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Friday 27th March 2020

Good Morning P7 and a very Happy Friday to you all!

How are you all doing? What colour would you check in as this morning in your zones of regulation?

How were your Russian Twists and Plank Down ups yesterday with Joe? Only one shout out to Scotland, let’s see if you can change that next week.

Today is Freitag 27th M , I wonder what happened in history on this date?

27th March 1871 in Sport

1st international rugby union match – Scotland 1, England 0 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh

27th March 1952 in Film and TV

Singin’ in the Rain”, musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Good Morning! Good Morning!

Have a look at this clip from the Musical “Singin in the Rain.” I wonder if you can keep up with their tap dancing for your exercise this morning?  I wonder if any of you can try to re-enact and take a photograph of yourselves doing the Raincoat scene or any of the other scenes from this song. Please don’t tip the sofa over though!!! 

Come on be brave. Who is up for a bit of choreography this morning? I would love to see your dances. You could always try Just Dance this morning for a change in routine.

Literacy – A possible suggestion for today would be to complete your story from yesterday, read over and then improve it. Have you added capital letters for all sentence openers and Proper nouns, used an interesting opener with an ing, ly or ed ending, included some interesting connectives? If you have completed all of these parts of the success criteria, you could choose 3 of your adjectives and up level them using a thesaurus. 

What secret talent did your magic man have? Take a photograph of your story and send it in as I would love to read what happened.

A fresh activity for today might be to choose a square from the literacy wall, for example, Summarise. You can do this with your group novel, the class novel or a book of your choice. Try to have a little quiet time each day reading in a comfy space. You could read to your brother or sister or a family pet too.

We would normally check our spelling on a Friday, so if you can get a member of your family to read out your 6 words while you write them down, that would be great. 

Maths – Keep up with your tables revision on Sumdog and Dyslexia Gold, are you getting faster at remembering the answers? If you haven’t completed the Sumdog assessment yet, now is the time to try that or perhaps an activity of your choice from the Maths Home Learning wall.

Science – Earth Hour is on March 28th at 8:30pm

As this is tomorrow, you might like to try the Science activity on your STEM wall today.

During this hour, we try to turn off as many electrical appliances as we can. Make a list of everything in your house that uses electricity. What could you switch off that you don’t need?

Complete your task, then choose an activity which interests you from BBC Bitesize.

I am definitely going to switch off the Wii for the evening, as it doesn’t seem to matter how much I try, I always seem to be last in Mario Cart, in my family. Which is your favourite character and fastest vehicle, have you got any tips for me??? I’m not giving up though, I’m going to keep on trying.

Maybe I will try a card game instead on Saturday. Any recommendations for us all to play?

Wishing you all a very happy weekend, stay in your homes, but be creative and think of some activities which you will all enjoy together. (in between all of the handwashing!) Do anything which will make you smile.

  Take care all, best wishes.

Mrs Nicol          

Primary & Photo Wall for Today

 An Excellent Lego Challenge

Your wee lego man doesn’t look to happy to be in there Isaac, but he’s in an excellent flying saucer! I hope you enjoyed your spacecraft challenge and thank you for sharing your pictures. 

Did you enjoy your eggless pancakes? Hope they were delicious…….Send in any recipe which you have enjoyed making too, others might like to try them. Let’s get a P7 Bake Off going!!!!

Thursday 26th March 2020

Guten Morgen Primary 7!   Donnerstag today! Let’s hope the sun shines for us today!

What have you all been up to? Any more photographs to send in yet? It’s a lovely way to stay in touch and it makes me smile seeing what you are doing? Has anyone made a cosy corner to sit and read in or have some quiet time in?

I wonder if any of you are participating in the appreciation of Health workers and carers tonight at 8:00pm. If you would like to show your appreciation for all of the people who are helping our country,  in this pandemic, open your door at 8:00pm and give them a huge round of applause.

Literacy- We would normally start a Thursday with a writing task. You could choose one of the following tasks. Remember to use Paragraphs / Vocabulary / Connectives / Openers / Punctuation / Read Over and Up-Level.

Perfect picture!

