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P6/7 end of year performance
On Thursday we had a healthy strawberry snack and as part of moving up day the New P6/7 met their buddies from the New P1/2 class.
On Tuesday we went to Tweedmuir and explored the area around the Crook Inn community project. We helped with planting and played some games before lunch. After lunch we did an archaeological walk in the area.
This weeks highlights were our parent visitors on Monday morning. Working with our buddies later that day. We are very busy with the P7 end of year show, (No pictures as we do not give anything away). We enjoyed our outdoorlearning with Mrs Hilton and our Healthy Snack group made a fruit snack on Friday.
This week we continued the outdoor art as well as our loose parts play and outdoor learning in the woodlands. We have started rehearsing for our end of year show with Mrs White. We celebrated the success of our 3 Bridges race participants.
In our first week back we took advantage of the good weather and learned about measuring in the outdoors. We had some time for loose parts play. We learned to make a square lashing in preparation of raft building on residential and used the square lashed frames to find something beautiful in our outdoor environment.
This week we learned about the key events during World War 2 and sorted these into a timeline. Mrs Lawson is leading a series of lessons to help us recognise our emotions and how to react to them as humans rather than chimps. We supported our buddies making Roman shields and played with them during social play after our outdoor learning session.
We had a busy week again. For our WW2 topic we explored our artefacts from the library boxes. Our pupil council group made heathy blue berry muffins, we had a pupil parliament session across our classes with nurture, language and outdoor learning being developed for the school. Finally there was the final of the Comic Relief Talent show organised by the vice and House captains. During the assembly our class got Awarded the Explorer level John Muir Award.
The snow made our week more interesting. We were writing stories that had three different settings, continued with algebra and had a virtual tour of Peebles High School.
We were very busy this week with the Space project presentations. We have learned a lot about the size, distance and make of our solar system. We started shape and algebra in maths and used Kahoot to test our geography knowledge of Scotland.
We learned this week about cubed numbers and the Fibonacci sequence. We also engaged with our personal chimps to help us manage our emotions. The healthy eating group made its first snack and shared these with the school. Mrs Hilton used Loose parts in drama and has started to use our new IDL topic WW2 for art inspiration.
This week we read out poems to each other, choosing one that we liked. We divided with decimals, which proved to be tricky. Our loose parts play helped us with patterns and sequences in maths and we enjoyed using mime to guess a noun.
This week we had our poetry competition on Monday. The camera was a bit forgotten this week. There a some pictures of our practical maths with Mrs Hilton. We were measuring Time and Distance/numbers achieved to be able to calculate the S for speed.
First week back we used our loose parts play to create an obstacle course that relied on trust, balance and team work. Three teams worked together to include these elements. For drama we developed our Mime skills.
The last week before our Christmas Holidays. With our party and party food.
This week we worked on our collaborative writing. It has now been collated in a booklet which will go home next week. We continued learning to convert fractions into decimals and percentages by playing different games as well as working from a text book. Our first Christmas card creation was made and we did some drama around being nervous or anxious what to do about it.
This week we were in Peebles to compete in the sports hall athletics with most of our class. Miss Lawson was in charge of letting us know who was doing what and when. We also made electrical circuits and found out the difference between serial and parallel circuits. At the end of the week we said goodbye to Miss Lawson who is going back to University to complete her teaching qualification.
This short week was dominated by our writing assessment on imaginative renewable energy scources and our STEM activity. The class was building a baloon buggy to use wind power to push the buggy forwards. Meanwhile we continued to learn about fractions, percentages and decimals.
Our last week with Miss Lawson only was a busy one. We worked on using more challenging connectives, made fractions into percentages, learned new words through loose parts play, worked with our buddies on reading skills, followed up last weeks bug hunt in the woods with collecting soil for ph testing and building a den through team work.
Mrs Lawson continued with her vocabulary development through loose parts play this week. We also had a renewable energy debate with Miss Lawson and our pupil parliament worked on nurture ideas, modern languages games and improving outdoor learning including our green flag award tasks.
This week we were developing our report writing, researching renewable energy resources, making links with COB26. We also looked at fire safety during bonfire night. Our work on fractions continued linked with unit of measure conversions and in our outdoor learning we measured the hight of tree in meters to convert it to centimeters. Pictures only of outdoor learning .
This week we were learning about Fractions inside and outside the class room, we taught our buddies how to complete a jigsaw and sketched our woodlands to link it in with our Spanish vocabulary next week. We also have a picture of our dyslexia ambassadors, minus Dan who should have been in it too.
P6/7 have been working on division including visualisation of how we share the amounts. We were learning to do coding supported by external input through teams and learning to cycle safely on the roads as well as taking part in our pupil parliaments groups.
These weeks we have been been working on subtraction and multiplication, writing a anti racism pamphlet and having online input from Christine Graham MSP and the parliament education service. The class made bread from our home grown wheat , using a traditional grinding stone. We also developed our woodland's biodiversity by creating areas for planting wild meadow flowers.
In the last two weeks we welcomed Miss Lawson a student teacher in our class. She will take some of the lessons in the weeks to come. This week she taught Spanish and the outdoor learning session. We were working out the age of the trees by their circumference and identifying plants in the woodlands by uploading pictures to an identification website.
This week we have started with writing a personal text about the holidays focusing on emotions and feeling. We kicked off our democracy topic with some good discussions and looked at Animal form and the links to democracy. In Maths we focused on place value and rounding to the nearest ten, 100 etc. Mrs Hilton is teaching angles and compass, portrait art and spelling. For our outdoor learning we did some memory games when looking at the boundaries of our outdoor woodland area.
First week back with lots of fun activities and a class photo. Below we have met our buddies from P1/2/3