P7 blog 26/5/17

This week we have been doing a lot on division, using the chunking method and long division method. A lot of us liked the long division method because it was easy to learn and a quicker method to use.
Also the Netball team went to a netball tournament on Wednesday. We had a lot of fun and we came 9th out of 15 teams. It was a great experience for the team. Well done team!!
The George Allan football teams both did well. The Lion’s best game was a 5 nil win against Bridgend, Ted scoring first then Adam scoring 2nd hitting a half volley from the half way line then eventually Finlay scored by intercepting and then slotting it into the bottom corner etc.
We have recently been doing class talks and some people did very normal subjects like dance or golf etc. and others did more unusual things like pants or missing children – it has all been very informative. We’ve learned a lot!
We sometimes watch Newsround to catch up on world events. Sadly this week we learned about the attack in Manchester however it gave us a chance to talk about it together, to feel reassured and to keep informed on things so we can keep ourselves safe.
By Lois, James and Finlay

P7 blog 19/5/17

Maths

This week in maths we have been doing multiplication. We have been practising different methods. These methods include chimney sums, grid method and the gelosia method. This week we have had lessons on different methods.

Class Talks

This week we did class talks and so far we have had everything from pants to Italy and for one class talk we got to try free food. Every class talk was really good but we still have a lot to go!

By Oscar, Lee and Joseph

 

P7 blog 12/5/17

Sports Day
Today we had the all-important sports day. P7’s came into school early to help Mrs Clapton setup at the peel. After that we split into our house groups and collected the P1’s – P6’s. Next we went into the hall and did a head check to make sure everyone was here. Next we set off to go to the peel where the P7’s, Mrs Clapton and the S3 sports leaders had setup earlier. Then we took our groups to the correct stations. The activities were – Beat the goalie, Egg and spoon, Netball shooting, Space hoppers, Hurdles, Javelin, Sports quiz, Hockey, Football dribble, Double hoop, Beanbag throwing and Obstacle course. All of these activities were fun and some were different to what we had in previous years. We kept a record of the scores so that we could find out the winning house at the end. The houses are Beecraigs, Cockelroi, Ochiltree and Cairnpapple. Next we went on to the class races, P1 went first then P2, P3, P4, P5 and P6 but P7 did a silly race and there was a mum’s race, a dad’s race and a teacher race. Shortly after that the scores were announced.
The order was –
4th – Beecraigs
3rd – Ochiltree
2nd – Cockelroi
1st – Cairnpapple

P7 blog 28/4/17

Blog 27/4/17
Once upon a time in the magical land of Linlithgow in the school of Low Port there was a PE hall. Inside of the PE hall there was a class doing… HOCKEY!
Let us provide you with our learning!
PE
Inside the PE hall a PE specialist came to teach us the art of hockey.
Sometimes some people took it too seriously. Apart from that we all had a good time. Some of the skills we were provided with, were how to hold a hockey stick, how to dribble and how to score against goalies.
Writing
We have been writing instructions. This week we focused on instructions to get us to the Academy or if we took the bus or lived next to the Academy, we made directions to Low Port. The focus was to provide clear, concise instructions but with ambitious vocabulary, interesting openers and stunning connectives.
By Gordon, Matthew and Robbie

P7 blog 24/3/17

CEM
Finally we have finished CEM so that means we can collaborate during certain subjects (for example mental maths, reading and a few more). It can get so infuriating when everybody starts talking while you’re trying to concentrate so we’ve talked a lot about respecting each other and the importance of being quiet at certain times.
Maths
This week in maths we have been doing angles for spicy and for mild we have been identifying triangles and learning parts of a circle.
Transition visit
On Wednesday some teachers and pupils from the academy to talk to us about going up to the academy! It was nice to hear a bit more about the academy and about the houses.
iMovie
We have an assembly coming up in the near future and we have decided that we should base it on the Oscars. So that means we all have to make movies and trailers. Right now we are making an iMovie trailer about the school – the best school advertisement will go on yammer!!
Done by
Gordon, Oscar and Leah

