February 13

P3 Have Been Busy Too!

Smiling basketball set

In P3, our topic is the human body.  At the start, Mrs Turnbull gave us a piece of paper and we wrote what we thought about the body and what we knew about it already.  We have been learning about our senses,  we drew around the smallest person in the class, cut it out and put together all of the skeleton parts.  In maths and numeracy, we are learning our tables focusing on 5, 10, 2 and 3 times tables.  We have been adding and subtracting numbers to 50.  In our literacy work, we have been reading books called Blue Bananas, working on our spelling sounds in our spelling books and we always enjoy quick starts in the morning like 5 a day.  In PE, we have been playing bench dodge ball and learning basketball skills.

By Aidan P3

February 13

What Has Been Going on in P2?

We have been practising our spelling by writing them out three times and drawing pictures of our spelling words.  For our topic, we have been looking at the human body.  We have making little body skeletons.  We have also been making little leaflets telling people about the vitamins that you need to keep your body healthy and information on how to get enough exercise.  We know that you need to eat and drink lots of healthy foods to keep your body healthy, for example milk, eggs, apples, bananas and lots more.  We have been playing in our classroom with doctors equipment like uniforms and crutches.  At PE, we have been doing a circuit that includes bench step ups, running, jumping through the hoops, going through the bars and the monkey run.

Holly P2

February 13

P1A Have Been Very Busy This Term!

In P1a, we have been learning about space this term.  Our favourite thing we learnt about was who the first person on the moon was. We thought that it was interesting when we found out that he died lots of years ago. We were exited when we found out that Miss Hopkirk had built us a rocket for our classroom.  We play in it all the time and it is great fun!  In maths, we have been learning our numbers up to 10, 30 and 50.  We found it super fun.  We have also been learning how to add and take away up to 10.  In Literacy, we have been practising our handwriting and we think it is getting much neater.  We have been learning how to read Biff, Chip and Kipper books.  We really like them – they are our favourites. Our class’s favourite book is Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson.

BY Millie and Fern

February 13

What Have We Been Learning in P4??

In P4, we have been learning about food and diet.  Right now, we are learning about the food plate, nutrients, healthy food and bad food.  It was been great fun as we have been learning in many different ways.  We have also been learning the eight times table and division by eight with Miss Bailey but some people found this tricky – which is ok. We have been reading in strange places for the First Minister’s reading challenge – we read under our desks, outside on the trim track, in the P7 class room when they weren’t there and in the practical area.  The staff room that was the classes’ favourite place to read.

By Bella and Lucy

February 13

P7 Learning

In P7,  we have just started learning about natural disasters – it is very interesting! We have been learning about the tectonic plates and what is inside the earth.  The earth has layers – the crust, the mantel, the outer core and the inner core.

We have been doing this thing called the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and we have been reading in  strange places.  Our class went to the changing rooms ,the staff room, read under our desks, the maths cupboard and lots more places.  It was super fun!

By Ava

In P7, we were learning about ASD and how Einstein had ASD.  In numeracy, we have been doing  fractions, decimals and prime numbers.  We went to Edinburgh College last week for a STEM Day and we did a whole day taking part in lots of different activities.  We have been getting gym lessons from Edinburgh College and Penicuik High School pupils too.  We have just started a new topic – Natural Disasters and have been doing some writing about these.

By Clara

In maths, we have been looking at fractions, data handling, square numbers, square roots, prime numbers and a few more things.  We have been doing basic maths games and times tables tests and other tests.

It has been really good fun!!

By Hannah Burns

In P7, our topics have included World War Two, the Blitz, VE day, rationing, evacuation, the causes of World War Two  and we read the novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.  We really enjoyed  when Shaun came in for the classroom exhibition day.  The House Captains and the Vice Captains organised a  Wear Your Sunglasses to School Day.  We helped Mrs Stevenson do the assembly, chose the winners of the coolest class, pupils and teachers competitions and collected and counted all the money – it was great fun!

By William M

February 13

P2/3 Human Body Topic

P2/3 have been enjoying our topic about the human body and are learning lots of new things every day. In the corner of the classroom,  we have a hospital which we play in.  We call it a “role play area”.   We have learnt how the brain works, about how the left hand side of the brain controls the right side and the right hand side controls the left side.  P2/3 are very proud of how hard they have been working to learn about the human body.

By Caoimhe

P2/3 have been learning about the body.  We have been learning about the scull and all the bones such as the funny bone.  We have been using the body topic to learn French by playing Simon Says in French and have wrote poems about the skeleton.  As well as learning about the body, we have been using art to learn more.  We have been drawing pictures of what we do outside school like playing football, swimming and dancing.  In numeracy, we have been learning the 2 times table and in spelling we have been learning our spelling patterns.  We also like to do yoga in P2/3.

By Ava

February 13

P6 Are Learning About the Rainforest

P6 have been super excited about their new topic – the rainforest!!  We are all very interested in all the animals that live there.  There is a bunch of crazy and wacky animals in the rainforests.  P6 had a laugh when creating a made up animal.  We had to design an animal that has adapted to live into the rainforest. Miss Denholm called pupils up one at a time to choose an animal to work on and there was lots of quality discussion.  We also enjoyed creating a display for the classroom on all the different layers of the rainforest.  Miss Denholm has been working really hard to make this topic perfect for us and we are all so excited and interested in the topic.  We are happy about how hard we have been working but also having fun!  We are looking forward to working with our parents too as the topic progresses.

By Aimee P6