Primary 7 – Term 3

Primary 7 are looking forward to the new term ahead and have started 2022 well by working hard and applying themselves to their learning. Well done to everyone!

We have a very busy term ahead of us and we would like to share an overview of our planned learning.

Literacy – We will shortly be starting our class novel ‘The Explorer’, by Katherine Rundell. This is an action packed fictional book which provides many learning opportunities for our pupils. Our daily/weekly routine of spelling and reading continues and our weekly taught writing sessions will be linked to our new topic ‘Our Historical World.’ Our pupils will be learning to write from a variety of genres e.g. newspaper reports, diary entries, poetry, imaginative story telling.

Numeracy – We have been learning about angles and transformation. We can identify angles, name them, measure and draw them. Primary 7 understand the link between angles and compass points and from that can interpret maps and models. We will shortly be moving on to learn more about fractions, decimals and percentages.

Topic – Our topics for this term are ‘Our Cultural Scotland’ and ‘Our Historical Scotland.’ The pupils have enjoyed learning more about Scottish traditions , poems, songs and dances. We are looking forward to learning about ‘The Highland Clearances’ and are hoping to create a virtual museum to showcase our learning.

Expressive Arts – We have had a great time learning some Scottish Country Dances, particularly ‘The Dashing White Sergeant’ and ‘The Canadian Barn Dance.’ We have been learning the Scots poem ‘The Check-Oot Quine’s Lament be Sheila Blackhall and enjoyed translating the words from Scots to English! We recently performed two Scottish songs (Caledonia and Red Yoyo) to Mrs Bain as part of our home learning!

Timetable Reminders for gym kits/swimming

Monday – PE

Tuesday – Swimming (every Tuesday from the 18th January until the 8th February)

Wednesday – RADS

Thursday – RADS

Gentle Reminder – please can all pupils come to school with a refillable water bottle.