P7 blog 17/3/17

Tesco’s Farm to Fork Healthy eating trail-
This week we visited Tesco to learn about healthy eating. One of the things we learned is the amount of sugar in cereals, drinks and treats. We also found out about the difference in price between frozen, tinned and fresh.
We created our own healthy muesli while there as well which was quite fun. The skills we developed were our measuring, creativity, safety and literacy.
Art-
In art we were drawing/sketching still life. We had to make setups of objects in the classroom, take a photo of it and then create a sketch of our creation with shading and no colour. We learned about shading techniques, sketching and trying to make our drawings look realistic. The skills we used were to be creative, to use random objects and create a scene
PE-
In PE we were practicing our circuits. We had to try and push ourselves as hard as possible. We learned about scissor kicks, jump steps and skipping. Some of the skills we used were perseverance, listening carefully to instructions and resilience.
By Anna, Sophia and Chloe

P7 blog 10/3/17

P7 blog 9.3.17

(Sam’s birthday)

Lush Talk/Shop

This week lush came in to talk to us about how they make their products and how everything they use is Fairtrade. We had a big assembly where they came in to talk to us about how all their products are handmade in factories daily and that as the Fairtrade logo is expensive they have a thing called fairly traded!

 

Yammer

We’ve started a thing called Yammer which is basically a West Lothian controlled Facebook. All the class are logged on to this social media site and are enjoying it! We are all on our own class group called the LPPS Legendary 33.

P7 blog 2/3/17

Google visit
During this week P7 had a pack of fun! We even got a visit from a man from google showing and letting us use virtual reality headsets. We enjoyed seeing under the sea, space, Mount Everest and even inside the human body! We were learning lots about the things around us. Skills we needed were: listening to hear the facts as well as watching in the headset.
Avatars for Yammer
The primary 7 cluster in Linlithgow have been taking part in a new project called Yammer where we can communicate and make new friends with the P7’s who we will be joining next year in the academy. Instead of using pictures of our faces for Yammer profiles we created our own avatars. The skills we used were our creativity and imagination as our avatars didn’t have to look exactly like ourselves.
Family poems.
This week during literacy we were looking at poetry. We looked at poems about family members and we decided to write our own focusing on a family member.

Special Mention
To Molly T and James who wrote OUTSTANDING poems! The skills that we used were to use knowledge of our family members including both positive and negative comments. P7 definitely enjoyed this!

World Book Day
As today is world book day p7’s and the rest of the school chose a book character and dressed up as them!
By Madeline, Sophia and Ella!

P7 blog 24/2/17

Science

This week in science p7 did a terrific scientific experiment that involved dying our tongues blue to find what type of taster we are. There are 3 different types of taster which were Non-taster, Taster and Super-taster. Once we had our tongues dyed blue we counted how many fungiform papillae we had in a little space of our tongue. This was the result of our test.

  • Non taster 3
  • Taster 17
  • Super taster 13

Engineer visit

On Tuesday 21st we got a visit from an aero-space engineer. It was Jenni from the Lego workshop and we had prepared lots of questions for her. This was to help us with our inventions for the Scottish Engineering Award.  Here are some questions we asked her:

  • Q: Do you like working with Lego more than your old job?

A: I really enjoy Lego but I do miss my previous job.

  • Q: What lesson in school helped you the most?

A: I think English because communication is key.

  • Q: What is your favourite type of Lego to build?

A: I enjoyed building Space Lego especially rockets.

 

 

PE

In PE we did gymnastics and circuits. We enjoyed the circuits but it was very tiring. Gymnastics was on the equipment so it was lot of fun. We are enjoying having Mrs Clapton back to teach us P.E.  Mrs Johnston took us for the circuits and we did things like press-ups, sit-ups, planks and Russian twist. It was fabulous fun and we have built up strength.

 

By Kristina, Anna B and Molly T

 

P7 blog 9/2/17

Academy trip – On Wednesday P7 went on a trip to the academy for a tour and more information about the classes. The funniest teacher we met was probably Mr. Scott the art teacher because he gave us a big fright when we walked into the room. We were split into groups and mixed in with Bridgend primary and Linlithgow Bridge primary to help us make friends with other people who will be in academy with us. It was so fun and we are looking forward to our next trip.
Origami Nessies – On Tuesday we were constructing our own origami Nessies. We were using our skills from the last origami we made. We used 3 pieces of paper, 2 big and 1 small. The 2 big pieces were for the head and the body and the small piece was the tail. We all enjoyed it but found it challenging. We would definitely do it again.
Potato Project – Throughout the week we have been involved in the potato project for our STEM IDL. Last Friday we put rocket potatoes inside of egg boxes and waited for them to chit. So far it has been a fun experiment and we will learn a lot from it.
By Becca, Jess, and Robbie