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About Primary 7
Teacher: Mrs McCormick
Number of Pupils: 24
Holes (novel study)
Civilisations past and present
P.E. Days: Mondays, Tuesdays
RCCT: Monday mornings with Mrs Walker (9-11.15)
The P7 crew
Learning in term 2
For literacy this term, we will focus mainly on reading for information linked to our topic. We will also take part in literature circles linked to our reading books. For writing, we will write a short book for the first few weeks, then will focus on functional writing linked to our topic.
For numeracy, we will finish off work on mental strategies and written methods for addition and subtraction including with decimals. We will learn some simple algebra and learn about measure including converting between units of measure.
Our topic this term is Arctic and Antarctic. We will compare the two and find out similarities and differences. We will learn about the animals, people and vegetation there. Our art work will be linked to the topic.
This term the visiting music specialist will come on Thursdays. We will also continue to learn the recorder.
For RME, we will learning about the Jewish festival of Purim.
A large focus this term will be practising for our Panto. We will learn about performing to an audience including body language, use of voice, characterisation, building confidence and team work.
Learning in Term 1
This term we will be reading the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar, which will be our main context for learning. Linked to the novel, we will learn about deserts and civilisations in the Wild West.
In numeracy, we will be doing some revision and will also focus on working with numbers to tens of millions, learning about place value, adding and subtracting 100s, 1000s, 10000s etc. We will also compare and order numbers and estimate position on a number line.
In literacy through our novel study, we will find out about the different characters and the use of language used by the author. We will address some of the issues which arise in the novel. In writing, we will develop our skills in creative writing including use of VCOP and will use some persuasive techniques when creating adverts. Our talking and listening will be linked to our novel study.
In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about food and nutrition and the human body.
In music, we will begin to learn recorder. Thanks for sending in or ordering the instruments.
We will continue building our vocabulary in French and will begin learning some German.
Bikeability level 2
Primary 7 completed their level 2 training, learning how to keep themselves safe on the roads, how to position themselves on the road and how to do u-turns and left and right hand turns. The instructors were very impressed with their bike handling skills.
Football at Balfron
Well done to the pupils from P7 who took part in a mini tournament against 2 teams from Balfron Primary. They represented the school very well and worked as a team. Special congratulations to Finn who scored a hat trick.
Primary 7 visited the library for the first time this school year. They all chose a book and kicked back and relaxed to start reading their book. Some children also did a wordsearch and we tried to figure out some riddles. Thanks to Beth for her hospitality.
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