Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Bizz looks back

I have really enjoyed my year in Primary 7 because we have had loads of trips. My favourite trip was Benmore. We went there for five days.


Captain Chaos and Tashmeer

Me {Captain Chaos} and Tashmeer both enjoyed our time in Primary 7. We liked it because we had a lot of good trips and the subjects were good as well. :] We are both looking forward to going to high school.

Captain Chaos :) Tashmeer :)


Hello it’s Menace here.

Yester is only school I have ever at! And soon I will be leaving. =(
So I would like to share a few of my favourite moments.

My class the best class ever to have been at Yester (duh).
My class has had some really great moments together. Even when we fall out have always made up. Everybody says our class is the loudest class in the whole school. And we can’t say we're not! =D

Anyway I have learnt a lot at my time Yester which I can only thank the teachers for! (Thanks) But I have to say P7 has really been amazing for a lot of reasons:

1. Benmore
2. All the trips
3. Just amazing
Benmore was really fun. =D I really enjoyed the abseiling.

One more thing !!


Izzy's final post

My time at Yester Primary School has been AMAZING! I have had so many new opportunities that I probably couldn’t have anywhere else. P7 is the class where I’ve had the most new experiences like King Loth, Choices for Life and getting in to the hockey team! :)

From nursery all the way through to P7 I’ve loved going to Yester. The teachers have all been really friendly, (as long as you behave yourself…!) and don’t believe in just sitting all day and doing boring work. They like to get up and about and be active! We are very eco and we are going for the green flag but sadly we will be gone when they get it! :)

My favourite trip was……… BENMORE!! I loved Benmore so much! It was really fun and it was good to go on holiday with all your friends!


Sov says goodbye

I have enjoyed P7 and I had a lot of fun.


Saturday, 26 June 2010

Izzy - musical memories

Murrzo, Captain Choas, Menace and I have been doing violin since P4. In P5 Ponakins came to our school and started violin. In P6 Menace couldn’t do violin any more so she had to leave. :( Our teacher is Miss Turbayne. She is a really good teacher and she does really fun activities! :)

We started with ‘Fiddle Times Starters’. Then we moved on to ‘Fiddle Time Joggers’. We have also been playing with sheets of music.

This year is our last year of violin. Next year in Knox Murrzo, Captain Chaos and Ponakins will continue violin but I’m going to another school so I’ll learn there!


Skitt's thoughts

I have had fun being at Yester. I have made lots of friends. It has been good at Yester and it will be sad to leave. I have lots of memories here.

My year at Yester Primary - Pony

I have had the best time ever at Yester! If I was to sum it up in one word it would be AMAZING!!!!!!
I’m going to miss Primary School so much although I’ve had so many amazing memories!!!!!!
Primary School is quite easy compared to Knox because you have to change classrooms a lot!! It’s much more confusing that Yester. The lunches are really nice!
It’s good how you have more responsibility and you’re more independent!
I love Primary School and I’m going to miss it a lot!
Pony x

My time at Yester - Ponakins

I have really enjoyed my time at Yester Primary. Even though I have only been here since P5 I will be really upset when we have to leave. My favourite year was P7. We have had loads of trips and I really enjoyed Benmore. Mr Devereux has been a great teacher and I’m a bit anxious about all the new teachers at Knox. I am so, so glad that all my friends will be in my class so I will at least know someone! :D
I am not too worried about going up to Knox. Yester has been the best school I have been to and I have loved it. (:
Ponakins xxx :)

My time at Yester - Milz

I have really enjoyed Yester and I will be really sad to leave but I’m looking forward to Knox. P7 has been a great year and I really enjoyed Benmore. I’m so happy that all my friends are in my class and I’ll know some people!

P7 has been a great year and I have really enjoyed it!
Milz x :)

My time at Yester - Murrzo

I’ve had a great time this year and I’m looking forward to going to Knox! My favourite thing about p7 was Benmore! I’m going to miss all my friends who aren’t in my class at Knox and I will especially miss Izzy who’s going to St. Georges. =( Altogether I’ve had a great year at Yester!


Leaving school by Kizzy

I have been at Yester since Primary 3 and I will miss it very much. I don’t want to leave but then I do want to leave :P. So I am saying goodbye because I will probably not go on the blog as much as I do right now. So I would like to say goodbye and hope to one day meet you.

