P7 Personal Project 2018

Yay, it’s here! volcano-clip-art-121

Today P7 were given their project information sheets.  We have stressed that this does NOT mean they have to start working during the holidays! It’s simply to give them plenty of thinking time before beginning this task after the February week.

Linked to our Japan theme, the Natural Disasters project should be a final showcase of their functional  reading and writing skills, and every pupil is expected to put effort in to this.

Here is a copy of the paperwork should yours go missing…

P7 natural disaster project Europe 2018

 

December chat

It’s amazing that we are nearly halfway through the year  already!  The children have dancingbeen working really hard right across the curriculum, while taking onthe duties of P7 well.

Since the beginning of November we have been at Benmore, had Parents’ Evenings, welcomed Pudsey to a Strictly Assembly, been immunised against the flu, learned about the Old Testament during Bible Alive presentations and helped at the Christmas Fair! And this is all as well as the Number Talk numeracy, improving our reading and writing and the Remebrance and Friction work we have been investigating.

And what’s coming up? Next week we’ll attend the P1-3 Nativity (not the staff one…) and are looking forward to Macastory’s Festive Friday show, The Frost Giant 2 – The Mirror of Malice.  Don’t forget your winter jumpers!

On 18th December our violinists will entertain us with a concert and Wednesday 20th December is…our ceilidh!
We have hired a 6 piece band for this event, and the children are encouraged to dress well for this.  More grown up than a “just” party they will dance with the invited guests and take part in games.
We also ask that each child brings something for the buffet table – enough for themselves and one other or tow others, not all 55 pupils! – and will ask them for their ideas in advance to prevent 55 plates of sausage rolls which, while delicious, have finite appeal…

Term will end after the church service on Friday 22nd December at 12 noon.  Then we’ll see you are the break for 2018!

Advertising Feature…HONK!

From our Arts correspondent, Zac Burns…

“This year’s P7 show is Honk JR,  an adaptation of the Ugly Duckling. The show will last roughly 2 hours. There will be two shows; the dates are Monday 26th of June 2017 and Tuesday 27th of June 2017. Both shows will be held at the Barony Theatre in Bo’ness.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Single £6.00

Family [4 tickets] £20.00

and order forms have been sent out today!

We hope you can come and see the show!

P7 Show – HONK!

The end of term is coming racing towards us and P7 are already elbow deep in rehearsals for our end of year show.honk

Attached is a copy of the proposed rehearsal timetable.  We will be rehearsing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in school 2.15 to 3.15 as a whole year group, but we also have access to the school hall on Thursdays and Fridays after school.  Using the hall allows the pupils to really understand the space they have to use, and the volume of voice they need to use!

I have tried to get this right, and need the children to check which rehearsals they are needed for and add these dates to your calendar at home.  Any mistakes, omissions or conflicts please get in touch to see if they can be rectified.

It will be alright on the night.

It WILL be alright on the night…

Honk Rehearsal Timetable

P7 March 2017

As ever the term is snowballing and with every passing day we are finding more and more things to do!

Show

Most exciting (for some?) is the decision and announcement that our P7 show this year will be Honk!, a fun and lighthearted take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling.  Find out more here – http://www.mtishows.com/honk-jr – and get ready to help learn those words and sing those songs!

High School Visits

We will hopefully get many high school transition opportunities over the coming months, and we were excited to receive an inviatation to the art department to do some printing, and perhaps sculpture work, to support our Japan topic.  It’ll be good to have our first class look at the “big” school.

Skoolbo

If at all possible try to download the free app Skoolbo (UK) which will allow the children to practise literacy and numeracy skills, including French, at their own individual levels. Now and again I will send targeted activities to those pupils who needs them, and this is simply another step to help our P7s be the best they can be as they enter high school.  They all have accounts and passwords, and please email me for clarification if needed.

Parents’ evenings

These appointments have been handed out and I look forward to meeting with you again (4th time??) to discuss your children’s progress.

What else?

In class just now we are using some computational thinking skills and numeracy to plan Escape Room type activities.
We are writing reports about the structure of the earth, and homework is only to be reading, note making and planning a project about natural disasters.
We have been looking again at JASS folders – some children are very independently filling these in while others seem less sorted with how to proceed, or vague about whether these folders are at home or not.  Please take a moment to see if they need any support here, and let me know.
In PE we are playing handball, using brand new balls (!), to practise drills in throwing and carching, moving in to space and using strong high throws.