P7 Update – March 2017

P7 Update – March 2017

The Risk Factory
P7 pupils will be visiting The Risk Factory after the Easter holidays. A letter will come out with more details on the first day back. The cost of the trip is £4 per pupil.

Please encourage your child to check their Mathletics profile for regular challenges set by the class teacher. A variety of maths revision games can also be found on the P7 Blog.

P7 Profiles
As P7 pupils prepare to move from primary to secondary school they add to their personal profile throughout the year. All pupils know how to access and edit their profile.

We allocate ICT sessions in school throughout the year to work on P7 profiles but pupils should work on it at home independently and think of it as on-going homework. Please let the class teacher know if you do not have internet access at home as we run a weekly lunch time profile lunch club every Monday.

P7 Transition
We will be sending a newsletter home on Friday 21st April with lots of P7 transition dates & information about the last term.

Cinderella Performance

P7 performed their finished ‘Cinderella’ play this week with Madame Scott using a French script. They’ve all had a lot of fun!

P7 Plankton Art Project

Information taken from the ‘North Lights Art’ Website: https://northlightarts.org.uk/2016/12/plankton-project-dunbar-primary-school/

North Light Arts have just completed five amazing days in Dunbar Primary School in connection with Donald Urqhart’s public art work for The Battery on Dunbar Harbour.

The two incredible artists Linda Greig and Anna Davis from Dunbar worked with the classes for a full day, creatively helping the students learn about and interpret the life of plankton. Linda had sourced some water from the harbour that had tiny specimens of the species of plankton that can be found in the waters around Dunbar.

The students then studied the structure of different plankton through observational drawing and later by inventing and naming their own plankton. Traces were then made to take their drawings into mono printing and screen printing with Anna. The results were so good they will be displayed in the Community Room of Dunbar Town House at the same time as Donald’s exhibition is being held here in March 2017.

P7 French Play

P7 performed scenes from ‘Cinderella’ this week with Madame Scott using a French script. We got some fantastique photos!

P7 Spring Fling!

A great time had by all!!

P7 World of Work – Thank You!

The World of Work was a wonderful success for the fourth year running. We received fantastic feedback from the pupils and lots of valuable learning took place.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the 16 speakers throughout the week for volunteering their time to come along and talk to the year group or individual classes. The week would simply not have been a success without you and we hope you enjoyed it!

Lucy & Rebecca (P7 pupils) have written the following blog post together, all about World of Work:

The P7s have been taking part in a World of Work Week, where we think about what jobs we might like to have in the future and the skills we might need for them. We’ve had some inspirational people come in to tell us about their jobs.
On Monday we had Dee, a Marine Biologist and Callum, the Head of Outreach and Community Engagement from Queen Margret University. We also met two businessmen. One, Lawson, runs Crossfit East Rocks which is a fitness and sports organisation. The other, Gordon Nicolson, runs his own kilt making business. They all told us about the skills they use every day and what ones are really important to develop.
On Tuesday, an Architect came in and explained many different types of architecture to everyone and how he became one. Our class also had a voice over artist/copywriter, Julie Love, who inspired one of our classmates to become a voice over artist.
Yesterday we met a lawyer called Mr Ward. He played a fun game with us about human rights and we all had to vote on what rights we would keep and ones we would give away if we had to! As well as that, an electrical engineer and apprentice, who both work at Torness Power Station, came in to tell us about what they do. We did an activity about following instructions that resulted in a lot of fun (and disaster!)
Thursday was also very exciting. In the morning a journalist came in and he showed us what short-hand writing is. We learned that it is a quick way of taking notes when you are a journalist.  Here is an example:

A vet came in this afternoon and told us about different jobs in a veterinary medicine. Andrew has been a vet for three years now and loves working with animals. He told us it can be quite hard to get into university for this course and gave us advice for getting as much experience as possible, maybe volunteering somewhere locally.
On the last day of World of Work, Iain Gray (our MSP) came in to talk to us. We were all really interested in what he had to say about the Scottish Parliament as we have just finished that topic.
Thank you for reading what we got up to during our exciting World of Work week!