Dear Parent / Carer
In the last term of Primary 7 we encourage all pupils to take more responsibility for furthering their own learning. In addition to our regular reading and spelling homework tasks, we have provided a differentiated maths revision pack full of consolidation activities. As an Eco School, we have decided to make this an electronic resource that pupils can access on the P7 School Blog. Please note that we can provide a paper copy of this resource if required.
This is an optional revision pack but we recommend that children are encouraged to complete as many sections as possible.
This pack includes work covered in Primary 6 and 7. Your child will be advised which pack would be most beneficial for them to work through. If your child encounters difficulty while working through any of the activities please do not be concerned as we will be revising all topics after the Easter holidays.
The intention of this pack is that of a home revision resource and it need not be returned to school for marking.
You will find the resource under the heading ‘Easter Revision Pack’ at the top of the page. We hope that your child finds the pack useful.
The Primary 7 Team
P7A had a great afternoon teaching their P1 buddies how to make Easter puppets and Easter cards! Check out our photos of P7 and P1 working collaboratively to create wonderful designs!
P7A have been introduced to the game of volleyball! Over the last few weeks, they have been practising how to perform a dig, volley and spike. We have also practised working as a team to use space to our advantage.
Along with this, P7A have been working on keeping fit and healthy by taking part in numerous fitness activities. Many of the pupils demonstrated fantastic leadership skills, instructing others during the fitness sessions. Some of the class are now starting to see an improvement in their fitness levels and are able to continue for a longer period of time before becoming tired. Keep it up P7!
Primary 7, this an exciting competition that we think you might like to be involved in. You can send in an individual entry or get a group of friends together and have fun making your own film!
DAFTA (Dunbar Amazing Film Talent Award) – Dunbar Short Film Competition 2015
Free competition! All you need to enter is a camera and an idea. Your film can be about anything you like. You can make it using a camera, an iPod, a tablet or even a phone. The only rule is that it has to be between 2 and 5 minutes long.
The best films will be shown on the big screen at the award ceremony at Hallhill on Saturday 20 June and the maker of the winning film will receive a fabulous DAFTA Trophy as well as other prizes.
Deadline for entries 13 June.
Find out more at http://dunbarfilm.org.uk/#gsc.tab=0 or just google dunbar film.
P7A have been showing their fantastic creative skills during our Art lessons this week. Using their chapter 8 analysis to guide them, they moulded their own lizard and painted on the specific details of the Yellow Spotted Lizard that lurks around Camp Green Lake.
Have a look at the artists hard at work!
Click on the link for a copy of the P7 Holes homework task.
Remember it is due Friday 13th March 2015.
We are looking forward to seeing your information leaflets to help out the new campers!
Holes homework leaflet
We have had another wonderful & busy week in P7! Please look out for the P7 Profile letter that will have been e-mailed to you or sent home today. The pupils are excited to get started with this transition activity.
You will also have received a World Book Day flyer & Comic Relief information. Please take a look at the school website if you require more information: http://www.edubuzz.org/dunbarprimary/
Iain Gray (MSP) visited the year group today and this concluded our Scottish Parliament topic. Iain sent an email after the visit to say: “I really enjoyed this morning, and the pupils certainly are a credit to the school (and staff!), I hope they enjoyed it too.” Please see P7 blog posts below to look at some of the learning that has taken place.
We are now moving on to the class novel study, ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. This is a wonderful novel and we know the year group will enjoy the book and literacy work we have planned for them.
The Big Pedal starts on Monday 2nd March so please encourage your child to cycle and scoot to school over the next three weeks. We can win fantastic prizes!
We have asked the P7s to try and bring in the following resources for a SciFest science workshop on Monday 9th March. We would be grateful if you could provide the following:
*2 or 3 carrier bags (the thin, light type that you get from supermarkets)
*3 Tetra Paks (the 1 litre cartons used for juice and/or milk)
Please do not buy anything specifically for this – the organisers would like it to be genuine waste.
Thank you for your continued support,
All parties delivered powerful election speeches in front of their class in the bid to win their votes. Unfortunately, there could only be one party that would make it through to the next stage!
After all the votes were counted, class winners were:
P7A: Party ABCD (Action Bringing Country Democrats)
P7C: Think Big!
P7D: DLP (Dunbar Local Party)
Then it was onto the final elections! Each party delivered their speech in front of the whole year group. They showed themselves to be confident individuals and passionate about the issues they believed needed to be tackled.
The winning party was…
A big well done to all the parties in the P7 elections. You put in 100% effort into the research, preparation and rehearsals leading up to the final elections.
To finish our Scottish Parliament topic, we are all looking forward to meeting our local MSP, Iain Gray, tomorrow morning!
The stage winners!
The stage winners!