Category Archives: Primary 7C

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

P7 Home Learning Overview

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a lovely holiday with plenty of relaxation and enjoyed time with your loved ones over the festive period.

Although we won’t be seeing your lovely, smiling faces as soon as we thought, we can keep in contact online as we’ll be starting our Primary 7 Home Learning programme tomorrow. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Here is a little rundown of how we would like our home learning to go:

  • There will be two main posts every day:
  • We will have a Daily Task post where you will find an overview of the tasks for that day (these can be found in the assignments tab). Tasks that have direct teaching will be marked as such. Please like or comment on the Daily Task post before you begin any work. This will allow us to keep a register.
  • We will have a Pupil of the Day post where you can leave a compliment for your friend.
  • We will follow the structure of the school day as much as possible and there is a timetable below so you can see how the structure of our week will look. Our school break times in P7 are 10.30am – 10.45am, 12.45pm – 1.30pm, and 2pm – 2.15pm. Please make sure you take breaks during the day (whenever suits you and your family – everyone’s day looks different) – get outside and enjoy the fresh air, outdoor play, or just some personal chill time away from the screen.
  • We will have a Team meeting every Monday and Thursday at 10am (excluding Monday 11th January). If you can, please join the meeting to check in and share your news. It will be so nice to hear everyone’s voices and hear what you have been up to. We will also try to play some games. If you can’t join us, please don’t worry.
  • Assignments– Please upload your work to the assignments so we can give you feedback directly. If you have any corrections or you would like to make improvements to your work, you can always make changes then upload again. Please ensure you have attached work before clicking upload. We will set the closing date for assignments for one month and you can still hand them in after this date.  In order to keep your assignments space tidy and avoid a build-up of tasks, we will mark work as ‘completed’ after one week. If you still wish to complete this task and hand it in, you will find it in the completed section of the assignments tab.
  • Non-assignment work– There will be other tasks available to you that will not be listed as an assignment – for example, we will offer Daily Doodle prompts, as well as a selection of puzzles, STEM and other practical activities. If you wish to share your achievements with these, reply to the Daily Task post with a photo of your work by hitting the paperclip icon.
  • Please keep the General Channel tidy and only reply to the posts. Please only chat with your friends and use emojis and GIFs in the Chill-Out Zone. Please keep to the digital etiquette rules we have previously discussed in class. Do not share your gamer username on Teams.
  • We know that every home has different arrangements about when and how you do work, so please do not worry if you can’t get everything or anything done. You can only do what you can and please email us if you have any questions or worries. We are here to support you and are very proud of you.

We are looking forward to working with you all on Teams and will be available to answer your questions and provide support throughout the school day. We know you will all try your best.

 

Kind regards,

P7 Class Teachers

 

Literacy Numeracy H.W.B. I.D.L Opportunities for Personal Challenge (optional weekly activities)
Monday Spelling Sound introduction

 

Handwriting

 

Personal Reading Time

Mental Maths Activity

 

Numeracy

Fitness Activity

 

Pupil of the Day

 

Monday Check In – 10am

Social Subjects Daily Doodle

Logic Puzzles

Growth Mindset

STEM

Tuesday Spelling Task

 

Grammar

Mental Maths Activity

 

Numeracy

Fitness Activity

 

Pupil of the Day

 

I.C.T. basic skills / R.M.E. Daily Doodle

Logic Puzzles

Growth Mindset

STEM

Wednesday Spelling Task

 

Writing – Reports

Mental Maths Activity

 

Numeracy

Fitness Activity

 

Pupil of the Day

Art Daily Doodle

Logic Puzzles

Growth Mindset

STEM

Thursday Spelling Task

 

Editing Task

Mental Maths Activity

 

Maths

Fitness Activity

 

Pupil of the Day

 

Thursday Check In – 10am

 

Personal H.W.B.

H.W.B./Science Daily Doodle

Logic Puzzles

Growth Mindset

STEM

Friday Spelling Task

 

Comprehension

Mental Maths Activity

 

Maths

Fitness Activity

 

Pupil of the Day

 

Work of the Week

Social Subjects Daily Doodle

Logic Puzzles

Growth Mindset

STEM

Week Beginning Monday 16th November 2020

Good Morning!

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are feeling ready for the week ahead.

Homework:

Below you will find your homework activities for the week. If you have any problems, please let us know straight away. If you forget your Glow password, don’t worry, this can be reset in class if required.

Spelling:

This week we are looking at the spelling rule ‘eous’. We have discussed the meaning of our spelling words and associated words in class. Our rule words this week are: hideous, gorgeous, righteous, outrageous, courageous and courteous. Our common words are: substances, conditions, solution and molecules. Please complete the associated task on Teams, uploading either a word document or a photograph of your work.

Maths:

In class, during our mathematics work, we have been looking at number patterns and relationships. Please complete the associated task on Teams, uploading either a word document or a photograph of your work.

Reading:

Please continue to read your accelerated reader at home. You should aim to complete an accelerated reading book every couple of weeks (unless discussed with your teacher).

We are looking forward to the week ahead – let’s have a good one!

Miss Cauley, Miss Hamilton and Mrs McLaren

Primary 7: A Few Reminders

Morning everyone!

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend and found some time to relax 🙂

As always, homework is on Teams, but please see below for a few wee reminders as we progress through Term 2.