Think about an amazing trick which you have seen or heard about. Maybe you could learn one or perform one in front of your family. Write instructions telling someone how to do your trick.


Story Starter

He held them with his mind. He controlled them….. The chairs swirled around him, dancing as if held by invisible strings. He practised on chairs, however his powers allowed him to manipulate things far more complex than that…..

Can you use this story starter to write about the man who could do magic?

Primary 7 Photograph Gallery for Today

Have you got any interesting pictures to share? We would love to see what you have been doing.

A beautiful picture inspired by a walk up Ben Vorlich. Lovely colours in the blue sky  and a great Scottish scene to imagine you are visiting there. Maybe we will be allowed to go there soon. Well done Iona K!

Has anyone else set up their zones of regulation ?  Remember to be kind and think about how other people might be feeling in your house. Delighted to see nobody is in the red zone at the moment . Keep checking in at different intervals during the day.

Reading – Curl up and enjoy a book of your own choice, read a newspaper or a piece of research online. Read and try out the instructions for a card trick.

Maths – Is anyone having any problems with calculating the surface area of a cuboid?  Use the formula from yesterday or your cuboid net to help you. You need to calculate the area of the front, top and side and double them to find the surface area.

Start today with your Sumdog Challenge. I’ve added a competition too, so let’s see who is at the top of the leader board today. Fantastic effort from Sam, Lewis and Lucy who were at the top of our board on Tuesday! Congratulations!

Try another of the worksheets in your booklet, then go on and use the multiplication part of Sumdog or the Times tables game in Dyslexia Gold.

Assessment – There is an assessment set up in Sumdog for you. See if you can complete this before Friday.

PE – We would normally have PE today, choose one of the activities that were on the list yesterday. Joe Wicks at 9:00, Yoga, playing outside, a walk outside? Have you got any tennis , badminton , football , basketball games which you enjoy?

Expressives/Stem – How about trying the Engineering STEM challenge today? How can you make your marble travel for exactly 6 seconds?Remember to plan, build then test and improve your marble run. Send in a photograph of your invention!

Have fun! Thinking of you all.

Mrs Nicol

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Guten Morgen Everyone!

Mittwoch already, which day comes after Mittwoch?

I hope you are up and out of those PJ’s and ready to rise and shine and have a busy day. I loved seeing the picture of the Star Wars team busy working yesterday. Your art work was excellent!!


Let’s start today with our Daily workout with Joe Wicks on Youtube.

Are you enjoying it?  We would normally start a Wednesday with PE so you might like to go on and do some yoga. You can try Yoga for Kids or Cosmic Yoga if you are working with younger brothers and sisters. Have fun outside in your garden if you have one or you might like to set up a circuit of exercises inside. You can find some ideas on the next slides. This is something which you can do daily to keep you active and healthy. Exercise will keep you feeling good physically and mentally.

It was lovely to see photographs of some of you out enjoying exercising in your gardens yesterday.

Literacy /Spelling

Use your 6 words from yesterday to complete some of the spelling activities which we do.  Choose an activity which you think will help you to remember how to spell the words accurately. Check your spelling of the words before you begin. Can you think of a different way to learn your spelling which you can share with us all?

Try writing your words in the soapy bubbles if you are helping to do the dishes. Not a berry in sight!!!

Reading / Writing- Today you might like to try one of your tasks from the literacy wall, for example, the Definitions task. First read the next chapter of your reading book, then complete this task.

Maths – How did you get on yesterday with your cube hunt around the house?  I wonder what the largest cube surface area was that you were able to measure. Did anyone create the paper cube in coloured paper?  I would love to see any photographs of your creations. Please send them to the Email on the website. 

Today you can start with a short burst of multiplication using either Dyslexia Gold or the Multiplication activity on Sumdog.

Next you can try one of your worksheets out of your Maths booklet and possibly a square from your Maths grid.

 You could repeat the Cube task around your house today but change it to cuboids. Find 5 and calculate the surface areas.

Below are links to some other suggested activities. Have Fun today! Thinking of you all.

Best Wishes

Mrs Nicol

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Guten Morgen Klasse,

Wie geht es  dir? (How are you?) You might reply Mir geht es gut, danke. I am well thank you. Can you remember any of the other responses?  You can search Google translate if you have forgotten. How did you get on yesterday? I hope you had a good day.

