Primary 7 November Update

Primary 7 November News

I have enjoyed getting to know all of the Primary 7’s over the past few weeks and we look forward to a great Primary 7 year together. It was also great to meet most parents at Parents Night. Thank you all for welcoming me to St. Peter’s and being so helpful.

Literacy

This term we will be focusing on our Panto “Pirates of the Currybean” and language homework is to learn your lines as we will be practising very shortly with no scripts in front of us.

We have started to read a class novel called “A Darkness of Dragons” by S.A. Patrick and will use this as a stimulus for most of our literacy work. It is a tale of epic adventure set in a world with dragons, song spells and battles.

  

We continue to read library books for Accelerated Reader.

Maths

This term we will continue to master our times tables and get quicker at recalling them. We have learned about decimals with Mrs Bain last term, so are moving to fractions and percentages. We will have some fun active maths lessons on this topic once we get the basic concept. Watch out for some photos of these in the near future. You can help your child at home by helping them to learn their Times Tables using websites, or the Booklet which was sent home 1st Term.

Topic

Our Topic for the first term has been Developing the Young Workforce and we continue with it this term. We have learnt about some of the industries out there such as consumer, hospitality, construction and finance and the jobs available within these industries.  We have looked at our skill sets and thought a little about where these might fit into the world of work. Thank you very much to Mr Love for coming to speak about his career with the class.

We would love to have some more parents in to speak about what you do. Please get in touch if you would like to do this.

We also have a trip to the AECC to learn about the Underwater World of Science and Technology on the 29th November where we might get some more ideas.

Genius Hour

For promoting positive behaviour, Primary 7 have completed one term of Genius hour instead of Golden Time. They have been learning a new skill for something that they are interested in. The skills ranged from knitting to stop motion films using iPads, dash and dot  robot coding and languages.  At the end of last term, we shared what we had learned with each other and our plans for this term. Here are some photos of last term’s work.