It’s been a busy start to the new year in Primary 7. Today in Assembly, we shared our learning with the school and we thought you might like to see the copy of the slides that we wrote for it. See the PDF below!
On the 24th of January, we went to the Risk Factory, where we experienced (safely of course) a range of dangerous scenarios and identified what to do to and how to avoid putting ourselves in risky situations.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about our learning. We wrote the slides ourselves!
Primary 7 are starting a new homework routine, with a focus on numeracy this term. In line with this, they have a new blue homework jotter in a plastic folder.
Each week they will be expected to complete:
A numeracy/maths task related to their work in class.
A mental maths task from the grid glued on the first page (please colour/tick/highlight as you go)
A reading task relating either to a class novel, reading book or non fiction text.
The folder should come into school every day as we will be completing our soft start spelling tasks in it as well.
Homework can be finished in Soft Start in the morning and if you are struggling, this would be a good time to ask for support from myself and Mr Barratt. There are multiple options (Mild, Spicy, Hot) and if you feel something is too hard or too easy, please let me know.
Homework is due on Fridays, when we will go through the maths. Homework is issued on a Monday.
If anything is not clear or if you have any concerns, please contact me through the office.
Primary 7 visited Edinburgh Castle and the Wartime Life Room. They investigated four real life stories of Scots in the Second World War through a mix of real and replica objects in the 1940s inspired room. We then explored the museum and the castle grounds, including the prisoner exhibition and the War Memorial.
Primary 7 did some German baking this week. We made Vanillekipferl and Plätzchen (Vanilla crescents and jam biscuits). The recipes were in German. First, we studied the ingredients to see what words we could recognise. We watched a video to learn the method. The second recipe was presented in a PowerPoint with images. We discussed how we used context, language skills and our prior knowledge to translate what to do. Through applying our skills of translation, we created some very tasty biscuits! If you would like to recreate them at home, the recipes are translated below. Sie waren echt lecker!
We had a festive craft session with our buddies this month. Primary 7 drew and cut out nets for Primary 2 to decorate and take home. They were caring, patient and went out of their way to support their buddies and get to know them.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will see you back in school on Thursday, 5th of January.
In Primary 7 this month, our literacy focus is poetry. We have been looking at similes and metaphors and using them in our writing.
We first analysed some war poems, notably Dulce Et Decorum est,In Flanders Fields and An Irish Airman foresees his Death. We considered the emotion behind the words, pondered the prevailing mood and looked for examples of strong imagery. After which, we wrote our own. On Friday, 11th, we created art inspired by what we have learned about Remembrance and World War I. Please see our display below!
War Horse was our class novel in the first part of term one. We watched the film in October and on Friday, 25th we watched the show, through our schools National Theatre subscription. Yesterday, reviewed the three mediums for the story and reflected on what we felt was done well (purple) and what we felt was a an area for improvement (pink). See our class feedback below:
On Thursday, 17th of November, Primary 7 took part in a workshop with the Poetry Library. The theme for the day was Winter. Initially, the focus was visual art illustrations on a winter theme, shown to us by Kate, the artist. The children were inspired to create their own Winter Picture. They were also really impressed with her illustrations!
A summary of our thoughts and ideas during the session:
In the afternoon, they heard some of Susi’s poetry in Scots. They were encouraged to weave words into poetry that connect with the art they each have made. With this wonderful creative input, they were inspired to write their own Winter poems.
Please see the wonderful display of their creativity below!
This week, we are looking at the poetry of Ted Hughes. We shall write our final poem and then choose our best one to type out and print for our literacy display.
Also this month, we are continuing German. We are learning the numbers, the days of the week and how to describe the weather. We had a lot of fun learning about Die Farben, check out our display below!
Thank you for reading. We hope you enjoyed seeing some of our learning in November.