From Kizzy =D

Rascal's Yester story

Yester primary school has given me so many opportunities that I will never forget. I went to Stirling University to represent our blog a few years ago. I learnt so much and it was amazing(:
The pupils at Yester are all really nice.
I’ve learnt a lot at Yester & I wont forget the school but I am looking forward to going to high school to meet more friends and learn new subjects(:

Rascal x

Moonbeam's P7 thoughts

I love P7! Mr Devereux is a great teacher and uses his imagination (and his great impressions and voices) to make activities fun for us!
I have achieved a lot of things in P7 Like Benmore and King Loth.
I can’t wait till I go up to high school!!! :)

Love Moonbeam xxx

My time at P7 - Swagger

One of the funnest times in P7 was when we went to Benmore. It was so fun but it was over too quickly.

By Swagger

Brownie's farewell

Hello it’s Brownie

Yester is the only school I’ve ever been to. I’m really sad to be leaving even though I had so many fun moments.
My favourite classes are P2, P4 and P7.


My time at Primary - Star

I can’t believe that I have nearly finished primary! I have really enjoyed primary, and I can’t wait to go to Knox. A lot of funny things have happened in primary, especially at Benmore. Moonbeam, Brownie, Nevis and I had a lot of fun at Benmore. :) On my first day ever of school, I remember going out of the wrong door too early at home time. I feel quite silly thinking about that now. :) My favourite lessons were art and ICT. :) Knox is so different from Yester and I can’t wait to go but I will still miss going to Yester. :)

By Star :)

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Squiddy's thoughts

I have enjoyed P7 and am looking forward to Knox. I have achieved in lots of things like Benmore, writing and more.


Nevis reflects

A year in P7 was amazing. There was so many trips that we did I just don’t know which one is my favourite. But it was the best year ever!! :)

By Nevis

Fets remembers Benmore

Bemore would be the best trip in the year for me. It was the best week in my whole life.

By Fets

Yester by Nonny

My time is Yester was great but I am happy to move on. My favourite part of this year was Benmore.

By Nonny

My time at Yester Primary School

I have really enjoyed my time at Yester, and I will never forget it. Every class has been amazing but this year has been the best. I love being in P7, because you are at the top of the school and you get to go to loads of great places for school trips. I also like being in P7 because there is a leavers’ party at the end of term and they are always really fun.
In Yester I have learned loads of great and useful things. I have improved on my maths – going from level A to level E.
I have improved on my spelling – Now on level F!
I have improved on loads of things like my language and my writing, and that’s all thanks to all the great teachers that have got me through it all.
I especially loved Benmore Camp. We had loads of great activities and I made some great new friends. There was loads activities like: caving, climbing and abseiling, canoeing, forest walk, gorge walk, high ropes and loads more.

That’s all the things that I enjoyed at Yester and I really don’t want to leave.
Thanks to all the teachers and thanks to all my best friends.

Bee P7 x

Moonbeam and Kizzy at Knox

On Tuesday 15th – Wednesday 16th June 2010 our class went to Knox (our new high school) and it was great. Kizzy said, “That is was the best day at school I had ever had and would love to go back."

What lessons we had

Modern Studies

Moonbeam and Kizzy

Trip to Knox

Murrzo’s thoughts on Knox

Going to Knox was a great experience and I’m really looking forwards to going there after the summer.

Milz’s thoughts on Knox

I really enjoyed going to Knox and I’m looking forward to going after the summer. I really enjoyed the lessons and my favourite ones were CDT, Guitar Hero, P.E and Modern Studies. Knox is so big and I will definitely get lost next year!

By Murrzo and Milz

Teaching P1 and 2

A couple of weeks ago the two J.R.S.O., Swagger and Pony, went to teach the primary 1/2's how to cross the road safely.
Firstly we asked them what they already knew which wasn’t very much so we took them to a proper road where we told them where it is not safe to cross and where it is safe to cross. It went really well and P1/2’s can say that they can cross the road the safe way!

Pony and Swagger

Friday, 18 June 2010

Botany trip

A few days ago our class went for a little walk around Gifford for our Botany project which is all about plants, trees and wildlife growing things. :) While we were walking around we stopped a few times too look at trees and flowers. Also, a few of the pupils' parents came in and went for a walk with us. Mr Morgan knew so much about plants some of us were amazed.
When we went on our walk we learnt a lot about the wildlife. We got to draw the leaves, seeds and also we got to learn about the types of trees. Some of the trees were: silver birch, oak, beech, hawthorn, sycamore, pine, nettle and many more. We also found some tops of acorns which some wild animals had left behind.

