P7 Practical Matters

Mr Lynch and I are having a great time so far this session, and we’d like to thank everyone in P7 for coming in to the new year with such good attitudes and so ready to work and learn!

Some practical matters to share and consider…

  • PE is currently on Wednesdays and it’s great that so many of the children arrive in their outdoor kit. A change of shoes is something which will be more important as the months go on and we head in to wetter weather.
    If the children arrive in school with wet shoes in the rain it is much nicer for them to have something dry to change in to rather than sit wet all morning. Please send alternative footwear with them for this purpose each day.
  • Water bottles – most children have one with them but please check in with your child whether they need a replacement in case it’s been lost or damaged; this can happen sometimes!
  • Snacks – a lot of pupils are trying to eat lunch for snack! Can you please clarify with them which item (one is enough) from their lunchbox should be their 10.45 snack!?
  • Home Learning – a small number of P7s are not managing to complete and return their home learning in time. Parents of children in P7 can even ask them to to the “counting off the days” thing I do to explain how long they have! If this becomes a habit we will have to communicate individually with you and find out what more we can do to support successful reading work this term

P7 Transition Notes

At Queensferry Primary School we are well aware that P7-S1 transition can be a challenging and anxious time for our pupils so we will continue to do everything we can, within current restrictions, to make this important time go as smoothly as possible.

The children have been working on their World of Work profiles which are shared with the high school teaching team and identify their skills and attitudes towards learning.

Next week we will have a virtual meeting between our classes and QCHS Depute Head Ms Gordon at which the children can hear more about the school and ask any questions.

There are weekly Sway newsletters available – the first two are themed around Being Brave and Changes
More to follow!

Please also remember that the high school website has a dedicated P7 Transition section here…> which contains more information and some FAQs.

P7 Home Learning 11.01.21

Hi all and welcome back!

I know we said we’d share our grid on Monday mornings, but this is a sneak peek for next week! It’s taken Mr Carson and Mr Lynch a bit of time to get their heads back in to the home learning game, so this is a chance to have a look at the grid and consider what you will need to have organised for next week.

Remember that we are online to support you all day, and can be found on Teams, SeeSaw and email like before so don’t be confused or uncertain about what to do.

We’re looking forward to hearing from and seeing you all soon!

P7 January 2021 – some notes!

Happy New Year and welcome back to school!

It is with a little eye-roll and a tiny head shake that Mr Lynch and Mr Carson rejoin the pupils of P7C and P7L for this new term, but at least now we know the drill better than we did last time and can make the most of these few weeks of home learning!

We will be in touch through Teams to share learning grids as before, and would ask that you all get online and check your access to these resources as soon as you can to help us fix any problems.

IMPORTANT – Please remember that the email needed to access Teams should be the pupil’s Scottish Candidate Number (the usual 9 digits, starting with 150 for most…) but followed by

@ea.edin.sch.uk

NOT followed by

@schools.edin.org

as printed on the slips!

We are still planning some work to celebrate Scots’ Week and our Burns Celebration while refreshing our knowledge and understanding of themes and topics covered in P7.
We will begin looking at our World of Work topic too, an important part of the transition process between P7 and S1. Please make sure this is looked at and understood by the children.

As ever, please get in touch with any questions as early as you can, and we’ll see you all again veery soon!

Mr Carson & Mr Lynch