We have had a very busy couple of weeks in Primary 7! The children handed in excellent Natural Disaster homework. Mrs Macaulay and I were very impressed with the high standard of the projects and the varied nature of them too! We saw fantastic landscapes, well resourced emergency boxes, descriptive imaginative stories and explosive volcanoes! Thank you for all your hard work 🙂
This week P7 have been completing our Japan Challenges on an area of Japanese culture that they find interesting. The children are completing well researched posters on martial arts, origami, computer games, traditional houses, clothing and even Pokemon! The children will present their poster to a group of their peers after the October break.
The children have also been creating short books for their buddies this week. We have been blown away by how thoughtful, interesting and fun filled these short stories are. Some titles of the stories include: “Jessica the Unicorn Fairy Queen”, “DJ’s Adventure” and “Super Mia to the Rescue!” These have been written and illustrated by the pupils and we can’t wait for them to read them to their buddies after the October break.
Thank you to all who attended our parent consultations last night. We look forward to welcoming more parents into Primary 7 tonight.
Please remember that we are on holiday next week for the October break. School will resume on Tuesday 24th October when Primary 7 will begin another busy term full of exciting learning, challenges and our Enterprise topic!
Have a lovely October week.
Miss Clark & Mrs Macaulay
In Art we have been making Japanese cups. They are looking good so far. Next week we are going to paint them.
We have also been looking at the famous Japanese painting “The Great Wave” and we have been painting with watercolour paint. They are looking great so far.
In writing we have been writing Haiku poems. A Haiku poem has 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second line and in the third line there are 5 syllables. A Haiku poem only has 3 lines. We also drew pictures to go with our poem.
We have been learning about Japanese music and seeing the differences between traditional Japanese music and Scottish music. The Japanese music sounds unusual to us but it is good.
Did you know that in Japan when a shop is closing they play Auld Lang Syne to tell everyone to leave at the end of the day? 🙂
In RME we have been making power points and posters about different religions like Christianity and Sikhism. Today we presented them to a small group of our friends.
Big Homework is due in next Friday 6th October. If your child requires a new homework sheet or any materials to complete their project then they should speak to their class teacher as soon as possible. Remember they only need to pick one of the eight tasks on the sheet to complete.
Maths and Spelling homework is due in on a Friday every week.
Hope you have a good weekend
Kaydi, Nathan, Alistair and Murray
A big thank you to parents/carers who came to parents’ night on Wednesday and Thursday. We really appreciate your support to ensure the children are meeting their full potential.
On Monday we went to watch ‘The Wiz’ at Deans Community High School. The children really enjoyed it and we could see how much time and effort the high school pupils had put into the production.
We have had a week of witnessing a variety of natural disasters. The children had worked very hard to create their 3D models and many worked very successfully. We had volcanoes erupting, tsunamis flooding, earthquakes shaking and tornadoes/cyclones twisting. We were all weathered out by the end!
The children wrote fabulous newspaper reports about various natural disasters. Hopefully you had a chance to read some of these on parents’ night.
The children are working on their non-fiction book about Japan. They will be reading these books to P4 after the holiday. Some children have chosen to work on these over the holiday. We will have one session once we are back from the holidays to complete these.
After the holiday, our RME topic will be Remembrance. If you have any photos, memorabilia or experience of attending Remembrance ceremonies and would be happy to share these with the children then please let us know.
Week beginning 24.10.16 spelling homework will be given on Tuesday but children must complete the whole week.
Wednesday 26.10 – P7W swimming and PE
Wednesday 26.10 – P7G – Maths with Miss Thomson DCHS
Thursday 27.10 – PSA Halloween disco
Thank you to all children (and parents!) who have completed and brought in their 3D working model of a natural disaster. All models and presentations should be in school for Monday. The children will be presenting these on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday next week. We are looking forward to lots of explosions!
The children have been working hard in art with Ms Fox making fabric Scotty dogs and these are beginning to come to life! Some of these will be presented to our ERASMUS visitors in November.
Well done to Rebekah D in P7W for coming second in the P7 girls race at the cross country.
Next week, the book fair is in school. The children will have an opportunity to browse the books on Wednesday next week. The book fair is open at the end of each day and on parents’ night. If your child would like to buy a book, please send in the money and they will be able to buy it on any day that it is open.
We are looking forward to meeting you next week at parents’ night to discuss your child’s progress.
Spelling homework each day
Maths homework – due Thursday
P7W swimming on Wednesday
p7G working with Miss Thompson from DCHS on Wednesday
Lots happening in P7 this week! Natural disaster models are beginning to be created and children are working hard on this. There is a variety of profiles being written – some on PowerPoint and some on displays. Well done for all of the hard work at home and in class! A reminder that this is to be completed by Friday 7th October.
In reading the children are creating a non fiction book about Japanese life. If you have any information, pictures or items they could include then please send them in so that they can be part of their book.
Unfortunately due to circumstances outwith our control, the Sportshall Athletics has had to be postponed. The children who were chosen to attend this will do so at a later date. Information about this new date will be sent home once it has been confirmed.
School photos – individuals only on Tuesday 4th
Natural disasters profile and 3D working model
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Wilson & Mrs Gilmour