Thoughts of the trip
Nevis: ‘I liked the trip and I learnt a lot from the trip.’
Rascal: ‘I enjoyed walking and fresh air but it was quite boring at times.'
Brownie: ‘It was good, fun and very interesting.’
Bizz: ‘I thought it was good and interesting.’
Skitt: ‘I thought it was fun and I learnt some stuff about flowers.’

By Rascal and Nevis

Our Knox induction days

On Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June we went to Knox Academy for out induction days. We all met up in the hall at the start of the day. For Traprain House our first class was science and we got to use a Bunsen burner which was really fun! Then we did dance with a teacher called Mr Campbell who was really funny. :)

We did our Guitar Hero later on in the day. In our classes we split up into bands and came up with band names. We all had a go and the band with the highest score got though to the final. The Pythons were the winners and they were from Garelton! But other people in Lammerlaw and Traprain got into the final as well, because there was 3 acts allowed in the final, and Bee, Murrzo and other people in their class got into the final but didn’t win. :(

On the Wednesday we did sports for 3rd and 4th Period. We did dodge ball and softball. They were both really fun! After the sports for 2 hours we had Modern Studies. It was fun, because we got to make a newspaper article about our visit time at Knox and it was a competition. Bee, Pony and somebody else from Traprain won. But I can’t mention their name. After that we went back into the main hall and did a communication activity that was fun. :) We had to go onto groups and name different things that were hung up on the walls and if we didn’t know them we would just need to leave them out. The first activity was you got a piece of paper and you needed to describe the picture and then you would pass it to your left and then the other person would write something different about the picture. The second activity was when you went to the front and there was a PowerPoint and it was about different languages. You had to match the describing words to their meaning. And the last activity was when you got a piece of paper and thefe were loads of different pictures and you had to name them. If you couldn’t name all of them you would just have to leave it out. And after that it was home time. :)

We both really liked the visit days at Knox and can’t wait to go back in August. We also can’t wait to make loads of new friends.

By Bee and Ponakins xx :P

Botany Trip

In class we are doing a botany project which means studying flowers and trees scientifically. As part of our Botany project we decided to go on a trip. On Monday (14th June) we went on a trip to the local woods down the road from the school. The purpose of our trip was learning about different plants and trees.

Different parents come along to help and share their knowledge on plants. Also they came because it’s a bit pressuring for Mr Deveruex to look after 25 children!

We learnt lots of new trees including:






We drew the leaves, seeds and trees on a piece of paper.

At the end, we all split up and had to find a tree that we had identified before and a new one either that we knew the name of or we could ask an adult if they knew. After about 5 minutes we all got back together and shared what we had found.

Soon we will be displaying the drawings in our class!


Izzy and Murrzo

Monday, 14 June 2010

Trip to Knox Academy

There won't be any posts from Yester for a few days as the class is working at Knox Academy for two days. They will be in the same classes that they will be in next year and learning about what to expect. If any of the class is reading this, why not add a comment to this post and let us all know how you're getting on!

Mr Devereux

Friday, 11 June 2010

Guitar Hero

In our Guitar Hero project our band is called KIX .The members in the band are Sov who is on the drums, Skitt who is on bass and Bizz who is on guitar. We are really enjoying our project. On the 16th of June we are going up to Knox Academy for the battle of the bands. We have been very successful in the songs that we have played. We are the only band who has been on medium difficulty and the rest of the bands have only been able to do easy. The best bands so far are KIX, Relentless and Sound Smashers.

By Sov, Skitt and Bizz

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Primary 1 learning stories!

On Friday we went down to primary 1 and they shared their learning stories with us (: A learning story is a little book to keep track of their learning. Their learning stories were all about their whole class project right now and that is all about farming, farm animals, crops they grow on farms and more. We went with our buddies to hear what they have been learning and after that we had to write a little comment to tell our buddy how much we enjoyed reading their learning story and also about how much information they have researched.
Rascal: "My buddy did great with her learning story (: I really enjoyed reading and learning about it."
Izzy: "My buddy is my brother so it was nice too for him to show how much he has learnt."

