We have been working on fractions, decimals and percentages. We have been looking at finding equivalent fractions, simplify fractions and using mixed numbers. Some people have been working on adding and subtracting fractions. We have also been doing work on answering and creating word problems. We have been thinking about real life situations where we use decimals, fractions and percentages and creating questions based around that.
We have completed some excellent reports in Gaelic this week. They are focused on the effects of smoking. We found information from watching videos and learned a lot of new Gaelic vocabulary to use in our reports.
In PE we have been playing handball. We have been learning a lot about team work and tactics. We have been working on improving our throwing and catching.
Skills for life, work and creativity
Today, we had a display of what we have been working on during our Friday sessions. We had an erupting volcano, an art exhibition, a clay sculpture about climate change, some comics, a manga inspired art work, a healthy eating menu and the runners from running club telling us about how they are working towards representing us at the cross country running festival next month.
In maths this week we have been learning about and working on decimals. We have been adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals including working with negative numbers. We have been working on rounding to the nearest whole number, tenth and hundredth.
We have also started doing ‘Number of the Day’ where each day we put a new number up and we have to do different mental arithmetic related to the number. Our numbers this week have had one or two decimal places.
In literacy this week, we did a Gaelic written piece about our hopes and wishes for the year ahead. We also completed a book review of Wonder in English.
This week, during our Friday ‘Skills for Life, Work and Creativity’ session, we had a group working on making a moving carriage with an axle which will work on a zip line, a group creating a volcano, a group working with clay to make a scene about endangered animals and many more exiting projects on the go! We also have a team in training for the cross country running festival!
This week, we have been continuing to work on enterprise in maths. We researched how much our calendars were costing us to make and then did market research to ask people how much they think they would pay for them. This helped us to work out the costings for our business and we are looking forward to selling them next week.
In literacy, we did an extended piece of Gaelic story writing and thought about using a variety of more interesting adjectives and similes to make our writing engaging.
We are really enjoying reading Wonder as a class novel and it has helped us to discuss many themes including bullying behaviour. It is helping us to think about how others can feel and showing the importance of showing kindness and respect to others.
A group of C7s made pitta pizzas on Friday during our skills for life, work and creativity lesson. First we had to wash our hands and the tables to make sure we were being hygienic. We washed the vegetables and then we chopped them and made sure the oven was at the right temperature. We learned how to peel mushrooms and we were practising using knives safely.
‘It was so satisfying peeling the mushrooms!’
This week, we decided to share out the cooking and everyone got to taste the pizzas.
‘They were healthy and tasty!’
We also recently made Blueberry Muffins and unfortunately we didn’t have a scale to measure the weight of the ingredients so we had to do a lot of maths calculations to work out the right measurements. We converted the measurements into cups.
We have also had a group playing music together and a group learning how to use a sewing machine. We enjoyed a great dance performance from a group who had worked hard to make a well coordinated routine.
In maths we have been making calendars so we have been learning about time and the biggest part of our learning in maths just now is Enterprise.
We are learning about profit and loss and how important it is to think about money when running a business. This week we are working out how much we are spending to make our calendars and then we will decide how much to sell them for to make sure that we make a profit.
We are learning about how to analyse a text and how to create character logs and we are also learning about how to create a setting using interesting vocabulary. For writing our own settings, we were given an image and we had to use it creatively.
We are reading ‘Wonder’ just now as our class novel.
‘Wonder is helping us to think about what might be going on around us and that everything isn’t perfect. It has helped us to look through the eyes of someone who has a disadvantage. It helps us to think about how everyone is not the same and that it is important not to judge people because they are different.’
Gheibh sibh an seo sealladh farsaing air na tha Clas 7 ris air an teirm seo | Please find attached some information on what P7 are learning this term.
TERMLY OVERVIEW Clas 7 Teirm 2 2019 – 2020
This week we entered our new classroom! Our classroom is now much more homely, it has a mixture of furniture like sofas, a hanging chair, rocking chairs, giant bean bag cushions, high office chairs, and ‘pizza’ tables. Our classroom has helped us to feel like we are learning in a more relaxed environment. Here is what we thought when we first saw it:
‘It was worth the wait!’
‘Absolutely amazing, in fact, more than amazing!’
‘It was better than I was expecting’
‘I felt like I was in a totally different world’
‘This is different to normal classrooms’
‘I would like to live here!’
We think it will help us because:
- We are learning to respect our belongings and look after our environment
- We feel more relaxed and that is helping us to focus and concentrate
- We have different spaces available for different tasks
- We are learning skills for life like working in different spaces, the same way that adults hot desk
- We are developing independence and flexibility before we go to high school
- We are having more choice and responsibilities
- It helps to make learning feel more fun
We are very happy with our new learning environment!
Today we continued our skills for life, work and creativity. Everyone was busy working on different things, for example:
- Writing a news paper article
- Creating dance routines
- Writing drama scripts
- Using a sewing machine
- Role Play
An-diugh ann an Clas 7 thòisich sinn a bhith ag obair air Sgilean Beatha agus Cruthachaileachd. Tha sinn uile a’ dèanamh fiughair mhòr ris a seo. Sheall sinn air a na tha sinn gus ionnsachadh troimhe agus chur sinn ri chèile tòiseach tòiseachaidh ann an ‘leabhar leasachaidh.’ Tha sinn uile a’ faighinn cothrom a bhith a’ dealbhachadh còmhdach pearsanta airson an leabhraichean againn fhìn agus tha gu leòr cruthachaileachd air a bhith dol mar tha.
Tha sinn air an cothrom fhaighinn a bhith a’ dèanamh roghainnean air na tha sinn dol a dh’ionnsachadh agus a bhith a’ dèanamh planaichean!
Diluain, tha sinn gus tòiseachadh air a bhith gabhail uallach airson ar n-obair fhèin agus a bhith ag ionnsachadh ann an dòigean diofraichte airson a bhith stiùireadh ar n-ionnsachadh.
Bidh ‘surprise’ no dhà a’ feitheamh air na sgoilearan madainn Diluain! Tha tidsear Clas 7 uile air bhioran!
Numeracy and Maths – BODMAS
This week we have been learning about BODMAS and how it works. We learned that there are rules for the order that we work out a number sentence in if there are more than one operation. For example if there is adding and multiplying in the same number sentence, we need to do the multiplying first.
BODMAS stands for:
BODMAS gives us the order that we have to answer mixed number sentences in.
Here’s an example:
2 x 2 + 10 x (18 – 4)²
2 x 2 + 10 x 14²
2 x 2 + 10 x 196
4 + 1960 = 1964
Today, we have been planning ideas for what we can do for our skills for life and creativity lessons on a Friday. Some of our ideas are:
- Book Club
- Chess Club
- School Newspaper
- Running Club
Fàilte gu Clas 7!
Seo a’ chiad phost againn airson na bliadhna agus abair topaig a tha againn! Ar turas sgoile gu Loidse a’ Ghlinne Mhòir. Bha làithean air leth againn agus tha sinn an dòchas gun do chòrd e ris a’ chloinn. Bha sinn uile gu math sgìth an-raoir.
Seo beagan dhealbhan a chaidh an togail airson blasad beag a thoirt dhuibh de na bha sinn ris feadh na seachdain; bidh barrachd againn feasgar Diciadain aig an fheasgar fàilteachaidh – ‘Coinnich ris an tidsear’. Bidh barrachd fiosrachaidh againn an uairsin cuideachd a thaobh clàr-ama agus mar a tha ar làithean ag obrachadh.
A’ Bh. Uas. NicIlleDhuinn, A’ Bh. Uas. Hoy & A’ Bh. Uas.Charnley