You might notice from the header and background that the Primary 7 pupils have started their class novel study this week!
It is called ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar and they are really enjoying it so far!
What is the book about?
Stanley Yelnats isn’t too surprised to find himself at Camp Green Lake, digging holes in the dried up lake bed, day after scorching day. After all, his family has a history of bad luck.
The boys at Camp Green Lake must dig one hole each day, five feet deep and five feet across. But what are they digging for? Why did Green Lake dry up? And what do onions and lizards have to do with it all? The answers lie in Stanley’s own past…
Today was our final day for World of Work speakers so we had 8 along to talk to the year group! They included an MSP, a town planner, a nurse and an accountant. We had children in bandages, skateboarding and dressing up in London 2012 uniforms!
We have had a fantastic 17 speakers in total and tomorrow we will round things off with a visit from the Barclays Bank team. They will take each class for a life skills ‘Let’s Party’ budgeting challenge!
We will be asking the children to share their thoughts about the week and what they have learned from the speakers and classroom activities. I will put some of the comments on the blog next week.
The Primary 7 year group have had another great day! Speakers included a police officer, events manager, hairdresser, consultant and lecturer. 7A & 7B took part in a budgeting task and 7C & 7D looked at career stereotypes.
We have a very full day tomorrow with 8 speakers! I will update the blog with more information and pictures at the end of the day.
The pupils had a great time today with the launch of World of Work! The classes started the day talking about the week ahead and what they would like to find out from the speakers and activities we have planned.
We then had our first speaker, a representative from Queen Margaret University. He spoke to the whole year group about his journey from school to where he is now and had lots of interesting stories to tell! He then talked about further education and had lots of great questions from the year group who were keen to find out more.
In the afternoon, P7A & P7B were put into groups and listened to three fantastic speakers. A business consultant, a primary teacher and two apprentices from Torness Power Station.
Tomorrow we have more adults coming along to talk to the whole year group and P7C & P7D will listen to three different speakers in groups.
Take a look at some of the photos from today’s WOW speakers. Come back tomorrow for more photos and some examples of work!
Yesterday we were joined by Councillor Paul McLennan and Councillor Michael Veitch. They came in to discuss their very different views on independence and the P7s were given the opportunity to ask lots of questions. As always, the pupils made us very proud with their thoughtful and interesting questions! Although they are too young to vote in September, it’s great to see them take an interest in something that will affect their future. Well done P7!
The election campaign hit the Primary 7 corridor this week with all classes creating their own Political Parties and designing their election campaigns. Each group had to prepare a manifesto, create campaign posters and write and deliver a speech. We then … Continue reading →
The P7s had a great morning on Thursday mixing with pupils from the cluster schools and discussing their hopes, dreams & fears about moving on.
12 fantastic S2 pupils from Dunbar Grammar School came along to answer questions about the transition from primary to secondary. The P7s had some great questions and realised most of the year group have the same fears.
Our next transition morning with the cluster schools will be in March.
Don’t forget the P7 Spring Fling is on Thursday 6th Feb from 6.30 – 8.30pm at Lochend Campus. Parents / Carers are welcome from 8.15pm.