P7

Welcome to P7!

Class Teacher: Mr Thomson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Grant

Literacy and English

In reading, we are learning to develop our Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) through creating analysing and evaluating questions on fiction texts.

In writing, our focus will be on story writing. Taking inspiration from our topic on Mesopotamia, we will be learning how to create myths. Through peer and self-assessment, we will learn how to improve our writing using the senses, as well as interesting vocabulary, adjectives and adverbs.

Grammar and punctuation will be focus on verbs, adverbs, similes and metaphors.

Spelling will concentrate on the prefixes in-, im, co- and revision of common words

Numeracy and Mathematics

Throughout the year we will be using Heinemann Active and new TeeJay resouces to support our numeracy and maths lessons.

In numeracy, we will be focusing on 2 and 3 digit multiplication and different methods of division. We will also be looking at selecting the appropriate strategy.

In maths, we will be focusing on gathering data and averages

Learning Across the Curriculum

Our topic this term is Mesopotamia. We will be exploring the history of the earliest known civilisations. The topic involves lots of creativity and more importantly, teamwork as the class will be in tribes (not groups) this term

Our Tribes

The Nat Ya Cheese Tribe

The SPR Tribe

The Fried Chicken Wings Tribe

The Energy Gods Tribe

The Omega Tribe

Make sure to ask your child which tribe they belong to!

Health and Well-Being will focus on strengths and weaknesses and asking for support.

In RME, we will be studying the key celebrations of the 6 major world religions and comparing their similarities and differences.

Admin

P.E: will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays with the PE specialist Mr Murray.

P.E kit will also be required on a Thursday for Rugby coaching.

*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.*

Homework: Home learning will be sent out on a Thursday and should be returned the following Wednesday.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Term 1

Recent Trips

The Lost Words

We had a great trips to the Royal Botanical Gardens to explore the Lost Words gallery. The class were so well behaved that one passer by even wrote in to compliment the class! Well done Primary 7!

Literacy and English

In reading, we are learning a variety of skills using non-fiction texts. The skills will include skimming and scanning, looking for fact and opinion, identifying the main idea in a text, different genres and collecting information

In writing, our focus will be on functional writing. Through our John Muir award activities, we will write instructions, a short biographical pamphlet and a newspaper article.

Grammar and punctuation will be revising the use of commas and connectives. We will also be looking at and using narrative and direct speech.

Spelling will concentrate on the patterns –ion, -ious and soft c words.

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 decimals and fractions – ordering, comparing, rounding, multiplying, and dividing.

In maths, we will be focusing on money and finance, looking at real life aspects of spending, budgeting and keeping track of your money. We will also start looking probability.

Use Sumdog at home to up level your skills in maths. Each child has their own log in which they can use at home either on a tablet or a PC to access this great fun maths App. We can set challenges and assessments to do at home and we will be entering the national Sumdog challenge which runs from the 7 – 13 September 2018.

Learning Across the Curriculum

Our topic this term is ‘The John Muir Award’. It will look at various aspects across science and social studies, including discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing the life and works of John Muir and the impact it has had on society. The topic will conclude with a ‘Woodland Challenge Day’ where we will share all we have learned with the whole school community.

Health and Well-Being will focus on emotions and being able to recognise them in others and ourselves.

In RME, we will be studying the key beliefs of the 6 major world religions and comparing their similarities and differences.

We are in the middle of an exciting project MADD (music, art, drama and dance) this term and will be sharing our learning with friends and family on Thursday 13th of September 2018.

Admin

P.E: will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays with the PE specialist Mr Murray.

P.E kit will also be required on a Thursday for Rugby coaching.

*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.*

Homework: Home learning will be sent out on a Thursday and should be returned the following Wednesday.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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