Tuesday, 25 March 2014

P7C National Archives

What a wonderful trip with P7C to the National Archives (formerly known as the Scottish Records Office) at Register House on Princes' Street. Margaret and Pat led the children through interesting activities in a free workshop examining archive material about the bombing of Greenock in the Second World War which really brought events to life, and home to the pupils. Very impressive questions and answers from the class which showed not only what they have learned already about the war, but also how they could apply their thinking.  A pleasure to accompany, and grateful thanks to Jenny's dad for coming with us.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Toe-Tapping Angle Song

Guess and Check the Angle

Use the website below to estimate the size of an angle then check using the protractor.

Hide the protractor.
Click on one of the Random Angle Generator buttons.
Enter your estimate and check it.
Then show the Protractor and measure the angle.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Big Dance Music

The Big Dance Pledge

Dancebase instructor Allan Irvine is currently teaching our Primary Seven pupils a dance with a Commonwealth theme. It will be performed in an Edinburgh city centre location, flash mob style, on Friday 16th May at 1pm. The dance will be performed simultaneously all over the world, forming part of the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. We will soon be inviting pupils who can attend to come along on the day and join in. The Big Dance Pledge is funded by Scottish Ballet and the British Council and you can find out more about it on the Big Dance website.

You can learn the dance and practise it by following the YouTube tutorials in the Big Dance tab at the top of this page or on our Vimeo Video account.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Ice Skating Badge for Shakira

Congratulations, Shakira, on receiving your latest Ice Skating badge from Murrayfield Ice Rink, having progressed to Level Four at great pace!
A wonderfully confident, persuasive presentation at Assembly for the Pupil Council Bake Sale, too!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Special Visitor in Primary Seven

Ms French, Mr Howie and Mrs Barker were extremely proud of all the boys and girls in Primary Seven this afternoon.
We were visited by Mrs Barker (senior) who spoke to us about her experience of World War 2 and about her evacuation to Canada. Her talk was very interesting and Primary Seven asked several fantastic (and respectful) questions.

Monday, 10 March 2014

The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare - story version by Andrew Matthews

The Taming of the Shrew was originally a play by William Shakespeare but Andrew Matthews has retold it in this book as a narrative.

I read this book because I have read other Shakespeare books and I wanted to read this too.  It may seem like an easy read but it is an enjoyable book for all ages.  

What is this book about?
Bianca has suitors waiting to marry her but her older sister Katherina must be the first to marry.  Bianca is nice, gentle and soft, but unfortunately she is not anything like her sister.  She is fiery tempered.  She is known as the shrew and no man is brave enough to propose.  

Will she ever find love?

This book is easy to read but I still give it 5 stars out of 5 stars.

Review by Ana

French Confession by Anthony Horowitz - Reviewed by Nazim

This book is about 2 boys who wins holiday to Paris.  There is a gang called 'Le Chat GMS' who are smuggling drugs to London.  Tim Diamond a rubbish detective tries to identify who the mastermind behind this is and how they are doing it.

I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to boys and girls of 9 years and over.

Hilarious, mysterious and mad.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

World Book Day in P7B

We've got lots of FANTASTIC costumes today and have heard about some great books. We have also been given lots of advice from well-known authors and illustrators.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Meadows Time!

Since the February holiday P7 pupils have had the privilege of spending lunchtimes at the Meadows between 12.45 and 1.15pm. They have all remembered to bring a change of shoes in a plastic bag and it is a pleasure to escort such a sensible, mature group. Many are sporting their new P7 Leavers' Hoodies. Thank you to Jemima and her mum and Ailsa for organising these. They are still on sale for a short while but please contact the Office as soon as possible if you would still like to order one.