It was great to see so many friendly faces at our first school event of the year, Meet the Teacher. This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to see our school and meet the whole team. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the evening, even though the weather was against us!
We always aim to improve and are keen to get your feedback at EVERY event (as many of you know!) Thank you for leaving us your sticky note comments.
Every year our school aims to support a mixture of Local, National and International charities. This was a very popular choice from our initial home learning grid. Thank you to everyone who discussed different charities at home for our classes to consider.
Mrs Simpson collated all of the choices and made a super handy leaflet with all of the chosen charities for the year. It’s going to be fun seeing what every class comes up with to raise funds to send. We will keep you posted nearer to the time.
Click on the link below for a digital copy of the letter.
P7 enjoyed a fun week last week learning about the wonderful world of work and about how our many skills and qualities can be applied to future careers. We kicked of the week with the animal me personalities quiz. By answering just a few questions we were able to find the animal that most associated with our personality, the skills and qualities we possess, and some jobs which may work well with these.
Another hot topic of the week was gender equality. Do you think gender can affect how good someone is at their job? Primary 7 certainly do not and neither do the 138 people who filled out our online survey to give us their opinions. We found that although some people still hold stereotypes or have preferences towards gender within certain jobs such as doctors, nurses, teachers or scientists, the overall majority felt that both genders could be as good at any job or career they choose.
Primary 7 have had an exciting week as we started our transition project for Greenfaulds’ English department, based on the Michael Morpurgo book ‘Shadow’. Michael Morpurgo is one of our favorite authors as his books always involve animals. This week we recorded our prior knowledge, used information from the text to create a visualization of character. We can’t wait to show off our learning to Mr Gardiner who will be visiting us from Greenfaulds High School next week.
This term Primary 7 have been learning all about World War 2. We have been shocked to find out about the experiences of the victims of WWII and the basic human rights that were taken away from those who were forced to go into hiding or put into concentration camps. We are finding it very interesting. We can’t wait to learn more!
Primary 7 visited Kilbowie outdoor centre from the 7th of November until the 11th. We had a great time and really challenged ourselves as we took on a range of outdoor activities which most of us had never done before. We can’t wait to redraft our recounts so that others can read about our adventures.