About Primary 7
Teacher: Mrs Bairner
Number of Pupils: 25
Topics: Term 3 (January - March) CSI/Forensics and P7 Pantomime
Term 2 (Oct-Dec) Japan
Term 1 (Aug - Oct) - History's Mysteries

P.E. Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
RCCT: Science and French (with Mrs Stevenson)

 

Friday Fives - 18th March 2022

1. Ask me about the most recent chapters of my group novel.

2. Ask me to demonstrate how to add and subtract with negative numbers e.g. -7-(-3). Ask me to explain how negative numbers are used in real life.

3. Ask me about the rules of handball.

4. Ask me what I am looking forward to about the residential trip to Ardentinny.

5. Ask me about the Junior Road Safety film clips that we filmed with our P1 buddies.


 

Welcome to Primary 7

Every pupil in P7 has a lead role in a P7 committee.

P7 committees include House and Vice Captains, Yearbook Committee, Playground Squaddies and the Panto Committee. 

House and Vice Captains will organise house events and competitions throughout the year.

The yearbook committee will plan and organise the P7 yearbook.

Playground Squaddies will plan and organise playground games for the younger children.

The panto committee will lead on various aspects of the P7 panto.

P7 pupils also buddy Primary 1 on Tuesdays.

Homework -

All P7 children have been provided with a homework folder and homework diary. Homework will usually be given on a Monday and due for Friday. Please check your child’s homework diary. Homework will consist of spelling, maths and a literacy task. 

 

A Numeracy Support Booklet is available to help with Numeracy homework. It can be accessed on the 'Information' tab at the top of this web page.

Mrs Bairner will run a 'maths surgery' for P7s on Thursdays at lunchtime. This will not operate as a 'school club' at present and will be exclusively for P7 pupils in the P7 classroom until such time as we have permission to re-start 'mixed-stage' indoor clubs.

Term 3 - January - March

We have a busy term in P7. 

Here are just some of the learning experiences this term in P7:

Maths: Area and Perimeter of Compound Shapes, Compass Points and Angles, Integers and Problem Solving

Literacy: Kensuke's Kingdom (4 weeks) followed by group novels as selected by P7 pupils

Writing - We will focus on imaginative writing this term.

Social Subjects: (Class Topic) Forensics and Crime Scene Investigations.

Expressive Arts: Expressive arts will link to our class topic

Health and Wellbeing: Internet Safety

P.E - Gymnastics and Volleyball

RME - Special Buildings

Science and French will continue with Mrs Stevenson

P7 Dates for the Diary

Monday 28th March - P7 and P6 at Ardentinny until Friday 1st April

P7 Committees

As well as being P1 Buddies, we also have a second leadership role. Here is our leadership photo display showing our roles.

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News Articles, Manga Portraits and The Great Wave artwork

We wrote news articles about the tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan in 2011. We created our own Japanese Manga portraits and recreated the famous painting by the artist Hokusai entitled 'The Great Wave'. Check out some of our photographs below.

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P7 Christmas Party

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Japanese Sushi Lesson

We had a sushi lesson and made our own maki rolls.

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Japanese Raku Pottery Workshop

We had a Raku Pottery workshop with a ceramic artist. She taught us about raku firing and we glazed and fired our own pinch pots. The workshop was possible thanks to a grant from the Japan Society.

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Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop

As part of our Japan topic, we had a Taiko drumming workshop. The workshop was planned thanks to funding from the Japan Society.

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Japanese Visitors

We had a workshop from Japan Desk Scotland. They taught us about school life in Japan, Japanese customs, Japanese language, songs and origami.

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Karate - Japan Topic

As part of our Japan topic, we had a karate lesson from Hokushin Karate Academy.

Japan Topic - Tourism Books

We worked in pairs to research different tourist attractions in Japan. We created 'star books' about the tourist attractions.

Our Class Charter

We agreed on our class charter. We all agree to Be Safe, Be Ready to Learn and Be Respectful. We have also learned about the Rights of the Child.

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Japan Topic - Geography

Geography of Japan - We worked in teams to create a poster about the geography of Japan. 

P7 Artwork

P7 created acrylic painting entitled 'Walking in the Rain'. We have also been learning about climate change and created paintings about animals in danger as a result of climate change.

Term 2 - October - December

We have a busy term in P7. 

Here are just some of the learning experiences this term in P7:

Maths: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (FDPs), core numeracy skills and problem-solving strategies.

Literacy: Group Novels as selected by P7 pupils (Divided City, Private Peaceful, Lord of the Rings and Millions)

Writing - Writing tasks will link to our class topic (Japan). We will focus on functional writing and poetry this term.

Social Subjects: (Class Topic) Japan

Expressive Arts: Expressive arts will link to our class topic

Science Experiments and Investigations: Electricity (and Science links to COP26)

Health and Wellbeing: Choices for Life (Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco) / Emotion Works

P.E - Basketball (Tuesdays) and Lacrosse (Wednesdays)

RME - Buddhism (linked to our class topic)

Holes Novel Study

We are reading the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. We have been doing some work on character analysis, writing tasks, comprehension and research about desert animals!

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Term 1 - P.E - Tennis

This term, we are doing Fitness and Tennis as part of our PE sessions. In tennis, we have been learning about the different kinds of shots and skills. We have also started some mini tennis tournaments in the playground.

Term 1 - RME - The Story of Esther

In RME, we have been learning about Purim and The Story of Esther. We worked in groups to write a script and perform a dramatisation of The Story of Esther. 

Grangemouth Race

A team of 3 P7 boys and 3 P7 girls participated in the Grangemouth Road Relay Race. Our teams performed well.