Welcome to P7A!
Term Ahead: Term 1 (August – October)
Class Teacher: Mr Thomson
Welcome back to school after what I hope was an enjoyable summer break. I hope that you all had a lovely holiday and are ready for an exciting year ahead. Below are details of what the children will be learning over this term as well as some useful information for the term ahead.
Daily Mile: P7A are running to Japan!
We are enjoying taking part in the Daily Mile each day and we have chosen to “run” to Japan. It’s 5674 miles away, wish us luck!
Our Visit to see the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Open Day in the Woodlands
We had a great open day learning about measuring, equations and 2D shapes in the woodlands. Thanks to all of the parents who braved the weather to come and see us learn!
Literacy and English
In reading, we will be focusing on developing literature circles, a collaborative and pupil-centered approach to reading, which encourages critical thinking and reflection.
In writing, our focus will be on writing stories. We will be looking at how to set the scene using imaginative descriptions inspired by the senses. We will also be learning to create stories suitable to a specific audience using the Ipads to create interactive stories on book creator and will put our stories to the test by sharing them with primary 3.
Grammar and punctuation will be revising the use of commas and apostrophes. We will also be using a thesaurus to improve our use of vocabulary.
Spelling will concentrate on the patterns –ous, ious and –cious, with revision of –ly words and ‘s’ sound as ‘c’.
Numeracy and Mathematics
Throughout the year we will be using Heinemann Active to support our numeracy and maths lessons.
In numeracy, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction, including decimals and fractions. Within this, we are working on our mental strategies within 5 digit numbers.
In maths, we will be focusing on 2D shape; how to split, combine and tessellate them. In symmetry, we will look at how to reflect and rotate lines and shapes to create new shapes.
Learning Across the Curriculum
Our topic this term is ‘Survival’. In class discussion, we decided to explore the school’s woodlands to look at practical elements of how to survive as well as elements of science and social studies through research into the recent natural disasters that have occurred. If you know of anything that would benefit the children’s learning in this area, for example, books from home; personal knowledge or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.
Health and Well-Being will focus on emotions and friendships. We also have an exciting trip to ‘The Risk Factory’, which will help the children in learning how to keep themselves safe.
In RME we will be studying the key elements of world religions and comparing their similarities and differences throughout primary 7.
P.E. takes place on Tuesdays, with the PE specialist and Wednesday with the class teacher. Please ensure children have their kit with them to ensure they get the full benefit of the lessons.
PUPILS MAY COME TO SCHOOL DRESSED IN PE KIT ON A TUESDAY WITH THE STRICT UNDERSTANDING THAT SCHOOL UNIFORM MUST BE BROUGHT TO CHANGE INTO AFTER THE LESSON.
Music takes place on Thursdays. Mrs Barber will be focusing on building our confidence in preparation for the primary 7 school show later in the school year.
I am delighted with the homework that has been coming back. It has been fun and imaginative and it is clear that the children are supported in their learning at home. Thank you so much for helping with this.
Homework will be sent out on a Monday and should be returned by Thursday in line with the school Home Learning policy.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.