Hello from Primary 7,
Primary 7 have settled in very well to their new class and have been working exceptionally hard over the last month.
Literacy – We have completed a modelling block and have now introduced our group novels. We have been working with these alongside our comprehension strategies. We have also been using stage 6/7 for our spelling programme. The genre we have been focussing on is Narrative. We have been learning to create effective character descriptions, openers, setting descriptions and using pictures as a stimulus for writing.
Numeracy – We have been revising place value and number processes, we have just started our money topic where we have been learning about banking. We will be focussing on how we pay for things, calculating interest and APR, hire purchase, spending in a budget as well as calculating foreign exchange. I think we have some budding bankers in the making!
I.D.L – The children selected their topic and the topic they chose was Japan! It is a great topic and we are looking forward to immersing ourselves further into this. We have already looked at the Japanese language as well as major cities and landmarks, artists and folklore and tradition. We studied the artist Hokusai and recreated his famous piece of art ‘The Great Wave’ using hot and cold colours. You can see some in our gallery.
Health and Wellbeing – Our block this term in P.E is tennis. Our P.E days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
R.E – A reminder to parents we will be continuing with The Pope Francis Faith Award and look forward to welcoming the new Primary 6 children who will be starting to undertake the work for their award.
REMINDER – Primary 7 will be hosting a coffee morning on Friday 28th September at 1-2.30pm, please come along and help us raise money for MacMillan. If you could also make some donations of bought baked goods and raffle prizes, that would be much appreciated.