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

P7 blog 3/2/17

This week P7 had a visit from a Lego Workshop who taught us about forces. We did his by creating theme park rides and testing them out. The forces that we were looking at were gravity, friction and the centripetal force. We learned that many forces were involved in this creative activity.
In Writing, we did a 500 Words assessment. The competition was challenging but fun! We used our creativity, imagery skills and vocabulary skills. It was tricky and some pupils did not finish. We learned how to write under pressure and time management.
In maths we were improving on our adding mixed fractions and multiplying, dividing, subtraction and addition of decimals! We improved our mental maths etc. We could also improve on our noise level when working individually.
We also had the pleasure of attending Ronnie’s memorial. We improved on our respectfulness as well as our photo faces! The councillors also took photographs of us to go in the newspaper!
By Anna S, Emma and Matthew!

P7 blog 27/1/17

> Art
This week in Art we focused on Pop-art/inventions. Pop-art is a piece of art using many bright colours, mainly using pens or paint. There are two types of Pop-art, one where the paper is split into quarters, repeating the same design in different colours and another made up of brightly coloured dots.
> 500 words planning
On Wednesday we started planning for the 500 word contest. We planned out the beginning, middle (climax) and end (conclusion.) We also described our main character(s) and consolidated our plot.
> Gymnastics – PE
In PE we had a gymnastic specialist come in; we got to go round lots of stations learning new gymnastic moves. There were mats where we practised partner balancing moves, ropes where we climbed and did some tricks and more. Everyone really enjoyed it!
by Megan, Molly and Chloe

P7 blog 20/1/17

This week was very interesting. We went to the Risk Factory where we learnt loads of things like how to deal with different scenarios and situations like what to do if you could smell gas or see a fire. We can’t give too much away about the Risk Factory but all we can say is that it was really fun.
We were very lucky to have a specialist P.E. teacher for netball. She coached the Wild Cats for West Lothian and she was very particular with how she taught us. All of us improved our skills within netball.
This week we also did maths and we have now changed our area of study towards fractions. Some of us like it and some of us don’t. A lot of the time we focus on converting fractions to decimals and percentages.
This week we have entered a robot designing competition and we all enjoyed it. Fingers crossed someone wins!
By Findlay, Broddy and Gordon

P7 blog 13/01/2017

Maths
In Maths we were doing work on fractions and one group were simplifying fractions and finding equivalent fractions while the other group were working on finding fractions of quantities. Some found this quite easy to go back to while others struggled a bit.

P.E
In P.E we were doing basketball and we were practising our shooting skills and taking turns going round each net and trying to score. We also had matches against each other. Some people struggled a bit to get into space but some of us found that easy to do.

Writing
In writing we were learning about how we can make good characters and using famous phrases from things like films and making new characters with those phrases. There were some quite clever ones based in a sort of crime genre. There were some others like a talking and walking rubber named Ricky!

IDL
In IDL we made power points about the solar system. The planets we did were Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Then we presented our power points.

BY Oscar, James and Joseph