Yesterday we had our first Disney Jungle Book rehearsal. We all had a super time, we recalled the story of the Jungle Book, sang and even started to learn a dance routine. It was unlike anything we had every done before.
At the end the children were marked to describe the session in one word, we had a brilliant range of words including; fun, marvellous, fabulous, fantastic and the best day ever! It was so lovely to watch everyone taking part, having fun and trying their best!
We have been so lucky to have this opportunity here in Langlee. We are so excited to see the results and progress over the next few weeks. All the children were given a letter about this experience yesterday which included all the benefits and skills we will be working on.
The children were also told yesterday that through our Disney project we have all been given tickets to go to Edinburgh Playhouse to watch The Lion King musical in March. (further details will follow). This is so amazing and we cannot wait.
Roll on our rehearsals next week!
Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning about forces and carrying out some experiments. Before Christmas we were learning about gravity and forces, we have a good understanding of what forces are and how they affect objects. Since returning back after the Christmas holidays we have been busy learning about air resistance and water resistance. As part of this topic work the children made simple parachutes to see which would fall the slowest and create the more air resistance. Kory-Taylor and Lewis managed to create the slowest parachute. We had loads of fun dropping them from the second floor down to the reception area.
This week we learned about water resistance and creating streamlined shapes to move through the water quicker. To test this we built boats from junk materials, we then tested if they could float and made any adjustments, then we set sail! We timed how long it took for the boat to cross from one side of the tough tray to the other. Some successfully made it all the way across, others half way and unfortunately some sunk. We learned lots from this experiment and discussed what was good about our boat designs or how they could be improved.
We have also been learning about decimals in maths. Miss Notman is so pleased with how much they have remembered from last year. The children are all enjoying maths and challenging themselves.
Below are some pictures (not sure the children want them on here) that Ava and the other pupils took after she took photographs of the experiment. :)
We had a very busy last week of term. We enjoyed time on the bouncy castle for our Behaviour bash, we had fun at our Christmas Assembly, sang our carols at our church servcie and most importantly dnced our socks off at our Christmas Party!
Below are some pictures from our P7 Party. Thanks to Ryan for being our photographer!
The countdown has officially began for Christmas.
This week we have been continuing to read our class novel 'The Christmasaurus' and learning about all the different characters and how Santa runs the North Pole. We have also been finishing off our writing and learning about money in maths.
A big thank you to everyone who brought in, baked and bought cakes for/at our bake sale. We have raised another £106. Also thank you to all the parents who came in to school to look at all our fabulous Egyptian work. If you missed it have a look below at our art work and P7 display.
Last week was the annual Friends of Langlee Christmas Fayre. We have had a busy few weeks making lots of things to sell for the fayre.
It was another successful year and very busy at the fayre. The winner of our chocolate raffle was Marco in P5. We sold quite a lot of our product, and made a profit of £106.
Thank you to everyone who came along, helped out and bought something.
A massive thank you to Chloe's mum and the co-op for donating our little sweet and biscuit bags.
We will be having a bake sale on Thursday 5th December. We hope to see you there.
This week has been very busy in P7!
Not only was it Scottish Book Week, it was also Road Safety WeeK and we have been getting ready for the Christmas Fayre!
We have put our creativity to the test this week and created some amazing crafts for Christmas. We will have decorations, book marks, hot chocolate bottles, candy canes, a chocolate hamper and an anorgrams competition! all on offer our Christmas Fayre table, come by on Thursday 28th 6pm-8pm to buy some treats and help us raise money for our leavers fund.
As part of Road Safety Week designed a ziggy to be entered into the JRSOs competition and completed some fun wordsearches and puzzles.
This week we started our new class Novel The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. We have so far been introduced to some of the characters William, Mr Trundle, the Christmasaurus, Brenda Payne and SANTA! we have completed activities all about chapter 1 and 2 and can't wait to see what happens next! We designed book marks to enter into the Scottish Book Week competitions ran by Mrs Ivalo. On Friday we took part in a different creatvity Friday to learn all about Scottish authors and stories. Miss Notmans group explored Masie jumps into Japan and created some Japanese inspired fans. Below you can see the group beng creative and having fun!
