P7a ICT Code of Conduct

Today Primary 7a have been thinking about their use of information technology, especially the Internet. We discussed why and how we use it as well as highlighting the benefits and issues that may arise when using it. We all believe that the Internet is a positive tool to enhance our learning but that we need to be careful to use it intelligently in order to get the best results from it as well keep us safe. Please have a look in the comments where P7a will be posting some of their rules and tips we have agreed to use when we use the Internet:

P7 Transfer Ceremony

P7 Transfer Ceremony on PhotoPeach 

Tonight was our traditional Primary 7 Transfer Ceremony. All the pupils looked incredibly smart in their shirt and ties as they filed in to take their seats at the front of the hall. Mr Barnes began by speaking about seven Olympic values and how the current year group had embodied these values. Miss Skinner, Mrs Macniven and Mr Barnes presented the books to each of the pupils. The Primary 7 choir gave a moving Proclaimers medley while several pupils told of their memories of Mr Barnes. A highlight of the evening was some of the comments by made the Primary 1 buddies about their perceptions of the Primary 7s- whether girls or boys made the best paired readers, whether if was worth going to Loch Insh if there was a possibility you could fall off the bus and whether all the fun trips in primary 7 made up for the fact that they did not get to use the Playbase! Next was the vote of thanks from the Primary 7s, acknowledging all the people who help them on a daily basis. Afterwards Mr Sutherland spoke about his expectations and hopes for the next part of their educational journey. Finally while the parents were invited to have tea and coffee in the dining room, the Primary 7s escaped to their area to have a well deserved treat and examine their new books!

Well done Primary 7- I know all your teachers are very proud of you and wish you every success as you move forward to the HIgh School (seven weeks tomorrow as Mr Sutherland reminded you!).

Musical Madness

The end of a fantastic term has finally arrived. We have discussed the issues found within Scotland Today, we have explored the Five Pillars of Islam, we have visited the Scottish Parliament and last but not least – we have created and performed our P7 Musical; the extraordinary `Troy Story’. It was a fantastic experience for us all. Thank you for all of your hard work and effort.

Have a great holiday, Miss Brodie

Troy Story on PhotoPeach

Our Fairtrade Pledges

As part of our Fairtrade Fortnight, every class in the school is trying to take a step for Fairtrade by making a pledge to do, try, change or make something different about their daily lives.

Some ideas for pledges are that you will:

·  Attend a Fairtrade event

·  Learn about Fairtrade at school

·  Walk, cycle or ‘journey’ for Fairtrade

·  Try a Fairtrade product

·  Visit our stall Earth Matters or any shop that sells FT

·  Take part in a Fairtrade fashion show

More information about our focus this year can be found on http://step.fairtrade.org.uk/ .

Primary 7- Please leave a comment explaining your pledge this year.

P7c plan for the future..

Just like  p7b, P7c have been thinking about what we want to be when we’re all older. Just before half-term in circle time we discussed what you’re like now and what you want your future to be like once your older.
For example some people were talking about what kind of house they would like or a car for yourself, however some people were talking about a family. Later on,  we looked on the laptops and looked into future jobs or career. Some people wanted to work with animals, write, work in architecture, be a professional football player or hairdresser. We all thought about what we would look like in 10 or 20 years, how old we would all be and our family and friends ages too. We talked about our dreams for the future and some of us wanted to grow our hair or some wanted to help more. We wrote an imagined personal response imagining a day in our life 10 or 20 years from now.

Please leave a comment answering the following questions:

What do you think you would like to look like when your older?

What would you like to do when you are older?

What is the best thing about your life now?

What has been your highlight of P7 so far?

What are you most looking forward to in the rest of the year?