Category Archives: Primary 7

Coronavirus – national school closure

Coronavirus – national school closure

The Scottish Government has announced schools across Scotland will close after Friday.


We are working with them to ensure continued support for children and families affected. We will provide more info as soon as we can.


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Careers Afternoon

Friday afternoon, we went for our first visit to either Castlehead or the YMCA, to explore some skills and activities linked to different careers. Not everyone got their first choice but there were lots of interesting things going on.

Hokusai Art

We thought you would like to see some of the wonderful art that we have done.It was  linked to our Natural Disasters topic, as Hokusai features volcanoes and waves in his art. First, we sectioned pictures by Hokusai, then recreated the pictures before painting  using water colours. They look amazing!

Castlehead Maths Visit

This morning, Primary 7 has had a wonderful time at Castlehead High School working on a variety of maths tasks. There were five different areas looking at different aspects of maths;  geometry, origami, numeracy, problem solving and ‘Dingbats’.

Scores were kept and there was a super prize for the winning team – including an Amazon voucher. Mrs Wilkie and Mrs Clydesdale wish they had tried harder now!

Our Winners!

Origami cubes!

Yesterday we were delighted to have 13 candidates trying out for positions on our Validictory Committee. They all took time to prepare a speech and as we await Miss Docherty’s announcement on the winning votes, we would like to take this opportunity to say, ‘Well Done!’ to everyone who gave a presentation.

Yesterday was also a busy day with parents visiting our classroom for Maths Week. Thank-you to everyone who was able to take time out of their busy day to join us.

Hockey in the sunshine.

Today, in PE, we continued working on our hockey skills. The sunshine meant that it was a pleasure to be outside. We are developing our stance and our grip, whilst also working on control of the ball. Mrs Wilkie is pleased with our progress and we are hoping for some more good Autumn weather.


Mount Vesuvius erupts again!

This week, several members of Primary 7 have already brought in their Natural Disasters Homework Challenge. This has included one by Josh about the’ Pompeii Volcano Disaster’. As part of this, he has made an ‘active’ volcano using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. We enjoyed seeing his volcano erupt and hearing his research on this disaster.

Other projects already received include Mount Merapi, Santorini volcano and the Japanese tsunami. We look forward to hearing about more disasters after it is all handed in on Friday of this week.

Road Race

Well done to all of the Primary 7 children who competed in the road race at the Onyx…it was exhausting to watch!

Meanwhile ‘back at the ranch’ Mrs Clydesdale held the fort and some fantastic elephant pictures have been drawn. These link to our class book study, ‘Running Wild’, which has Oona the elephant as a key character.

Recently we have also been working on Haiku poems. They have three lines and follow a 5:7:5 pattern of syllables. They are about nature and originated in Japan.

Enjoy your September weekend and don’t forget that you have a ‘Natural Disasters’  homework challenge which is due in on Thursday. This is our latest Recognition Wall challenge and we are hoping everyone will make it onto the wall this week – we know you can do it!.

Last but not least…calling those who want to be part of the Valedictory Committee. Don’t forget to write your speech ready for the elections for this very important role in P7.  Speeches and voting are soon as possible next week.