About Primary 7
Teacher: Mrs McCormick
Number of Pupils: 22
Holes (novel study)
P.E. Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
RCCT: Monday afternoons with Mrs Walker
Learning in Term 1
We will be reading the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar this term. We will discuss and carry out comprehension activities related to the characters, plot, setting and use of language. The book will also be our learning context for the term. We will be finding out about deserts, animals that live there, the Wild West and Native Americans, the gold rush, moving West and some famous Outlaws. Our talking and listening and writing tasks will also be linked to the novel. We will be focussing on uplevelling our writing using VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation).
In numeracy, we will be revising and building on our knowledge of addition and subtraction. In written methods we will be working with up to 6 digit numbers including decimals and focus on ensuring place value is lined up. We will also learn some mental strategies. Place value in numbers up to hundreds of millions will also be a focus, as well as working with negative numbers.
In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about rights and responsibilities and will use this to help with our leadership groups. Everyone in the class is a member of at least one of the groups, which include House Captains, Squaddies, Sports Committee, Panto Committee and Yearbook Committee. Other committees include Eco Committee, Pupil Council and JRSO.
In PE, our main focus this term will be tennis. We will be learning to use different shots including forehand, backhand and volley and to serve. We will learn about the scoring system and work on agility and movement.
In music, we will continue to learn recorder and hope to learn some songs to play to an audience.
We will continue learning French and German this year and will focus more on reading and talking this term.
As part of our novel study, which is set in the desert of Texas, we have been learning about the Wild West. We used water paints to create pictures of the desert, made silhouette pictures of cowboys and drew some yellow spotted lizards.
We did a group challenge to make teepees. Any materials were allowed but also we had success criteria which we we were working towards, including it must have a door and must have poles.
Netball fixtures at Balfron High
On Tuesday 27th September, some of the children from Primary 6 and 7 took part in fun fixtures. The games were refereed by High School pupils. The children played brilliantly, winning all of their games!
Primary 7 have been enjoying working with their buddies. They have helped them do some writing, draw pictures, read stories to them and played together. They put on a fashion show for them and will do a puppet show for them this week.