P7b Blog

Numeracy and Mathematics

This week P7b have been started their work on Information Handling. We have been gathering, interpreting and displaying data in a variety of ways. Firstly, we created and carried out surveys based on a question of our choice before using Microsoft Word and Excel to present our results in the form of vertical bar charts. We then analysed each other’s bar charts and discussed the trends from our results. Additionally, we have been consolidating our previous learning of tally charts and frequency tables as a method of gathering data. Next week, we will continue our work on Information Handling when using pie charts and both straight and curved line graphs.

Literacy and English

Having finished reading our previous group novels, we have now moved on to study our final text for Guided Reading this year. The Red group will be reading Artemis Fowl, the Blue group will be reading Tiger and the Green and Yellow groups will be studying texts written in Scot’s. Our main focus this week for reading and comprehension was tackling cloze procedure passages where we were asked to fill in the gaps in passages both with and without the help of a word bank. Where there was no word bank provided, we had to carefully select the most appropriate word to ensure the sentence makes sense. For writing, we have been ensuring our work is detailed and accurate through our ability to up-level and proof read. When looking back at our writing, we identified examples of where we could use more ambitious examples of VCOP and implemented strategies to correct our spelling and punctuation. Our class talks will be based on our personal project theme and we must be prepared to deliver these the week beginning Monday 15th May. Mr. Logan is looking forward to hearing us present.

Health and Wellbeing

After our final session of basketball for P.E, which involved small-sided games and a tournament, we are ready to move onto our final block of P.E for P7. This will be outdoors to further develop our skills in athletics. Alongside P.E in school, we have also been lucky enough to participate in both golf and rugby sessions this week. A group of pupils from P7b travelled to Kingsfield Golf Range on Tuesday afternoon, courtesy of the Stephen Gallacher Foundation, to begin a 4 week programme designed to get young people playing golf. Mr. Logan accompanied us to the session where we used irons and were introduced to the ‘GASP’ routine (Grip, Aim, Stance, Posture). Those who stayed at school took part in the first of our rugby taster sessions delivered by volunteers from Linlithgow Rugby Club. Our pupils are incredibly lucky to be given these sporting opportunities and were a credit to Springfield Primary School throughout.

Sciences

Finally, Mrs. Tulloch and P7b have been working tirelessly over recent weeks to prepare moving buggies as part of our STEM project. The winners were announced today and we say a huge well done to Niamh and Cameron who were awarded First Prize. This was seen as a welcome birthday present for Niamh who turned 12 today! Third Prize also went to two members of P7b, Eve and Ross. Well done to all of our pupils for their hard work and perseverance throughout the project and thank you to Mrs. Tulloch. It wouldn’t have been possible without her!

Next week:

  • Monday – HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday – Golf @ Kingsfield 1-2pm, rugby taster session 2.45 – 3.15pm
  • Thursday – HOLIDAY
  • Friday – Russell’s assembly, dress down day for the Galaday (£1 per pupil)
  • No leavers hoodies to be worn until June
  • Personal Project feedback

Have a restful long weekend.

P7b & Mr. Logan

P7b Blog

It was lovely to see all of P7b back safely from their Easter break. The children were surprised to hear on Tuesday that we would be delivering a whole school assembly on ‘Developing a Growth Mindset’ today (see link to Powerpoint – Growth Mindset Assembly). However, it’s safe to say that each and every member of P7b rose to the challenge and delivered a brilliant assembly. After some microphone issues during the lower school assembly, we demonstrated a growth mindset ourselves by presenting clearly and confidently for the upper school. Having a growth mindset is a really simple idea that can make a huge difference, and it is great to see P7b embracing this idea and challenging themselves to take a positive more attitude towards themselves and their learning. Well done P7b for your efforts and hard work this week. As always, I am incredibly proud of you and it was a pleasure to see you setting such a wonderful example to our younger children.

Only 10 weeks to go. Let’s make this final term a fun one and end our time at Springfield Primary School on a high!

Next week
– Family Learning event for Numeracy on Monday @ 2.15 – 3.15pm
– After school football training, Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm
– Golf sessions for children who chose to do so, Tuesday 1-2 & 2-3pm @ Kingsfield
– Rugby taster sessions on Tuesday for those not at golf, Tuesday 2.30 – 3.15pm
– Buggy Judging for STEM, Thursday 1.30 – 3.15pm
– Burgh Beautiful assembly, Friday 10am

Have a great weekend.

P7b & Mr. Logan