Primary 7 have been using VCOP, more intricate planning of storylines and increased discussion of ideas, to further inspire their Writing this week. What fun they have had sharing WOW words, suggestions and peer assessing stories! They used the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who to ignite their imaginations, using Sci-Fi as their genre.
VCOP usually stands for – Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation but the pupils did so well, that for today only, we’ll say ”Very Competent Outstanding Practice”!
We are always celebrating success in East Linton Primary School but are also very keen to hear about achievements outwith School too! Here is the perfect example…….
CONGRATULATIONS to Ben Pickles for being awarded a Bronze Award for his outstanding photograph which he entered in the Miller Homes competition, called “East Linton And Beyond”. What a wonderful shot of our beautiful Village!
We invited parents to come into our class on Friday morning to share in our reading and see all the activities we had done over the last few days. All the children were given a lovely gift from Book Trust Scotland which included the three shortlisted books and two other books along with an activity book and a cotton bag to keep them all in. It was a lovely busy morning and it was really great to see so many parents reading with their children. I think we have all been bitten by the book bug!!!
P4 has had a very arty week. On Tuesday some of us made Christmas pictures and doors for a giant advent calendar in the hall. Then on Wednesday we started to make Egyptian collars. We talked about repeating patterns and decided that our collars should use different shapes and colours, have different repeating patterns and be as neat as possible. They are looking great so far!
In our writing lessons we imagined that we had been called into the service of the Pharaoh to work on a great pyramid and wrote letters home to our families. We tried hard to use the different parts of VCOP in our writing. Here are a few of the sentences we came up with:
- We work all day and all night pulling humungous white blocks of stone up the dazzling pyramid. (Anna)
- We travelled down the vast river Nile in a small, tatty old boat because it was the only way there. (Isobel)
- At night we sit beside the blazing, smoky fire while we eat. (Kayla)
In maths we have been practicing the formal written subtraction algorithm and also trying to get really quick at taking away in our heads.
Here are some pictures of us working on our art.
As part of Book Week Scotland 2013, each Primary 7 pupil chose a book they had recently read, wrote a book review about it and presented their recommendations to the class. Some of the questions they had to answer ranged from explaining the main story outline, to making up questions for the author as well as their peers, choosing WOW words the author had used, to assessing the novel’s degree of difficulty and designing a new cover, to an alternate ending! An extract from each book was also enthusiastically read out to their inspired audience (concentrating on VCOP), in the hope of ………
SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT……… READING!
THANK YOU PRIMARY 7 FOR YOUR GREAT EFFORT!
For further details please look up : http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading