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This week in P7D

In Literacy:

  • We have been creating pieces of imaginative writing, using a variety of writing prompts. A good piece of imaginative writing should have a range descriptive adjectives, setting the scene with verbs and adverbs and figurative language such as onomatopoeia, metaphors, similes, personification.

In Numeracy:

  • We have been learning to solve equations; we needed to use substitution, know that letters can represent an unknown number, simplify like terms and use function machines to find the rules, inputs and outputs.

Other curricular areas:

  • In PE we have been working on our hand eye co-ordination with shooting and batting skills. We have been playing benchball, basketball and rounders.
  • In Drama and Health and Wellbeing we have been learning to recognise healthy relationships, we used drama to explore the qualities of a perfect partner and then act out a a scenario to explore what may be qualities may be missing.
  • In ICT we created a collaborative document to generate summary comments about each other for the year book. We provided feedback on our our comments to support each others success.

Dietary Requirements for 21/22


Dear Parent Carer,

Class cuisine, our school meals partner has asked that if your child is in receipt of school meals and has any dietary needs please could the attached form be completed and returned to them at the address provided.


Please complete this form via the link below:

a paper copy is also available here:

Special Diet Registration Form  – PDF


Thank you

Self Isolation Grant Available

Dear Parent/Carer,

The £500 Self Isolation Support Grant is available to help those in work who are on a low income and would lose some, or all, of their earnings because they need to self isolate.

You can apply for the £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant if you

  • have been told by the Test and Protect Service or the Protect Scotland app that you must self isolate as a result of Covid-19, or are primary parent/carer of children under 16 who are asked to self-isolate, but who are not required to self isolate yourself,
  • are employed or self employed, unable to work from home while self isolating and will experience loss of earnings as a result of self-isolating,
  • are currently in receipt of, or would ordinarily be entitled to should an application have been made, Universal Credit or one of the other earnings based benefits listed below:
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Housing Benefit
    • Pension Credit
    • Council Tax Reductionor, you are an individual who earns less than the Real Living Wage or your household income is less than 25% above the UC level.

You must meet all three of the above criteria to qualify for a Self Isolation Support Grant.

For further information and instructions on how to apply please visit the Clackmannanshire Council Website here:

New Digital Mental Wellbeing Service Launched

Dear Parents/Carers,

Clackmannanshire Council has launched new Mental Wellbeing Services for our pupils and their families. Please find information attached:

  • Shout – Available for anyone aged 5-26 by texting ‘Clacks’ to 85258, 24 hours a day. Common issues include feeling sad, lonely, anxious, bullying, relationship problems, self-harm and suicide, but any issue can be dealt with.
  • Togetherall – Safe online community that is moderated by trained clinical staff. Available for anyone aged 16-26. 

Further information can be found on the attached interactive PDF, or by following Clacks Education Psychology Services on Twitter (@ClacksEPS)