Pirie Park Primary School

Respect, Learning, Kindness, Friendship, Trust


P7a – Mrs Nicolson

Term 1

During term 1, we will be reading R.J. Palacio’s heart-warming novel ‘Wonder’, which is a story about a young boy who is born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school. We will be learning about different literacy devices to up-level our writing and we will continue practising our spelling and handwriting.

In Maths, we will be securing our understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be learning about the characteristics of 2D and 3D shapes and angles. We will be developing our ability to solve calculations mentally through mental maths and ‘Numeracy Ninja’ challenges.

In PE, we will be learning hockey skills focusing on dribbling, passing and shooting. We will also participate in games, where we will apply our cooperation and team work skills.

In science we will be investigating plants and the important role they play in the world we live in.

Our topic for term 1 focusses on Govan. We will explore Govan Cross and the transport links from Govan throughout Glasgow through the Subway.

PE Days

Our PE days are on Monday and Thursday this term. Pupils should remember to bring a PE kit on both days.

Homework Days

Homework is issued on a Monday and should be returned on a Thursday.

Learning Journeys

Pupils complete a ‘daily tweet’ about their learning each day in their Learning Journeys. Pupils are asked to take Learning Journeys home on a Thursday. Parents and guardian are encouraged to sign Learning Journeys and any comments about their child’s learning are welcome.

Homework help/websites




Dates to remember

Transition afternoon – Starting Thursday 5th September (continuing once a week for the next 5 weeks).

Sponsored walk at Elder Park – Friday 13th September

Meet the teacher/House Quiz – Thursday 19th September

Blairvadach – Monday 23rd September

Achievement and celebrations

We celebrate a ‘Worker of the Week’ and a ‘Pupil of the Week’ to recognise those children who go above and beyond in the classroom and throughout the school. These children are invited to attend ‘Hot Chocolate Fridays’ with a member of Senior Management Team on a Friday afternoon.


During this term we will be developing our Spanish skills. We will be learning about Spanish culture by researching cities in Spain.  We will be looking at famous landmarks and buildings and finding out what tourist attraction there are.  We will continue to consolidate our Spanish vocabulary, we will be learning Spanish words to describe our own city and famous tourist attractions.






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