We also had an amazing announcement this week..........
All P6's and P7's will be taking part in a Disney Musical in May. This is an amazing opertunity ran by Disney Musicals in Schools and Scottish Opera. Scotland is the 3rd country to be involved in a project like this and we are only 1 in 5 schools to be chosen. We are so lucky to have been given this exciting oppertunity which will finish by the children perfoming the show at the Royal Theatre in Glasgow on May 18th next year. From January for 17 weeks we will be joined by two speacial Disney teahing artists once a week to teach us all the songs, dancing and acting, as well as making all the props, staging and ostumes for the performances. We will be putting on this show at the end of the project in May in Galashiels.
We cannot wait to get started and are so excited to take on this oppertunity and put on a fantastic show,
Oh did we metion the show will be......(drum roll please).....................................
THE JUNGLE BOOK!!
WE CANNOT WAIT WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!!
Today all the P7's went to visit the Academy for the first time. We were invited along by Mr Ryalls and the head team to be part of their remembrance assembly. Remembrance Sunday is very important, it is a time to think, remember and reflect. To remember this the S6's took us through are very special assembly. It began by the pipes being played as the flags were carried into the hall. During the assembly the pupils explained the importance of remembrance and why we wear a poppy to mark this day. We also took part in a 2 minute silences at 11am. The children reflected on what life would have been like for families during times of war. Mr Ryalls even shared some of his family history with us.
When we had returned to school after our slightly wet walk and a stop at the war memorial, we discussed the powerful message from the war time poem In Flanders Fields. We will look at some pictures from Miss Notman's experience of the Battlefields and Flanders Fields later in the week. And explore the other colours of poppies and different flowers used internationally to mark remembrance.
We then created some poppies, as a tribute to those we remember.
Before the October holidays all the P7's attended the invasion games festivl at Tweedbank. They took part in football, hockey, rugby, ultimate frisby and hoop ball. They had a great time! All the children showed excellent behaviour, resillience and team work. Well don for being responsible citizens and great role models!
See below for our Halloween Blog!
This week in P7 we have been super excited about Halloween. On Monday we created some spooky Pablo Picasso inspired Frankensteins using layering of paper to create some fun art work.
During Spanish on Tuesday we learnt about the Mexican festival Los Día de Muertos (The Day of The Dead). We used our knowledge of what we had learnt to create our own Day of The Dead skull masks. Decorating them with bright colours and patterns.
On Thursday we received a delivery of pumpkins from bookers. We had a lot of fun carving and creating some terrifying pumpkins to take home. We used team work to work together to pull out all the seeds and gunk from inside our pumpkins. We all had gooey, slimy hands but this added to our fun and excitement. We had to work really carefully with spoons and knives to carve out are amazing faces.
Thank you to Bookers for the pumpkins! Check out our awesome creations!
To end our week some of the children came along to the Friends Of Langlee Halloween disco. We ran some games and the tuck shop to raise some money for our Leavers fund. Everyone dressed up and looked freakishly terrifying! We had a great time and even managed to raise around £80.
Our games were so popular we had to stop playing as we ran out of prizes! Thank you to all the boys and girls who helped to run the games and sell the tuck items.
Remember parents evenings are on Monday and Wednesday next week.
We will also be going to the Academy for a Remembrance Assembly on Monday 11th November.
On Thursday P7 held a Bake Sale to kick start our fundraising for the year.
This tied in to our work around maths this week for Scottish Maths Week, with the children doing all the selling, calculating and giving the correct change. The P7's work really hard on this bake sale and we would like to thank all the parents, families and childrens for bringing in all the cakes, bakes and sweet treats to sell. We raised a massive £180, this will go towards the P7's leaver fund.
Thank you to everyone who bought some cakes from our sale too! :)