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Welcome to Primary 7! 

I am sure that this is going to be a busy and exciting year. On this page you will find lots of information about the term ahead and the different things that we will be doing including our trip to Lendrick Muir, the Halloween Disco and shop and European Day of Languages. I hope to provide the children with many opportunities to extend and improve their skills in preparation for secondary school.

Children should be active in their learning and have opportunities to develop and demonstrate their creativity. Learning should also be fun and it is hoped that the range of activities offered to children over the following year will be both challenging and enjoyable.

I am looking forward to working with you all in 2019/20!

Mrs. H. Wiggins

Topic

Lendrick Muir/ Mapping Skills/Halloween Enterprise Project

Primary 7, this term, will be focusing on our residential trip to Lendrick Muir. Children will learn about mapping looking at different types of maps including Ordnance Survey and electronic maps. Looking at maps of Scotland, the children will have to plan our journey to Lendrick Muir. This interdisciplinary project will encourage children to apply their learning from a range of contexts and support them to make links between curricular areas.

Later on in the term children will set up their own enterprise company to organise and manage the schools Halloween Disco.

Independent Study Project

In preparation, for secondary school, the pupils will be creating their own projects about Scotland.  Children will be expected to use the internet and library to find relevant information.  They will be given approximately one hour in the computer suite on a Tuesday afternoon to work on their project.  They will be expected to come to school on that day with an idea of what work they will be completing.  The children are expected to hand in a substantial piece of work so will also be expected to complete some of their project at home. 

Projects must be handed in on 29th November 2019

Children will then present their projects to their class and the projects will then be displayed in the school until the end of term.

Language

Reading This term we are reading “Divided City” by Teresa Breslin as part of our modelling block and children will have the opportunity to practise a range of reading strategies to aid their understanding including prior knowledge, summarising, inferring and visualising. We will also be taking part in the First Ministers Reading Challenge and children are encouraged to read a range of books for enjoyment and to set themselves some fun reading challenges. In addition to this children have been given a Home Learning Grid with literacy based activities which they should complete on a weekly basis as part of their homework.

Writing Our writing this term will mainly be persuasive with children writing a persuasive speech and a persuasive letter. There will also be opportunities for creative writing linked to our halloween topic and some poetry.

Spelling This year our spelling will be looking at common and tricky words as well as spelling strategies and rules that can aid children in their spelling. We will also be building vocabulary through the use of affixes. Spelling words are given out on a Monday. Your child should practise their words as much as they can using the spelling activities in their homework folder. Spelling test is every Friday.

Maths

In Maths this term the focus will be on Place Value, mental maths strategies, the four operations and problem solving. Children will complete a mental maths test every Friday. We will also be working on our Times Tables with the Rockstars Times Tables Challenge. P7 will have an RM Easimaths Club every Wednesday lunchtime and I would encourage children to access Easimaths at home and in school in order to practise and consolidate their maths skills.

RME

In RME we will be exploring the topics of sectarianism and discrimination linked to our reading book Divided City.


Science

This term our focus is on the Digestive System

Health and wellbeing

P.E. –This term our focus will be on athletics, volleyball and fitness  Our PE days are on a Monday and Wednesday.
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Health & Wellbeing – This term P7 will be learning about social, emotional and mental wellbeing through the Jigsaw resources. We will also be learning about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and create our class charter and vision.

ICT - This term in ICT we will be focussing on our research projects and our topics.

Additional Information

Homework
Homework will be handed out on a Monday. It should be returned on or before the Friday of the same week. Please remember to check and sign your child’s homework diary.

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