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 Grid w/c 18/01/21


Term 3 Wk 2 – w/c 18/01/21

Please click on the link below for this week’s grid of activities, to be completed by Friday 22nd January

To help you plan your week, here is an example of how it could look. We are not sharing this as the “right” way but it’s an example of how to lay the week out with three core activities a day and the optional practice activities clearly identified.

Keep checking Seesaw daily for our updates and challenges, and continue sharing your posts of what you have been working on – we love seeing what you are getting up to!

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing any of the tasks, whether that is on Microsoft Teams, Seesaw or Sumdog, please get in touch with Mr Lynch or Mr Carson for assistance.

We hope you have a great week and please remember that we are here to support you in whatever way we can.

Mr Lynch & Mr Carson