P7 Spring Fling 2017


The annual P7 ‘Spring Fling’ disco will be held on Thursday 9th March at Dunbar Primary School (Lochend Campus) from 6.15 – 8.15pm. It is a great opportunity for P7s across the cluster to socialise with each other in a very informal setting.

The cost of the evening will be £2 per pupil. This will cover the cost of the disco and refreshments (juice, chocolate/sweet and an ice lolly to cool down after all the dancing!).

Please return the slip & money to your child’s class teacher by Friday 3rd March in a sealed envelope.

If you prefer, cheques can be made out to East Lothian Council or you can make an online payment at http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ (click ‘pay for it’).

You should have received a letter on Friday 24th February with more details. If you have any questions, please let your child’s class teacher or Miss Eeles know.

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!