Grow Your Own Potatoes

Grow Your Own Potatoes is a project which aims to teach children about the process of growing and harvesting potatoes, as well as their health benefits. We have been sent a huge box of potatoes for everyone in the school to have a go!

As it is approaching the school holidays, we thought it would be best to send the potatoes home to allow the children to plant these at home. We will give out the potatoes to the children on Thursday.

We have received the potatoes later than usual so the chitting process does not need to be done. Everyone should start the process at the Planting stage. The instructions can be found below:

We would love to see and hear about how you are getting on with your crop so please do e-mail your teacher photos, videos and successful recipes!

P7B Highlights 25.3.22

Primary 7B have enjoyed the sunshine this week and we have taken every opportunity to be outside!

Everyone has worked very hard to complete end of topic Writing and Maths assessments. We have also had iPad assessments to complete too! All of the children tried their best and sat quietly to allow others to concentrate. Thank you for your efforts and patience!

Here our some of the children’s highlights:

Wellbeing Wednesday 


Each Wednesday we have a short session where we can socialise with our friends, play board and card games, finish off and get help with challenging work concepts, practise skills or check-in with the teacher about particular worries or concerns. All of the children have utilised this time well and we will be engaging in a range of wellbeing activities after the Easter break.

PHS Visit

Primary 7 had a fantastic time on our half day visit to the High School this morning.
Some of the highlights included:

  • Seeing the Craft and Design classes
  • Going into the canteen
  • Meeting children from other schools
  • Getting to meet some of our new teachers and guidance teachers

A big thank you to our parent helpers, the brilliant S3s who showed us around and the teachers who welcomed us into their classrooms.

We are all very excited for our two day visit in mid-June!

P7B Week Commencing 7.3.22

We have been enjoying the milder weather and sunshine in the playground this week. However, please remember to bring in a waterproof jacket as it is has drizzly on occasion! Our playground is also very muddy at the moment so please ensure that your child has indoor shoes as mud is being brought in from outside.

For spelling, we have focused on the ch and tch sound. The class have been  practising their dictionary skills, as well as completing question activities about our spelling words.

We have continued with Explanation texts in our writing and used one of our PM books to help us structure our work. The class helped to design a writing plan which they used to aid their writing on Tsunamis.

In reading, we have been looking at the different types of questions that we may have to answer in comprehension. We revised what each type of question was and we had to create our own literal, inferential and response questions for the class. Although some of these questions were challenging, we were all resilient in giving these a go. We will continue with this comprehension work throughout the year.

In our core maths we finished our percentages work and we have started revising function machines and basic algebra. In practical maths we are looking at 12 and 24 hour time as well as calculating short time intervals.

For our topic work, we have been continuing to learn about Tsunamis and the devastating effects they have on communities and the countries in which they occur. We have been recording our learning on Book Creator on our iPads,  carrying out research to create pages on each natural disaster. We will share our work with another class at the end of term.

In Health and Well-being we have been continuing to learn about the Reproductive System and pregnancy. The class have been very respectful and have been asking some really interesting questions. All of the resources that we use in class can be found on the following website:

We were also treated to our final Fairtrade treats on Monday. Adam very kindly spent some of his weekend baking some delicious chocolate muffins using Fairtrade cocoa powder and sugar.

We have also had a strange visitor in the classroom…can you guess what type of animal it is?! She moved around at each break time to  surprise the children. Thanks for visiting Snowy!

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022

Over the past two weeks, P7B have been learning about Fairtrade products and how this impacts our world. We watched videos, engaged in discussion and created artwork to represent our views.

The theme for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is ‘Choose the World You Want’ and tied in with our learning around COP26. Each child was given the task of creating something which represents what we want the world to look like in the future. Some of the children were confident in presenting their work to the class. We were all impressed with the wide variety of talent on show and the different messages the pupils were trying to portray. Which is your favourite?

The children have been given the opportunity to submit their work to be included in the 2022 Exhibition Wall on the Fairtrade Website. All of the details have been sent to the class on Teams and can be found below:

Get involved in the 2022 Fairtrade Youth Exhibition

P7B have been throwing paint!

This week we have…

Listened to a story by Shirley Hughes and drew a picture in the style of her illustrations. Her stories make us feel NOSTALGIC!

We have been learning about volcanoes and tied this into our writing. Our explanation writing also included a labelled diagram.

We have continued learning about Fairtrade Fortnight. We enjoyed some more Fairtrade goodies. Thank you Liberty and Eliana!

We created volcano pictures using oil pastels and splattered paint all over our work.

In maths, we have been continuing to learn about percentages and finished off our mini topic on area.

We had a live assembly with the whole school, in spite of the technical difficulties! We enjoyed learning more about our new headteacher and we all have a task to do so Mrs Strathearn can get to know us a little better.

We had our book character hunt for World Book Day. We worked with our team to find as many as we could.

In Health and Wellbeing, we have been learning about the changes our bodies go through during puberty.

Written by P7B 😀