P7 – Class Photos and Transition

Good afternoon,

Today pupils have been issued with a variety of letters and information.

Regarding transition to Park Mains High School, our transition visit is on Thursday 17th June. Please read over the letter and return the EV5 form. Pupils must bring a packed lunch and a face covering.

Class photographs are also in pupil school bags today. Orders are to be placed online within 7 days. All instructions regarding ordering are contained in the photograph envelopes.
Thank you and have a great Tuesday,
P7 Teachers

Park Mains Transition

Good afternoon,

Your child has received a letter outlining the Transition Visit at Park Mains High School. A detailed timetable for your child will follow soon and travel arrangements will be provided once the specific date is confirmed.

Please note face masks and a packed lunch will be required for the visit.

Thank you,

P7 Teachers



P7 – Week Beginning 31st May

Hello Primary 7!

Here are your reminders and homework tasks for next week. Please remember, homework will be available on Teams from Tuesday onward.


Young Scot Card Photographs: All pupils will be photographed on Wednesday for their Young Scot Card. Consent forms will be handed out on Tuesday. These must be returned by Thursday.

End of Term Concert: Please read the instructions posted on Teams.


Spelling: This will be available on Tuesday.

Maths: Sumdog Contest – please play for 20 mins each night or an hour across the week.

Yearbook Photos: Please make sure you upload your yearbook photos on Teams. Instructions are there. This should be done by 11th June. 

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and see you on Tuesday!

P7 Teachers

P7: Reminders and Sports Day

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. Please see below for a few reminders for this week.
Spelling and maths will be available on Teams as usual. We continue with Accelerated Reader.
Uniform: As discussed in class last week, please remember to come in casual uniform (including trainers/running shoes) all of next week. This will allow us to complete all activities associated with the Iris Anderson award.
Sports Day:
This year, sports day will be a little bit different but with the same house pride as always. Due to current regulations, we can only race in our classes and this will be done in our PE slots. No spectators are allowed.

Our wonderful P7 house captains will be recording our class races. We will then put it all together so we can watch the races unfold and find out who has won the coveted sports day trophy. This will be shared with parents and family.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the weather,  please bring your house colours to school (in your school bag) every possible race day next week (Tuesday-Friday). Please do not worry if you do not have house colours, you will still race for your team.  This will allow us to rearrange any races if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Below is a reminder of our house colours. There is absolutely no need to buy anything new.

Falcons – Blue
Ospreys – Red
Eagles – Yellow
Hawks – Green

Good luck to all of the houses!

See you all tomorrow, P7!

P7 Activities Week

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying the May sunshine. Let’s hope this kind of weather continues for us during Activities Week.

We spoke about our plans on Friday in class, but I thought I would put a rough rundown of the week below so that you have a reminder of what to bring on each day.

Different activities are planned for each day and you will be told the daily schedule each morning in class after register and lunches are taken. Please remember that all COVID procedures are still in place, and we will be returning to class before each break and lunch to wash hands.

Breaktimes and lunchtimes will be the same as normal (excluding Thursday), so lunch arrangements are the same as always – packed lunch, school meal, or home lunch. If you are going home for lunch, please ensure that a parent or guardian rings the office to let us know.

Activities Week will be a uniform free week. I advise you to wear older clothes/shoes or clothes/shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty as we will be spending most of the week outdoors. Please remember to come prepared for all types of weather and bring a waterproof jacket in case of rain. Water bottles can also be brought to school.

There will be no homework this week.


Each day (excluding Thursday), we will be participating in 3 activities. One on the field, one on the pitch and one in the classroom. Activities will be a mixture of team challenges, physical challenges, games, arts and crafts, nature-based learning and STEM tasks.

Monday: Nothing additional required

Tuesday: Nothing additional required

Wednesday: Please bring your pencil case (pens, colouring pens/pencils), although you will have access to your crayons etc in class. Please bring a plastic bag.

