Primary 7a


Mr Conor Horan

Blog 11th October 2019
Hello and welcome to the p7a blog. This week is a bit different because we have 2 weeks to talk about! Our names are Anna, Farah and Carlos. Anyways, we have lots to share with you so enjoy 😊
Spelling – We follow our usual spelling routine that has lots of different activities. Some of the activities include. Look, say, cover, write & check, dot & dash, my turn, your turn and some other active spelling activities.
Writing – We have been learning about how to use there, their and they’re correctly in our writing . We have also been learning how to use are and our. We have taken some photos of work for you to see for yourselves.
We have also been planning and writing a story for our writing assessment. We have been planning on our volcano planning sheet where we have, a beginning, a build-up, a problem, problem fixed and the ending. You don’t have to stick to them headings, but they are there to help us structure our plan.
Maths – In Mental Maths we have been playing daily 10 and solving some quick mental math word problems. Every single day for 20 minutes we practice our mental maths skills.
We have also been doing addition and subtraction. We have been adding as much as 8 digit numbers. We have included some photos of our maths work for you to see.
We are going to be doing multiplication and division after the October break and we are really excited!
Art – Our art teacher is called Mrs Martin
With her we have been doing pop art, pointillism and creating our own gargoyles by creating our own faces for them.
After the October holidays we are not getting art anymore we are sad because we love having time to use our big imaginations on a piece of paper.
A lady also came in and told us about MaCintosh and we drew a picture with a rose and some lines. We liked that very much.
PE – Our PE teacher is called Mrs Ramm, but she is sadly off right now so Mr Horan has been taking our PE. We are doing stations and circuits in PE. Some of the exercises we have been working on include push-ups, sit-ups, high knees, squats, star jumps and twists.
Topic – We are learning about democracy. We had a person that works in the parliament (Ian Clark) and we also had a MSP (Ben Macpherson) come and talk to us and we had a lot of fun!
We have also been learning about important figures in Black History for Black History Month and why it is so important. Here are some more photos.
Thank you for reading our blog and have a nice October break!
Anna, Farah & Carlos 😊

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Hello and welcome to our weekly blog from P7A at Broughton Primary. Sorry about the delay, we have been super busy with Lagganlia!
Our names are Ebrahim, Rafay and Hendeke. We will be sharing some of our learning experiences from this week in P7A.
Monday holiday: Instead of a normal Monday we had a Monday holiday!! We had different opinions, Rafay said he felt very sluggish coming back on Tuesday. Hendeke said she was sick all weekend and for the Monday holiday, so she was very bored even though she did watch a lot of TV and Ebrahim said he spent his weekend watching YouTube on his tv.
Spelling: This week in spelling our sound was -qu and for that sound we did spelling activities every day. On Monday we did MTYT (my turn your turn) and look say cover write check, on Tuesday we did give five get five and dot and dash, on Wednesday we looked at the meanings of our spelling words and did our common word spelling booklet and on Thursday we’re supposed to test each other but this week we did it on Friday! (Sorry Mr Young!)
Writing: This week in writing we were using direct speech in our writing. So how do you use it correctly? The rules of direct speech are:
*start a new line for a different speaker
*always have “ at the start and ” at the end
*have a capital letter at the start of the speech
*have closing punctuation before the ”
Maths: Every day we did 20 minutes of mental maths, in mental maths we have been playing fun mental maths games like: Top ten, hit the button and Meriln’s magic maths mission.P7A have also been doubling and halving decimals in our maths jotter.
Pop Art: We have been doing art with our art teacher Mrs. Martin, she has been doing different things with us like: making a musical picture with lots of notes and we have been drawing pop art people which includes pointillism.
PE: our PE session with BATS rugby was quite fun, we picked our partners and each group of two got a PE mat to themselves to do some warm ups the warm ups were not your typical star jumps and push ups but instead we did tackling activities (which were quite enjoyable)
Buddying: In buddying we were building structures with our buddies.
Lagganlia: We are all very happy we had the experience of Lagganlia. It allowed us all to leave our comfort zone and try something new!

P7 Challenge Home Learning-Sept – Oct

P7A had a visitor from Scottish Parliament yesterday. Mr Ian Clark delivered a brilliant workshop on the ins and outs of Scottish Parliament through the Outreach@YourSchool programme.

Pupils enjoyed a wide range of activities which included interactive quizzes, an election and even a live debate with our results sent straight to Holyrood! It really was an amazing afternoon and really helped pupils Scottish Parliament.

Enjoy some of the photos and clips from our afternoon.

