Category Archives: Primary 7

P7 share their learning with P6

As part of P7’s topic, Risks to Health, we created posters about how to say no effectively to peer pressure. These were created to share with P6 in order to pass on what we have learnt. We met with P6 and shared with them our posters, took part in peer assessment and were given two stars and a wish about our work from the P6’s. Thank you for your help P6!

Pupil Voice

Some of our pupils took part in a Pupil Focus Group today. We had representatives from across the school looking at Health and Wellbeing in our school community. We used statements and questions from the document How Good is OUR School to help our conversation along – great work everyone – we came up with a small list of actions

P7 learn about peer pressure

This term as part of our Health and Wellbeing focus, P7 are learning about Risks to Health, with particular focus on drug and substance abuse. This week we have been discussing peer pressure and how to say no effectively. The children acted out different scenarios in regards to being pressurised to do things that they wouldn’t want to do, and to work on strategies to help them deal with these situations. We particularly enjoyed making props to aid our roleplay!

Busy first week back!

Happy New Year to you all , I hope that 2019 is a happy and healthy one for you.

We have had a very busy first week back. The staff were all delighted with how quickly the children have settled back into their learning.

This block , up until the February break, there is a focus on health and wellbeing in every class so our pupils have already been exploring different aspects.

As a staff we have worked on tracking pupil progress using the James Nottingham Quadrants and the Leuven’s Scale of Engagement – these tools help us to think deeply about progress, attainment and engagement in learning, for our pupils as individuals and to plan necessary future steps. If interested, you can find out more at https://vimeo.com/119767139

Miss McKay also ran a session for us looking at Making Thinking Visible techniques – approaches to learning which encourage richer thinking and deeper understanding for our learners and ourselves as teachers. If you are interested in finding out more > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQTYcZf40ag

 

We have a busy term ahead and a calendar and newsletters will be coming your way next week.

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P7 Visit the Scottish Parliament

On Monday P7 went to visit the Scottish Parliament as part of our topic ‘Who Represents us?’ This consisted of a workshop exploring how the Parliament came about and a tour around the building. This we loved as we got to go into the committee room and sit in the chairs that Nicola Sturgeon sits in and use the microphones! We took part in a quiz and the adult group came first! (though were disqualified due to competitiveness sadly)

P7’s Renew Reuse Recyle at the Christmas Fair

P7 had a great time last week at the Christmas fair. We have been hearing a lot recently in the news about reusing plastic so we decided to make our Christmas decorations out of plastic straws that we already had at home, rather than buying new resources in. We melted the plastic using an iron (Miss Warrender was in charge of this bit!) then we cut out Christmas shapes and punched a hole in the top to hang them up.  We also made plastic straw star decorations just using cable ties and plastic straws! We enjoyed helping out with the other classes stalls!