P7 Profile

You will have received a letter / e-mail on Friday 23rd September with information about your child’s P7 profile.

As P7 pupils prepare to move from primary to secondary school they will be adding to their personal profile throughout the year.  All pupils have been shown how to access and edit their profile.  Your child now has a username and password and is ready to go!

Their homework task is to sign in (details on the letter) and discuss the profile with someone at home.  This should be done before we leave for P7 Camp on Monday.

If you have any questions about the P7 profile please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or Miss Eeles on 01368 860 997.

WWII Rationing – Can You Help?

pic-1Primary 7 WWII Rationing Focus

Primary 7 will be studying rationing as part of their World War Two topic. We will be learning about how rationing affected people’s behaviour and lifestyles at the time and linking this to the present day through a sustainability focus.

We would like to focus on the positives of growing food locally and using this food in everyday life.

Jam makers and bread bakers we need your help! If you (or grandparents) would be willing to come in to school to give a demonstration on how to make homemade jam and /or bread please let your child’s class teacher know by phone (01368 860997) or write a note.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Eunson, Mrs Atkinson, Miss Robertson, Ms Edwards & Miss Hughes

The icy waters of the Atlantic…

P7C have been learning about Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage across the Atlantic. We found out that Titanic did not have enough lifeboats on board to carry all of its passengers when disaster struck on 14th April 1912.

It is very hard to imagine how cold the deep waters of the Atlantic must have been for many of the passengers trying to swim to safety.

P7C got a taster of how cold the water would be by dipping a hand or foot into a bucket of icy water. As you can see from their reactions, they were shocked by how cold it felt. Some managed to stay in the water for 30 seconds.

We discussed how it made them feel.

‘It was like pins and needles stretching across my arm.’

‘My fingers felt like they were going numb’

‘I was scared to wiggle my toes!’

‘I don’t think I would cope in the sea for very long at all if my whole body was that cold!’

‘I can’t believe those poor people had to swim in water that cold!’

 

 

P7 Camp Information Pack

All parents & carers should now have received their P7 camp information pack. This includes a consent form (and optional medical form) that must be completed and returned by Monday 12th September. You will also see the kit list attached and pupils have been asked to discuss this with you at home over the weekend.

Thank you for your help with this.

If you have any questions or concerns about camp, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or Miss Eeles at Lochend on 01368 860997.

P7D design their own ships to see who can hold the most cargo!

Primary 7D have been exploring ‘floating and sinking’ through their Titanic topic. They used their knowledge to design their own ship to carry the maximum number of cargo items. We decide that those ships with the greatest surface area hold more than those with less surface area.

 

 

 

 

A Busy First Week in P7A

We have had a really busy first week back in P7A. We have participated in lot’s of fun team building activities and  enjoyed sharing a little bit about ourselves with the items we included in “A Bag About Me”

We made very detailed and personalised collage silhouette pictures to show our interests and things that are important in our lives. We each created a Superhero Helper “mini me” for our Senior Student job display and wrote very persuasive letters to Miss Eeles applying for these roles.

Everyone is excited to be learning about the Titanic and pupils in P7A generated many super questions about their new topic. We look forward to exploring these in the coming weeks. 🙂

First day in P7!

A great first day in P7C! Everyone successfully managed to find where to line up and were all eager to start learning!

To get to know our new home teams we all enthusiastically attempted the ‘Marshmallow Challenge’! Each team was set the task to build a tower using 20 pieces of spaghetti, 90cm of cellotape and 90cm of string. The teams only had 22 minutes to complete the challenge and they had to place their marshmallow at the top of their tower. The tallest, freestanding tower would win the challenge!

Look at the concentration of their faces!

Some of P7’s reflections after the challenge…

‘The spaghetti was so fragile, it snapped every time I touched it!’

‘I thought the marshmallow would be really light so it would be ok on top of our tower but it was too heavy!’

‘Our team came up with four plans but none of them worked!’

Congratulations to Tess, Jared, Adam and Tara who created an impressive tower of 46cm tall! Well done to all of P7C – fantastic teamwork!

 

Goodbye P7!

Pupils, staff, parents and friends gathered together on Friday to say goodbye to our wonderful P7 year group!

Thank you to the Parent Council for giving every pupil in P7 a t-shirt and to Richard Taylor for taking the photos.

We wish all the P7s a wonderful summer and a great start to secondary school in August!  We look forward to hearing about your achievements in the future.

P7 Team

Three Day Visit to DGS

P7 parents should have received information regarding the three day visit to Dunbar Grammar School.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Miss Eeles on 01368 860997.

On Friday 17th June:  P7 pupils should bring £10 to learn how to ‘top up’ their Smart Card.  The money can be used for snacks and lunch on Mon 20th & Tues 21st June.  Pupils register at Lochend Campus at 8.45am and will be dismissed from Dunbar Grammar School at 12.30pm.

On Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st June: P7 pupils will register at DGS at 8.35am and will be dismissed at 3.50pm.

Pupils should wear school uniform as normal for the three day visit and bring a school bag with all the relevant items, e.g. pencil case, inhaler, water bottle and gym kit.