Welcome to primary 7

Welcome to primary 7

 

Welcome to Primary 7

Welcome to primary 7. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are now ready to face the challenges of being a pupil at the top of the school. I am delighted to be teaching you in this exciting and busy year and have already had a great first week with you all again. It’s great to see how the pupils have matured since I last taught them in Primary 4. I will now detail our programme of work for this term and what you’ll be expected to bring.

P.E

You will have 2 hours of P.E each week. One on a Tuesday and one on a Thursday. Please bring the appropriate kit, remove earrings and tie your hair back. We will be focusing on fitness so please make sure you bring a water bottle to hydrate yourself throughout the class.

Homework

This will be set on a Monday and collected on a Friday. If you have any problems, I’m here to help but please ask for help during the week. Homework should be in your neatest handwriting and be correctly punctuated. Spelling words will be tested on Fridays.

This term you may be asked to read chapters of our novel study at home. It’s a really super novel but please only read the assigned chapters as reading on may mean you won’t be able to join in the ‘predicting’ tasks of our reciprocal reading lessons.

Maths homework will be given out on a Monday and collected in on Friday.

Other homework, including Science and Social Studies may be given out as appropriate.

Literacy

This term our novel study will be Benjamin Zephaniah’s ‘Refugee Boy’. We will use this in our reciprocal reading lessons. We will also use this novel to inspire much of our imaginative and functional writing this term. We will also have weekly handwriting and grammar lessons.

Mathematics

Our focus this term will be on the number system and place value, negative numbers, factors and multiples. We will also continue with addition and subtraction calculations. We will also be covering information handling and shape so will find new ways of displaying and interpreting data sets and learn the names and properties of a wide variety of shapes!

 

Science

‘Energy’ will be the focus for our Science this term and will be taught by Miss Young.

Social Studies

‘The Scottish Parliament’ is our Social Studies topic this term and we are looking forward to finding out how people are elected and decisions are made.

Art

This term we will focus on drawing.

 

Health

We will be starting the year with BBBL and RRS – Better Behaviour Better Learning and Rights Respecting Schools. Based on the UNCRC, we will be revisiting the articles that the CCC group have selected for our school to focus on. We will be learning about human rights and using them to create a class charter. This topic will also focus on text, internet and fire safety and appropriate behaviours that should displayed in school.

R.M.E

R.M.E this term will be delivered by Ms Young.

What to bring

I have been amazed at the amount of stationary the pupils have been bringing in. It really does help aid a smooth lesson. I’ve really never seen so many sharpies in one classroom! We have glue sticks and colouring pens in the class but if you have your own that’s great! Staying hydrated is important in class so we encourage all pupils to bring in their own water bottle.

 

If you need any further clarification on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Mrs Jamieson