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.

Life in P6T

The First Blog of 2017!

23rd of January: We got our new CLIC maths groups and then we started to look at time in maths. Then we watched an educational living and growing video about how babies are made. Next the people who needed to recite their poem again got a chance to do so and the people that had already recited their poem self assessed it on the SC grid. Then we worked on our Egypt project on mummies and played handball in PE. YAY!
24th of January: On Tuesday we started off our day by writing a Scots language mingin recipe. After that we looked at all the different time zones in Europe. We learnt that there are 4 main different time zones in Europe. Then we had our Burns Poetry Semi-Finals competition. Ewan, Abbie and Bryce competed for our class and Abbie got through to the finals which is on Friday.

25th of January: We had our CLIC maths session and then we finished our European time zones work. We had an awesome break after that we played netball in P.E. and we were learning how to use useful tactics while working as a team. Finally, it was HOME TIME!

26th of January: Firstly, we looked at our OneDrive and our e-mails and found out how to work it. Then after break time we had art with Mrs Love and we were looking at watercolour and finishing off our Paul Klee inspired wax art. In the afternoon, firstly we started taking notes for our Chapter Two of our Egypt Project and we were looking at how we can make an interesting and engaging introduction to it.

27th of January: Firstly, we presented our non-fiction reading homework in pairs. Secondly we wrote Kyle’s Special Person comments. Then we went to the Burns supper in the gym hall and we had haggis, neeps and tatties. We heard the contestants say their poem for the Burns poetry Final and they were all really good.

By Abbie and Marilena

Primary 2 Enjoy-a-ball

On Tuesday 31st January P2H and P2L will be having a visit from Paul Pizza of Enjoy-a-ball!  During their PE lesson the children will receive a taster session showing them what the after school club has to offer.  After practising some ball skills with the children, in a fun and exciting way, Paul will provide each with a leaflet telling them how they can join one of the Enjoy-a-ball clubs in South Queensferry should they wish to. You can look out for the leaflets in bookbags next week!

Mrs Law and Miss Hendry

P6C last few days!

In less than two weeks we’ll be finishing our year as P6C and becoming the all-conquering P7C!  I am delighted to be taking the class on to the end of their primary school career and can’t wait to get stuck in to the adventures of P7!

A couple of reminders and things to look forward to…

Monday 20th sees a large assembly where our woodwind students will play for the whole school.  I am very proud of all the children who have committed to instrumental tuition this session and how prepared they are to perform!

On Tuesday 21st we will have our world of work day.  The children will enjoy talking to volunteers from a wide variety of careers from dietician to archaeologist!  Tuesday afternoon is the “Meet the Teacher”… I’m not sure how much we really have to learn about each other!

We will be moving classroom on Wednesday 22nd, and Room 14 will be our venue next session.  Miss Baird will be moving in to our current room, 12, after we have dealt with the contents of my cupboard…

Thursday 23rd is a day when I am in school but the children are not.  I will spend a good part of this day setting up and preparing the new room for them.

Friday 24th is still propsed to be the Early Years Sports Day (!) and because the P7 pupils will be rehearsing at the Barony Theatre all day, the P6 children have been enlisted as helpers so sports clothes can be worn that day again.

On Monday 27th we will enjoy watching the P7’s dress rehearsal of The Little Mermaid.

We will visit church on the afternoon of Tuesday 28th, before our 12 noon finish on Thursday 30th June.

Have a great Summer Holiday and I look forward to getting a good start to P7 in August!

Finally, some of our Health Week pictures…