about the planets and creatures. We are also creating and writing about creatures that would live on our planets.



We have been making sure we read carefully so we can write descriptions of characters from our novels. Then our partner draws from our descriptions. This is some of the images and descriptions of the Iron Man. This is the novel that one group is reading.

P4b December Learning Logs


This week we learned about Egyptian Pyramids- the Giza pyramids are the most famous- Troy

We learned a lot more about places of worship such as Christian churches and we designed our own church- Josh

We have been doing our coding in ICT. It is getting harder when you go up the levels so I would like to improve on that- Aidan

Other pupil comments:

We love learning all about the Egyptian pyramids- Troy

We are slowly getting better at our times tables but still need to keep practicing- Josh


Muckle reading is going very well. We did a task this week on Paddington Bear. We are going to keep working on that over the next few weeks- Carla


This week we learnt all about Ancient Egyptiqan Death masks! They were so cool. The Egyptians made these after death so they could have them in the afterlife. Then we created our own- Carla

We did a lot of work on our four times tables. We are getting better at them. We use a game called Loop Cards to help us- Amelia

We made our own mummies this week and learnt all about the mummification process. First you have to take out their brain using a hook, and then all of the other body parts before cleaning the body and wrapping it up- Joshua

Other Pupil Comments

We are working on our Scottish Country Dancing. It’s hard but we are practicing during PE- Nicolas

We gave a presentation talking about the place of worship we designed. We had to talk through all of the features of a place of worship, it was interesting- Zayn


This week during our Egyptian topic we learned all about Hieroglyphics and old Egyptian scrolls. We then made our own old Egyptian scrool using teabags and paper to create the effect of old paper. On top of this we wrote our name in Hieroglyphics. It was amazing! Troy

We are getting really good at our times tables. We play a game on TopMarks called Multiplication Bingo. We work in paris and help each other. Our target is to get quicker and quicker every week! Liam

Other Pupil Comments:

We get tested in our spelling during the week, or any words we find tricky during our big writing. This is helping us a lot. Alix