By Rascal & Izzy ♥

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Playground Vulcano

Playground Vulcano from oleflemming on Vimeo.

The children had choosen different subjects. This was a part of Lauras presentation about vulcanoes.

Investment Game

This week is money week. We play loads of great games but this one was our favourite !
This game is called the Investment Game =)
In this game you have to buy and sell shares. At the end of the game the person with the most money wins. You can have your money in different forms. One is in cash and the other is shares. Say if you had 70 shares with Pepsi , then every month they would send you a dividend which contained money which the business earned every week and all the other people with shares in the business would get the same amount as you. When or if the business ran out of money because nobody would buy anything from their shop then you wouldn't earn any money.
In this game we had to make a profit. We had some scrap paper that we could write things on that we needed. We needed the paper for writing things on for the Bank type thing ^ which you will see a picture of [Mr Devereux adds: it was a stock broker's]. Izzy's mum came in to help with the bank and she did very well!
Mr Devereux had headlines on the interactive whiteboard that he would change every round. He also had companies up on the normal whiteboard that he would also change the share price of every round.
Menace thought : "It was better than normal maths and everybody enjoyed it! It was great fun ! =)"-
Brownie thought : "Fun, fun, fun! It was the best thing that we have done in maths in ages =)"
Murrzo thought : " We played it last year in maths but this year was better =) "

When we went up to the bank, and we wanted to buy and sell a share Mr Devereux would charge a commission that we would have to pay. People got confused by this but they understood it by the end.

We definitely want to play this game again next year in High School =)

By Menace and Bee xxx ;) x

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

$$$ MONEY WEEK! £££

This week is money week! Money week is when we learn about money and how to use it properly. Today (Tuesday) Mr Devereux was teaching us about shares. A share is when you pay a certain amount of money for part of a company called a share. A share is a piece of paper that says you own a part of a buisness. The more shares you buy, the more of company you own.
Tomorrow we are going to play an investment game where we get into pairs and buy and sell shares depending on the news articles Mr Deveruex is going to put on the board. We each start off with £100 and we see who can make the most money by the end of the morning. Izzy's mum is coming in to help. Last year Izzy, Murrzo, Captain Choas, Fish and Skitt played this game and it was so fun! We can't wait to play it again! =D
Izzy and Moonbeam

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Promenade theatre

Yesterday we did some drama in class. (:
We were learning about Promenade Theatre. Mr Devereux let us act one out in the hall and it was little red riding hood.
Promenade Theatre is when the audience take part and then become part of the play by taking part in the scenes up as they go along.
In our case we all became phones, chairs and doors and more. We also got to act out the characters like granny, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf. It was really fun and we all like it.
We are now making up our own plays in groups. (We get a fairy tale story, jazz it up and act it out). There is Shrek, Alice in Wonderland and Humpty Dumpty with a twist).
By Rascal and Moonbeam

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Science Lesson =o

We did a science experiment. We stretched springs with weights and we did another exeriment on oil. It was really hot at first but as it cools down it goes thicker. It was really fun science to learn about.

By Brownie and Giggles =P

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Guitar Hero! =]

Yesterday we started a new topic called 'Guitar Hero'. It's an Xbox game (a type of electronic game-console) in which you make a band using a connected guitar, drum set and microphone.

We got into bands of 3, and one of 4:

First we had to name our bands!

  • Izzy, Moonbeam, Rascal and Star (DARK ANGELS)
  • Skitt, Bizz and Sov (KIX)
  • Bee, Ponakins and Nevis (GLEEBERZ)
  • Murrzo, Milz, Giggles (STAR SHADEZ)
  • Dizzee, Pony and Tashmeer (ROCK 'N ROLLA)
  • Swagger, Fets and Nonny (SOUND SMASHERS)
  • Brownie, Menace and Kizzy (NEON SHADOWS)
  • Fish, Captain Chaos and Squidy (RELENTLESS)

Second we had to make a image for our bands. That means to pick our band's logo and style.

On the 16th of June we are going to visit our new high school (Knox Academy) to compete with all the other P7s who are going to Knox after the summer. It's going to be really fun!

In the next couple of weeks we're going to start really getting into our bands and start practising playing and singing together! =D


Izzy and Menace