Thursday: We will visit Finlaystone on Thursday. The cost of this is £4.50 and can be paid through Parent Pay. Please bring a packed lunch in a plastic or paper bag. Remember to bring a face covering to wear on the bus to and from Finlaystone. We will leave school at 9am and should return around 2.30pm. We will remain in class until the 3.15pm release time.

Friday: Lunchtime is as normal (packed lunch/school meal/home lunch). We will be celebrating the end of our week with a pizza and movie afternoon. We will provide pizza and juice. You may bring one additional snack to enjoy as we watch the movie. No fizzy juice please. All dietary requirements should already be noted on your EV5 form.

I am really looking forward to spending time with you all and let’s look forward to a fun filled week!

See you all tomorrow!

Miss Cauley and P7 teachers.

P7 Reminders

Hello and happy Sunday!

This week in class you have been given a lot of information and issued a variety of letters. This post is a wee reminder so that you remember what is due in and when.

  1. Bikeability – if you are taking part in these sessions, you should have already returned your consent form. These sessions begin on Monday 10th May and will run each day Mon – Fri after school. Sessions will be led by trained staff. Please follow the tips on your letter to ensure you are ready for the course.
  2. Activities Week – you should have now received a letter about our Activities Week, beginning Monday 17th May. In order to participate, you must return both the permission form and the EV5 form ASAP.  As detailed in the letter, we are looking for some parent helpers  – there is a section for this on the form. Thanks to all those who have already volunteered.
  3. School Concert – you have now received your lyrics for our part in the school concert. The backing track will be available on teams from next week. You should video yourself in three separate clips – singing the class section, the house section and the girls or boys section. Please send these video clips to the address on the letter. Queries about recording should be detailed on there.
  4. School Photographs – the photographer will be in school on Friday 14th May to take P7 photographs. Please wear a white shirt and a school tie.
  5. Headphones – please remember to bring your headphones in this coming week.

Thank you for all your support and we’ll see you tomorrow!

P7 teachers

Big Pedal 2021

Sustrans Big Pedal - Sustrans.org.ukThis year, as always, the school will be taking part in the Big Pedal, the Sustrans national competition to get everyone moving – cycling, scooting and walking.

Below you will find a video and information sheet.

This year will be a little bit different as we are asking children to bring their bike or scooter on alternate days.  Please see the timetable below for your child’s days.

Date Classes
Mon 19th April P2,P5,P6,P7
Tues 20th April P1,P3 and P4
Wed 21st April P2,P5,P6,P7
Thurs 22nd April P1,P3 and P4
Fri 23rd April P2,P5,P6,P7
Mon 26th April P1,P3 and P4
Tues 27th April P2,P5,P6,P7
Wed 28th April P1,P3 and P4
Thur 29th April P2,P5,P6,P7
Fri 30th April P1,P3 and P4

There are only a few simple rules –

all children must wear a helmet on a bike

bikes and scooters should be wheeled through the playground on the way in and out of school and on the ashy path.

Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join in the challenge.

Every child will get the chance to cycle or scoot with their friends in the playground during the day.

We would ask that you check over bikes and scooters to make sure they are safe to use, especially if they haven’t been used for a while.

Please don’t worry if your child is unable to bring their bike or scooter on any of their days.  Walking counts too!

Big pedal parent info

We are all looking forward to the Big Pedal.  It should be lots of fun.

Bike Ability 2021

We are looking to offer the Bike Ability Level 2 Cycling award next term to the Primary 7 pupils. This will begin with sessions delivered in an off-road, traffic-free setting, designed to develop basic bike control skills. The core of the programme will then focus on making short journeys on quieter roads, using appropriate signalling and observation.

We are looking to offer this as an after-school club throughout the weeks of the 10th May and 17th May 2021. This will be led by our trained members of staff. Once we know the numbers interested, we will confirm dates. The pupils will be required to attend five sessions lasting one hour from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

This programme will be dependent on national guidance and staffing levels at the time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. A letter has been sent home today with further information. Please return the slip by Wednesday 31st March to confirm your interest.

Kind Regards,
Mr McAvoy

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