P7 had a great week learning all about skills for learning, life & work. Activities in class have all been based on the ‘World of Work’ and we’ve had a huge range of visiting speakers! Here’s a few photos from our week…
Thank you so much to all the visiting speakers! The week would not have been successful without your input.
A team of P6 & P7 pupils attended the East Lothian Sportshall Athletics Competition this week and came first! They had a brilliant time at the event and Mrs Silver, Classroom Assistant, said their behaviour & attitude was outstanding!
Congratulations to Kings Meadow who secured second place in the competition. Dunbar Primary & Kings Meadow now progress to the East Regional Final.
The P7 Mentor Group organised a Q & A session with WWII survivors. Here’s a little bit of information about our visitors:
May – She was 10 when war broke out and had family who fought in it.
Elspeth – She was 5 when war started and went to stay with family as her parents were in India. Her family took in refugees who had lost everything in the Clydebank blitz.
Mike – Evacuated to the south coast from East London. He remembers seeing Doodlebugs flying over.
Margaret – Her dad was a doctor so saw a different kind of war.
The P7s learned so much from their visit and we are so grateful to May, Elspeth, Mike & Margaret for coming in to speak to us. A wonderful experience for our pupils. Thank you.
P7 are enjoying their rehearsals! We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.
Please click on the link below to view our latest newsletter:
P7 Oct – Dec 2017 Newsletter
You will have received a letter / e-mail on Friday 29th September with information about your child’s P7 online profile.
As P7 pupils prepare to move from primary to secondary school they will be adding to their personal profile throughout the year. All pupils have been shown how to access and edit their profile. Your child now has a username and password and is ready to go!
Their homework task is to sign in (details on the letter) and discuss the profile with someone at home during the month of October.
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.
Thank you so much for coming along to our first BOATS session of the year! It was great to see you all.
Our next BOATS event will be in November for our VE Day Celebration. More information coming home soon.
David in P7B is this year’s winner of the Mary Hastie Award. He received the award during our whole school assembly on the last day of term.
The following post comes from: http://www.activeeastlothian.co.uk/news/cheerleading-transition-is-a-roaring-success-1879
In term 3 Active Schools worked with Miss Stalker from Dunbar Grammar School (DGS) to deliver children to the Dunbar Cluster Schools. Miss Stalker takes the DGS Cheerleading squad and wanted to give children in P7 in the cluster an introduction to cheerleading.
For 4 weeks during curriculum time Miss Stalker delivered cheerleading to 200 pupils at Dunbar Primary, Innerwick Primary and West Barns Primary. Miss Stalker then straight after school ran a cheerleading club for P6-P7 children in the cluster. The club attracted 12 girls aged between P6-P7 and through the club coaching by Miss Stalker the girls learned routines and performed Stunt Cheerleading. The club performed in front of 600 pupils at Dunbar Primary School. The girls were outstanding with only 4 weeks practice under their belt.
Through Active Schools and Miss Stalker working we have enabled children to experience cheerleading and start a pathway for them to participate in a sport. This also links up the Primary and Secondary Schools through new partnerships working. One of the big advantages now is when the children go up to DGS they will recognise a familiar face in the staff at the school. This will help the children settle in to grammar school life quicker because they will feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Children who have participated in cheerleading at primary will be able to continue on with the sport because of the strong club they have at DGS.
Quote from Miss Stalker “I have enjoyed working with all of the P7 pupils. It is fantastic to see both boys and girls interested in learning about a sport in which I am passionate about. They all picked up Cheerleading very quickly and I am so impressed with the level of dedication and effort from every one of the pupils I have worked with. I hope to see this enthusiasm continue when they come up to Dunbar Grammar School.”
Active Schools and the Dunbar Cluster schools would like to thank Miss Stalker for her hard work and dedication on delivering such a fantastic opportunity for the P7 children within the cluster. This will continue as a strong transition event for years to come and we can’t wait to see it go from strength to strength.
If you would like to see all the pictures from the transition click on the link www.facebook.com/ActiveSchoolsDunbar