Our day, date and month for the top of your work today is

Dienstag, vierundzwanzigster Marz

Wy not start each morning with Joe Wicks who is live on Youtube at 9:00am each morning?

Soft Start – If you would normally start the day with Dyslexia Gold, try and keep up that habit every morning before doing anything else. If you would not normally start with Dyslexia Gold you can try using your log in for Dyslexia Gold as there is a Times Table game which you can be working on each morning. You can try this or use Sumdog to revise your tables. Go into the multiplication section. If you do not have access to a computer then you can time yourself writing the tables and try to beat your times. Work on the tables which you are not finding so easy to remember quickly. Do the stations (2,4,6,8…), the multiplication (0 x 2=0) and the division (4 divided by 2, 6 divided by 2). Try to set aside a quiet time where you can read a book of your choice for a while.

In our spelling this week, we are working on the sound “ary” Ask someone to read out the 6 words so that you can try to spell them.

1. estuary  2. military   3. library  4.ordinary   5. missionary   6. salary

Use a dictionary to correct your words, then highlight 6 on your sheet and write the 6 words you need to work on in your jotter. Use the 6 words in the context of a sentence using the following Success Criteria.

Interesting Opener use ing ,ly or ed words/ Adjectives/ Punctuation (Remember I not i)/ Use the connectives however or as well as/ Ambitious words (use a thesaurus)

 Once you have completed your sentences , use the Success Criteria to help you to read over and up level your sentences. 

Reading- Read 2 chapters of your book. Find 3 words which you do not know the meaning of. Find and write the definition of these words.


How did you get on yesterday with your cubes task? Hopefully you all have a lovely new dice ready to use on your maths wall for extra challenge. If you were not sure how to make the triangle with the compass, you can refer to the diagram on the next page. Did anyone complete a lovely hanging mobile for their room? Try one of the other Maths challenges today. If you finish that you might like to find cubes around your house. Measure the length of one edge and use it to calculate the surface area of each cube.

The formula you need to use is   Surface Area = L squared x 6.

Did you complete the Rainbow challenge?

Now try  something from the Expressive /STEM activities. Remember short bursts and have a break in between.

Thinking of you all. Best wishes.

Mrs Nicol

Monday 23rd March 2020

Guten Morgen Primary 7!

Wie geht es dir?

Can you think of 2 different ways that you could answer that question in German? Can you write today’s day, date and month in German words? Think of the song Januar, Februar………. Can you write the months of the year and remember how to spell them? Check your spelling online if you can and sing along to the Youtube song.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and that you are wide awake and ready to start learning.

You may like to start your day by making up a timetable for your week like we talked about in class. I’ve written down some of your ideas for you to use. Now is a good time to try something new on the list, who knows you may enjoy it more than you think……. Have a look at the list of activities  which are in your pack. Remember to think of other people who are in your house when planning a noisy activity.


You might like to start each morning this week with Joe Wick’s workout which is on at 9:00 each morning on Youtube.

After that you can try one of the writing activities on the literacy extra sheet (possibly writing a newspaper article about a current news story which you have been listening to).

Remember to think about your Success Criteria for a newspaper article and to add colourful illustrations or diagrams.  For maths today, you could try the activity to make the net of a cube using the squared paper in your maths jotter. If you Sellotape your net together you can add numbers to create a dice. This can be used for the activities on your maths wall (extra) for additional challenges. You could also go on to do the first page in your maths booklet. Add some reading to your day, an activity from the STEM / Expressives wall and watch Newsround if you can.

Remember to take a break and maybe do some exercise. You might like to join in the Rainbow Challenge this week. Draw, Paint, Build a rainbow from Lego / Junk or make a collage picture. Once you have finished your creation pop it in your window so that children in your neighbourhood can play I Spy the Rainbow as they go for a walk. I look forward to seeing your creations when I am out for a walk. There will be a different theme  to work on each week. See if you can spy my Rainbows if you are passing.

Enjoy this strange Monday, I am missing you all already!!

Best Wishes

Mrs Nicol