Dolphin House Day 2

Today we went hillwalking and climbed Cornish Hill in the Galloway Forest. There was some snow lying and we had great fun throwing snowballs at each other and enjoyed the views when we reached the top. After dinner we got our head torches on and went for a walk in the park where we had a great game of hide and seek.  We are looking forward to another busy day tomorrow!

 

Dolphin House Day 1

We have all had a great first day at Dolphin House despite the rain! This afternoon the pupils enjoyed working together in their teams to explore the country park.  Tonight we have hoisted our flag, went for a walk on the beach and are now getting ready to watch a film. We are looking forward to going hillwalking tomorrow!  Continue reading “Dolphin House Day 1”

P7 Dolphin House Trip

Primary 7 pupils are very excited and looking forward to their residential trip to Dolphin House next week. The pupils have worked together to design and paint a flag which will be flown during their stay at Dolphin House. They have made a great job of this and the finished flag looks great.

Look out for daily updates next week to see what the pupils are getting up to!

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is spelling rules double letters – l, f and s. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

ballot, cellar, follow, hollow, bullet, coffee, muffin, suffer, saffron, different, across, assess, impress, fossil, address

Green Group

bell, dull, grill, spell, smell, off, cliff, puff, stuff, staff, pass, miss, cross, dress, stress

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.

P7 Institute Visit

Primary 7 visited the institute this morning where they learned how to make shortbread. It was so easy to make and the finished product tasted amazing. We had a great morning!

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P7 Fundraising – Thank You

We would like to thank everybody who took part in our dress down day fundraiser last week. We raised an amazing total of £75.00 which will help towards the cost of our leavers hoodies. The total amount we have raised so far from the dress down day and the Christmas Fayre is £125.00. Thank you again for your continued support, we have lots of fun plans for the future.

By Aimee & Sophie

P7 Fundraising – Dress Down Day

P7 are organising a dress down day on Thursday 6th February, to raise money to buy their leavers hoodies. If you’re  participating there will be a contribution of £1 paid through Parent Pay. We are having it this Thursday as it is the last day before the February holidays. Thank you for your support.

Aimee and Sophie

Primary 7 – MSP visit

Primary 7 received a visit from regional MSP Brian Whittle last week as part of their Scottish Parliament topic. During the visit the class learned about the job of an MSP and got to ask lots of questions. Brian was very entertaining, funny and honest. The class learned a lot and found it a very interesting session.

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for Primary 7 spelling homework this week is homophones. All groups have the same words as the focus is on knowing the spelling and meaning of each. This week’s words are:

their/they’re/there, threw/through, time/thyme, to/too/two, vale/veil, vane/vain/vein

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.

Modern Languages Committee Group

Today the Modern Languages Committee Group were learning about New Year in France and ‘La fête des Rois’.

We learned how to say Happy New Year in French (Bonne Année) and made ‘Bonne Année’ cards, as the French tend to send New Year cards rather than Christmas cards.

Next we learned about the festival ‘La fête des Rois’ (King’s Festival). The festival takes place in France on the 6th January and commemorates the Three Kings finding the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. As part of the festival people eat a special cake called ‘la galette des Rois’. The cake has a small object hidden inside (a bean or ceramic charm) and the person who finds it is the winner and has to wear the crown, becoming King or Queen. We then made our own crowns which looked fantastic!

 

 

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. We will be looking at words with the following prefixes: ob-, ex- and de-. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

object, obtuse, obstacle, obstruct, obscure, exhale, exhaust, extend, exchange, export, describe, descend, deconstruct, deformed, dehydrated

Green Group

object, obtuse, observe, obvious, oblong, exit, exact, expect, explain, explode, destroy, decode, deflate, detox, deformed

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.

Address to the Toothache – please keep practising your poem as ‘in class’ judging will take place on Thursday afternoon.

Primary 7 – Scottish Parliament Outreach Programme

Primary 7 have been learning about the Scottish Parliament and were visited today by Mairead Mackechnie as part of the Scottish Parliament Outreach Programme. The class enjoyed learning about the Parliament, taking part in a manifesto and voting activity and debating on the length of the school week. It was a fantastic session!

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Primary 7 Homework

The focus for spelling this week is common and tricky words. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

industrial, physical, technology, breathe, discipline, inference, possession, texture, brilliant, does, interesting, potential, though, buried, during

Green Group

writing, yelled, your, yours, upon, while, young, across, both, following, near, brother, sister, cousin, friends

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.

All pupils have been given a copy of the poem ‘Address to the Toothache’ by Robert Burns for the Scots Verse competition this year. Pupils should continue to practise their poem for homework.

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for Primary 7 spelling homework this week is homophones. All groups have the same words as the focus is on knowing the spelling and meaning of each. This week’s words are:

scent/sent/cent, sites/sights, soar/sore, sole/soul, stair/stare, stationary/stationery, tears/tiers

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.

 

 

 

Primary 7 Christmas Party

Primary 7 had a great time at their Christmas party yesterday afternoon. They were joined by Primary 6 pupils, and had fun playing games and ceilidh dancing. It was a lovely afternoon and everyone looked fantastic!

Primary 7 – Home Alone

Primary 7 will be having a fun day in class on Friday and would like to watch the film ‘Home Alone’ which has a PG rating. If you do not want your child to watch the film  please contact the school.

 

Primary 7 – Wonder

Primary 7 have now finished reading the class novel Wonder, and will watch the film on Monday afternoon in order to compare it to the novel. Wonder has a PG rating. If you DO NOT wish for your child to watch Wonder please contact the school office.

Thank you.

 

Modern Languages Committee Group

Yesterday was our first Modern Languages Committee Group session.

We discussed and agreed that the aims for our committee group are:

  • To develop an understanding of French vocabulary and culture.
  • To recognise similarities and differences between Scotland and France.
  • To share our learning at the Christmas and Easter services.

This session we were learning about Christmas traditions in France. We learned lots of French Christmas vocabulary, played some fun games and sang a French Christmas song. We had a great morning!

 

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. A prefix is added at the front of a word and changes its meaning. We will be looking at words with the following prefixes: mis (meaning opposite), post (meaning after) and semi (meaning half). This week’s words are:

Blue Group

misplace, mislead, mishear, misbehave, misunderstanding, postseason, postgame, postpone, postscript, postgraduate, semidetached, semi-permanent, semiprecious, semicolon, semi-professional

Green Group

misuse, misspell, misread, mistake, misprint, postgame, postcard, post-war, postpone, postscript, semicircle, semi-final, semicolon, semiprecious, semidetached

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for spelling this week is common and tricky words. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

performance, surprise, bizarre, dilemma, imagine, permanent, survey, boisterous, disappear, improvise, persuade, persuasion, technique, break, disappoint

Green Group

ate, better, scary, police, white, purple, yellow, tries, tried, turned, wanted, piece, peace, arrive, high

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.