About Primary 7
Teacher: Mrs Bairner
Number of Pupils: 26
Topics: Forensics/ CSI, Black History and the Slave Trade, Japan, Chemical Reactions, Business and Enterprise (The Apprentice)
P.E. Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
RCCT: RME and French (with Mrs Street)
P7 Dates for the diary
12th March - Japanese visitors
3th March - Visit from Ms Bannatyne (HT at Balfron High School)
17th March - Cross Country Finals
18th March - Yo Sushi! trip
19th March - Regional Lacrosse Tournament (selected pupils only)
23rd March - STEM Week (details to follow)
25th March - P7 Rotary Quiz at Balfron High School (selected pupils)
26th March - Family Fun Quiz Night
(P7 leading event).
1st April - Japanese visitors
2nd April - Open Afternoon (all welcome)
3rd April - P7 Dental Checks (AM)
Easter Service (PM)
Welcome to Primary 7
Every pupil in P7 has a lead role in a P7 committee and a whole school committee. P7 committees include House and Vice Captains, Panto Committee, Yearbook Committee, Playground Squaddies and P7 Events Committee. Whole school committees include Pupil Council, Eco Committee, Rights Respecting Schools, Sports Committee, Junior Road Safety Officers, Grounds Group and Techie Reps.
P7 pupils also buddy Primary 1 and help as Lunch Monitors.
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 reading.
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 runs a Maths Club on a Tuesday at lunchtime. Children are welcome to attend the drop-in club for homework help (every or any Tuesday).
Friday Fives - 6th March 2020
1. Ask me how to find the area of compound shapes with triangles and ask me the formula for the area of a triangle and the area of a rectangle.
2. Ask me what I have been learning as part of my internet safety lessons.
3. Ask me about our class novel, 'Kensuke's Kingdom.'
4. Ask me how to write a Haiku poem.
5. Ask me about my personal research for my Japan book.
Term 3 (January to April)
We have a busy term in P7.
Here are just some of the learning experiences this term in P7:
Maths: Time, Area, Perimeter, Measurement, Angles and Problem Solving
Literacy: Novel study (Kensuke's Kingdom), extended writing linked to Japan topic
Expressive Arts: P7 Panto
Social Subjects: Japan (cross curricular topic incorporating Geography, History, Technology, Art and Design, Music and Literacy)
ICT: Linked to Japan topic
P.E: Athletics and Lacrosse
Science: Chemical Reactions
Health and Wellbeing, RME and French will continue with Mrs Street.
This term we also have a range of events and competitions including:
Cross Country Competition
Family Fun Quiz Night (hosted by P7)
P7 Rotary Quiz
Continuation of Scottish Maths Challenge
See 'dates for the diary' for all updates.
Cross Country Competition
On 7th February, 16 P7 pupils volunteered to participate in the P7 Cross Country race at Bannockburn High School. All runners in P7 completed the race. There were participants from 31 Stirling Schools in each race. P7 boys achieved 2nd placed team in the competition. 5 pupils from P7 (Toby, Archie, Peter, Shona and Kiera) finished in the top 20 in the P7 races and will now go on to compete in the Forth Valley competition on 27th February in Alloa.
Primary 7 Pantomime -
Jack and the Beanstalk
At the end of January, P7 put on 3 outstanding (sold out) pantomime performances of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at the Edmonstone Hall. Check out some of the photographs below.
P7 Stirling Athletics Champions
After winning the P7 Balfron Cluster Athletics competition, the class went on to compete at the Stirling Athletics competition. The class achieved 1st place. The final results were as follows:
1st Place: P7 Strathblane
2nd Place: P7 Bridge of Allan
3rd Place: P7 Dunblane
P7 Strathblane and P7 Bridge of Allan will now go on to represent Stirling and compete against the top schools from East of Scotland at Heriot Watt University on 26th February. Well done P7!
Maryhill Park Cross Country
On 10th November, 8 Primary 7s volunteered to compete in the Maryhill Park P7 Cross Country Race against other schools. Toby achieved 1st place in the race, with Peter and Archie also in the top 10 (in 4th and 7th place). Overall the boys achieved 1st place as a team.
Chris Hoy Velodrome Trip
On 8th November, we went to the Chris Hoy Velodrome to watch the World Cup Track Cycling. We also got to take part in a range of cycling activities and obstacle courses. It was a great day out!
P7 Science Centre Trip
We had a great day out at the Science Centre. We went to two different workshops called 'Cracking Crypography' and 'Water, Water, Everywhere.' We also went around the Science Mall and tried a whole range of different activities. Check out the photos below...
P7 Balfron Cluster Athletics Champions
On 2rd October, P7 took part in the P7 Balfron Cluster Athletics Championships at Balfron High School. We won the competition and will now go on to represent the Balfron Cluster at the Stirling Athletics competition later in the year.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
The P7 class helped to organise the Macmillan Coffee Morning. Our House and Vice Captains led the House meetings. Houses worked together to create displays for the hall. All P7s helped to serve cakes and sweet treats at the coffee morning.
Term 1 - CSI / Forensics Topics
We have been learning about crime scene investigations and forensics. We have been learning about fingerprinting techniques, chromatography and handwriting analysis. We have also been analysing white powders. In class we set up courtroom dramas each week and the 'jury' need to decide if someone is 'guilty' or 'not guilty' of a crime using all the evidence. We have also had a visit from Dr Stevens. She brought in an actual skeleton and we worked out how to tell the gender, age and height of someone based on their skeleton. Georgia's mum is a police officer and she came in to show us how to collect DNA and how to collect vital evidence from a crime scene! Dr Torrance visited our class to tell us about her job as a forensic toxicologist and Torin's dad also visited our class to tell us about DNA and show us how to extract DNA from a banana! We also had a visit from Archie's dad and we had a workshop with a retried detective!
At the end of our topic, we had to solve a crime! Our teacher set up break-in and theft at the local Edmonstone Hall and we had to go to the crime scene to solve the case. She told us that Pasha from Strictly was doing a dance class at the hall and that someone had broken into the hall, left their fingerprints, stolen his shoes and left behind footprints and other evidence. We had to lift fingerprints and take footprint samples found in mud. We also found some crime scene evidence such as a letter, a lipstick mark, a cup of coffee and a half-eaten biscuit. Back at school, we analysed the evidence and interviewed all the suspects (our parents). Next, we had to eliminate the suspects. We thought that Jamie's mum was guilty so we brought her in for further questioning and Georgia's mum (Sergeant Conway) arrested her, as she was guilty!! We had caught the criminal!
Take a look at some of the pictures in our slideshow below...