  1. Water bottles. Please come to school with a filled water bottle. These should be filled up at either break or lunch. If you are arriving at school with a filled water bottle, you should not need to fill up more than once a day.
  2. Unless you have been spoken to specifically, please do not bring any of the following to school: rubix cubes, fidget spinners, magnets, or any other form of small toy. These should not be coming to school due to COVID guidelines.
  3. Homework – this should be completed every week and is available on Teams. Please speak to your class teacher straight away if you are having problems uploading or completing tasks.
  4. Outdoor shoes: As we are now heading into Winter, please ensure you have field shoes with you for gym days. These can be kept in the cloakroom.
  5. Waterproof jackets: As we are now in October, jackets should be worn during playtimes and lunchtimes. If you get warm when running around during gym, please bring a small waterproof jacket or a light jacket which can be kept in your bag for use during this time.

Thank you and have a fabulous week,

Primary 7 teachers.

Burns Cookbook Task – 05.10.20

Good Afternoon!

Today we will be researching recipes for our Burns Night cookbook. Recipes should be inspired by a poem from Robert Burns. You can choose your poem/song from the list below:

 

Starters (P7H) Mains (P7S) Desserts (P7C)
‘To A Mouse’ ‘A Man’s A Man For A’ That’ ‘A Red, Red Rose’
‘The Silver Tassie’ ‘Scots Wa Hae’ ‘Auld Lang Syne’
‘Cauld Frosty Morning’ ‘A Winter Night’ ‘Auld Rob Morris’
‘To A Louse’ ‘Tam O’Shanter’ ‘Highland Mary’
‘To A Mountain Daisy’ ‘Killiecrankie’ ‘Highland Laddie’
‘Up In The Morning Early’ ‘My Heart’s in the Highlands’ ‘Banks of Cree’
‘The Primrose’ ‘The Birks of Aberfeldy’
‘Sweet Afton’

 

Below are the links for recipes (both traditional Scottish and Burns Night favourites) to help inspire your dishes. If you are doing our main meals, they should all contain some form of haggis.

Remember, ingredients in our recipes should be able to be sourced locally and not have too much of an impact on our carbon and food footprints. We should also be mindful of those with different dietary requirements – vegetarian, vegan and gluten free as well as others. These recipes are only for inspiration – swap, change and remove ingredients to make sure your recipe is to your taste and to create your own individual dish J

Happy Hunting!

Food websites:

http://www.rampantscotland.com/recipes/blrecipe_index.htm

https://www.thespruceeats.com/best-scottish-recipes-4068648

https://www.scotland.org/about-scotland/food-and-drink/scottish-recipes/P12

https://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/collections/scottish-recipes/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/haggis

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/10-delicious-scottish-dessert-recipes-7669051  (contains links)

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/burns-night-recipes

Home recipes are welcome too!

P7 Homework Week Beginning 2.11.20

Good Morning!

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are feeling ready for our week ahead.

Homework:

Below you will find your homework activities for the week ahead. If you have any problems, please let us know straight away. If you forget your Glow password, don’t worry, this can be reset in class if required.

Spelling:

This week we are looking at the spelling rule ‘ci’ for the ‘sh’ sound. We have discussed the meaning of our spelling words and associated words in class. Our rule words this week are: ancient, unsocial, species, specially, efficient and suspicion. Our common words are: action, capital, factories and settled. Please complete the associated task on Teams, uploading either a word document or a photograph of your work.

Maths:

In class, during our numeracy work, we have been working on finding percentages of amounts using knowledge of associated fractions. Please complete the associated task on Teams, uploading either a word document or a photograph of your work. Please show working as displayed in the examples.

Reading:

Please continue to read your accelerated reader at home. You should aim to complete an accelerated reading book every couple of weeks (unless discussed with your teacher).

 

Park Mains Information:

Due to current circumstances, the Park Mains information evening can be accessed online. If you visit the ‘Transition’ section of the Park Mains website, you will be able to access further information on the school and its layout and departments.

Here is a direct link to the Transition page: http://parkmains.com/parents/p7/

 

We are looking forward to the week ahead – let’s have a good one!

Miss Cauley, Miss Hamilton and Mrs McLaren

Week Beginning – Monday 26th October 2020

Good Morning!

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are feeling ready for our ‘spooky’ week ahead.

Homework:

Below you will find your homework activities for the week ahead. If you have any problems, please let us know straight away. If you forget your Glow password, don’t worry, this can be reset in class if required.

Spelling:

This week we are looking at the spelling rule ‘ei’. We have discussed the meaning of our spelling words and associated words in class. Our rule words this week are: foreign, weird, forfeit, either, feisty and heirloom. Our common words are: discovered, divided, describe and developed. Please complete the associated task on Teams, uploading either a word document or a photograph of your work.

Maths:

In class, during our numeracy work, we have been working out the probability of an event taking place. Please complete the associated task on Teams, uploading either a word document or a photograph of your work.

Reading:

Please continue to read your accelerated reader at home. You should aim to complete an accelerated reading book every couple of weeks (unless discussed with your teacher).

 

News:

Halloween:

On Friday the 30th of October you can wear a Halloween costume or orange and/or black to school. Please remember to still bring a suitable outdoor jacket and shoes.

Park Mains Information:

Due to current circumstances, the Park Mains information evening can be accessed online. If you visit the ‘Transition’ section of the Park Mains website, you will be able to access further information on the school and its layout and departments.

Here is a direct link to the Transition page: http://parkmains.com/parents/p7/

 

We are looking forward to the week ahead – let’s have a good one!

Miss Cauley, Miss Hamilton and Mrs McLaren