A.R February Update

It’s great to see so many Primary 7 pupils reading over 1 million words! We are so pleased to see a love of reading across the year group – keep it up!

Remember if you’re looking for recommendations on what to read next, ask a friend, your teacher or Miss Eeles. They’ll be able to suggest something you will hopefully enjoy!

Total Books Read (Aug 2016 – Feb 2017): 7, 552

Total Words Read (Aug 2016 – Feb 2017): 145,088,070

Top Five Favourite Books (voted by the pupils):

  1. The Midnight Gang, David Walliams
  2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down, Jeff Kinney
  3. I’m Telling You, They’re Aliens! Jeremy Strong
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Jeff Kinney
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K.Rowling

P7 Profile Update – Feb 2017

All P7 parents and carers received a letter / e-mail in September 2016 with information about the P7 profiles.  We also tweeted information in November 2016 and added a reminder to the January 2017 newsletter.

13th – 24th February:  P7 teachers & Miss Eeles will be looking at each individual profile to check for progress.  We will discuss next steps with P7 pupils after this time.

Reminder:

As P7 pupils prepare to move from primary to secondary school they are expected to add to their personal profile throughout the year. Pupils have been shown how to access and edit their profile. All P7 pupils have a username, password and profile site set up for them. Miss Eeles can reset passwords if necessary.

We have used the online profile for three years and pupils are often keen to add their own personal touch! We encourage them to make it personal by changing the theme and background colours. They can also add photos and documents, e.g. achievement photos from clubs and scanning in work and / or certificates they are particularly proud of.

How to log in and update your profile:

1. Go to www.google.com and click on ‘Sign In’

2. Type your username and password

3. Click on the ‘Apps’ button and then ‘Sites’ (see picture)

4. Click on your site name (your profile)

profile
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.

World of Work – Iain Gray

Iain Gray, MSP, came for a visit to Lochend Campus today.  He talked about his role as an MSP and the skills he uses on a daily basis. He also took part in a Q & A session with the P7s.

The P7s listened brilliantly and asked well thought out questions. The teachers were extremely impressed!

If you had a question and never got the chance to ask it today then please contact Iain Gray using the website below. Remember, even though you are not 18, he is still your MSP!

http://www.iaingraymsp.co.uk/contact/

P7 Election Fever!

Our P7 parties have been busy creating their manifesto, writing a speech and designing campaign posters. Class elections will be held tomorrow followed by year group elections on Friday!

Transition Morning

P7s from across the cluster will join us on Thursday 26th January at Lochend Campus for our first transition morning.

The pupils will play ‘getting to know you’ games, learn how to tie a tie, discuss their hopes & fears for secondary school and take part in a Q&A session with students from Dunbar Grammar School.

Our next transition event will be a Spring Fling Disco in March!  More info coming soon.

 

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Update – photos from the transition morning:

P7 Profile Update Dec 2016

All P7 pupils received a letter / e-mail in September with information about the P7 Profiles.

As P7 pupils prepare to move from primary to secondary school they are expected to add to their personal profile throughout the year. Pupils have been shown how to access and edit their profile. All P7 pupils have a username, password and profile site set up for them. Miss Eeles can reset passwords if necessary.

We have used the online profile for three years and pupils are often keen to add their own personal touch! We encourage them to make it personal by changing the theme and background colours. They can also add photos and documents, e.g. achievement photos from clubs and scanning in work and / or certificates they are particularly proud of.

P7 teachers will be looking at all the profiles at the end of January 2017 to discuss next steps with the pupils.

How to log in and update your profile:

1. Go to www.google.com and click on ‘Sign In’

2. Type your username and password

3. Click on the ‘Apps’ button and then ‘Sites’ (see picture)

4. Click on your site name (your profile)

profile
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.

Christmas Lunch Photos

Primary 7 had a great time at their Christmas lunch today! All five classes sat together and enjoyed lunch with their teacher 🙂

P7 Update 12th December

Reminder – Tuesday 20th December (PM)

P7 are looking forward to seeing the Dunbar Grammar School Christmas Show as part of their transition programme.  We will all be having a packed lunch on Tuesday 20th December.  If your child receives a free school meal then the school will provide one.

The show starts at 1.30pm and the P7 children will be dismissed from Dunbar Grammar School at 3.10pm.  Pupils will be walking to DGS as a whole year stage so we ask that bikes and scooters are left at home on this day or left at Lochend Campus for collection on the way home.

Reminder – Thursday 22nd December (PM)

It’s the P7 Christmas Party on this day!  Your child can bring party clothes to change after lunch.  We will be playing a variety of games and dancing the Dashing White Sergeant, the Canadian Barn Dance and Virginia Wheel.

Scottish Parliament – January 2017

P7 will be learning about the Scottish Parliament in January and all five classes will take a trip to Holyrood for a tour of the building.  They will also take part in a workshop led by staff at the Scottish Parliament.

We will send out a letter and consent form on the first day back in January.  The cost of the trip is £5 per child.

P7 Transition Day – Thursday 26th January 2017

Our next transition activity is on Thursday 26th January 2017, held at Lochend Campus from 9.30 – 12.30pm.  All cluster schools will take part in a ‘Hopes & Fears’ session, involving getting to know you & team building games.  Pupils from Dunbar Grammar School will also be involved to answer any questions the P7s may have.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or Miss Eeles on 01368 865006.