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St Colman's Primary and All Saints' Nursery, Annaclone

Primary 7 - Miss McKay/Mrs Loy

What is happening in Primary 7?    Term 2

English - We are revising some grammar work on plurals and pronouns. We have written non-chronological reports on the Titanic. We have investigated the Titanic disaster, by looking at a variety of news articles on the tragedy. We have been using Chatter Kids and Book Creator to record our ideas about the principal people involved in the sinking of the Titanic and we are deciding who we think is most responsible. We are also taking part in the Literacy Oracy Project, were we will have to perform a Dragon’s Den style pitch to sell a product we have invented.

Maths - We have been doing a lot of problem solving work and we have learnt how to do long division sums, which are very lenghty and quite tricky. We have revised work on multiplies and factors and we completed our money day activities, which included trying to budget for creating a movie, by choosing our set, props, which stars we want in our films etc. We are currently working on measuring angles using protractors, including measuring angles inside shapes and measuring reflex angles and we are relating this to our Titanic topic by learning about taking bearings on ships. We have also been using IZAK 9 cubes to make our learning more fun and to help us develop our group work skills.

WAU- The Titanic- (completed) We have learnt about the Titanic and what is was like to travel on this luxury vessel. We have learn about the events which led to the sinking of the Titanic and we have considered if this tragedy could have been avoided, or lessened. We have examined news articles from the time and learnt about the experiences of some of the survivors. We have been using Chatter Kids and Book Creator to record our ideas about the principal people involved in the sinking of the Titanic and we are deciding who we think is most responsible. We will build our own replicas of the Titanic, by re-using a variety of materials.

We are then moving on to our new topic The Victorians. We will learn about Queen Victoria herself and then we will learn what life was like for children in Victorian Times. We will learn about transport in the Victorian Times and the amazing inventions and discoveries made during Queen Victoria’s reign. 

P.E - This term we are lucky enough to have a football coach to teach us once a week. We will be using a variety of ball skills, in games such as dodgeball, basketball and kick- rounders. We are also going to learn how to play badmington, the trickiest bit is serving the shuttlecock properly. We are also doing the Mile a Day run. We keep ourselves fit, especially as we now have a long walk from the top playground to our mobile, at the front of the school.

Religion - We had a lot of hard work to do so we were prepared for our Service of Light, but all the hard work paid off, as all went very well on the night. We love showing the rest of the school our drama and singing skills during assembly. We performed our 2nd assembly of the year, which was based on our Service of Light, we hope you didn’t miss it.   

ICT – We have been using Chatter Kids and Book Creator to record our ideas about the principal people involved in the sinking of the Titanic and we are deciding who we think is most responsible. We have also been learning how to use Green Screen and we have had two sessions with Niall, from the AMMA centre and we have learnt a lot. We are also using the I pads to complete our AR quizzes, on our reading books and library books.

Art- We have drawn pictures of the Titanic, to add to our non-chronological reports. We have also worked in groups to make 3D models of the Titanic and we will put these up on the school web page once we are finished. We also designed posters to advertise a product we created, as part of the Literacy Oracy Project and we will be drawing the book covers of our favourite books, for a display for the Book Fair, which will take place shortly after mid-term break.

Music & Drama – We will be learning lots of songs, including the songs for our Service of Light, the Peace Proms and First Confession. We will also be performing in three school assemblies throughout the year. We have had to draw on our acting skills for our Green Screen work, when we were trying to sell a certain product and we will also need these skills for the Literacy Oracy Project, as we will have to perform a Dragon’s Den style pitch, to sell a product we have invented. We have also used these skills when using Chatter Kids.

Thinking Skills- Self-Mangement & Thinking, Problem solving and Decision making- This year we have started to learn more about how we think and the skills that we use to work out problems and answer questions. We know were to go and find information and we can make plans so we know what do next. We also know how important it is to listen to other people to get good ideas.

Target settng & Peer and Self Evaluation – We have to set our own targets each term, so we know what areas we need to improve in. We also get the chance to comment on each others work. It is nice to have someone else comment on our work, rather than just the teacher. We also need to remember to check over our own work.

 

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26th Mar 2020
Dear Primary 7, I have now changed Study Ladder so you should be able to see the...
 
 
 
26th Mar 2020
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19th Mar 2020
We would like to thank everyone so much for supporting our recent book fair.  We...
 
 
 
 

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