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P7 Challenge Home Learning- Sept-Oct

Hello and welcome to our weekly blog for P7A at Broughton Primary. Our names are James , Merla and Karam We will be sharing some of our learning from our week at school.
Monday 9th of September 2019
For writing we turned an animation into a narrative poem. A narrative poem is a poem that tells a story. The animation is called ‘Pip.’ ‘Pip’ is an animation about a dog that’s called Pip. He is a smaller dog than all the rest. Pip wants to become like his hero, Ace. He only just gets into Guide Dog University. He leads blind folded people into obstacles so they trip over (he doesn’t mean to). He decides to have a growth mindset, he focuses on becoming a good guide dog and a few days later he becomes an amazing guide dog. However, when the test day comes he fails the test and gets kicked out of Guide Dog University. But as he starts to leave, he sees a blind person in a building site she is about to get bunch of stones dumped on her head. Pip leads her to safety and gets turned into a guide dog hero just like Ace.

Tuesday 10th September 2019
In Topic we were discussing laws and how there made. We were also discussing what laws should be made and why. First, we chose our groups and said the laws that we thought should be made. Then we all chose are favourite law and wrote the most voted one down on the sheet of paper. We also wrote why we would like the law to be passed. After that we would give our sheet to another group and they would pass the law or not pass the Law and if it was passed it would go to a class vote. A few got passed a few didn’t.

Wednesday 11th of September 2019
In Art we were finishing off our cubism portraits. A cubism portrait is when you draw a person, but you split up their face into random shapes. Also, you are not allowed to take your pen off the paper when you are drawing your portrait. After your finished that you went on to do a musical picture. You would draw wavy bars and musical notes that you would outline in black pen. Next you colour the background with paint sticks or do stripes or dots with felt pen. That style of art is called pop art.
That is all for this week, chat soon,
James, Karam and Merla.

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Hi, welcome to P7A’s weekly blog from Broughton primary.

Our names are Holly, Martha and Rose. We will be telling you about our packed week at school.

This week we’ve been taking a new approach to maths, which means we’ve been doing at least twenty minutes a day of mental maths. Right now, our focus for mental maths has been counting forwards and backwards, and in our maths jotters we’ve been rounding and adding to the nearest 1000,2000 and 5000.

Our new topic is Democracy Rules. This week we have been learning about Scottish Devolution and democracy. For this task, we were put into groups and then we took notes from a power point and the used our notes to make timelines about Scottish Devolution. We also discussed the age you should be when you’re allowed to vote, and whether Scotland should be independent or not?

In writing we have been writing narrative poems about a short clip called ‘The Present’, we wrote four lines per stanza. First, we watched the clip all the way through, then we all took notes on what was happening in the story
In art, our teacher Mrs Martin asked us to draw cubist portraits by Picasso, and then we coloured them in with hot and cold colours. The challenge was that you couldn’t take your pen off the paper.

On Thursday in PE a guy from BATS rugby club came in and taught us some rugby games. We played five pass rugby, in order to score a point, you have to pass the ball five times to someone in your team, and for our warm up we played tunnel tig.

In buddying on Friday we met with our P1 buddies and we played with the loose parts. We had fun building things, running about and getting to know our buddies better, since we’ve only known them for 3 weeks. After a bit we had to tidy up, we helped our buddies get into line then the P7’s had to tidy everything up.

We hope you enjoyed our blog! Here are some pictures of our work!
Holly, Martha and Rose.

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P7 Newsletter Term 1

Hello and welcome to the very first weekly blog from P7a at Broughton Primary.
Our names are Abbey, Paloma and Matthew and we will be sharing some of our learning and experiences from our week at school.
As always, it was a very busy week at school. Our days were full of learning, fun, jobs, experiences and much more.

Mr. Young, our spelling teacher, came in this week to show us our new spelling program. We did activities like our finger spelling, my turn your turn and dotting and dashing.

Our class tried some descriptive writing to create characters from ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell. We used our five senses to describe Toothless and made our own characters, inspired by Cressida Cowell.

Our class read some narrative poetry. We picked our favourite poem and changed it into a story. We found it quite easy because the storyline was already made for you.

Our school aim is to spend six hours a week doing maths. We’ve been focusing on rounding numbers to help us estimate the answers and adding/subtracting to get the real answers.

In art, we have been trying to imitate an artist, Jennifer Orcan Lewis who does portraits with only using shades of blue.
We have been doing different activities and exercises in PE with Mr Horan, such as tig, octopus tig, bean game and a rock, paper, scissors game.

Now that we are P7 we now have the responsibility to be P7 buddies for the P1s. We read books and play games with them.
We also have the responsibility to do P7 jobs like emptying recycling from every class, play with P1s and p2s, monitor lines and hold doors.
On Wednesday we had ‘Meet the Teacher’ so Mr Horan could tell our parents and carers about what’s happening and to tell us what we are doing this year.


Abbey, Paloma and Matthew

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Meet The Teacher P7 Presentation 2019

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